(Again, we shall revel in my teenage originality. Everyone groan in unison.)
Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the first two books. That means I hadn’t developed my style yet, wasn’t good at self-editing, and the story was fairly basic. So, you’ve been warned that this is the ultimate author throwback segment for my blog and will show my author origins. FYI- I put the first book (The Summoning) through a Print-on-Demand publisher and the second one (Light, Blood, & Tears) never saw the light of day. Enjoy!
When Fate and Solix appear in the sun base’s enormous docking bay, the other three guardians are already there. Without asking any questions, the young immortals follow Solix into one of the several space skimmers. The space skimmer is a spaceship that is the approximate size of a jumbo jet, but much thinner and a lot more maneuverable. The two cylinder-shaped engines are found on the ends of the angular wings. No weapons can be seen on the small, silver ship because it is primarily used for quick transportation and was never intended to deal with any kind of space battle.
“I haven’t used these vehicles in centuries, but all of the important systems check out okay. Well, here we go!” yells Solix as he pushes several buttons on the various consoles of the bridge. With a high pitched whine of the twin engines, the space skimmer quickly soars out into the ebony void of space.
“How long until we reach Pluto?” asks Miracle. She has an electricity whip clipped onto her waistband and a compact freeze ray on her right wrist. She had taken a lightweight, silver broadsword, but she gave it to Fate because he was only carrying a large combat knife that was in a steel box on the space skimmer.
“We will arrive at Pluto in half an hour at most. But we’ll get there in a couple of minutes if I put the engines on its maximum energy cycle.”
“That’s pretty fast. So, what are we going to do when we get there?” says Infinity while looking at a large spike attached to his left glove. Lying in a sheath on the seat next to him is a battle-axe with a golden spearhead screwed onto the top of it.
“First of all, we will land about seven miles away from the actual construction site. Then we will simply sneak in and attack our enemies at the earliest opportunity. With any luck some of us will survive the melee,” mentions Solix in a casual tone.
“Please tell me you’re joking, Solix. That’s definitely the dumbest battle plan I have ever heard. Not that I’ve ever heard any before this one. I thought you were uncaring and insane, but this is beyond ridiculous,” whispers Hydrana. The only piece of equipment she had taken was an eye mounted laser sight, to help with her aim.
“I’m not joking. That is my plan and I stand by it. Unless someone thinks they have a better idea!” He looks at Fate and slightly nods at him. Fate responds to the small motion with the cunning smirk that he usually uses to get Miracle’s attention.
“Then you’re on your own, Solix. I happen to have a better plan,” states the Mars guardian. As soon as the words leave, he feels like a fool because it comes out like a line in a cheap comic book.
“Oh, this is gonna be good. By the look of your smirk, I would rather go with Solix’s plan,” laughs Hydrana.
“Let him talk, you little brat! And what’s wrong with his cute smirk!” shouts Miracle with a clenched fist. Both of the girls are about to stand up and fight in the small cockpit when Infinity telekinetically straps them into their seats. He also seals their lips so that they can’t yell and scream.
“Thanks, Infinity. Here’s my plan. I think that we should split into two teams. A three person team will act as a distraction while the smaller team of two gets close enough to destroy whatever it is they’re building,” explains Fate as he tries to pace back and forth in the tiny cabin section. Infinity releases the girls from their telekinetic bonds and they move to opposite sides of the space skimmer.
“I can live with that battle plan. Hopefully,” mutters Hydrana. She looks out of the window and watches Saturn quickly float past.
“Not a perfect plan, but it has enough potential to work out. Now, who is going to be team one?” asks Solix. The sun guardian pulls a small, grayish lever that is above his head and sends the space skimmer into its maximum energy cycle. Everyone feels the sudden increase in speed and watch as the stars turn into long, white streaks across a black background.
“The smaller team that will be sneaking inside the construction site is going to be Infinity and myself. His telekinetic powers and my luck powers can help us get much farther into the construction site than anyone else. Well anyone except Solix, who can easily teleport into their camp, but that’s too dangerous and noticeable. I want the rest of you to make distractions that can cause maximum damage, but try to stay out of sight,” orders Fate. When he looks out the front window of the cabin, Pluto is right in front of the space skimmer. In a couple of long minutes, they would all find out if Fate’s battle plan would work or if their heroic careers will be shorter than Hydrana’s skirt.