Mon May 19, 2014 6:02 pm
Author's Note: Sorry for that really bad story, I didn't see the actual topic of this contest. Sorry! This post will be edited shortly. Thank you.
At first, he thought the war was great, a way to spread the Republic's age of peace and prosperity. But he saw past it. It wasn't spreading peace. It was causing chaos to the known galaxy. And so, it was his duty to the world to end it...
"Commander," he said. "I came back with the intelligence report"
"Good, bring it over here, Lieutenant," replied the Commander.
"No," he said, quietly.
"What did you say?" said the Commander, with a glare in his eyes. His mouth turned into a frown as he replied.
"No!" he repeated, only with a stronger voice. "I will not give you the report"
"What!" the Commander shouted. He got out of his seat, shoving it in as he left. He walked calmly up to the Lieutenant, until they were face to face. "Listen here Lieutenant. That intel report you have, is a vital piece of information for the war effort. And if we can't have it... Well, we'll just see about that. Now hand over the report!"
"Never!" the Lieutenant screamed. "You, or anyone else in this messed up republic, will never be able to use this information to hurt anyone ever again. And I will make sure it doesn't. Understand?"
"Lieutenant," the Commander said, frustrated. He weakly fell back into his chair. His hair is now a mess, his eyes red with fury. Sweat is dripping down from his forehead. "I did not spend 5 years at the Academy to deal with this. The Republic will not tolerate this act of disobedience. This is clearly a violation against the ru-"
"Screw the rules!" the Lieutenant said, interrupting the Commander. "Now, you will keep quiet about this, or else."
"Or else what?" replied the Commander, with a smug face. "You are weak, puny. You stand no chance against the might of our Republic. We are too great! I am too great. I am the greatest Commander in the entire galaxy. And I will die with the honor of serving this nation if I have to!"
"Good. Very good..." said the Lieutenant, causally. "Well, since you asked for it... Now!"
"What!" said the Commander. There was a few knocks at the door. "Come in."
The door was broken open, and against the Commander's hopes, it was rebel troops who came. They surrounded the Commander and took him hostage, putting him in a bag.
"What now?" said one of the soldiers.
"Our job here is done. Just take whatever you can find and let's get out of here" said the Lieutenant. There was some noise outside the Commander's Office. The rebels went dead silent, with the only noise present is the officers outside.
"Did you guys hear that fight?" said one officer.
"Yeah, what happened in there?" said another.
"I'm not sure, but we should go check it out, just in case," said a third. The three officers started their walk up to the office.
"Oh great. Now how are we going to get out?" said the Lieutenant.
The Commander's office was stormed by the three officers, along with some cadets. The rebels were outnumbered, and perished in the war. The report never got in the Republic's hand however. The Commander, along with the Republic's most important and highly classified plans were burnt before it went into the enemies' hand. After the day of the rebel invasion, liberating troops broke into the deceased Commander's room, finding nothing left but ashes and the rotting body of the Commander. Once the Republic was defeated, the winning rebel nations freed the Republic's many colonies. They formed the Federation of Stellar Nations (FSN), and helped restore the galaxy to peace. Everything was right in the world once more.
Many cycles later, the dead body of the now famous Lieutenant was found. It was brought back to his hometown, where he finally had a proper death, and he was allowed to rest in peace. He was honored for his work on that day. May his work and legacy live on.
One important piece of information, one determine person, is all it takes to make a difference.
Last edited by CodeDecoded
on Wed May 28, 2014 4:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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