January 16th, 0165AL (2021)
As Brad watched Brian, Lil, Major Zargolf, and Laur leave on their cross galactic road trip, he wished he could go with them, but he knew he had work to do.
Gen. Yelslew: Lauren Ahrns is going to be here any time now, and after she brings the personal shields, you will be ready...
Gen. Yelslew: I hear something.
As the room got quiet, they could here a far-off humming sound that was gradually getting louder.
Lt. Black: I can here it too.
They looked out the window to see a starship land in front of the gate, sand as they watched, the humming slowly stopped. There was a flash of light in the center of the room, and Lauren Ahrns appeared wearing the same black dress she was wearing the first time they met, and carrying a large black leather purse.
Lauren: Hello again.
She put her purse on the table, pulled out two objects similar to what she was wearing on her wrist, and walked over to the others.
Lauren: These are the personal shields, just press the button to turn them on and off.
Brad: How do we know if it is on or not?
Lauren: The button lights up if it is on.
She places one of the shields on the table and then presses the button on the other, which lights up, then they hear a short whooshing sound. Brad then pokes the shield with his finger, which can't get closer than 2 inches to Lauren. Lauren then presses the button again, and places the shield on the table.
Gen. Yelslew: Brad and Lt. Black, now that you are ready, go to the Valmal, and good luck.
Lauren: The Valmal is the ship in orbit, right?
Gen. Yelslew: Yes.
Lauren: Then you don't need to walk.
Lt. Black: Huh?
Lauren: I can transport you there.
Lt. Black: Oh, okay.
Lt. Black, Brad, and the personal shields disappeared in a flash of light, and then Lauren turned to General Yelslew.
Lauren: Is it okay if we talk?
Gen. Yelslew: Wha... Yes
Just then, his communicator beeped.
Lauren: What was that?
Gen. Yelslew: Brad and Lt. Black are on the Valmal, and they are preparing to leave.
As the Valmal prepared to leave, Brad and Lt. Black walked over to their quarters and started to change into the clothes they were going to wear while on Amanz. Because the group they would be spying on is made up entirely of women, Brad would have to pretend to be one. After he had gotten dressed, he walked over to another room, where Lt. Black was already waiting.
Lt. Black: You look a little odd...
For a second it appeared Brad was concentrating on something, then his hair grew longer. He brushed some of it out of his eyes, then looked at Lt. Black.
Brad: What about now?
Lt. Black: How did you do that?
Lt. Black: Oh, yeah.
The Valmal arrived at the co-ordinates about 5 hours later, and Lt. Black and Brad got in the GS-3 and prepared to start the second leg of the journey, a short Wapbervklex jump to Amanz. Brad was flying, (Lt. Black's training was for field combat, not piloting) and shortly after leaving the Valmal, Lt. Black pressed several buttons on the controls, and a wormhole opened in front of them, and the ship flew in.
A couple of minutes later the GS-3 exited the wormhole and cloaked as they headed down to the planet.
Lt. Black: Doesn't look like any planet I visited before.
Lt. Black: Also looks like they let some of their houses fall apart...
Brad landed the GS-3 in a small forest clearing in a downtown park, they activated their personal shields, and they got out.
Brad: Okay, now lets remember where we parked.
To be continued...
Please visit New Carpathia II to see Lil, Brian, Kharisk, and Laur's trip.
Zelgadis: Coraphal's address system uses planetary coordinates, should be easier...
crushedcar: glad you like it!
bbfan02: Thanks for the comment!
abcvs: Thanks for the comment!
mrbombit: The Coruscant buildings can be found here. (Those are the futuristic buildings you are referring to, right?) Looks for ModCoruscant1.zip, ModCoruscantAddon2.zip and ModCoruscant4Models.zip. (Models only on that last one, no lots... I think.)
Schulmanator: There aren't any cars, though the transporter lines can get pretty long at times...
Smarty218: Indeed. Not quite as big as Coruscant, though.