Melancholy Hawk #11

Jehasael #2

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Rob spared Deety… again… However, he let the kid know that he wouldn’t be so kind if he met other treasure hunters on place, so he’d better keep it quiet on the subject. Deety promised… but it is more likely he already spoke.

Back on the Hawk, he gathered the team. As expected, Grimmthain was intrigued, but the rest of the crew wasn’t far behind in term of excitement. Grimm knew about Palaiah’s family on Mahalael and the attachment of the governor for the system of Maziah and this planet in particular. Wishes of the dead are very precious in the Mivel culture, so it would make sense that his people found a way to put his remains there.

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Melancholy Hawk #10

Jehasael #1

“Come on, dude! Gimme time! I’m on a huge case now!”

“That’s what you told me last time, Deety…”, began Rob Jakonen. “It was a loan, remember? Now you must give it back. I’ve been patient enough.”

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Melancholy Hawk #9

Weapon Cargo to Mars #9 (final)

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The Melancholy Hawk left carefully but quickly the planet Ichi, and the system of Tsubata soon after that. They took the direction of the Wode system as Rob and Grimm agreed, but uncertain of the welcoming committee they would encounter there… When they first bluffed to escape the cruisers, they sent a drone to Wode and a Naja ship had followed and could still be there. Improbable but not impossible.

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Melancholy Hawk #8

Weapons Cargo to Mars #8

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The cargo finally arrived in the Tsubata system. As expected, even with all the precautions Rob took in the hyperspace, the ship has suffered other damages. Zoey released the nanobots immediately: the quarter they sealed has fallen apart.

Grimmthain scanned the system:

“The Naja are gone…”, he said.

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Melancholy Hawk #7

Weapons Cargo to Mars #7

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That was kind of bullshit suspense at the end of the last episode: of course they will make it through to Jaddhire, and they will succeed in their mission… I am not such an artist to kill all my characters at their first mission or write dramas. I am more a traditional not-at-all-original “the good guys win in the end” kind of girl 😉

But the Hawk’s crew doesn’t know that. They don’t even know they are story characters. So let’s take the story over in the crisis situation we left them.

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Melancholy Hawk #6

Weapons Cargo to Mars #6

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At the same moment, Rob made a 180°. As the rest of the crew didn’t expect that, they went through the acrobatics as they could, hurting themselves. The cruisers needed a few seconds to get back to position and decide who to follow.

“A Naja ship follows a drone to Heda and the Lucky Snake follows the one to Katsu”, commented the mechanic Zoey Neeski. Rob was glad they had change their plan as they previously wanted to join the solar system passing by Katsu…

“But one still after us”, ended the captain.

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Melancholy Hawk #5

Weapons cargo to Mars #5

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Rob Jakonen cursed the Nabu ships inside. He couldn’t afford to make a detour, the cargo was too slow and the Naja cruisers would be on him in seconds. Chaszmyr continued his pledge:

“Change the route Rob! The commercial ships are not equipped to support attacks.”

“You can see by yourself that the cruisers are gaining ground”, answered the captain, holding the course in spite of his evasion manoeuvres.

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