GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MISSION LOG
STAFF SARGEANT LISTER, 305TH LEGION
367-Z VOICE RECORDER TRANSCRIPT
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The two guards were protecting the corporal's quarters.
Corporal Harland ordered me to see him in his office immediately; and he told me to come unarmed. I didn't like the way that sounded so I kept my sidearm in my holster. I walked past them nonchalantly and paused a few feet away from Corporal Harland. His back was facing out across his balcony overlooking a ravine."
"Corporal Harland," I started.
He spun around. "Ah, Sargeant Lister. A pleasure to see you."
me to see you."
"Ah, yes. I'm sorry, but I have to do this."
My voice took on a cold, hard tone. "Do what?' I demanded.
"Clone Intelligence has deemed you a threat to the integrity of this fighting force. You must be terminated. I'm sorry, but this is the way it has to be." He turned and left.
I suddenly realized that the guards at the entrance had turned toward me and were ready to fire. I drew my sidearm and squeezed off two perfect shots into the clone's chests.
I left the building and got into a UA vehicle. I drove over to the AREG's base, thinking all the way that Harland had betrayed me. I was almost in shock. Then I realized that I was no longer in the Republic. I could do whatever I want. But in order to survive I couldn't just run off into the woods. I decided I was going to plead the AREG leader to join his fighting force. I arrived at the building, and, making sure there was no one guarding the entrance, took the stairs directly up to the leader's office.
I entered his quarters. He had tall silvery pillars on opposite corners of the space and he was sitting in one like it, his hood up over his head. I walked up to him and bowed deeply.
"Noble leader of this organization, I was betrayed by my fellow brothers," I said cautiously. "I would be honored to serve against the Republic in this Anti-Republic group."
His voice had a rough, gravelly tone.
"I will allow to join us, Lister. I sensed a disturbance in the Force, I knew it was when they betrayed you. I've had my eye on you also, you will become a powerful ally."
"Yes, Master." I stood up.
"Here is what you must do," He continued. "Go back to the Command, kill Harland and Rayders. It must be done. Don't hesitate, feel no remorse. They betrayed you, Terbo."
"How did you know my first name?"
"I know alot of things." he said plainly. "Back to the situation on hand. Return to Command, kill the leaders. Field Master Putame has constructed a new helmet for you, it will top off your uniform nicely." Vas Putame walked in with the helmet under his arm. They shook hands cordially.
"This is a perfect reproduction of your helmets, with a new face kama and jet black," Vas said, seemingly enjoying the lecture. He handed it to Lister.
"Go, Lister. Complete what must be done!"
"Yes, sir," I replied, feeling betrayal and darkness coursing through my veins.
PERSONAL QUARTERS OF COPORAL HARLAND, CLONE INTELLIGENCE COMMANDER
Harland sat in his office. He didn't know that the guards hadn't dispatched Lister, and he didn't realize something was wrong until he felt the metal pistol shell that he knew belonged to Lister slam into his back, killing him.
REPUBLIC COMMS CENTER
Rayders looked at his communications display intently. He heard someone approach from his side.
"Rayders," a voice said. It was Lister's.
"Terbo! What has you here this late? Can't sleep?"
I raised my pistol, my hand shaking.
He was my only friend. I heard a small voice in my head echoing the Leader's words. "He betrayed you. Finish him
Rayders noticed what was happening. "What are you doing? What the-"
The metal slug hit him in the chest, shattering his chest armor. He drew a sharp intake of breath. Rayders fell to his knees, swayed, and fell facefirst onto the ground.
"The task is finished," I thought. I left the building and headed back to AREG Command.
I reentered the Leader's quarters. I turned toward him. "It is finsished," I said, my voice laced with sadness;anger. "The Republic Leadership has been terminated."
"Excellent," he breathed. "Now, all we have to do is-"
He was interrupted by Field Master Putame, rushing through the door, breathless. "What is it?" The leader said, concerned. "What's the matter?"
Putame caught his breath. "The clones!" He gasped. "They've broken through our ground defenses! They're raiding the building!"
TO BE CONTINUED.......
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