The total distance from Vadican to the military base, Planet Siron was an estimated 5 light years. Total estimated time : 1 hour.
“Please brace yourselves, we are now entering warp mode.” The voice echoed again.
Seconds later, a strong force pushed the Launchers against their seats. A gust of wind rushed past their faces. It was alot like riding a rollercoaster, only faster and in an enclosed capsule. The launchers squeezed their eyes tight to brace the force that was moving against them as the ship travelled at a speed faster than light. Vadicans below watched on as another flash of light, similar to the one before, blinded them. When they reopened their eyes, the ship had disappeared from the skies of Vadican once again, only to reappear the following year.
The wind died down after the ship had broken the sound barrier, the launchers opened their eyes again, this time letting themselves scan and roam the surroundings. They started to familiarize themselves with their new comrades and soon to be friends. Some provided warm smiles to each other upon eye contact while others coldly nodded their heads as a greeting.
” Hi, I’m Ru Hui.” a meek voice shattered the silence in the chamber. Everyone looked up to locate the source of this gentle voice. Sitting at the far end of the chamber, a relatively thin girl spoke again. ” Why not we introduce ourselves? Since we are going to live together anyway.”
Many of the boys grunted and ignored her, reaching for the screens in the pockets beside their seats. With a flick of the wrist, the screens were placed, hovering in front of their eyes, starting to display various galactic information.
The chamber was in silence, Ru Hui awkwardly looked around to search, hopefully, for any kind of response. Absolute silence. A boy across the chamber, however, caught her eye as he stared coldly at her. He was a hybrid of a lion and a human, she could infer, from the tuffs of golden fur which covered his elbows. It was a characteristic that all Leo’s had.
He looked away. Ru Hui continued to study him, looking at him from head to toe.
DO NOT STARE AT HIM, HE DOES NOT LIKE IT.
A strand of words marched down the side of the screen which was on her lap. Ru Hui looked around to find the person who sent the message. It was the girl sitting beside the Leo, they made eye contact. Another Leo, she thought, noticing her elbows. The girl looked down again and typed something into the screen at her lap. Ru Hui looked down at her own screen again, expecting a message. Alas, after a few seconds another strand of words appeared, marching down the sides of her table.
GREETINGS. MY NAME IS CHARMAINE. LEO. 56th GENERATION. NUMBER 16.