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Interlude 2

Neifirst walked out of the hibernation room. She was still feeling disoriented from the separation.

Why did she have to leave me? Together we could have done anything. Noone would be able to stop us. But that was the problem. The idiot that created us used two jeans instead of just one. It eventually caused us to split in two.

"An idiot, am I?"

Neifirst looked around wildly, she saw him, and she knew where he was, but she was unarmed, and she didn't want to be unprotected. Then, a voice filled her head.

{Relax, my dear.}

"Who....What are you?"

"I am the idiot that created you and your twin." he said with a sigh, "But, you're right. I am an idiot. I should have known that there is always a plus to every minus. You are the dark creature that I could have hoped for, but I didn't realize that by creating you, I created her. It's interesting that even after a thousand years of life, I'm still making naive mistakes."

Neifirst finally managed to grab a hold of a dagger on the far wall and she pointed it at the stranger.

He laughed heartily. "Gra!"

An unknown force grabbed a hold of Neifirst and threw her to the ground.

"Look, I plan on teaching you everything that you need to know. Just trust me and no more threatening me me knives, OK?"

Neifirst nodded weakly, "So, what do I call you?"

"Master."

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Two years went by. Neifirst had matured into a fully functional adult. She had a natural anger and hatred towards Nei. The Master couldn't help but feel that the two were connected to each other somehow. There was more going on between the two then simple training. They were becoming close to each other emotionally as well. It was something that the Master hadn't really encountered before. Not since his brother had gone mad had he felt such emotions.

Neifirst gave him a hug from behind, "Can I ask you something?"

The Master turned and smiled at her, "Sure."

"Can you tell me your real name?"

"My real name?" he asked with a sigh, "I haven't used my real name in a very long time. I don't even know if I can remember it. Oh, wait it's...."

Just then, the communications array came to life. "Noah to Master, Noah to Master. Come in."

"Perfect timing." said Neifirst under her breath.

The Master looked into Neifirst's eyes. "Go. Those stupid Earthmen wouldn't contact you unless it was important."

"That's what I'd like to think." said the Master and he went over the comm unit and activated it. "This had better be important."

"It is, Master. Special Agent Rolf has just been dispatched to investigate the Bio-Lab, and he is bringing Nei with him."

The Master rubbed his chin for a moment. "Interesting. Move to Stage 4."

"Yes, Master. Noah out."

"Out. So, Rolf and Nei are coming here. Hmmm. We can't let them find out about Climatrol. They'll figure it out soon enough, but we need to delay them. Neifirst, are the charges set?"

"Yes, Master."

"Good. Before we leave, we need to eliminate all evidence of what went on here. Then, I'm going to have to send someone down to Climatrol to make sure that they don't simply press the off switch. And I'm going to have to return to Noah to personally supervise the goings on of the Mother Brain."

"Master? May I go down to Climatrol?"

"You? But...."

"No buts. I've worked with this equipment longer then anyone else has, and I know what each little button and switch does."

The Master nodded. "You do have a point there.....Alright. But, you be careful."

Neifirst then grabbed the Master's cheek, "Ah, your so cute when your worried."

The Master gave her a condescending look, "Stop that! Come on, let's get out of here."

A short time later, explosions had ruined the Bio Plant, however the main computer was still intact enough that Rolf was able to retrieve the info needed in the form of a recorder.

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"Ah.....M..m...mm...Master?" asked one of the Earthmen weakly.

The Master looked up at the Earthman. "Come in." The first thing that the Master noticed was that the Earthman was as white as a ghost. The last time he had seen fear like this was from someone who tried to betray him.

"Why so worried?"

"I...ah...have...n...n...news."

"Bad news?"

The Earthman nodded weakly, "V...v...vv...ery"

"I always keep a promise don't I?"

The Earthman nodded.

"Good. So, if I promise not to hurt you will you tell me the news?"

The Earthman hesitated.

"Is it something you did?"

The Earthman shook his head.

"Well then, you have nothing to worry about. So, tell me. What's this all about?"

"Ah..." the Earthman was still hesitating, "Climatrol."

The Master's heart leaped up into his throat. "Has it been destroyed?"

The Earthman nodded.

"Rolf?"

He nodded again.

The Master slammed his fist down on his desk which got crushed under a Nagra Technique that came with the fist. The Earthman flinched at the Master's movement.

"Where are they now?"

"We...ah...lost them."

The Master gazed at the Earthman with pure anger and hatred. He cowered in fear the mere onslaught from his eyes.

"Lost?"

"But, we know where they are going."

The Master just stared at him for what seemed like an eternity. "Continue." he said in a very cold voice.

"We know that Rolf learned the Muzik Tech, so he will use that to try and access the Gate Keys."

"Why would he want them?"

"The destruction of Climatrol's computers activated the Noah's Ark Program."

"The what program?"

"Sorry, it's an old Earth myth. It involves a story about a man named Noah who built a ship to save those that were worthy from being drowned from a storm that would rage on for forty days, and forty nights."

"And so it will cause the lake to flood, and in order for that to be avoided all of the gates would have to be opened." answered the Master, he seemed to be in deep thought for a moment, "All right. I don't want the entire population to be underwater, so let him open the gates. When three are open, we'll deploy the massive to capture him. We'll then send them to Gaira and an "accident" will cause it to crash on Palm."

The Earthman smiled at that, "Very clever, I'll get right on it."

The Master nodded, "See to it. Also have Mother Brain put some discriminating evidence in the main computer on Motavia. We'll have the entire planet after them for bringing harm to "The Great Mother Brain. The last part had quite sarcastic. The Earthman laughed. "Now leave me. I....need to alone for a while."

The Earthman bowed and left.

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The Master stood before Mother Brain. He was utterly furious.

"Listen you little witch...!"

"You must calm yourself. Your blood pressure will..."

"SHUT UP!!" He held his fist together in a blind rage. Circuits started to heat up and sparks flew. "I knew it was a mistake to use an AI. I can control everything myself. You have used up your usefulness."

Mother Brain was visually effected by what was happening to her. "Wait!"

The Master stopped. "What?"

"Your plan was good, but all it would do was destroy Camineet. I just added a little extra something. Isn't that what you wanted?"

"An entire planet destroyed?! Are you nuts?! I can't be the Master of something that doesn't even exist anymore!"

"I...ah..." Mother Brain was trying to do something, anything to save her hide.

"Listen, I'll keep you for now, but don't try anything like that again."

Mother Brain was silent for a moment.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!" screamed the Master who was, again in absolute rage.

"....Yes....Master"

"Good." said the Master in an icy tone.

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"Dark Force has abandoned us." said one of the Earthmen.

"That fool! Where is he?"

"He has teleported himself to one of the ships that we detected earlier."

The Master sighed, "Very well, let him have his fun. Mother Brain, this is the Master, Dark Force has been defeated and Rolf is headed your way, I would suggest making yourself battle ready." The Master then looked at a devise that he held in his hands. A devise that would cut of Mother Brain's defenses, not to mention her ability to control any of the instruments anywhere. He had wanted to destroy that bucket of bolts for a long, long time. But, he couldn't because he knew that only she understood how to operate the Windows 2195 Program that ran the ship. He was just glad that she hadn't called him on his bluff before.

"Confirmed."

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Mother Brain felt all our her abilities disappear. Instantly she knew what happened. "You bastard!"

"That seemed to do it." said Kain.

"Die!" said Rudo and he let loose with his Nei Shot.

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"Not now!" shouted Rolf, "Not Ever! Megido!!"

The Master's plan was full proof, or so he thought. He had instantly recognized Rolf's abilities, but he would never in a million years guess that he had grabbed a hold of those abilities. It took every ounce of energy that he had to save himself from the Megido Tech. He had teleported himself down to Dezolis, he had felt that someone had grabbed a hold of Rolf and Co. and did the same. Probably Lutz. It took him several centuries to build up his power to the point where he was, and in one moment, in one simple little Tech. OK, well maybe it wasn't so little, nor was it simple, but it would force him to start from square one.

He wasn't really that much of a telemental, that's why it took so long for him to regenerate his powers to their full potential, but he could do it. It would just take time, and seeing in how he's immortal. Time was something that he had a lot of.

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