Yosho's Tales...

Author: Daferge

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Disclamer: Tenchi Muyo! is a copyright of AIC/Pioneer Ltd.

All respective characters are property of their original owners. All origional charactors and ideas are the property of the author...

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Yosho's Tales...

Chapter 12... Encounter...

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( London, 1930s... )

The figure on the ground stared up at the stars in the night sky...

Home!...

Making a slight movement sent a surge of pain through her body...

It seem that she had pushed her luck just a bit too far this time, there was a good chance she wasn't going to make it this time...

Her wound was too serious this time...

Even with her body's healing abilities, the gash is her side was too large for it to handle and she was losing too much blood, too fast...

All her first-aid supplies, along with every thing else that might give her away, had been left behind...

Any thing that might indicate that she wasn't of this world, including her control unit was back aboard her ship, high in orbit with a special screen protecting it from being detected...

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It wasn't the local populous that she was worried about, it was off-worlders, aliens, like herself that she needed to beware of...

Especially the one she'd been sent here to locate...

This world, out on the edges of 'civilized' space, was still young and still developing...

Being in a rather isolated portion of space, after it's rediscovery a number of centuries ago by unit's of the Empire of Jurai's vast Space Fleet, it was designated as a lost colony world and access restricted...

To the vast Galaxy, it was noted on star charts as 'Jurai colony 0315- RED', the "RED" indicating that any attempt to go to this world or to contact members of the populous, without permission of the Juraian government, could be fatal...

In simple terms, any intruders intercepted by Juraian forces could expect to be shot, no questions asked...

Every one knew how trigger happy those Juraians were...

However, since the 0315 was outside the normal borders of the Juraian Empire, it fell under the jurisdiction of an organization known as the Galaxy Police...

For even in the vastness of space there were a set of rules...

SO , whether giving out speeding tickets or arresting thieves and murders, the officers of the GP policed the areas between Civilized worlds just as a regular officers did on the planet's surface...

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( NOW... )

Suddenly the stars were gone and the officer blink, they'd just been there...

As she focused her eyes she realized that something was blocking them...

Some thing or some one was leaning over her...

" Are you OK?... "

The voice was young, female...

A small hand touched her face...

" Can you hear me?... "

The officer couldn't help smiling, don't answer and bleed to death or make contact with an inhabitant of this planet and risk bring arrested, even shot, for making contact...

She giggled slightly...

" Good... You're alive... "

She sighed, it seem that deciding had been taken out of his hands...

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( Later... )

The experience Galaxy Police officer was depressed, saved by a young girl, using some thing not even associated with first-aid, small metal devices called "safety pins"...

Using the small objects, the young girl had managed to close the gash in her side, long enough for her own system to start repairing the damage...

The pins hurt, but she would live, unless she died of embarrassment when she reported back...

Then there was also the problem of unauthorized contact...

In the end she might wish she had died...

As it was, she still had a mission to complete...

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She'd been in the area, searching for something very important to her, when the Grand Marshall contacted her...

Word had gotten to him about a wanted assassin, who was headed towards this world...

Being a low class sector, the local officer was a rookie, not up to handling a trained assassin...

Also there was the matter of being on a restricted world without permission...

In the past, her family contacts had helped, however this was NOT one of those times...

THIS was a Restricted world, under the direct control of the Juraian Empire, which had a Royal family that didn't take unauthorized visitors lightly...

Not to mention the fact that HER family wasn't on even talking terms with the Juraian Royal Family, much less friendly terms...

Galaxy Police Officer Airi Magma's family was the Royal family of Jurai's major rival, the Airaians...

Getting caught wasn't an option...

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The young female had led her through the back streets as if she been born on them...

They now entered a small tavern on a back street...

None of the customers paid them any mind, but an older man came over and started to say something, but then sighed and shook his head...

Leading the way, he turned and made his way to the far corner of the tavern...

Once the two female were seated he looked around and leaned close to younger one, speaking softly...

" Your highness... What are you doing out at this hour?... "

The young female smiled before replying...

" It's OK, John... I have this officer as an escort tonight... "

Shaking his head the elderly male walked off...

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As the male left, Airi looked at her saver...

" How did you know that I was a law officer?... "

She'd tried her best to not reveal any thing...

The young girl smiled as she replied...

" I've spent my entire life surrounded by security officers... It's not difficult recognizing an officer... "

There was some thing else, she tilted her head...

" Highness?... "

Sighing, the young girl smiled and looked around before replying...

" I wish John hadn't mentioned that... "

She leaned closer before continuing...

" Recently my grandfather, the King, died... My uncle, being the oldest son, became King... "

She smiled...

" However, he couldn't be King AND have the one he loved... "

A sad look came to her eyes...

" So, he abdicated and my father, the second son, ascended to the throne... "

Airi smiled, she had similar experiences growing up herself...

However, the key to completing her mission had just fallen into her lap...

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She had located the assassin easily enough and even managed to get close enough to over hearing his plans...

It seem that some off-world investors had some plans of their own for this world...

If a good number of high ranking leaders were to die within a short time, it would throw the world into chaos and allow a power hungry madman a chance at taking over the world...

Worlds with one government COULD be contacted...

Allowing those 'in-the-know' a chance to make a very large profit...

As they were studying the people on the hit-list, she was discovered and injured while trying to escape...

Any one else would have been long dead, but thanks to her enhanced body, she managed to survive...

With a little help...

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It seem that the name at the top of that list was the new king of this small island, George the Sixth, the young girl's father...

Airi knew that she would want to know if it was HER father...

So she made a decision, on that would effect the future...

She told the young princess about the assassin and his mission...

She even included the facts that he and she weren't of this world, which meant that the assassin had access to weapons that this worlds security could not defend against...

In other-words, the two of them were her father's only hope...

And so the two females spent time whispering, their heads together...

After a good deal of discussion, the two females were smiling...

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( some time later... )

There was a knock on the door of a secluded house...

The male answering the door opened it just enough to see a small girl standing there...

Seeing no one else, he opened the door more...

" Yes?.. "

The small girl held up a package and smiled...

" Sir!... I was asked to bring this to this address... "

Looking around the male saw no one, his scanner indicated that there was no one within a good distance...

Not wanting to draw attention, he took the package...

The girl smiled, turned and walked away without a word...

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Shortly there after, he was scanning the small package, not opening it...

The scanner indicated the contents, some kind of powder, was harmless...

Opening the package, he removed the bag of powder, wrapped in some newspaper that was in a strange language...

There was also a book and papers in the bottom, also in the strange language...

It was all very strange, he would have to speed up his time table...

There had been the intruder earlier, who was seriously injured, even if they did get away...

Then there was this unexpected delivery, from who?...

He would check into it in the morning...

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( The palace gate... Later... )

As the two females approached the gate they saw a tall, clean shaven male standing there, his arms crossed...

Sighing the young girl stepped ahead, head bowed slightly, the male said nothing, he just sighed...

Airi couldn't help smiling, she'd seen that same smile on her own father's face countless times over the centuries...

As the princess disappeared within the palace, her father looked at Airi and nodded his head...

Thank you...

Coming to attention Airi bowed her head, as was expected when in the presents of royalty...

As she had seen in her own father's court countless times...

With a smile, King George the sixth, the King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth nodded his head and smiled...

Turning, he followed his daughter...

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( Later... )

As the princess passed several of the palace security officers, she over heard them talking to her father...

" - the man had no identification, but we uncovered a copy of Mein Kampf, a Berlin newspaper as well as a good number of documents in German... Also, rather than be captured he committed suicide... Every thing points to his being a German agent... The only strange thing was the package of sugar, found with the papers... We're having a lab test it now... "

Her father shook his head...

" Good work... So, the tip called into Scotland Yard bore fruit!... "

The princess had to smile, her information had helped and the assassin was no more...

Officer Airi had promised to contact her when she had news about the off-world part of the plot...

It seem that she had to contact some one called the Grand Marshall and report in...

She hope to have good news...

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( A GP ship in orbit... )

Having finished her report, officer Airi waited as the Grand Marshall considered the report...

The standard procedure was to erase the past 48 hours from the subject's memory, but officer Airi had suggested making her an observer instead...

Under the circumstances and because of her help on the case, he was seriously considering it...

The Grand Marshall turned back to Airi, smiled and nodded his head...

The only restriction would be that contact would be audio only and with an old system no longer used...

As the Marshall signed off, Airi began to wonder where she would get such an old system...

It was then that her on-board systems contacted her...

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" Officer Airi, I've been trying to contact you... "

" Yes?... "

" The detailed sensor scan of the planet below has discovered more than the assassin... It has also picked up Juraian energy on the far side of the planet... "

It now had her FULL attention...

" Juraian energy?... WHERE?... "

The screen showed the world below and then began to descend closer and closer to the surface, until it was above another island...

It hovered above a section of the island and began to descend again, until it hovered above a lake with a shrine on a hill over looking it...

At one end of the lake was a tree, on a small island, Airi's eye's widened and one word escaped her lips...

" FUNAHO?... "

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Unseen by officer Airi, a figure stood in a far corner, watching...

All is as it should be, my sisters...

Smiling, she began to fade until she was completely gone...

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To be continued...

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