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             ….In mere moments I arrive...

While traveling, I notice that I was wrong.  It is not one cry....but many....far...too many....When I reappear in normal space, nearly on top of the source.....I find I am in an asteroid belt....one I've never seen before.  Large rocks float about, with large distances between them.  Some very large...some much smaller than me...

…..There it is...just behind me...

I turned around to see a metallic object..about three quarters my size...sleekly built....with various colors and markings....truly a work of art....

           ….but broken...damaged....I see a large hole in the object....

   ….twisted metal.....

                       ...burning...

…....and....others....many others.....

My senses are on full alert.  I quickly approach the object, trying to sense anyone....as I do so, the cries I hear began to take on meaning, as their emotions and thoughts fill my mind....

"....Captain Varu of Coalition ship...."

"Help me!"                "I'm coming!"        "Get those fires put out!"

                 "Tim!  Hang on!"                 "Ahh!"

"...losing power, systems failing...."                  "..reported casualties..."

"....Erasuli...requesting immediate assistance..."

       "No!"                              "...emergency generators on-line..."

             "Seal decks three through five!"

".....we've had a reactor failure....have dropped from tachyon warp...."

"....all personnel..."          "...sensors picking up large energy source...."

               "AH! Someone!"          "I've got you!"

"....dropped out of warp...what?..."

                          "NO!  You'll be sucked out too!....Inalia!"

             "...Fathers....what is that?"

                                                  "...my god....it's....enormous..."

".....requesting immediate assistance......anyone...please...."

I took in all the mental patterns I could, then broadcast back to them.  'I'm here....I'm here to help....'  Their thoughts we still scattered, they clearly didn't know what to make of me.  'I've heard your call....I'm here to aid you...'

Just as I finish, I see several small objects fly from the opening into space....no...not objects lives....I felt them....One was much larger than the other three, and reaches for them in vain, until she, and they, begin choking....begin dying...

       …...No....no.....not now.....

While I'm not as close to a ley line as I would like, I create a tight energy barrier around the ship, keeping any others from being pushed into space.  Only an instant later I reach for the tiny lives.  The large one I catch in my right fist, and place a similar barrier around.  Sensing the others more than seeing them, I collect then in my left, doing the same.

Although I have them...I can still feel their lives slowly fade...they still have injures...they're clearly not designed for space outside their metallic shell.  I feel their biorhythms...their life forces...

I hold both my hands close to my chest....close my eyes....focusing ley energy into them...trying to stimulate their bodies' own healing...



...Yes...

           …..yes...it is...working......

                                                     ….their biorhythms are stabilizing....

As I heal them, I hear other feelings from those in the metal shell....

"...how...did...."            "...Commander, all hull breaches are...sealed?..."

    "...a shield?"      "Battle stations, all hands!"     "...still losing power..."

             "...Inalia...Tim...Chen..."     "Wait, hold fire!"

   "...Natalie....they're...saved?"         "...awaiting orders..."   "Holy shit!"

"Medical...how are the wounded?"          "How many casualties?"

                 "...I'm picking up their life signs...they're alive...."

"..Ma'am, I...think it may...be friendly..."        "What was that voice?"

                      "Minili...can you...contact that...thing?"

'Yes, yes, I'm not here to harm you.'  I try to assure them. sending across comforting thoughts to all I am able to.  Then, one voice comes calling to me.

'Hello?'

A smile comes across my face...I look to the shell.  'Hello...Don't be afraid...I want to help you...'  I pinpoint the source in the shell...somewhere behind a transparent wall...

The voice is less hesitant....but only slightly.  '...Thank...you....What are you?'

As I feel the lives in my hands return to normal I move them away, holding them in front of my face.

'Xheenari'Nia,' I reply, 'I am...a Xheenari'Nia.'

….I feel more ease coming from the beings in the shell....good...I'm glad...

I feel panic from those in my hands...panic, and confusion.  I try to sense them more deeply....ah....yes, of course....they've never been in space without protection....and wonder why they aren't dead....

Now that I have a chance I examine them more closely.  Floating In my right hand lies a...woman....blue skinned, with long white hair floating around her, her ears pointed like mine....She wears a tight fitting...fabric, like me...but...it's real...not simply a form, like mine is...like I am....She looks about nervously at my fingers behind her, my thumb closest to her left side...It almost looks like she's trying to push herself away, though as she's suspended, she isn't going anywhere.  I nearly laugh, but stop myself...it would have been quite rude, and instead simply smile, trying to calm her with my thoughts...

'What is this being?' I ask back to the voice, sending clear images of what I see.

I feel relief and shock from the voice as it returns a few moments later.  'Inalia!  She's alive...thank you...she's....an alarian....like myself.  What about....the humans?'

'Humans?'  What is she referring to?....Oh, of course.  I notice the...alarian...is looking toward my other hand, her own over her mouth, at the three much smaller beings floating above my palm.  I sense she's in awe that her companions are alive.  'You mean these beings?' I relay back to the voice.

'...Yes...yes...oh...thank you...thank you, whoever you are...'

I look over those in my hands affectionately.  'Hiyu'naru....call me...Hiyu'naru...'

...I'm grateful...they're seeing me......as a benefactor.  I look at the...humans, as she referred to them, in my other hand.  They're...so small and fragile...I can clearly see one is female...the other two male, with shades of brown for hair, stockier features than the alarian, and skin shades of whitish to darker brown.  Both of their species......so lovely.....

Noting her longing, I gently move the three smaller barriers with the humans inside closer to the alarian.  One at a time, I use my finger to lightly push them past the energy shield I've encased the alarian in.  As they pass through, I let the human barriers dissipate, and the alarian quickly grabs each of them as they pass through, seeming rather used to holding smaller creatures, not being held herself.....I smile as she gives each one a hug and several kisses, which they try to return....How much they care for each other......how wonderful a sight.....

The alarian looks up to me, and I can see tears in her eyes as she cradles them against herself.  I probe her mind, to find her thoughts filled with gratitude.  'It's alright now, alarian, humans...you're safe now,' I assure.

     ...This feeling....is familiar...I...

                                   ….from where?....Oh, yes....

         ….I remember aiding another shell once....long, long ago....

                         ...yes...that was it....the creatures then didn't look quite like these...

                 ….humans.....alarians......I wonder what else I'll run into?...

Slowly then, I move toward the large hole in the shell....I see fires and smoke past the warped metal....this won't do....I set up fields around them, letting them burn out, and open a tunnel in the field I've placed around the hull to vent the smoke....it's probably not safe for them to breathe, anyway.....and reseal it when I detect no more...

I extend my hand toward the hole once I feel it's safe, releasing the beings....I mentally move them safely into the ship...removing the barrier around the alarian and gently placing her where she can stand under her own will.....She falls to her knees though.....she's not...no, she isn't hurt....only exhausted...mentally, perhaps?...A few other alarians come to her aid as well as the humans.  They are...perplexed, maybe even more so than she?  A few humans are running over now as well...they can't run as quickly as the alarians....understandable....

….I see some of the alarians and humans are have various...objects with them.  They are spraying.....ah...they meant to put of the fires....I smile.  It seems they expected them to still be there....

       ...Many faces turn to look at me now.....human....alarian....

                                                          …..There's confusion....

                   ...but also.....relief.....gratitude.....wonderment....

                   ….uncertainty....

     …..One human in particular.....waves at me....

                    ….how precious....

   ...I smile, moving slightly back from the ship....and wave back....

I feel now, the voice returning to me.  'Hiyu...naru?....'

'Yes....I'm here....'  I answer.  I move again...away from the hole, around the shell, toward the source of the voice....past the transparent wall.

     …..I move my head close to the wall....looking in....seeing all the lives past it....hearing their voices...their feelings....

  .....Some are afraid....afraid of me.....

                ….how sad....but....

     ….they are...so small.....my face fills their visual field....

I expand my reply...to all those I am able.  '...Yes....I'm here....please, don't be afraid...'

                                                           ….Others are not afraid at all.....

                       ….they are....enthralled...amazed....hopeful....

      ….Just what do they see in me?.....There are so many feelings...

….Some are lost in my deep green eyes....

         ….Some are admiring my pale green hair....

                       ….Perhaps my off-white skin?...

                                    ….Or is it my narrow face?....

                                                      .....My purple, flowing clothes?....

                                                                         ….The clear wings?....       

But there are all simply replications.....They aren't me....

       ….Rather....

                                      …..are they just amazed....to find someone...

                                               ….like me?....

Who looks....like them?....

I hear the voice calling me amidst the others....ah....there she is...I see the one contacting me.  She has purple skin, and is shorter than another blue alarian standing by....they both seem mildly nervous still.....understandable...

She continues.  'My...captain...wishes to speak with you...if that's alright?'

I grin, and giggle....They're all so adorable.  'Yes....go ahead...'

Another voice comes then...being carried on the first....She could just speak and I would hear her....perhaps it is simply how they do things?

'Hello...Hiyu'naru?...I'm.....Captain Turueen Varu, of the Coalition scout ship, Erasuli....I....deeply thank you for your aide.'

    …..Thank you...such a simple feeling....yet...so meaningful...

'You are welcome,'  I reply.  I adjust myself again, this time so that I am resting my right arm across the top of the shell, and placing my left hand on the side.  I rest my right side against the ship, my legs lightly bending so that my thighs touch the surface.....Through my light embrace the ship feels cold...though filled with energy....alive in its own way.

…..I reach out my mind to connect with those on board...extending my feelings....more are perceiving me, now, as a compassionate being...I hope they all will, eventually...especially those...

     ….wounded....I must have lost sight of that....how foolish....

My face must show my concern, as the voice of...Turueen, returns, questioningly.

'....Um...is...something wrong?...' she asks.

I close my eyes, sensing those is the ship in need.  'You have...many wounded...many in...so much pain...'

Turueen returns more somber.  'Yes, we do, but, thanks to you, most will survive...thank you again."

     …..Most?.....

                                       ….Most?....



       ….No, no.....this won't do....

                                                               ...not at all..

'I can feel them...crying out....' I say, receiving the thoughts of the wounded, locating them.  'Let me help them....'

'How do you....what do you mean?'  Her thoughts are confused.

I try to sound assuring.  'One moment...I'll save them....hold on....'

I release the...scout ship, she called it...I let my physical form dissolve...expanding into a visual cloud of energy...surrounding the ship....

….I allow myself to expand throughout the vessel....looking all about the ship....touching everything around me....moving through tunnels, filling  open spaces....passing by and covering those on board.....Many are momentarily stunned.  They've never seen anything like this before....

                   "What is that?"                   "Look out!"

  "Wait...no...its just..."           "...It's...her...."           "Oh...my...."

          "...Hold on....it's...friendly..."             "...this...light...."

       "Captain speaking.  All hands...standby."        "...it's warm..."

Finding all those injured, most of which are being tended to, I scan them for their life energies....I mimic and replicate them...empowering them....filling their minds and bodies.  So many are wounded, several with severe openings on their bodies....others burned...some have lost limbs.  I can repair most of the damage, though....Openings can be closed....burns soothed and skin replaced....limbs reattached, so long as the limb is intact and I can hold it in place...

In all this, I proceed, my mind able to work on them.  For those with mild wounds...I only need to enhance their own healing.  For those more gravely damaged...I work on them one at a time, focusing on the fine details of each...all the while filling their minds with hopeful and comforting thoughts and images.

….As I do so, I see more deeply into the lives on the ship...

….I see loved ones...

   ...I see families....

   .....I see friends....

      ….I see....entire worlds....

                      …..art...beautiful art....

   …..more ships...more people....

                      …..so much...fills the minds of these creatures.....

...I also feel their dreams....their inspirations.....passions....

             ...sorrows....joys....

                              ….I feel the emotions that drive their lives....

….All....all so incredible....each and every one....

As more and more are healed by my actions....I am treated to more pleasant voices...

"I'm....alive?"     "...back...my face...is back..."       "Are you alright?"

      "I'm....alive..."          "....oh....fathers...I thought we'd lost you...."

     "How is this possible..."        "You....are Hiyu'naru?"

                        "Thank you...thank you...."           "...pain is gone..."

"...I'm alive...."           "This is the bridge to medical.  Status report."

                  "Ah...my leg...my...leg?....Is back?"          "...Well...I'll be..."

      "This is medical....I don't know, but, somehow our wounded are completely regenerating...."

Eventually...I cease to hear cries of agony....instead disbelief....appreciation.....release....elation...In time, there are no more wounded.  It saddens me, as I cannot restore everyone completely....however....each now lives to see another day....a gift from me to them....

Soon the last of the withering life signs is renewed....and I begin to retreat the part of myself I had filled the ship with....I move out...seeing the cheerful, though hesitant, faces of the crew as they feel me pass them...outward, back into space.

...Just off to the side of the ship...forward from the hole in the side, near my previous location...I begin condensing my energy into  my previous form....my figure becoming a glowing silhouette....eventually giving way to my features....I return to leaning against the ship...gazing through the glass wall at the bewildered occupants.  'There now....that's better,' I send.

….The taller blue and the smaller one converse for a moment....ah, so that blue one is Turueen, then.....she did seem to have a certain air about her....a air of leadership....

She looks back to me....calling out through the smaller one.  'You...you saved....my crew?....H..how?'

'Ley energy,' I say.  'It's what I am....it's how I am....it's everything I do....I can't do everything.....but I can save lives....'

Those on the inside of the shell....they have predominantly friendly thoughts toward me now....though I sense there is still shock from my presence.  I can sympathize.....the universe is filled with so many peculiar things....though I've seen some much more complex than myself....perhaps they will too, in time....

'...I...can't...thank you enough....' comes Turueen again.  Inside the room she's in, the alarians and humans are speaking...about me...about the damage to the ship....about....how to get home?....

I ask, 'Is there anything else I can do?'

I feel some hesitation in her tone.  'I'm not sure....You've already done so much for us.  I'm not sure...all we need to do is...repair our reactor and the hull breaches....though we have enough energy shielding to hold them for a time.  It's going to be....well, a long way getting back to the station though...'

'Station?....Is...that your home?'

'Well, yes, in a way, yes.  I don't know how long it will take us to get there in our state, but, we can at least make it back.'

...I see...it will take them...quite some time....I begin to scan the ship, looking for energy....I assume the reactor was their power source...yes...for an object of such size....to move throughout space....in there state, it would take them quite some time...

'Then...let me help you....I can take you home, if you can show me the way,' I say.

'How....would you do that?' she asks, puzzled.

Smiling, I return, 'The same way I got here.'

I chuckle to myself....she seems a little flustered at the apparently obvious answer.  'Tell me....where shall I take you?'

'Ah...Minili...can you handle that?' she says, looking too...oh, so the short one near her is Milini...that makes sense...

Minili's voice comes to me now.  'O-okay, well, here you are then.  This is where we're from.'

…..Images flow into me....I capture them...and connect with her more deeply....as well as connect with those in the room.  I assume they help their leader manage the ship...

           …..stars....

     ….planets....

                     ….pathways....yes...

              ….yes...I can see where they're going now....yes....

                              ….ah...I've never been to the planet I see...

        ….but....their feelings....their affections for it....it must be a lovely place....

'I see now....so this is where you seek?....I can take you there....I can leave right now.....if you desire....'

Minili seems to defer back to Turueen, who sent to me now, 'Well...sure...I mean, the sooner we get back the sooner we could get this ship repaired....'

I think for a moment.  'I could help you fix your....ship, if you prefer...'

'....Maybe, that would be...but....' she trails off.

'What's wrong?'.

Feeling her pondering her options, I wait for her answer.  'It's just....you...we've...never seen...anything like you.  I think there's...so many who would want to meet you.'  She seems to be collecting her thoughts.  'Would you...come with us?'

                               ...Come with us?....

                                               ….She is inviting me?.....

'Yes....of course I will....I would love to....thank you.'

    …..Wonderful....I'm.....being invited.....to their home....

Slowly I bring my left hand near the glass, and softly trace a finger down it...and onto the hull....it makes those inside nervous, but they quickly ease....I'm only trying to be affectionate.

....Now...what shall I do...perhaps...yes...I'll do that...a gift is always nice....

'Hold on a little while....let me give you something....a...token, of our meeting....'

Turueen came back, rather astonished.  'Hiyu'naru, really, you don't have to....you've already done so much...'

'No...no, I insist....give me a moment...'

I move away from the ship, then off to the asteroid field, still keeping my barriers up....though....I'll have to get closer to a ley line before I leave, though I still have plenty of energy.....I gauge the asteroids in the area...searching for on an appropriately sized one....

….There....this one, it is almost as big as my forearm...not a bad starting size...I go to retrieve it, then head back near the ship....I move near the very front...so that all those past the large glass wall can see me....then I begin...

              ….I close my eyes, thinking of the right model....

      ….I've got it...

                                      …..something that touches me.....

                                                         …..I hope it touches them....



….I channel ley into my hands....lighting them up....ready for carving....

...I begin sculpting the rock...

…..the alarians.....the humans.....how to capture their bond....

                       ….I know...

              ….I detail the rock....shaping it into legs...

  ….arms....heads....

                …..bodies....flowing hair.....

                                                           ...then....their faces.....




                         ….How to put into rock what can be seen on a face?....


        .....How to express in stone the feelings of others?.....

                        ….Ah yes, but I know how....

        ….I channel more concentrated ley into my finger tips....and apply details over the bodies that bring life into the seemingly lifeless....




….Soon....I am finished, and heat up my hands....giving the asteroid statue a glassy sheen....

I smile happily at my work....it's so beautiful....

The finished piece is an alarian....I've only seen female ones....so that is what it is.....long hair down her back...a detailed garment as I've seen them wear on the ship.....her hands are near her chest...each hand holding a human to her....one male....one female...clothed similarly....They look to each other tenderly....as I've seen them interact with each other on the ship....after feeling their thoughts all this time....I feel it is an accurate representation....

Moving now toward the ship, I present it before those past the glass.  'Do you like it?' I ask.

….While I was carving I had heard the feelings of the crew....astonishment.....fascination.....I suppose they have never seen asteroids being carved like this before?...

Now....more feelings...come to me....

"Oh...wow..."        "...It's....beautiful...."      "...incredible..it's..."

    "....that statue..it..Siriyuli...I..."       "...How in the world did..."

"I know, Leon....I love you, too..."        "Fathers....how wonderful..."
                  
                           "...Man, that brings back memories..."

    "I....love it..."           "Yeah, no kidding, how cool."

'Hiyu'naru....it's...marvelous....thank you,' came Turueen's elated message.

'It's yours then....take care of it, alright?'

'...Of course...I think I know just where to keep it show it back home...How will we fit that on the ship though?...'

Shaking my head and giggling, I reply, 'Don't worry....' I then gently rest it on the top of their ship.....Channeling ley....it becomes held fast to the metal....'I'll remove it when you're back......So....are you ready to leave?'

'....Well, ready when you are, I guess...' she responds.

I nod....'Very well then, let's be off....'

I allow my physical form to dissolve.....

  ….becoming an energy cloud once again....

   ...I surround the ship....

     ….embracing it with myself....

    ….synchronizing my energy with that of the ship....

         ….I channel ley into the metal....somewhat bonding it to myself....

                                                          ….Allowing my mind to reach out....

                                                ….I connect as well with all those inside....

               ….and begin focusing my energy, locating the closest ley line....

       ….I start moving...at one with the ship....with those inside...

….vanishing....as we begin the journey....






..It isn't long till I reach the line...gradually able to accelerate as I near....When I am upon it, I change my course....following it as it moves through space....I am now able to move at my maximum speed....

     ...I sense another line in time.....it moves more in the direction I need, and change over to it.....I continue in this way...following the ley energies as they carry me closer to our destination....

...All the while, I connect with the lives on board...communicating...sharing our thoughts....sharing our experiences....

Many are amazed at the things I've seen...many are terrified....I try to assure them that each one is beautiful in its own way....And...for me....their experiences....are just as fascinating...the connections they've had with each other....their experiences.....what they can do with what they have...really...how far they can come without doing what I can do....It's all, so fascinating....

Ultimately, I cease to feel any negative feelings about me....over the course of the trip...they've come to respect me....

         …..come to like me....

                   …..come to see me as a friend....

Even in the short time I've been with them....I come to know each and every one....it's.....truly wonderful.....







                                       …..I sense the end is drawing near to our trip....

                                   ….the....large shell...the station...

                             ….the planet it's by....are all approaching....


Having gathered  all the ley I need to finish the journey, I break away from the ley line....now moving straight for our goal....I inform the crew....and they return to their stations.....seemingly out of place....

'....Hiyu....how....it's only been....' Turueen exclaims to me, this time directly....no longer needing Milini to communicate.  'It took us....how?'

'Ley is powerful, my alarian friend, not even I know all it's potential....perhaps I shall someday...perhaps you will as well....' I reply.

When I am near enough to the planet, I reemerge into normal space with the ship....now....where is...there...I see it.....

              ….Amazing....

….As I near, the blue and green world comes into view.....three moons in it's orbit...each one's colors so dazzling....and...

              …..Interesting...

….The station as they've called it...a space station floats in orbit as well....other ships are near it....It is also artistically designed....another nice feat from these creatures...oh...

                   …..Perfect....

...Running not terribly far from the planet is a ley line....more than enough to satisfy me....what a wonderful place...

'We're here,' I say to those aboard, 'welcome home.'  I continue to approach the world at high speed.

'Thank you again, Hiyu,' Turueen says.  'Is there...anything we can do to thank you?'

Drawing close now....yes...I begin to sense them....many...very many....possibly.....millions of lives....Each one unique...each one special.....each one...a possible friend to make.....

'Yes...there is...' I reply, excitedly, 'please....let me stay a while...'

Turueen happily agrees.  'Definitely....let me contact the base quickly....I can't wait to see the look on their faces....I'm sure they'll welcome you.'

I slow as we get very close to the base, and begin to withdraw from the ship again, reconverting myself into a more tangible form....still moving the ship along with me...I see other ships moving to face us....I detect more uncertainty....I smile....it seems I'll have a lot of fears to quell, once again...

Hearing Turueen contact her fellows amuses me.  "Erasuli to Rominov Station.  Rominov station, do you copy.....Stand down all defenses, she's an ally.....Yes....well....I....no, no.....Get here so fast?  I don't know really but.....ah, can I just explain this later?  We need repairs.  We've sustained....some casualties...but...no wounded...not anymore....Huh?  Oh....she's, Hiyu'naru, a Xheenari'Nia....yes....she's friendly.  I've invited her to stay for a while....huh?....No, no, no....she's fine in space...how?....Listen...I....ahh...."

….Such fun creatures they are....I think I will enjoy it here....

'Turueen, tell him everything....I'd like to survey the planet....I'll let you speak to your people...'

'....Ah....very well....it'll be a while at this rate,' she notes.

Laughing at this, I reply, 'Take your time...I'll be back soon.'  I detach the statue from the ship's...hull, it's called, and bring it with me near the station, and let it float near the biggest glass wall I see, looking through to see all sorts of species....not just humans and alarians....I back up, smile, and wave....

'Hello all,' I broadcast to as many as I can, 'I am Hiyu'naru, a Xheenar'Nia....I come in peace,' one of the humans mentioned I should say that, and I suppress a snicker, 'I hope to get along with you all...I'll be back....'

                                   ...Turning from the station now, I face the planet....

                                                      …..and fly toward it.....

   …..I move in close to the world, though not entering the atmosphere.....

                                       ….not yet anyway.....

Gazing down now, I see the beauty of the world....not just the creatures like humans and alarians....and the others I saw on the station.....there are whole cities I can see on the world....but....everywhere....everywhere the planet is teeming with life....I continue to circumnavigate...taking in the clouds.....

           …..the water....currents....

                             ….mountains too....

                                                       ...forests.....so many features....

                                             …..so....so much life....

As I finish my trip I return near the base area....but fly high above it...now looking down upon the planet.....taking in all that I could.....

….I feel more of the life energies on the station....the ships....the planet....

           ….It's all....so very beautiful....

...I turn away from the planet, and stare back into the vastness of space....



         ...Space...






                                                           ….so empty....


                      ….yet not...

...Rather.....it's filled.....with so much......

                             ….so many stars....

                                         ….so many planets....

                                  …..so many lives.....

                                                               ….so much energy....


                                           …..so....much beauty....


The stars twinkle back at me as I look out to them......Each one giving off life giving light.....warmth....comfort.....

            ...Each one with it's own planets...

                              ….Possibly...each with it's own life?.....

                            ….Perhaps.....space is not very empty at all?....

                     ….Nor as far apart as I feel.....

…..Maybe.....space isn't really emptiness?....

                                  ….Maybe it's a connection.....

                                              ….that we each have to one another?....

                    ...Yes...yes...

                      …..I don't need to force myself to try and be happy....

                                                  ….Even if I'm not near them.....

                                             …..there are always others to meet....

                                                               ….to care for.....

                                                 ….to share all the beauty with....

                                                                      …..Really.....in space....

                                                                                   ….we are....

                                                                                             ….not alone....
The continuation from part one: [link] See it for complete description.


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Modalsauce Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
i like the way this is written using her scattered thoughts as the narrative.
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zen4life Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it.
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Dragomi12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
A sweet tale to be sure, a nice introduction to Xheenari'Nia. It's a good thing the humans and alarians didn't run into the the Xheenari'Nia in THIS shot, though: [link]

THAT would've been...Bad...

And I agree with TinyPet. After all she'd done, it wouldn't entirely be inappropriate to call her a benevolent space god. Excellent story good sir.
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zen4life Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thanks, though in general this piece was more a characterization, rather than any particularly canon piece. It is still undecided how the Xheenari'Nia are met, and when. Certainly after the machine war, but how far after is undecided.

There are certainly Xheenari'Nia of that picture's caliber, as well as those depicted in the story. Most, as of the present conception, are generally neutral, however, with no strong feelings toward nor against other species. At least, not by default. Thanks again for the feedback.
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Dragomi12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Not a problem. I've become a big fan of the LegacyVerse after discovering it a few months back. Hope to see more of your writing, especially Worlds Apart, Part 2.
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zen4life Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I appreciate that, and am glad you are enjoying it. I mentioned in a journal that World's Apart is going to need some rather noteworthy updates to make it an enjoyable story in the long run. I still plan to make it somewhere along the lines of 20-30 parts, but details related to the CCS, and even elements of Earth, need to be worked out and developed a little more before I can do that.

The main reason is that much of my Legacy work has been made non-canon because of setting updates. While the stories are fine on their own, and the updates beneficial to the setting at large, it is still a bit discouraging that so many projects can't fit within the canon setting.
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Dragomi12 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Ohh, being kept down by the man behind our giant pointy-eared alien friends...Sorry, bud.

Hang in there, hopefully he won't take too long with his restructure, so-called.
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zen4life Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Well, I wouldn't say being kept down exactly. I knew going in that major restructurings and revisions were possible of the kind that can make pieces non-canon, so really, there's nothing out of the ordinary going on.
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ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful story, well done
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zen4life Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thank you very much.
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