CHAPTER 8 - INTERGALACTIC ALLIANCES PARLIAMENT
Chief Elder Qunoon got up and walked to a raised podium he raised his hands as was tradition when he was speaking. He looked to the senators who represented over a dozen species and hundreds of planets. His red and gold robe shone in the sun lit room.
"Ladies and gentleman this emergency session has been brought to you today and some of you will already know. Our greatest enemy has disappeared, where we don't know but they have destroyed the Punan homeworld."
Chief Elder Qunoon carried on speaking passionately observed by Congressman Smith and Lisa standing high up on an observation window.
The congressman turned to Lisa his thoughts were split on the speech and their night together "We had a good time last night."
Lisa nodded "Whatever happened to you after Metropolis I never saw you until yesterday?"
Congressman Smith looked to her "I got called by the Alliance to do some undercover work before I got into politics."
Lisa was quiet for a moment thinking over what had been said "Its alright I forgive you."
The congressman turned to her "I've got some free time coming up in a few weeks . Perhaps I could come and see you on Sirenson I here its a beautiful planet."
Lisa’s eyes widened "Tempting."
As she finished the speech was finished. The debate started and ended with many concerned over the Iquan disappearing but the congressman knew many had little appetite to do anything.
Congressman Smith was not pleased and neither was Lisa both walked to a nearby canteen serving coffee both remained silent and dumbstruck over what they had just seen.
Senator Nireen saw them in the distance and walked over with a coffee in her hand and sat next to them and looked towards Lisa "I'm sorry you've come all this way for nothing. The feeling is that the disappearance of the Iquan is a good thing and they have left us alone."
Lisa welled up with anger "They weren't there. I saw those ships with my own eyes."
The senator looked to the congressman and sighed "Some however are concerned enough to want to see if there is a new threat then we need to know more."
Then emergency air raid sirens started to whine. All of the people in the canteen looked around.
Congressman Smith asked "Whats that?"
The Senator rang on her communicator to a private number. She put the communicator down "By the Gods of Andulas. We're under attack."
Lisa shook her head "Attack?"
The senator continued "We have a fleet over five hundred ships that have just the entered Edenias system and are on their way here. They've destroyed half our fleet here in this sector. Word has been sent out but we think they are jamming us."
Senator Nireen turned to Lisa "Its the Iquan isn't it?"
Lisa nodded the sirens continued blaring and all three made there way to a bunker located deep under the city.