Yang walked along the gang walk as he intently watched the Unity’s security personnel going about their last exercise drills before the launch. Yang’s cold emotionless eyes were locked on one functionary in particular. He had shoulder length red hair and somehow was going through the exercises without breaking a single sweat. Something about him put Yang ill at ease. “I must keep an eye on that one”, he thought. That soldier seemed to have a somewhat commanding air even though he seemed no older than a cadet. That day when Yang was walking back to the command and control room he cast a suspicious glance at that fellow. In a moment as Yang continued walking he almost ran into someone. Yang quickly collected himself wondering how he had not noticed the man earlier. But when his eyes fell on the man or more aptly, boy, even he, Sheng-ji Yang gasped in surprise. It was the same red haired youth. But how good he suddenly appear in front of him when an instant ago he was a good yard away from him. “How did you get here so fast” demanded Yang sharply. “You don’t need to know” replied the boy coolly. Yang had never faced such insubordination. “Watch what you say” warned Yang and continued his way. Once out of Yang’s earshot Jack said “We’ll see who gets the last laugh Yang”.
Zakharov was sipping his coffee as he watched the town which had served as his temporary settlement as long as the Unity project had lasted. He thought of his Mother Russia or as it was now known, the Russian Consortium. He wondered if he would ever see Earth again. His entire life had been spent on the pursuit of knowledge. Now at 65 he was about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. He would be part of a crew which would colonize a new planet, Chiron, in the Alpha Centauri star system. Just then the captain of the ship, Captain John Garland himself strode into the room. “Ready Professor Zakharov?” he asked. “The launch is in an hour from now” said Garland. “Well if my calculations are correct then after forty years of cryosleep we should reach Alpha Centauri in tentatively enough time for the ship’s core computer to issue wakeup sequences to the captain and the heads of department” said Zakharov. The head officers were the Science Officer-Zakharov, the Security Officer-Sheng-ji Yang, the Head Xenobiologist-Deidre Skye, and Head Surgeon-Pravin Lal and the Chief Psych Chaplain Sister Miriam Godwinson. “Well I hope that all our efforts will pay off and hopefully we will see this mission to its successful end” said Garland. He never realized how wrong he was.
Jack walked over to the small band of gathered soldiers. They were all in the Unity’s cargo hold. “Has the cargo and the two robots been loaded?” he asked. Sonic nodded. In a few minutes we will be entering our cryopods for the 40 year long journey” said Sonic. “I have realized that the Puerto Rican survivalist faction, the Spartan Federation has stowed away their best veterans and their leader Corazon Santiago aboard the ship” said Jack. “We must keep an eye on them” said Doc impassively. “What of Zakharov’s cybernetic experiment, that Aki-Zeta 5?” asked Hydron. “That experiment would have failed. Zakharov that twisted old loony never realized his formula would eventually kill Aki but I corrected the procedure and now if I want I can control her” said Jack. “Our special cargo has been divided amongst the various Unity supply pods. Once we reach Chiron we can salvage these pods and rebuild everything” said Hydron. “Now our plan is finally in motion” said Jack.
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