Andromeda Starcove

Andromeda Starcove

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Andromeda travels the galaxies with her pal Frank. She goes around helping people, but doesn't really know how to help herself. That is until she starts getting visions of her dead parents. Now she must find them.
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Andromeda travels the galaxies with her pal Frank. She goes around helping people, but doesn't really know how to help herself. That is until she starts getting visions of her dead parents. Now she must find them.

Chapter1 (v.1) - The man we found in the cave

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Submitted: May 23, 2017

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First of all let me just say this mans death was a necessary death in the long run. He would have gotten in the way and just annoyed the hell out of us.  How it started was Frank was searching for some crystals in a cave. We were on Hugo 7, a moon in the Craeo belt. We needed some quick cash and Frank was feeling lucky. I was waiting in the ship while he looked around and mined whatever he could. It was a public moon so it was all perfectly legal, not that we really cared anyways. We've been around the galaxy enough times to not care about space law.  Things were going fine until Frank sensed something in the cave that was not friendly, he got uncomfy and readied his gun. The air grew cold and his hair stood up. Suddenly the dumb bastard was pushed back and his gun flew ten feet away from him. Frank lifted his ridiculously huge head to see an old man in the cave with him. The man was a good six feet away . It's clear that he had some crude experiments done to his body to give him mystic powers or something because he managed to push Frank without using his arms, or were they arms?  They were more thin like twigs and his hands were all frail like an old lady. His long hair and glasses made him look like an old school punk fan with the mustache to complete it. Frank could usually handle fights well, franks a big dude, but when there is magic involved he is almost useless. This is where I come in most of the time. I have special abilities myself. Sort of a telekinese type deal. If i'm feeling strong enough I can lift an object with my mind. Frank and I have chips in our arms to let the other know we are in trouble. All it takes is a little push and i'll be there ready to kill.

Once I heard the beeping in my chip I let out a big sigh. This was SUPPOSED to be a simple grab' n' go. I put on my space suit without realizing this caveman was about to say something that would change my life forever.

 

The mysterious man had Frank up against a wall, despite the seriousness it was a little funny.  He had some sort of spell on his hands and feet that didn’t allow them to move. Frank gets nervous from only two things, small dangerous critters and getting his monthly haircut. Now one of those things was approaching him in the cave and I'll tell ya now, his haircut was last week. All along the cave walls and ground were different critters of the nasty variety. Scorpions and centipedes galore were rushing at Frank.  They climbed over stalactites and rocks, each bug bigger than the last, they started to crawl on his skin. He didn't scream and i comend him for that, but still his face was not very brave.At this point I entered the cave and took a look around and immediately ripped all the bugs in half with a blood curdling crack. The man, who was in the dark, grinned and punched me in the face. I turned and noticed this man's body has changed into something else. His chest had grown larger by three sizes and his arms were the size of a boa constrictor. His legs though were the weirdest part. They had split and turned into eight different tentacles swirling about.  

He locked eyes with me

“Sorry love, but I need these crystals more than you.”

The man or Old rotten Octo half man wraps a tentacle around my leg so I couldn't run and then punched me in the face with his fist. Now just so we are all clear, this man has punched me twice in my FACE. Frank jumped off the wall, free of the man’s magic and lunged at him. The dude saw this though and without skipping a beat he grabbed Frank around the waist with a different tentacle. I looked at Frank across the cave and he gave me the classic "please do something to get us out of this" nod. I nodded back and willed the stalactites to fall down on the latching tentacle arms. Piercing the arms and setting us free. The man octopus beast howled in pain and I spun through the air and kicked his face. I was gettin' ready to take down the other six arms but Frank already had his shotgun in the man's mouth.

This when things went downhill. Because of what happens next my life is alot more complicated than it already was.

The man started to mumble something and Frank was about to blow his head off.

I stopped him,

“Frank hold on, I wanna hear what he has to say”

Frank pulled the gun out slowly.

The man spit at frank's feet and then spoke,

“I recognize you from the posters… Filthy Starcoves, You deserve to be extinct, bless the Red Lord.”

An awkward silence hung in the air.

Naturally I broke it, “Who? What?” I looked at Frank, he didn't make eye contact but he was aware of my eyes. He just stared at the man with shock and anger.

 

Franks stare was enough to silence the man.

 At this point I was getting a little heated,

“Frank what aren’t you telling me? Who is this Red Lord?"

“NOTHING”

He sweats like a pig, Frank is a horrible liar.

Frank saw me and burst,

Normally I don't threaten Frank or force him to do things, but he was acting so weird and I just flipped out.

My hair stood up and my eyes glowed blue.

 

“FINE” he yelled,

With an abrupt amount of anger in his voice he shouted these terrible words.

“He’s the reason your parents are dead!”

Frank grabbed the man and blew his head off.

 


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