BEYOND THE CALL OF
Her thoughts began to race. He couldn't be gone. She stared into the depths of
the ring hoping it would release his secrets. She slipped it on to her finger.
Slowly she fingered the box that had held it; violently, she pitched it into
the clock that held the soldier. The glass on the clock shattered and sprayed
over the floor. She fell to the sofa, her breathing coming in gasps. The soft
silver of his jacket fell under her fingers. She proceeded to cry all her fury
and hurt to it.
never knew! How could I!? I was young - I couldn't love you for you raised me!
That doesn't mean I can't love you!" She tried to quiet her sobs.
"Did I ever betray you? You weren't mine to love. Until now, then you
leave." She finished up on a note of fury. Stalking out of the room that
was crowded with memories, she ran down the stairs to organizer her Fleet.
Suddenly her foot caught on an invisible wire and she hurtled down the case.
Her head was bruised and she ached all over.
said you didn't want him!!"
I forgot to ask him what he though. Dion how was I to know that he had fallen
in love with me?"
hah. You're the only one how has fallen around here recently. He has loved you
ever since he knew how to care. You have been his only care."
you're lying! Because he's left me - you – all of us! He didn't say where he
was going and he may never be back in my lifetime. This world has become mine
and I am going to defend it as mine. I don't need you attempting to kill me
with wires and tricks."
He left you?"
he left all of us." Adena now pushed herself off the floor. Speaking into
the nearest wall communicator she summoned the Enchantress. "Meric, power
her up. We may need her at a moment's notice. Is the Scimitar
Enchantress, how did you know?"
my business to know! Execute your orders!"
was still in a state of shock. Adena walked over to her. "Snap out of it!
I need everyone working to make this work!" When Dion didn't respond,
Adena whirled her around and shook her. "Dion!! Please, don't live in the
past! Get angry if you must. Sometimes you have to." Adena was beginning
to cry now. Dion came around and saluted. She went off to her station.
I never learn to stop loving?!!!" Adena screamed to the empty mansion.
"I loved my parents - through my errors they died. Blue, I gave you my
love and in doing signed your death warrant and the warrants of our children.
Iffley, I...I take all my love away! Throw me to the winds of space. My love
will only bring you agony and pain - and death!" She stood there with
tears streaming down her face and her eyes red with the salt.
her emotions reached the utmost pain, the air around her began to charge with
magic and became visibly contorted. She was unaccustomed to two Keys and the
power added to her was amazing. She had no eyes for that though. Her mind
began to strike out without control. The chandelier hanging above the main
loft crashed to the floor and shattered. The lamps began to explode, spreading
glass further. She ran up the stairs, falling over the wire again. Sobbing,
she got up and ran to her room. She lashed out in anger at anything within
reach. Finally she turned, eyes blazing toward his room. The wall separating
their rooms began to collapse into rubble.
noise brought her aware. She stood dazed, heaving in the panic she felt. She
walk into the room that had belonged to him. She looked over everything and
walked over the whole apartment. Pushing open a door, she walked into his
bedroom -hoping he would be there to scream at her for wrecking the place, for
losing her temper, to throw her out to save his own life. But it stood empty
and silent - like a tomb. She saw a hologram on the table. It was herself as a
child as she walked around it she saw herself aging, but still smiling. Anger
filled her once again and she shoved her hand into the current of rays. She
hardly felt the pain as she ripped the circuits out with her unshielded
exhausted, she fell onto his bed and cried herself to sleep.
during the Dark phase, she turned on the light. It revealed the scars of her
rage. She went to her room and absently dressed into her Captain's uniform.
She turned her power to remedy the damage over the entire mansion. That
completed, she locked and sealed his room - everything left the way he had
she approached a speaker and hit the emergency button. Sirens raged through
the entire defense system. Her voice calmly came over the speakers.
DEPARTMENT HEADS MEET IN THE MAIN LOFT. MAN YOUR STATIONS UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE. ALL DEPARTMENT...
Iffley has seen it fit to leave us. He is running from something. Though
hiding does no good, he has a right to do as he pleases. He has left you
Jonathon in charge of colonies...."
don't want that!!! The last thing I want is more responsibility!!! I want to
settle down and get out of this rat race. You may think that I am running as
well but think as you wish."
you had to do was say so, Jon. I will take care of your duties. Is there
anything I can do? Yes, there is. You choose your bride and settle down here
in the Mansion. I am to busy to run it properly anyway."
was shocked. "Thank you, Enchantress." Dion was equally shocked.
"Iffley wouldn't like it."
he here?" Turning back to Jonathon, "Choose who you will, Jon and be
you want," Adena hoped his choice would not be refused.
he began and knelt before her. "Would you please?"
would be happy to marry you."
Adena allowed the couple to leave. She gave orders to her remaining officers.
She hoped that Dion and Jonathon would be happy. Happiness was now something
foreign to her. Everything became locked inside of her. She spoke only in need
of business and her emotions weren't visible to anyone.
was quickly whipped into shipshape order. Adena frequently went days on end
without rest - much to Dr. Sharpe's chagrin. Two new ships were added to the
Fleet, newer and more powerful, they were Adena's own design and worked
wonderfully. The Divad and the Emerald hung silently in space alongside of the
was proud of its rank and power. The Enchantress had brought them prosperity
and joy by sacrificing her own. Jonathon and Dion were to be married shortly
and happiness pervaded the mansion as they prepared for the wedding and
didn't prepare however. She lived in a suite by the main power nexus of T'Mir
alone. She was always on duty and never stopping to smell life's roses
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