alana was still berating herself for fainting in front of micheal. imagine ,
fainting at the intake for the spaceknights and then the head of the
spaceknights coming to your rescue.well anyway what wass she going to do
now? first things first. she would unpack and then call her friend cindy.
cindy morana was alana's friend from since she was a baby. they had dealt
with their first crushes and their first bullies. also, cindy was the only one
that knew about her dizzy spells and had helped her to keep it quiet. now it
appeared it was getting serious. tomorrow. that's when she would deal with
it. pulling her bags into her new bedroom, alana dug out a large t-shirt and
some underwear, and proceeded to take a shower before she went to bed.five
minutes later, alana came out of the bathroom her hair plated in two and
her face fresh scrubbed. barely stopping to turn off the lights alana got into
bed and fell into a deep sleep.
in a room somewhere on hte spaceknight compound, a lone figure sat and
watched alana as she went to sleep. in front of them were the results of the
'tests' run on her earlier that afternoon. they were...interesting to say the
least. if he were to believe what the tests were saying then they were all in
for a more than pleasant suprise as far as alana carter was concerned.
the next day dawned bright and early for alana. getting up at five, she got
herslef ready and donned the spaceknight training uniform. it was a fitted
navy blue shirt with te spaceknight emblem mon the pocket with a navy
blue pants. she had her waist length black hair in a ponytail and she picked
up her bag. she was ready to go. picking up a nutri-bar she hustled out her
door and made her way to the assembly hall. this is where for the
foreseeable future she would be meeting witht the other trainees unitl she
graduated. there was a general sense of anticipation. the spaceknights had
always stood for honour and courage. they had fought valiantly in the
venamoid earth war.
" your attention please ?" the trainees in the hall quieted.
" I am micheal starr. commander of the spaceknights. you all are here
because you want to defend your planet. in times of peace and
unfortunately in times of war. on each of your applications you expressed
and interest in a specific area. now you are going to be sent to those areas to
beging your training. when you hear your name please go with your unit
leaders." the names were called and everyone started going their own way.
at last only alana was left in the assembly hall. micheal got down off the
stage and came towards her.
" what's going on commander?" alana asked. she was puzzled.
" you wanted to go into engineering. correct?"
" yes i did commander. i seem to have an affinity for machines." she replied.
" while that seems to be true, based on the backround search we were
required to do you also have a keen analytical and tactical mind. hence we
have decided to place you in special ops."
" commander permission to speak freely?" hididng a smile, micheal
" why? i don't want to be there. my father was in that same area and look
what happened to him. i'd rather be near machines. sir."
" be that as it may, your particular skills are better suited to the special ops
department.' he replied. micheal could see that she was not happy with his
and the other trainers choice. he could also see that she wanted to be a
spaceknight. really badly.
"follow me alana. i'll be your chief trainer. besides being the spaceknight
commander i am also the special ops leader." as they walked along the
hallway leading to the special ops center, alana had a vision. huge, black
beings,,. they were swarming the earth. there was some kind of sheild . made
of light, surrounding the earth. it was strong but still a few of the beings still
managed to get through and attack the earth.
" alana, alana, is something wrong?" micheal asked. alana snapped out of it
and looked at him a bit blankly.
" i'm sorry commander. what were you saying?" watching her with a
quizical look on his face micheal explained what they would be doing for
that day. even though alana looked fine, micheal still monitored her closely.
something about the way she had spaced out worried him. he made a
mental reminder to run a brain scan on her later that day.
" today, we will be getting you accustomed to the layout of the special ops
center. you'll learn what we do, how we do it that is gather information and
finally how we utilise it. if at any time during your training, you have a
question please let me know. ok?"
" ok. commander. " she replied. still a bit upset about being assigned to
special ops but knowing for the time being she didn't have much of a choice,
but as micheal showed her around the op center an alarm went off.
" status report."
" there seems to be an unidentified object of some sort. it just entered our star
system. if it maintains its current course it will reach earth in
approximately 48 hours."
" can our sensors get us an image, something?"
" i'll try commander." the officer said as he punched in a sequence of keys.
" this is the clearest that i can get it." he said as the image came up on
gasps of suprise and of shock were heard all over the special ops center.
what they were seeinf on the screen looked like a giant spider crab.
" officer i want you to keep working on it. we need as clear an image of
whatever that thing is as we can." as micheal siad this, he turned to alana.
" come with me. it seems as though you're going to get a crash course in
special ops." with those words tommy left the special ops center a confused
alana following closely behind.
throughout the many planning sessions and strategy meetings that followed
in the two days alana kept getting the feeling that something wasn't quite
right. she kept having these strange flashes of something momentous that
was going to happen. she couldn't see more than that and it frustrated her.
micheal noticed and asked her repeatedly what was wrong. she ignored him
and continued with her duties.
after the great battle all those years ago there arose a new earth alliance
with the former space knights at its head. the new allaince knew that a time
would come in the future when the earth would come under attack.
determined not to let the same thing happen as when the venamoids
invaded. they created a planet wide shield. this shield was strong enough to
withstand repeated attacks form a super-teknoman. it's power came form
two sources. the earth's hot magma core and from the sun. there was also an
auxiliary source of power. the wind and water. they , hopefully had all their
the spaceknights that came after that great battle were all trained in
different areas. from the engineering department to the artificial
intelligence center. new and improved tekno-armour had been developed
that came close to but still could not match the power of a fully developed
all of this information and more, alana went through. trying to see if there
was any way that she could help. this was pretty much how her day went. it
was late into the night of the second day of preparations when micheal
finally got alana to get up and go to her room.
" but i have one more systems check to do before i go. "
" if you're too tired or not rested enough you'll start making mistakes. get a
good night's rest. you'll feel better in the morning once you have." alana
looked micheal in his face. she felt something when she looked into his eyes.
as their faces came closer as if they were about to kiss a voice interupted
" systems check on thermal generator number two is completed. are there
clearing her throat before she spoke, alana answered,
" that will be fine. i'll be logging out now. we will resume tomorrow. ensign
carter out." shaking his head at some private joke, micheal stretched out a
hand to alana. nodding at him she took it as was helped to her feet.
" come on. i'll walk you to your room."
during the 5 minute walk to her room, alana considred telling micheal what
was going on. how shw had been having these...visions about the
venamoids. she knew that the right thing to do was to tell him. the more
preparation time the spaceknights and the earth got the better it would be
for all of them yet she hesitated. if micheal knew she had these visions then
he might be tempted to look more closely at alana herslef. she couldn't let
that happen just yet. she did however have a plan to give the spaceknights'