|Beta to Alpha
Author: Kira Cat PM
"Date: tenth of the seventh lunar cycle, time: exactly 12 hours and twenty-nine minutes since the crash. Casualty rate: one survivor, five hundred and six deceased, and twelve unaccounted for. This is second degree commander Beta V. Alpha end report…"Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,934 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 05-01-12 - Published: 04-27-12 - id: 3017304
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Ok, CHapter two's only short because one, I had only got this out and then my brain fried and two, I want to upload chapter two of Skull and Fishbone but can't until I get five reviews on that. ."
"It has been 3 hours and two minutes since my last log entry… Gv2 now peaked in the atmosphere. It is certain that life is not viable with the atmospheric conditions and direct UV radiation. I have been walking for the last three hours in the direction of wreckage. Hopefully the ship had split in half close to Sub terra's surface. If not I fear my search could be heading in the wrong direction. This is Beta V. Alpha, former second commander now discharged for disobeying direct orders… "
Beta sat up from the rock she had rested on. The midday star's light burned down harshly. She knew it was a fool's folly to continue in the heat. Better to wait the hour and then move on then risk heat exhaustion that could kill her within the hour. Beta looked up and the metal boned ruins she had seeked shelter in. The bone structure spiraled up into the sky, rock and metal piled down from the falling internal structure.
The structure was primitive at best. Beta swallowed dryly, she had to conserve as much as possible. Resting back in the shade, Beta sighed in relief. Closing her eyes, Beta's thoughts wondered to her sister well being.
Althia was perfect; a perfect physical copy of Beta. They never really were allowed near each other. The few times Beta had actually met Althia she believed she was looking in a mirror. That was when they were four moon cycles old. Since then the meeting were rare and short. Althia was kind though; she petted Beta's head and called her Is'kar. She never request much of Beta, beta actually expected Althia to be demanding and spoiled.
The reality was Althia was very frail and weak often. She required special care. Most of which required blood and flesh. Beta was fine with it, giving life to the sister who she was born for. Beta was prepared to giving everything to her twin, the one she was copied from… Althia was moons older then Beta but they looked to be in the same cycle, it was the way a twin was made to be exactly the same in everyway.
Beta remembered the days it hurt, the pain of the needles and stiches from after always felt like death itself had hit her. But She'd think about Althia, how she was Althia's Is'kar. The pain would fade when she recalled those memories.
That was moons ago now, Beta had not been needed by Althia for a long time. Beta was built for Althia so that's why when talk of war came, Beta jumped at the chance to be useful once again. As a twin there wasn't much expected of her anyways… only war never came and Beta found herself aboard the Ni'sik and Althia found her way on as well.
Beta's eyes opened slowly. Gv2 had moved across the sky and was now no longer a danger. And yet just a look at it sent waves of pain and fear up her spine. She remembered now, It reminded her of the white walled room she had called home for moons before she was allowed to meet her twin.
Is"kar means beloved one, princess, and or my love. Althia uses it as a term of endearment, not in an adult manner.