Chapter 17

"I'll drop this thing in ten seconds," Gaheris announced. "Jade, on one,prepare to jump into Slipstream. Understood?"

"Aye, Gaheris," Jade answered.

"Ten. Nine. Eight."

"Gaheris, there's one on your tail!" Nemay cried suddenly.

"Seven. Six," Gaheris's tone tensed as he had to fly a straight course and keep from getting pulverized by the Sleathe's missiles.

"We'll get 'im," Jade said firmly. "Hold steady, Gaheris."

"Five. Four. Three."

Blam, blam, blam, went the Shadowdancer's cannons.

"Two. One..."

Blam, blam, boom! Jade zigzagged to get out of the way of the Sleathe wreackage.

"Zero."

Gaheris launched it.

-xXx-

Andromeda zoomed down the Slip tunnel Dylan had jumped in.

In his cabin, Veghn's eyes snapped open in foreboding.

"Dad," he whispered.

THE END

PART II COMING SOON!

A/N: yes, this is where I must leave you, loyal readers. I'm off to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, in a Star Wars fic called Beneath the Surface.

I wanna give a big thank-you to Samantha Condo, Nick and Mike Morrison, and Casey Hampsey, the only beta-readers that've put up with me this long.

MY REVIEWERS! I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER, EVEN THOUGH I'M LEAVING THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WRITING ANDROMEDA FIC! I'LL MISS READING YOUR REVIEWS, ALL OF YOU! (I'll still be reading fic, though!)

My reviewers I want to thank are:Iara, Fox of the Nova, prin69, Vee017, Jamieson Z, Angelii, L.C. Brotherton, and vampiregirl081.

I LOVE YOU ALL AND WILL MISS YOU!

Prepare for hyperspace on my mark.

Jade Rhade... out.