Ironhide's Sparkling: This is currently the longest chapter at 14 pages and 5366 words! I made it this one longer as a treat from not updating for so long. Please forgive me! I have COOKIES! Oh! R+R too please!
Chapter 3: Omega
Jack reluctantly led Shika to where Sheppard and Joker were fighting over who got to use the Comm. Joker seemed pretty offended that he had been pushed out of the way so that Sheppard could voice his annoyance at Shika. Jack coughed, Joker and Sheppard turned towards them, "Uh… so um… I'll just… go now. Good luck 'Breaker." She patted Shika on the shoulder and leaned into her ear so that her voice was heard by none but her, "If he gets irritated, just keep agreeing with him."
Shika watched sadly as Jack left, leaving her with the bickering men. She sighed, closing her eyes before turning her attention back to the two men, "You wanted to see me, Commander?"
Sheppard nodded then handing the mike back to Joker, "It's yours unless it's mine." He turned to her, confused expressions blanketed both Shika's and Joker's faces, "What?"
She shook her head, allowing her face to be wiped back to neutral, "That made no sense. At all… But anyways, what did you need me for, sir?"
Shepard stared at her, "Well one of the things has already been covered by the way you are acting, but just in case I think you should know that on missions-"
She cut him off, "-obey all orders and stick with you right? I've been on field before with my dad and the rest of my family. I know how to act in a war or war-like situation."
"That's good. It means I don't have to go through explaining it all to you." He looked at her for a moment, "How old are you?"
"In human years or-"
"Years, how old are you in normal years." He stated impatiently.
"369. Although I have the mental maturity of a teenager" She sighed. "I told you that I'm still young for my kind. Although I've survived longer than many of our children after the All-spark was sent into space and was destroyed..."
Joker cut in, "Sorry to interrupt, Commander. But we're about to dock." Shika looked out to see a large structure protruding from half an asteroid that made it look an awful lot like Seattle's Space Needle, except there were some major differences. One, it was in the middle of outer space. Two, it was bigger. MUCH bigger. Three, space ships were flying to and from it, not something that the Space Needle accommodated.
Shika went wide eyed, "Whoa." She had seen some pretty exotic things. Not that this was more exotic, it was just cool.
Joker laughed, "Yup. Teenager."
Shika ignored him and just continued staring at Omega before Sheppard retrained her attention, "It's actually a good thing that we are going there now. It's a good chance for us to test your abilities and pick up an old friend."
Joker looked back at them, "Wait, you mean that archangel guy, don't you?"
"Yes, I mean him." Sheppard turned to Joker. "Is there a problem?"
Joker shrugged, "No. Not really. I wonder how people there are going to react after-"
Sheppard cut Joker off, "Hide, go find Jacob and have him fit you for weapons. You're going to need them there and you are not going to use your cannons under any circumstance, understood?"
A voice was heard from around the corner, "Damn!"
Shika looked back to where Jack had supposedly left although she wasn't seen it was pretty obvious she was there, "I thought you were against eavesdropping, Jack."
Joker rolled his eyes, "Hypocrite."
Jack walked out from the corner, "I'm only against it if it's me being eavesdropped on, but anyways, why can't she use her cannons?"
Sheppard pinched the bridge of his nose, "How natural is it for a human, not that I am saying you are human Hide, you just take the appearance of one, to have giant metal cannons appear from her arms?"
Jack was silent for a moment, "Very natural."
Shika broke in, "I've been to a parallel universe where that happens a lot. On the same planet lots of humans can do what I did to Grunt's gun. Although I doubt I could teach it here."
Sheppard groaned in annoyance, "Stop supporting her, Hide. Here it is not natural."
"Wish it was," Jack mumbled, "That would be so fucking awesome."
Shika sighed, "Well I can make a device that looks like a normal weapon but allows me to use the same power source I use for my cannons to power it, that way the gun will both last longer and won't over heat as quickly. That and if it's stolen while we're there it won't work for them and I can always make another."
Sheppard looked at her for a while before answering, "How much time will you need and what materials?"
"I only need a few seconds and a very heat resistant metal."
"A few- How can you make a weapon in just a few seconds?" Jack interrupted.
Shika shrugged, "Alchemy. I told you I've only not been on Earth once and that was while I was on my home planet. However I have been on many of Earth's parallels and they aren't all the same as the one you know."
Joker spoke up, "Isn't alchemy that science that allows you to alter something as long as you have the same amount of matter before and after the transmutation?"
Shika nodded, ignoring the dumbfounded Jack and Sheppard, "Yeah, that's it."
Joker looked at his Commander, "I was online a lot as a kid."
Sheppard silently acknowledged this before turning back to Shikara, "If you can have that device done before we dock on Omega, you have my permission to make it. If not then I want you to find Jacob now and get him to equip you with some weapons."
Shika nodded, "If you can get me the supplies I can. It's a very simple process."
"Go talk to Mordin and tell him what it is you need, but talk to Jacob first. If we don't have what you need then I want you to have a weapon beforehand. And that device is only going to be used after you run out of heat clips for your weapon."
Shika nodded then turned to leave, taking Jack by the arm then turned back at Sheppard, "I do have one question."
Sheppard nodded, "Go ahead."
"Why do you have all those scars on your face?"
"Long story, I will answer it later. As I expect you to do the same about your… heritage."
Shika's face scrunched up slightly in irritation, "I already said I would explain it as soon as I had shown you my actual form. It will be easier to explain then."
"Then I'll tell you after I've been shown."
"Fine." Shika began to walk off, Jack still in tow, "I need you to do me a favor."
Jack yanked her arm out of Shika's grasp and kept pace with her, "What? Do you need me to go ask Mordin for some of that metal?"
She nodded, "If you'd be so kind."
Jack hesitated, "Will the weapon you make be at all like your cannons?"
Shika nodded, "A bit, yes. Although it won't have the same effect as my normal one since it is smaller, which is probably for the best. My dad's cannons can take out entire buildings from a mile away. Well, human buildings."
Jack laughed, "Nice." She looked toward the Research Lab, "Well I'll ask Mordin for your shit while you go and get some weapons."
Shika nodded, "Alright. I'll be in there when you're done. You know what type right?"
Her face took a sarcastically thoughtful expression, "Ummm… Hard and heat resistant right? Shouldn't be too hard."
Shika smiled, "Right. I'll be with Jacob when you get the metal." Jack went to go harass Mordin for the material while Shika took a left towards the Armory. Upon entrance, Shika saw Jacob tending to the malformed object that was Grunt's gun.
Jacob lifted his eyes from the weapon momentarily to look at Shika before giving his attention back to the gun, "You really did a number on this thing. I doubt I'll be able to put it back to the way it was."
Shika sighed, "I can fix it."
Jacob looked up again, "Really?"
She nodded, "Yeah, let me show you." She gently clapped her hands together and placed them on the gun reverting it to its functional form. She looked at a dumbfounded Jacob, "Alchemy."
He shook his head, "Anyways, what are you here for?"
"Sheppard sent me to get some guns before we dock on Omega."
He tilted his head towards the arsenal of weapons hanging beside him, "Take your pick, we've gotta shitload."
She looked at the weapons, "What would you take?"
He shrugged, "Dunno. Depends on the mission, I'm good with all types of firearms."
"Sheppard said we were recruiting someone called Archangel. What would you take on that kind of mission?"
"A heavy pistol, a sniper, an assault rifle, and some other gun. You never really know what could happen on those. You can take mine if you want."
Shika nodded, "Thanks, I'm customizing my own weapon here in a minute so that will take place of the 'other gun'."
"I'm not gonna ask how but here," he handed her an M-5 Phalanx, an M-29 Incisor and an M-8 Avenger, "take these and I expect to have them given back to me. By you."
Shika raised an eyebrow, "As in 'Don't die newbie'?"
Jacob nodded, "Yeah, pretty much."
Shika shook her head and began to leave when Jacob called her again, "Shika, wait. I forgot you'd need one of these." He handed her a holster for her weapons and helped her put it on, "I don't think you'd want to have to carry each of the guns by hand."
She laughed, "No kidding." She allowed him to finish securing it before turning around, "Thanks again. I'm surprised you let me use your guns though."
"I don't think that you're a bad person. Don't let Miranda get to you, she can be a bitch sometimes."
Shika smiled, "I've realized that."
"We all have." Jack's voice appeared unexpectedly behind them and they turned to face her, "I've got the material from Mordin but he wants to see the process. He doesn't understand alchemy and wants to watch you do your thing."
Shika nodded, "That's fine, and it's a really simple process. But I don't see why you're all so fascinated with it."
Jack rolled her eyes, "'Breaker, you don't get that if you aren't lying to us about your Cybertronian roots, which it's pretty obvious you aren't, then you will be the biggest story in all of history when word gets out."
Shika's eyes widened, "No. No telling anyone. Not until I give my say so. My race has been kept secret for millennia, and it would suck if everything was blown just like that."
"Then why did you show Sheppard, Tali, and Grunt your arms?"
She shrugged, "I acted on impulse. Another sucky trait I get from my dad…"
Jacob broke in, "Who is your dad anyways?"
"He's our team's weapon specialist," she explained, "he who we go to when our weapons break, or when we want to spar. Dad loves to spar." She sighed then turned back to Jack, "Let's go get my gun made so I can get back to Sheppard."
Jack shrugged, "Good enough for me. You do know that I'm on this mission to right?"
Shika rolled her eyes as she walked out of the Armory, "I should have guessed," Mordin lifted his head from whatever he was doing as they came in, "you seem like you can handle yourself pretty well in a fight."
"She can." Mordin answered for Jack, "Although, has trouble differing friend from foe."
Jack grunted, "I can vouch for myself, Salarian."
Shika sighed, "Can I just get my gun made?"
Mordin nodded, "Yes. You do that. I will watch."
Shika shook her head slightly at the Salarian as she walked over to the wad of metal sitting on the table, comparing him mentally to the way Blurr used to speak. She calmly clapped her hands and placed them on the metal, transforming it into the desired weapon after it was consumed in a blue light. She looked back up at a stupefied Mordin and Jack, "What?"
Mordin held his hand out for the device, "May I?"
Shika nodded, "Here," she handed him the gun, "let Jack see it afterwards."
She watched as he examined it, muttering things to himself about how it was impossible. He looked at every indent and crease in the metal until he was satisfied with what he saw, "Obviously functional, but as to how it was created? Puzzling." He shook his head, handing the human beside him the weapon. "Can you explain?"
Shika bit her bottom lip, trying to think of a way to explain, "Well, it's Alchemy, a science that basically speeds up many chemical reactions. But it is very difficult to master, and it takes a lot of energy, the more complex the reaction, the more energy is taken up. Luckily, I have much to spare."
Jack continued to ignore the two of them, eagerly examining the gun that Shika had made even closer than the ship's scientist had, "Ah, that make sense. Somewhat. But it is not, as what humans call, magic?"
"Defiantly not. It is a complete science. Nothing more, nothing less."
"Interesting. Do you mind my doing more study on the subject in the future?"
She shook her head, "No, I don't, just no tests on organics. I will tell you why later but Jack and I," she took her gun back from Jack and hooked it into place, "need to get back to the Commander before he gets upset."
Mordin quickly nodded his head in agreement, "Yes, go. Sheppard, not like to be kept waiting."
"I'll be going then." She turned to the door, "Come on Jack."
Just as they left the lab they heard Joker's voice overhead, "Will Shikara and Jack please report to the air lock?"
Jack snorted, "Guess you were right about us not having much time."
"Sheppard said we didn't have much time to begin with, I knew we were pushing it." Shika didn't even look back as this was said, "Do you have what you need?"
"I always have what I need." Shika watched as a blue light quickly enveloped her before dissipating back into her body.
Jack smiled coyly, "Best there is."
Shika rolled her eyes, "Brag much?"
"Stop messing around. If you two are going to act like this when we get in to a tough situation I'll have to reconsider having both of you on the same team." Sheppard was standing by the airlock, impatiently waiting for the two of them.
Shika nodded, "Yes, commander." She looked over to Jack who was standing there impatient and annoyed, something that the commander took no notice of, or, didn't seem to take notice.
"Let's go get Archangel and come back, we can go browsing for things another time."
Jack spoke up, "I thought part of this mission was to get weapons and armor for 'Breaker?"
Sheppard nodded, "It was. But Archangel doesn't have a lot of time apparently, seems he's taken on a couple of enemies and they've teamed up on him. No more questions."
"Yes, Commander." Was the monotone response from the two girls.
"Joker, open the airlock."
Joker's voice was heard over the intercom, "Aye aye, Commander." The door in front of them hissed and opened up into one of Omega's docking areas, revealing both aliens and humans alike, none of them paying any attention to the group of people exiting the ship.
Shika grinned, "Nice."
Jack grinned along with her, "I know. This place is so fucking awesome."
Sheppard sighed, "You two are beginning to creep me out… and your mirroring each other isn't helping." He began to walk towards one of the cabs.
They smiled at each other before following Sheppard, he entered the vehicle and the two women followed afterward. The driver looked back at Sheppard, "Where to?"
The Commander activated his omni-tool, prepaying the driver, "The Afterlife. I need to speak to Aria."
The driver turned back around and made himself comfortable, "Your funeral." He mumbled.
Shika shut down her sensory upgrades and Commed her dad, partially because she needed to talk to him and give him an update and partially because the human driving the vehicle stunk like a pig, :Hello?:
Her dad's worried voice picked up immediately, :Shikara?:
:Hey Dad.: Shika replied, :I'm on a mission. I should be fine though. Even if I'm not allowed to use my cannons I still won't be bothered by their gun fire…:
Ironhide laughed, :I know, be careful, Sparkling.:
:I will Dad. Bye.: She cut off the Comm. link just in time as the cab came to a stop. She turned to Sheppard, "Who's Aria?"
Sheppard sighed, getting out of the cab, "Omega's… ruler in a way. She can probably explain it better. No more questions."
Shika glared at him coldly for a moment, "Fine." She scoffed. Jack laughed for a moment before a cold glare from both Shika and Sheppard shut her up.
Sheppard began to walk away but Shika stayed put. Watching the cab that was currently driving away from the place where they had been dropped off. She was planning on scanning it for her alt mode but she didn't like the style. Too… bland. She decided she would probably find a better vehicle to scan eventually, and if not, she could scan one of those later.
They walked up to a door that had 'Afterlife' written in red letters across the top. In front of the door was a bunch of people waiting in a long line, and the majority of them spewed nasty words at them as Sheppard talked to the man regulating who got in and who came out. Sheppard ignored them and Jack spewed nasty words back. Eventually they all shut up.
Shika got a tap on the shoulder from Sheppard who then motioned for her to follow him, she nodded and began to walk forward but was blocked by a Krogan hand, "Whoa. Aren't you a bit young to be going into a bar?"
Shika thought about that for a moment, "No. Not really. And I wasn't planning on drinking anyways."
The Krogan stood in front of her, "Haha. Very funny, Human. How old are you? Thirteen?"
Shika sighed then sent a pleading look at Sheppard, who shrugged and mouthed, 'Take care of it yourself.'
Shika turned back to the Krogan, "How's this, we have a hand to hand fight and if I win I get to go with my commander. First one flat on their back loses." She saw someone in line lean against the railing and laugh, saying, 'This is gonna be good.'
The Krogan crossed his arms, "You don't know what you're getting yourself into, kid."
She heard Jack laugh from beside Sheppard, "I think it's the other way around, buddy." That was followed by a quick, "Hush." from Sheppard.
The Krogan sighed, "Look kid, if you die, your friends back there aren't going to be very happy."
"She ain't-" Jack was cut off by a loud smack in the back of her head by Sheppard, who was now telling her irritably, to keep her mouth shut.
The Krogan unfolded his arms, "Fine. You get me to fall flat on my back, without the use of any projectile, and I'll let you pass."
Shika grinned, and put her hands in her pockets, "Cool."
The Krogan charged forward and Shika prepared to spring, hands still snug in her pockets. She jumped and spun in the air, landing still facing the Krogan, who was now looking for his missing target. She walked up to him and tapped his shoulder, he responded by turning around and throwing a punch in her direction, which she ducked and caught. With only his hand, she picked him up and flipped him over to the ground, then stood on his back and pinned his arm behind him, "Can I go in now? Or do you want a round two?" There were cheers from the group of people who had once doubted she was going to survive. Jack was laughing and Sheppard had an incredibly large grin on his face.
The Krogan began reaching back for Shika's foot, likely annoyed by the fact he had been defeated so easily, but he was unable to reach her. So he resulted to something a little less becoming, "G-Get off me!"
Shika let go of his arm and jumped back off him, the Krogan stood up, cracking his neck. He turned to face Shika, "You're good. Better than I had expected. Go ahead."
Shika put her hands back in her pockets, "Thanks." She turned around and began to walk past the cheering line of people towards her commander before the man who had leaned against the railing before the battle had started grabbed her arm.
"Hey. What's your name, kid?"
She looked to her commander, who made a quick little nod of his head, "Soundbreaker. Soundbreaker Hide."
"Soundbreaker Hide?" He let go of her arm and stepped back, "That's and odd name for a human."
She grinned, "Ask my commander, I'm not human." Shika looked away from the man and walked up the slope to the door where Sheppard and Jack were both standing, "That was fun."
Sheppard closed his eyes and sighed, "I'm sure it was, Hide."
Jack walked up next to her, "You've just made a name for yourself, 'Breaker." She laughed.
Shika grinned, "Have I?"
"Yup." Shika watched someone rush past them, he looked back and smiled at Shika before continuing into the club, "See him?" She pointed after the man, "He just watched you beat up that Krogan, within the next twenty-four hours you're going to be known by almost everyone in Omega."
"Don't scare the girl, Jack." Sheppard called back to them.
The girls laughed.
Sheppard led them up to the top floor, where she saw a bunch of aliens whose species she didn't recognize and an Asari dressed in a black and white full body outfit, watching over the rest of the Afterlife, Shika was almost certain that it was Aria. Sheppard began to approach her, but he was cut off when she said, "That's close enough." signaling her bodyguards to defend her. The guards were all pointing their guns at Shika and Jack, and some at commander Sheppard. Shika and Jack both prepared to defend themselves, Shika pulled out one of the weapons Jacob had given her, while Jack activated her Biotics.
Aria gave a little twitch of her head and all the guns came down, including Shika's. Sheppard glanced back at her and made a little motion of his own and Shika holstered the pistol. The remaining Biotic blue light coming from Jack went down as well.
A Batarian stepped in front of Sheppard and a blue humanoid hologram appeared from his orange omni-tool, "Stand still." he grumbled impatiently.
Sheppard ignored the Batarian and took a step forward and quickly pointed at the Asari, "I was told you're the person to talk to if I have questions."
The Batarian looked back at Aria, "They're clean." He walked away, his eyes glued on Sheppard.
Aria turned around and walked toward Sheppard, "Depends on the questions."
"You run Omega?" Shika could tell that this question was more for her benefit than his, but there was still a hint of genuine curiosity in his voice.
Aria laughed once, then turned around and walked to the railing and raised her arms as if she was praying to some unknown God, "I am Omega." She turned back to Sheppard and then turned to his right, pacing, "But you need more. Everyone needs more something and they all come to me." She turned around and paced in the other direction, "I'm the Boss, CEO, Queen, if… you're feeling dramatic." She glanced and stopped in front of him but didn't turn to face him, "But it doesn't matter. Omega has no ruler and only one rule." She sat down in front of him and crossed her legs, "Don't fuck with Aria." She grinned.
Sheppard looked down at her, "Sounds like neither of us likes being jerked around."
She pointed at him quickly, "And on your ship that would matter. But here, we entertain my preferences." She gestured for him to take a seat and looked forward.
He sat down and she looked back at him, "So, what can I do for you?"
Sheppard leaned against his leg, "I'm trying to track down Archangel."
"You, and half of Omega. You want him dead too?"
He sat up, and Shika shifted on her feet, "I'm putting a team together. He's on my list."
"Interesting, you're gonna make some enemies teaming up with Archangel. Assuming you can get to him. He's in a little bit of trouble right now."
Sheppard nodded once, "I get that, just tell me how to find him."
"The local Merc groups are recruiting anyone with a gun to help them take down Archangel."
Jack grinned at Shikara, "That could be our way in."
Aria ignored her and continued speaking, "They're using a private room for recruiting." She gestured to her left, "Just over there, I'm sure they'll sign you up."
Sheppard nodded, "Thanks for the help."
She smiled, "See if you still feel that way when the Mercs realize you're here to help him."
Sheppard stood up, "Seems I don't have much time to waste."
She looked up at him, "You've got all the time in the world. Archangel," she shook her head, "not so much."
Sheppard turned around and walked down the stairs, Jack and Shika followed, "So we're joining, what, a mercenary group now?" Shika inquired.
Jack grinned, "Pretty much."
Sheppard walked up to a Batarian dressed in blue and red armor and the two of them shut up, "I hear you're recruiting." The Batarian gestured to his right and Sheppard followed the direction of his arm to a room. They entered in time to hear the Batarian inside say, "You'll get paid when the job's done." To the person leaving the room. Sheppard walked up to the desk and leaned against it, the Batarian pointed to him and Jack, "You two look like you could do some damage," he looked at Shikara, "the little one, not so much."
Jack jumped in before anything else could be said, "She took down a Krogan, without a gun."
He looked back at Sheppard, "Ok then. Looking for a good fight?"
Sheppard nodded, "You could say that."
The Batarian started typing things into the holographic board. Sheppard took a few steps back, "Standard fee is 500 credits each, you get paid when the job's done. If you die your friends don't collect your share. You need your own weapons and armor," He looked up from the board, "well it looks like you've got weapons under control."
Sheppard nodded to the two of them, "I'm pretty sure my team will be fine."
"Alright." He shifted on his feet, "No, this does not make you a member of the Blue Suns, Eclipse, or the Blood Pack. You are a freelancer. Period. Any questions?"
Sheppard cracked his knuckles, "Where do we go?"
The Batarian gestured to his left, "Just head over to the transport depot outside the club, one of our boys will take you from there." He went back down to his computer screen, "Send in the next one."
The door opened and a young boy wearing a yellow beanie that matched his leather yellow vest, "Hey, is this where I sign up?"
Sheppard turned around and looked at the boy, "You look a little young to be freelancing as a Merc."
The boy glanced back and caught Shika's eye, who smiled and waved, he turned and walked toward Sheppard "I'm old enough! I grew up on Omega, I know how to use a gun!" he looked back at Shika, "And what about her? She's what, fifteen?"
Jack shook her head, "She's a lot older than she looks, and you're going to need more than that if you want to survive, not that I care."
He glared at Jack, "I can handle myself!" He went down into a holster on his left side and pulled out a pistol, "Besides, I just spent 50 credits on this pistol and I wanna-"
Sheppard walked forward and grabbed ahold of the kid's collar, bringing his face intimidatingly close to the kid's, "Get your money back."
Sheppard took the gun and the kid's face lit up with shock, "Hey! What're you-!"
Sheppard quickly removed the heat clip and gave the kid his pistol back, "Trust me kid, you'll thank me later." Sheppard turned and left leaving the confused teen behind.
Outside, once the door closed Sheppard said, "Let's get to Archangel." They began to walk towards the exit.
Shika smiled, "I wouldn't have thought you'd care if that kid died or not."
Sheppard didn't even glance over at her, "I try and save as many lives as I can, Hide. That kid was going to get himself killed out there."
"As far as you know, I don't have any training either." One of her eyebrows lifted questioningly.
Jack smiled, "But your skin is also made out of a Bullet-Proof metal."
Shika quickly glanced over at her, "How did you know that?"
Sheppard whacked Jack over the back of her head, "Ow! Sheppard had EdI scan you while you were spaced out in the comm room. OW!" Another smack.
Shika sighed, "So everyone knows I'm bullet proof?"
Sheppard nodded, "Which is probably why Miranda was so edgy about letting you come with us."
Shika nodded, "I can understand that."
At that moment they exited the Afterlife and there was an even longer line of people as well as someone who looked similar to a reporter. Someone in the front of the line pointed at her and said, "That's her!"
The reporter turned and followed the man's finger right to Shika and she approached her, "Are you Soundbreaker Hide?"
Shika glanced around, "Uhh… yeah?"
"Do you have a few moments? I'd like to ask you a couple of questions." A microphone was shoved into Shika's face, "Uhh… not, really…"
The woman ignored her, "Is it true you defeated a Krogan without the use of any projectiles?"
Shika nodded, "Yes, but," She glanced back at Sheppard and Jack, who were now at her sides, Jack looked smug and Sheppard, annoyed.
Sheppard put his palm on the camera, "Miss. Hide is currently on a mission right now so if you would be so kind as to postpone this little interview 'til later…"
"But-!" he woman looked up and saw Sheppard and her face filled with fear and worry, "Oh. Yes… I think I do have a different… appointment right about not so um… I'll continue this later." She ran off and the little robot camera trailed after her.
Sheppard put his hand on Shika's back and pushed her forward towards the transportation depot. Shika looked up at him, "Thanks. I don't think I could have gotten out of that one without hurting the woman."
They walked up to the Batarian, "Only way to get rid of her is to hurt her, Hide. Why do you think she's scared of me?"
Shika nodded, "Ah."
Sheppard let go of her shoulder and approached the Batarian, "We're on the mission."
"I hope you're ready, Archangel has been annihilating any freelancers." His arm made a fluid motion in front of his middle. He pointed at Shika, "Isn't she a little young?"
"She's older than she looks, trust me, much older."
Sheppard nodded, "We're ready when you are."
The Batarian stopped leaning against the car and gestured toward the door, "Get in." The three of them entered the cab, Shika got in last, but not 'til after scanning the vehicle.
Ironhide's Sparkling: End of Chapter 3! ~w~ and like I said before! PLEASE REVIEW! And speaking of reviews, thank you Knightwolf1875 for reviewing on every chapter so far!