Armageddon chapter 8Chapter Eight Colonel Tigh entered Adama's quarters; he didn't even bother toknock, so urgently was his presence required. Tigh found Adama,staring at an enhancement of an image from one of the Alpha LaunchBay's cameras. The image, Tigh observed, was of the emblem on the sideof the Earth fighter that showed a hemisphere of a planet encased intwo overlapping laurel leaves. Adama nodded to Tigh as the younger manentered his quarters and motioned for him to join him. "Captain Apollo and our guests will be here shortly as per yourinstructions Commander." "And their ship?" Adama asked, only looking up at Tigh who was bynow looking over Adama's shoulders at the image on the screen. "The ship's sustained notable damage, but our people believe thatthey can patch it up." Tigh pointed to the image. "Adama, may I askwhat you're looking at?" "This, Tigh, might well prove that our guests re
Armageddon chapter 7Chapter Seven Starbuck was bored, to put it mildly. Ever since the Vipers hadtraversed the passageway into the system containing the Cylontaskforce, all the patrol had done was drift along at a low speed toconserve power and evade detection by the Cylons. It had been centarssince Starbuck last smoked and he could feel the nicotine craving beginto build up in his system. A screw that had worked itself loosefloated around the zero gravity environment of his cockpit. Every sooften, to amuse himself, Starbuck would prod the screw with his indexfinger changing its direction. It hadn't taken long for the brashyoung Lieutenant to get bored with the screw. He didn't even know whythe patrol was out here. The electronic probe, the Colonials hadmanaged to send undetected into the system seemed to provide goodenough intelligence, why risk discovery (and his life) sending afighter probe in to gather additional info?' What wa
Armageddon chapter 6Chapter Six Buck flexed his muscles a little in order to get some feelingrestored to them. Buck and Wilma had been taken to a cell, a smallbox-shaped room with a transparent sliding door that opened onto adimly lit corridor beyond. Every so often the a couple of guards orCenturions as Buck soon discovered they were referred to would passtheir cell, pausing momentarily to look in on it's occupants to makesure they were secure. Buck would occasionally smile at them when theydid so, but the courtesy was never returned. "What do you think they're doing with Twiki and Theo?" Wilmaasked. When they had landed Centurions had surrounded their Starfighter.The ship's crew disembarked and handed over their weapons to thehorseshoe shaped group of machines standing before them with theirweapons raised. It was at that moment that another machine appeared onthe scene, gliding or scuttling serenely on legs or some otherlocom
Armageddon 2493 chapter 5Chapter Five The Officer's Club aboard the Galactica was unusually crowded.The number of warriors either on alert or on patrol was lower thannormal, reflecting the cautious approach that Commander Adama wastaking since they had detected the new Cylon Taskforce ahead of them.That suited Lieutenant Starbuck of Blue Squadron; it meant more timewith his lover, Med-Tech Cassiopeia and, more pilots around to hustlein games of Pyramid in the crew room. It was the latter exercise thatthe brash young Lieutenant, Fumerillo firmly between his teeth, wasengaged in. Three other warriors were sitting at the metallic lookingtable with him. Two of them were friends of his, Lieutenants Jolly andBojay. The third was a green cadet who had just transferred to BronzeSquadron, one of the two extra squadrons that were a legacy of theGalactica's brief encounter with the Battlestar Pegasus partway throughthe first yahren of the exodus from the Colonies.
Armageddon chapter 4Chapter Four The five occupants of the Starfighter, three human and twocybernetic, were silent as they exited the Stargate in the vicinity ofVyra. Latimer, (only an occasional Stargate user) was so preoccupiedwith his wife and friends' predicament that he didn't feel any of thequeasiness that people who didn't use Stargates that often commonlyfelt during the passage. He glanced through the front screen of thecockpit as best as he could toward the planet they were heading for.Vyra was very similar to Earth. It was roughly the same size, had asimilar land to ocean surface ratio, and an identical gravitational andmagnetic field and atmosphere. From a distance, the orb of Vyra, withit's blue oceans, white clouds and polar caps together with the greens,browns and salmons of the landmasses could be mistaken for Earth. Butthat was where the similarities between the two worlds ended. Becauseunlike Earth, it wasn't tilted on an axis
Armageddon 2493 chapter 3Chapter ThreeFrom the Adama Journals: As we prepare to mark the sixth anniversary of the beginning ofour flight from the Cylons and begin our seventh Yarhen in the cosmicwilderness, we consider the momentous events, events that bode bothgood and ill for the continuation of our journey. For it was severalweeks ago that we first stumbled upon artificial passageways in space.These passageways have already transported us thousands oflight-yahrens through space, with automated probes and sensors tellingus there are more ahead, and although there is a chance that we mayhave skipped past Earth, our hoped for destination, we feel ourcommitment to our journey renewed from swiftly traversing suchdistances. Unfortunately our enemies have also found thesepassageways. Sensors have been tracking for this past week, threeCylon Basestars, almost certainly under the command of the traitorBaltar whom I believe was rescued from exile. An exile I placed
Armageddon 2493 chapter 2Chapter Two The man in animal skins perched atop the horse with a similarly(un) dressed brunet clinging to his waist, trotted over to theorange-haired, ape creature tied to the tree. A brief debate ensuedbefore the man indicated his intentions. "It just doesn't make sense. A planet where apes evolved fromman? There's got to be an explanation somewhere," the man pointed out. "Don't look for it Taylor!" the Ape began. "You may not like whatyou find." Ignoring his pleas, the man called Taylor kicked the horseinto motion, which took them away along a stretch of beach. At theorange ape's beckoning, a group of darker skinned apes reminiscent oflarge chimpanzees came over to him. "Untie me!" commanded the orange ape. The chimpanzees dutifullycomplied with his wishes. A group of gorillas made to go after Taylorand the woman but were motioned to halt and the orange ape instructedthe gori