CHAPTER 33 - EARTH - LIVERPOOL
The Iquan had setup a civilian government to oversee the day to day running of Earth.
Two of the rebel leaders met on the waterfront and they looked across the River Mersey.
Posen a human from the city looked to a slender Quinon female, Welon.
The two looked at each other "The Iquan must be stopped at all costs."
Welon nodded as she turned towards the River Mersey "I agree."
"We've got hit back some how."
Welon nodded "I agree but security is tight at the moment."
Posen turned to face the same direction as Welon "I hear the district governor is stopping off on Earth in the next couple of days."
Welon "I was thinking the same but he will be well protected."
Posen nodded maybe but I can get into the Iquan system and get us access as VIPs. The district governor will be a nice target."
Welon nodded "That will not be easy Iquan security is notoriously tight."
Posen handed her an ID badge "Don't worry go tonight the Iquan are holding a conference on the invasion. Some journalists have been invited and you are one of them going under the name Elandra Jenson a Quinon who is a political advisor there will be a package inside the building when you get there."
She nodded and their meeting broke up.
President Hwan Cho was now in charge of the government and was seen many as colluding with the enemy and their were rumours that he had executed his own citizens.
Prior to the ceremony Welon had looked around the area wondering where to attack the President but security was tight and she knew couldn't do anything.
Fuelled by her mission the proceedings began with the President saying that the Iquan were a force of peace and that life would be better than before.
Welon sat quietly she had a small darted weapon concealed under her sleeve having managed to bypass security. The material used was a tough ceramic that would not show under Iquan security scanners.
The dart itself was automated and computer guided allowing Welon to escape the second she fired it. Yet she knew it could possibly be a one way trip being so close to the President yet she had lost much she was willing to risk it.
The President spoke for another ten minutes as he did so Welon took out the small darted weapon and she pressed the dart and it released itself heading towards the President at great speed.
Yet the dart failed to it hit its target having hit an energy screen protecting the President.
The President was quickly whisked away by security. The crowd panicked and Welon tried to escape yet was captured by guards loyal to the Iquan.
She was hold away to an interrogating room on Earths moon. News soon spread on the state controlled TV station about the capture of a rebellious traitor.
Welon sat knowing her fate then came out an executioner she stood before a firing squad and was fired upon her body slumping and it was broadcast throughout Iquan empire.
Posen looked in disbelief both at Welons death and the failed attempt to kill the President.
Around stood other rebellion leaders.
Tinen a male Meon said "What now?"
Posen was unsure until now they had worked themselves working slowly gaining equipment and learning how to fight killing key people attacking infrastructure and this wasn't their first major setback.
Posen "Undoubtedly they will know it was us who tried to kill the President the best thing is to keep low."
Tinen continued "We are with you but our lives will be harder."
Posen continued "I know you all have families but daily I hear of other worlds rebelling against the Iquan but understood we do not fear death. Once we have overcome that we are they have no control of us."
Posen knew that they would need more than fine words to give them comfort. He needed a victory and something that would make the Iquan squirm.