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The Hunted
« on: March 29, 2019, 03:29:59 PM »

 <Macha's Hat'ak-Bridge>

 It was counted in seconds, or less and when six people and two dogs appeared on the Peltek the duty Jaffa were startled for all of a nanosecond until they recognised their 'God'. Bowing at the waist they awaited orders.

 Meanwhile on the huge ship opposite them, an Anubis class mother ship, the crackling of orange lighting like arcs rippled across the upper section of the ship as weapons were being powered up. One Jaffa recognised the danger immediately, his hands going over the large round weapon controls of Macha's ship. He only needed the command.
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 05:15:22 PM »

Ky was paying attention to the going ons around her, standing almost immediately when the rest of them entered.  No time for her to be playing around, was it?   She volunteered her tool to Kayla once she saw them struggling, but by then Fox had already cut his hand on it.   She turned to Kay when she went full geek mode, which to Ky read as her cutting through the tension.  Before she had a chance to respond, there was a flash of light and she was right in front of a Jaffa guard.   The guard looked down at her puzzled, then reached down to her and pulled her away from Macha who pushed through everything to get sight on the ship.

In fact whatever Jaffa who wasn't controlling something on the pel'tak immediately took to corralling the others.  She glanced to Kayla who was still close.  "Yeah this is... pretty cool alright!"



Macha took in the situation, tensing as she saw the scope of Ba'al's ship.    "Full power to shields!"   There was absolutely nothing they could do.  In Goa'uld, she barked orders, including one to prepare the remaining two Al'Kesh.    She hated having to lose yet another ship in a single day, but at the moment there was little hope of fighting.

"We'll flee in the Al'Kesh.  All of you, go with Conall."  Macha ordered, pointed to her first prime, each of her Jaffa wearing identical tattoos to Morrigan's jaffa, or something slightly different. Looking to the motley Tau'ri crew, she was not going to come out of this empty handed.  She saw no means of winning this, and she reached to grab Cate's arm to pull her along.   "Come.  We have little time."
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 07:41:59 PM »

 

 As each one appeared on the Peltek, Zats came to hand instinctively as they might have been their own well accepted weapons. "Cool yeah but still too Goa'uldish for my tastes." Kayla said slowly taking in the scene. She had to short leash Ruffles as he let out a low growl at the Jaffa on station.

 Seeing a potential rift so early, Fox held up his hand to forestall any unwanted words that might upset the hosts. "We're guests, behave accordingly."

 Looking over her shoulder Amira had eyes for only one thing, the charging of weapons on that damned Ba'al ship. "Like I said earlier, if we're going to do something we had better do it now." She in no way thought their chances were high right now.

 On the other hand Cate's mind was working overtime, she knew even for them to get to the Glider bay was going to take time. Jerking her arm back Cate's eyes took on a fire of sheer determination and a strength only a hardened warrior might recognize. Self sacrifice. "No! You'll never make it. I will stay here and buy you some time, time you don't have now get moving!" She moved back to one of the weapons consoles.

 "Cate are you mad?" Amira stated the obvious.

"No madder than you Ames if you don't haul arse out of here now. Fox lead them out...go, go now!" Nothing was going to shift her, Cate's mind was now set in stone and as always she had a plan.

 Looking in fear Kayla's hand trembled on her K-9's leash and he could feel it, whining softly. "I know what you're doing Commander, I know we can't change your mind but..."

"No buts, you're out of time." Cate hissed as the first volley from Ba'al's ship hit the Hatak somewhere high up on the pyramid structure. Debris showered various parts of the ship as it shook from the blast.

 {Deslan Jaffa} NPC

 One female Jaffa pushed forward. "You cannot do this on your own. I will stand with you." She wore that typical defiance that many female Jaffa wore, one of the reasons they were less favored by the Goa'uld than their make counterparts. "Forgive me my Queen, I must ensure your safety, now please hurry." She took the second console alongside Cate.

 That was the end of the conversation as far as Cate was concerned, she turned her back on them powering up her weapons suite ready to return fire.

 "Come on then, I don't doubt Cate hasn't some whacky Sam Carteresque scheme going on. She's buying us time, lets use it!" Fox made it an order following quickly behind Conall.

 Reluctantly Amira and Kayla followed behind, the last hooking her arm in Kylee's. "Something in my gut tells me this isn't the end, we'll all live to see another day."

 <<To Al-Kesh>>




 
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 03:19:32 AM »

"What?  Cate!  No!" Kylee yelped defiantly at the woman's seemingly impulsive decision.  The woman was right though.   They didn't really have a chance, and now Ba'al probably knew what she could do, which admittedly her fault.   Cate didn't really give her much more time to protest. 



One of her technicians and warriors, well trained and nurtured among her Jaffa was Deslan.  Her speaking up made Macha's face harden, not in disgust, but regret.    Macha had made a grave error coming here and it had cost her.  She nodded to her, granting her the honor of protecting her queen.   "The Jaffa will sing songs of your bravery for years to come, but should you return alive you will receive glory and wealth and my favor.  And you, Cate.   I expect to meet you again."  A change of heart?  Maybe, more that she still had an interest.    "Please give my regards to Ba'al."   


"Kree, Jaffa!"  She shouted to the rest, a command for retreat.   They filed out in the rear with five of her Jaffa surrounding the small unit of Tau'ri.  The Abandon ship message began immediately after leaving the pel'tak.  The ship rocked more than once on their evacuation, the the remaining to Al'Kesh's loaded, they cloaked and fled the ship.   Before going into hyperspace Macha had ordered the other to go to an outpost in Goa'uld, mentioning someone named Deidre.

Kylee meanwhile was tugged along with Kayla, allowing her to tug her along until she slipped out of her grasp and ran on her own, helping anyone who fell on the way from the turbulence. 

<<Al'Kesh>>

Macha didn't wait before they safely in Hyperspace before turning her Jaffa on SG-18.  Of course they took off into Hyperspace almost immediately after leaving the glider bay.  She gazed down at the leader, Fox and offered an almost sickly sweet smile.   "You mentioned before you are guests.  As grateful as I am for your assistance in our escape I'll request you relinquish your weapons if you wish to remain guests and not prisoners."

She was going to wait, offering them the chance to comply before making any more orders.  All the Jaffa had their Zats trained on them.

"Considering how I can still take this entire ship I'd say we're still at an impasse."  Kylee said, though knowing she was bluffing.  Problem wasn't her powers, it was her body.  She'd already burned through the calories Cate had given her, and if she didn't get a chance to metabolize some of the electricity she had inside her already, or eat something she was basically spent.

Macha smirked at her, nodding to one of the Jaffa nearest her who swept his staff weapon under her feet, falling to the ground or into the arms of her cohorts.

"I believe that is sufficient demonstration enough.   You look as though you can hardly stand.   I can heal you if you require it."
Macha said, then gesturing to Fox. "Keep your people in line, stay within the confines of the cargo bay and you will be fine."
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 01:47:35 AM »

 
 
 <Al-Kesh>
 
 "Yes I did, maybe I spoke to soon huh?" Fox said laconically. He knew there was a reason that one particular Goa'uld was quoted as saying the Tauri were nothing but ruthless savages and even if unarmed, this particular team was more than acquainted in using other both offensive and defensive techniques to get them out of most jams. He sat back on a box, pulled the Zat from the side holster he had stuck it in, then slid it across the floor. "Do as she says kids, we don't want an angry hostess to deal with now do we?"

 Doing her bit, Amira followed suit before dropping to her knees beside Kylee. "B*tch!" she mumbled under her breath, she felt right from the beginning she wasn't going to get along with this Goa'uld. Not that she had any enduring leanings towards any of them when she thought about it. "Kylee are you okay." She whispered leaning down to the young woman. Inwardly she cursed for not at least looking for her pack on Ba'al's ship.

 KK, could only look on in distress. She did as Fox told them to do then joined Amira on the floor. Poor Ruffles simply laid on his tummy looking sad as most dogs find easy to do when their humans were in a tight situation. "Scuse." She said looking up at Macha. "Where's the girl's room by the way, you know just in case."

 <Macha's Hatak>

 The two of them were given Ba'al everything they had, Deslan kept up a steady report of the shield status until such time that it reached just above critical, around 25%. They may or may not have damaged anything on his ship but certainly some of his returned fire was becoming less aggressive. "Deslan you have a timer on the self destruct?"

 {Deslan Jaffa} NPC

 In the few moments since her Queen had escaped, these two had exchanged names just to make things easier. "Yes but to what purpose, we shall sacrifice ourselves for the good of my God either way."

 "Don't count on it. The ring room is directly behind the Peltek across the way. I want you to set the time for four minutes, then run across to the ring station and punch in the Glider bay codes. I'll be right behind you." Ever the commander, her voice alone so often brought respect; when she was behaving herself.

 "They were right, you are mad but it's a madness I can understand." Deslan followed the command to the letter, then ran straight across the passageway to the ring room. With lighting practiced speed she entered the Glider bay codes yelling back to Cate. "Ready and hurry!" She stood in the center waiting.

 At last Cate fired one more salvo, then darting across behind the Jaffa she slid on the floor to stop at the other woman's feet. The rings took them to their destination but they weren't out of danger yet as the Hat'ak was now on a collision course for the enemy ship. As it impacted on the shields of the much larger vessel a maelstrom of explosions rippled across its surface, causing some destruction at least. Ba'al was hurt but by no means out. But what of Cate and Deslan?
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 02:49:43 AM »

<Conall: Macha's first Prime-NPC>

"You will be escorted if needed.  One at a time, no more.   Any acting out will result in your entire team moved to the brig, as we should already have done.  It is the grace of Macha that you are not already in chains."  The Jaffa in command announced.    He whistled to the grey dog and it came to his side, and Jaffa began filing out into the rest of the Al'kesh to go about their duties.



"Set course for Tirnanog." Macha said smoothly, turning to leave for the bridge before casting her eyes back on Fox for a moment.  "Once they've had time to rest I'll see that one in my quarters to negotiate terms."  Whether they were terms for release or surrender were not something she was about to allow the Tau'ri to know.   She would have a moment with her first prime to discuss their strategy for dealing with Ba'al.  She left, with four Jaffa guarding the door, and two remaining in the room with them.

-----

Kylee cursed when she dropped, getting back to a sitting position quickly enough but she did look fatigued.   There was no hiding it under bravado, she guessed.    Problem with speed was it came with an enhanced metabolism.  She had to eat constantly to keep up and even while she could metabolize electricity, it didn't seem all too easy to access now.   "Yeah I'm fine. Thanks Ames."  She said, choosing to coopt Cate's nickname for the woman.

"As the big guy said they're treating us like guests.  How long is that actually going to last?"   Kylee asked, reaching over to give Ruffles a light reassuring pat on the head.  She didn't expect them to play nice for long, not after she exposed herself.  She had value, and Macha wouldn't just give her up now, would she?  She sighed, looking about as guilty as she was starting to feel.

<About an hour later.>

Conall returned to the cargo bay, his Jaffa had since given the Tau'ri each a pouch with field rations, comprised of a oat cake, dried meat and potato chip like food that was made from scraps of the vegetable it came from.   He looked to Fox.

"Come with me, Tau'ri."
  It was not a request.

It was a short walk to Macha's quarters, as it was not a particularly large ship, this Al'kesh.  Macha sat at a throne like chair overlooking a table which had a holographic reprsentation of Ba'al's ship as well as a few other technical images.  Macha waved it all away when Fox entered.

"Tau'ri.  You understand I am in a position to do as I wish with you, but as you have seen I was forced to flee as were you.   It may not be in my interest to keep you aboard and I have half a mind to stick the lot of you in our escape pod and send you down to the nearest planet with no regard for where you land."
  Macha explained smoothly, a hand under her chin as she observed Fox's reaction. "With this Cate woman either dead or in the hands of our hated enemy, that leaves you in charge of the rest."

"I will escort your people to a Chappa'ai under a few terms.   Firstly you will explain what you were doing on that planet and if you are aware of why Ba'al was there so shortly after you had arrived, you will tell me.  Secondly you will not interfere when I examine the hok'taur."
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 12:03:56 AM »

 

 <Al-Kesh-Cargo Bay>

 Getting off his box James stretched like a cat, a large feral muscled bound panther with claws to rip your heart out and a strangely contradicting outward nature the total opposite. Just don't hurt his buddies or those under his protection and you'll live. "You know Slick, we could be buddies, partners, pals if you just ditch the attitude okay?" He sided over to Conall, standing a good two inches higher and about fifty pounds heavier. "And it is by the grace of she we call Cate that your mistress is alive, think on that for a moment." He let the man be as he wandered off to another corner to doze, dropping to the hard deck, he extended himself and using a rolled up cargo tarp for a pillow he was soon fast asleep.
 

 "They are really starting to tick me off." Amira grumbled not too softly. "You're okay that's all the thanks I need. Now, as you were saying Kylee, a good host doesn't threaten his guests, that was a threat and we have to be prepared for any turn around in their hospitality. KK, did they find yours?" She asked her younger friend. Fox was still sleeping, she knew that snore and even after they had eaten, he just went back to it. She was always amazed how he did that in the field, dropping off in seconds. So they continued to talk around him.

 The blonde with the dog brightened, now there was the right question. "Nope, yours?"

 "No." Casting a look over her shoulder to see the guards were gone and only two remaining, she twisted around so that her back was to them and she was covering Kylee. Keeping her voice low she whispered, "If needed I want to know you're prepared to use it okay?" Not something she wanted to contemplate. Shooting someone down range was one thing, sticking someone face to face was another thing.

 The younger woman nodded her head up and down. "Yeah I can, but...well I don't think we will have to Ames..." Her mouth turned into a smile as she felt Ruffles lead move then see him walk over to Fox and snuggle into him. "...I think she'll let us go soon enough. We're of no value to her and she knows that if it gets back to the SGC she had anything to do with us missing they will hunt her down. What do you think Kylee, I mean I know this is all new to you, but think of it in her terms, she'd let us go wouldn't she?" Trying to sound hopeful was always a way to lift her own spirits.

 *20 minutes later*

 James awoke from his short nap, the dog didn't so he made sure not to disturb the big boy. He found a few more morsels that hadn't been eaten, rolled them neatly in a cloth, tucking that into a side pocket. "He'll need something when he wakes." He nodded to the sleeping war dog. As he was thinking of just nothing in particular, the Jaffa came back for him. He stood again, giving his head a shake. "Showdown time I guess. You lot behave okay?" Leaving them to it he followed Conall to wherever his next stop was.


 <Macha's Quarters>

 He could by all means remind her of just how and why she was there as he did with her Dude, but Fox was wise enough to know you don't rouse an old hand like her. "You could, but I think deep down in that heart of yours and of course your host's, your conscious wouldn't let you. Oh and by the way, Cate, don't roll the dice on that one just yet, she hasn't used all her nine lives."

 "Partially easy to explain. As far as we were concerned old Boche was dead, the Tok'ra had removed his symbiote afer being captured; the guy had created all these clones of himself to lead all of his foes on a merry dance while he tried to become the king Poobah. So I guess he gave us yet another clone after we were sure we had him. Cutting to the chase, we were surveying that planet for use as a forward base of operations, mostly as a supply base." And now he was curious, why did he want to examine the kid? Assuming of course she was talking about Kylee. "What do you think is so special about her? And of course that depends on what you mean by examine."

                                          *********************

 There must have been something that eased its way through, whether it was Deslan and Cate’s non stop barrage or perhaps a flaw in Ba’al’s great ship’s construction. Either way no sooner had Macha’s Hatak impacted on the Anubis class ship, did that vessel start to break up. The old dog though didn’t hang around for seconds into that destruction several Al-Kesh and a few dozen gliders were leaving, some getting their own back from the explosion as they tried to flee.

 Several thousands, many to be sure one other Al-Kesh had also fled, it’s occupants not aware of what had taken place only a few seconds before their hyper space departure. A single Teltak, slightly damaged but still flyable came barreling out of Macha’s stricken ship not a second too soon before its final demise. There were two blonde women inside, both feeling quite pleased with themselves as they rode on the wake of the larger Al-Kesh as it headed home.   


 
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 01:53:10 AM »

"Evil empires'll do that for you."  Kylee replied, looking to Ames as she shifted in front of her, meanwhile she pulled her knees to her chest and looked up as the Jaffa handed them all the rations.  She looked between the women while she picked at the potato thing, wondering exactly what they meant by 'it', presuming it was a weapon of some kind.  Obviously for self defense.   The question posed to her by Kay ended up being a little more of a brain teaser because there was nothing but uncertainty, but with a lot more evidence stacked in SG-18's favor.

"I think I might have made a mistake in showing off, and that she'll let you go sooner than me.  Hopefully she won't, but  I'm banking on them trying something with that soon."  And she was all too willing to show them what she could do once she was rested.   She ate the potato and meat, before deciding to relax against one of the cargo crates and take a note from Fox's book.  Time to rest.   She was going to need it.


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"I admit, of all you the one who seems to have as fierce a tenacity to survive what I'm sure she had done, it would be that woman."
Macha said as though she had tasted something unpleasant.  She didn't like having to harbor such people, destructive and violent, and perhaps a bit mad.    "No doubt it was a clone, and that he'd bide his time in hiding.   Goa'uld like Ba'al survive by the skin of their teeth.    I take opportunities when I see them, and I would prefer to have you tau'ri be the ones to trifle with him.  And as it stands it doesn't matter what interests me about the girl.  If things have had gone my way I'd be saying the same of this MacGreggor woman.    She interests me.  Ba'al may yet be clever enough to follow me to Tirnanog so it will be brief and I will have you sent to a planet of your choice.  Perhaps  to your Jaffa Allies."


Macha leaned against the arm rest of her chair, chin in hand as she tapped the fingers of her kara'kesh against her chin.  "I won't harm her.   Again, no better a weapon against Ba'al than a hok'taur.   You of course realize if such a being were to fall into the hands of our shared enemy you will be in need of some kind of counter measure."

Her gaze fell to Fox, knowing it would still be several hours until they arrived safely at Tirnanog.    "And yet I wonder where such a power came from.   Have you Tau'ri been experimenting to create a hok'taur to fight us?  Or is this a fluke of nature?"

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While Fox had been gone a while, Kylee had been sleeping soundly against Amira's shoulder, finding the hum of the hyperdrive engines fairly hypnotic.   
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 01:12:19 AM »

 

 While the fox was away, the pups slept, albeit Amira with one eye open on her younger charges. She hated leaving James to do the negotiations and general chit chat, he was a man after all.

                                              ***********************

 He sat with that bland puppy dog face of his, something that Fox had up his sleeve was the fact he was extremely difficult to read, making him an excellent card player and this was after all the game of life. "Believe it or not, no matter how they spin it back home, Earth is a dangerous place, far too many factions, too many nations all vying at one time or another in our history to be top of the heap. That makes people like us, military people natural survivors, and then you have this new world opened to us courtesy of the Stargate whereby that equation has been multiplied ten fold. So for MacGregor to be one of those extraordinary survivors comes as no surprise to me Ma'am; I know only a little about her but what I do know scares the hell out of me." He thought this was a good time to update the woman on a few things since her self imposed exile.

 "We've had several major wars in this galaxy, some against your kind and some fighting side by side with them. I have Jaffa friends and not from the FJN I can count on, men and women I trust and can call on and the same with them to me. We all, even your kind have that same primal instinct for survival, its how we go about it that separates us and yes, even back on Earth there are humans whose very evil could make the worst of the Goa'uld look like really nice guys. Believe me I've met some of them." That brought it back to Ba'al and in a way Cate. "He's a former court jester who wants to be king and has no idea how to go about it. He becomes distracted easily and loses focus, as he did in his trivial pursuit of SG1 and the now General O'Neill and with Cate, she spat in his face literally, he saw something in her years ago and knowing she'd never be a willing host, she is also now in his sights for revenge. Her escaping from his clutches has hurt his bloated ego and that we can use against him, leverage so to speak because he'll always be blinded by it, making him take rash decisions, mistakes. So Kylee? Can't tell you squat, she somehow bounced through the Stargate about 20 minutes before you showed up; she is human and from Earth, just not mine." That was a puzzle in itself.

 "So, freedom eh? Look, I would like to believe your sincerity, I really would and as you said a weapon against a common enemy would serve us all, I just wish it wasn't in the form of one my kind, you feel me? But since you do have us at arm's length and for now we will behave ourselves, if you can paint me a picture of what you intend to do after you've gathered your information, that'd settle my mind some...oh and I almost forgot." Here was some candy for her. "...the SGC is not opposed to working with you people for the greater good, there are one or two who you could almost say are friends of Earth as it is in their best interests we survive." He thought for a moment. "If we can use the Stargate on your world, there are several other worlds we can gate to without leaving a trail if that sits well with you. "
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 02:35:57 AM »



She hid the amusement she felt, considering her recent remarks of the weakness of the previous Goa'uld generation.  The robustness of thhese humans did not go unnoticed, especially the tactics of these particular humans.   This one in particular would make a particularly useful host indeed, or perhaps a Jaffa.    Of course he was likely proud of his humanity, much like Cate seemed so spiteful towards her.   It was her ferocity that made Macha shift her interest momentarily to Cate, from Kylee.

She listened fully to Fox's words, chuckling softly at the remarks, again, all too similar to hers on the topic of Ba'al, having half a mind to ask the man if he could read minds as that seemed to be the way things were going at the moment.  The tale of Cate's rivalry with Ba'al of course continued to entertain until the topic shifted to the young hok'taur once again, and the implication that she was allegedly from another alternate reality.   Macha's expression turned thoughtful, wondering if being here in this reality would ultimately lead to the girl's death.  "Another world where perhaps, in which the tau'ri have made genetic advancements in a way to harness the very elements.    What I want with that data is to ensure you cannot use her against me if I act in good faith.   What I want is to have my curiosity fulfilled.  It would not be any more invasive than a medical examination, for which I imagine your military operation would be subjecting her to as eagerly as I would.  As you said, your world is a land of unrest, and one of these factions may well take her from you and do far worst than I plan to."

And imagine, if she were to ally herself with the Tau'ri as the Tok'ra do.   Even if she played this game it would only be so long as they make themselves useful.    "I would consider this proposal only after you do your part.   I have no doubt you will inform your people and if they are familiar with me they will attempt to make further contact.  I will tell you this.  Any of your ships detected in my systems will constitute an aggressive act and I will defend my holdings.   Any contact that does occur would be done on neutral planets.   Any Tau'ri coming to my worlds unannounced will be held and interrogated.  " She said with an almost catlike gaze. 
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2019, 08:26:45 PM »

 

 There was that brief moment where James could find some humor in all of this, a humor he was sure the Goa'uld was able to see as well; after all he knew from experience as bizarre as it might look, some Goa'uld did in fact possess a sense of the quirky. "You know of course we don't even know if that girl there might turn on us. We still don't know anything about her, frankly as much as you do; so in essence your safeguards might as well be smoke and mirrors because no matter how hard you try to harness a power like that, there are variables that neither of us will ever see coming until it's too late." Irony, a thing that can bite you twice over.

 What she said though was more than true, the SGC are going to want to know everything about Kylee and how she even exists, this came down to a problem for them in the possibility of entropic cascade failure, although he was fairly certain Sam Carter said some years ago they had a fix for that. Be that as it may, sending her to the Alpha site was going to be the best proposition for all concerned, especially to keep prying eyes away from the girl and in essence to have her best interests at hand. "I doubt you'll get too much interest from us too soon, we're kind of tied up now with Ba'al and his thirst to conquer all life as we know it, I'm going to assume that now he knows you're out here you're going to be on his hit list. If you don't mind a bit of advice from a mere human ma'am, I'd make approaches to Earth the first opportunity you can as soon as we get back. We can put in a good word for you letting my superiors know how fair and square you dealt with us, how does that sound?" Well it's what he'd do either way.

((we'll wake the girls up next post when we arrive at our destination))
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Re: The Hunted
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2019, 09:18:36 PM »



Macha considered Fox's word's carefully.  Genuinely allying herself with the Tau'ri was of course not on the table, but perhaps with the blessing of the rest of her kin, they could come up with something.  The most immediate question was of the girl, and she would have to decide then what to do with her.   Perhaps she will be forced to go against her word and not allow the girl to return, given the fact she was a liability to her if she was released.   There were a number of excuses she could give, even so far as putting her in stasis for her own 'safety.'

"I will take that into consideration.  While, indeed, Ba'al's forces are formidable, this world we're going to may yet have our salvation."
At least given the network of defense satellites she had created, as well as her modified terraforming equipment she has designed to be able to stir a storm up from nothing.  They should be safe from scanning equipment and perhaps even the Asgard teleports, if the electrical storm was strong enough.  Which is why the girl would either have to leave, or be put in stasis either way.

"We will arrive soon.    Take him back to the hold with the others, Conall."   Macha replied, before reaching for a panel on her display to finish her calculations on her defense strategy, as well as write out a coded message to Allienna.  It included all her observations regarding the Hok'taur as well as her plan to collect samples, and the proposal to form a temporary truce with the Tau'ri in an effort to gain intelligence.    Keeping the girl, she determined, was entirely dependent on the capacity to defend against Ba'al should they be discovered.

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Nearly an hour later the ship rocked out of hyperspace, Kylee stirred from her sleep, against Amira's shoulder, or maybe she was now against the floor.  She pushed herself up and climbed to her feet, looking to the Jaffa.  "About the little girl's room... Where would that be, exactly?"   

"To the ring room.   Come. All of you."  The Jaffa ordered, Fox had been brought back nearly fourty minutes previous and it was now time to go down to the planet.     Kylee looked back at KK and Amira, and Fox.   The Jaffa herded them all to the ring room, for which Macha had already arrived down to her receiving room. 


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