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Shepard Family Stories - Lineage

-Citadel Embassies, Conference Hall-

"Councilor Tevos! Councilor Tevos!"

The crowd of reporters all clamor for the right to ask the first question. Khalisah al-Jilani raises her hand in a calm and professional manner, quite unlike they way she was before the Reaper War. Tevos points at her, "Ms. al-Jilani, you have a question?"

The crowd goes quiet as Khalisah gets to her feet, "Yes, I would like to know what the Council is doing about these terrorist attacks. Do you honestly think any of us here believe that the great Commander Shepard and her daughters have had anything to do with them?"

"We're exploring every possibility in our search for the culprits."

BING!!!! The two monitors behind Tevos flash green and blue suddenly, replacing the councilor's image with the words: She's not telling you everything.

Tevos' eyes widen at this, "What in the name of....."

"Care to explain what that means councilor?"

Tevos clears her throat, "We seem to be having difficulties with the monitors, just ignore them for the time being.

BING!!! The monitors chime loudly, before adding new words to the screens. Ignore me all you like, the problem won't go away.

Tevos puts her hand to her ear, "Sergeant Haron, would you please find out what's going on with the broadcasting system?"

Khalisah clears her throat loudly, "So you claim that you're putting every available resource in bringing in the culprits. To which you claim is a retired, decorated military war hero and her four young daughters. Am I getting this right?"

"Yes. We want to question Commander Shepard in lieu of these horrifying attacks."

"And you're not aiding them in any fashion?"

"No, we are not."

BING!!!! More words.......WRONG!!!!! You're lying, Councilor Tevos!

"No more questions, I'm very busy."

"What are you hiding Tevos? Could it be that you told Shepard to run on purpose?"

"That's preposterous. A wild and unfounded accusation."

"Oh? Then explain this then."

Khalisah activates her omni-tool, and the monitors go black. Shepard's voice sounds over the comm system. 

"Wait….what are you asking me to do exactly?"

"Openly defy Council law. Sparatus and I can't officially tell you to do this, but we both want you to run. Find a safe place to hide out and regroup, then find these terrorists and put an end to them."

"And what? Nobody's gonna try to stop us from running?"

"Not exactly, we will have to send out forces to bring you and yours in. Blackwatch, Commandos, even the STG will be sent to find you. All I ask is that you try to be merciful to them as they are just following orders. I can delay them for about five hours. Get going Commander….and may the Goddess watch over you."

The reporters begin an uproar, as Tevos' eyes widen in horror. Sergeant Haron's voice sounds in her ear, "Councilor! Is Ms. al-Jilani still in there?"

"Yes she is. Why?"

"Because....she's standing in front of me right now. Reporting the theft of her Press ID badge and her news drone."

"Goddess."

"You have four C-SEC officers moving in as we speak, I need you to remain calm. A panic will allow this......person, the means of escape."

"Understood."

The false Khalisah begins laughing, the pitch in her voice changing slowly, to a man's voice. "I can hear you, you know."

The form of Khalisah al-Jilani shimmers slightly, transforming into a tall man, clad in black, complete with hood. Tevos glares at the individual, "Who are you?"

"BlackBox, madam. Here to send you a message. Keep away from my family......or this little embarrassment will be the least of your worries." 

"Officers! Arrest him!"

BlackBox turns to see a Turian C-SEC officer and three human ones racing towards him. He blows a kiss at Tevos, a wide grin on his face, "Well that's my exit. I'll be watching."

The power goes out, turning the conference hall into a swarm of panic and terror. BlackBox pulls his goggles on, activating the night filter on the lenses. The hall comes into focus, as if it was still lit by the overhead lights. He swiftly maneuvers through the panicked reporters, and hits the button on his wrist, activating his cloaking field, as he disappears out the main doors. 

-The Amaterasu-

BlackBox sits at his computer, smiling at he types up his report. A small ping let's him know his mentor wants to talk to him.

-(GreyBox421 has signed in)-

BlackBox22: What's up boss?

GreyBox421: A pretty impressive display on the Citadel. I see you used my prototype to disguise yourself as that arrogant little....

BlackBox22: Yep, should have found a way to subdue Khalisah beforehand, but there wasn't time.

GreyBox421: You made me proud out there. I got the files you sent me on some of the Tartarus forces.....pretty nasty people. You be careful out there. I would never forgive myself if something happened to you.

BlackBox22: I will. I got a couple more to send once I get away from the Citadel.....seems someone was trying to set up the Council, tying them to the bombings. Took the files off the servers, you and I now have the only copies of this.

GreyBox421: I'll tell Shepard when I see her. Be careful sweetie. Love you.

BlackBox22: Love you too.......mom.

-(BlackBox22 has signed off)-

Second interlude setting the stage for Season 2 of Lineage.
Had this idea pop into my head last night....and just had to put it to paper.
Hope you all enjoy!!!!!

BlackBox's Debut!!!!!
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LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow! I should have known who GreyBox was when I saw the Japanese word.
This chapter was so cleverly written, great job!!
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I was very proud of this one. Really get a look at the mysterious BlackBox :D

Also glad you recognized who GreyBox is.
The Amaterasu felt like an appropriate name for BlackBox's personal cruiser. :D
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LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah, it's pretty awesome. :D
Your stories are getting pretty complex (in a good way)! I don't know how you keep it up.
Have you played Okami before? It makes me want to play again. Ha-ha.
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I never played Okami yet. But it's being remastered in HD for the PS3 coming before the end of the year.

Sun Goddess, felt appropriate :D
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LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah I've heard that! Will probably buy it!! Ha-ha.
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Me too, since I missed it the first time round :D
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LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I never finished it for some reason, probably only had 1-2 more hours left. It was an amazing game, though!! There are so many games to play it's driving me nuts. lol
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Assassin's Creed 3 comes out next week.........I think I'm breaking down to buy it XD

Looks simply amazing :D
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Maman-Ourse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Blackbox isn't really bad afterall.... i run to read the next chapter! ^^
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Yep BlackBox is a nice guy! :D
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FuronSpartan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Ah, I see Kasumi finally settled down and raised a family. I wonder who the father is?
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Good question ;)
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Ruiizu69 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Mom...GreyBox...knows Shepard....
*Dramatic gasp* I think I know!! :squee:
Good installment, looking forward to see what BlackBox does ^_^
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
*Choir sings in victory* Finally!!!! Someone gets it!!!! I tried to make it semi-obvious, without completely spelling out :D
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Lilaaku Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reporters... I wonder what would have brought on idea for Blackbox to disguise himself as one of those :giggle:

Anyway, this is a pretty interesting introduction into who BlackBox really is. I'm still trying to get my head around whether he was trying to be supportive of Tevos helping in Shepard's escape, or a hindrance :iconthinkingplz:

Just out of curiousity, is there a new Salarian Councilor? I guess since they have such a short lifespan, Valern's probably... :/
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Well partially thanks to our conversation, but there was another major bit that inspired me for this :giggle:

Look at it this way. In bringing it to everyone's attention, it will make it harder for them to send forces after Shepard. :D

Yep new Salarian councilor.....haven't picked out a name yet XD
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Lilaaku Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured the idea wouldn't only be based on that conversation ^^ Hmm, what might that inspiration have been? :/

Don't ask me about names XD It would probably just end up ruining your awesome stories. Though I definitely look forward to hearing more about this new Salarian :excited: ... If you intend to go into any more detail about them of course ^^;

But some people wanted forces sent after Shepard didn't they? I thought it was because of demands for that that the council had to make it look like they were doing something about bringing Shepard into custody... :iconthinkingplz:
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Actually it was a tiny bit from the pilot episode of the new Sherlock series on BBC. "A Study in Pink"
During the press conference, Sherlock texts every reporter in the room with the words Wrong! like three different times. So I figured why not use something like that, but make it a tad more interesting :XD:

BlackBox wanted to throw a wrench in their plans. Make things a tad easier for his family. :D
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Lilaaku Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I wouldn't have guessed that (I've never seen Sherlock ^^; ) Good use of the inspiration though :)

But weren't the council already trying to make things easy for Shepard, but not trying to draw attention to that fact?
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I recommend it highly!!!!!!! :squee:


Not when certain Councilors are sending really bad people after the Shepards.....like Spectre Borealis.
He's trying to protect his family :D
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Lilaaku Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but find it cute when Americans talk about watching programmes on BBC :giggle: (really, i don't know why that is :shrug: ).

Hmm, so BlackBox is trying to let the public know the sorts of groups being sent to track Shepard down? So that they might not be so adamant about it? :/ Ah, it's starting to make more sense ^^
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
:XD: Two favorite shows from BBC are Sherlock and Downton Abbey. Don't judge me ;P

There we go, you've got it!!!! :D
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Overlord299 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Da draußen sein sorgfältige Bruder, Zerberus an Stärke.

Stay safe my Bruder.

Lukas
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Always :D
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Elizabeth140455 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow :wow:
That's so awesomeness of awesomeness!!!
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Glad you like BlackBox :D
Any ideas who he is yet?
Or who GreyBox is? :XD:
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Elizabeth140455 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm still wondering who is he and she...just know that GreyBox mother of BlackBox
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Only clue I can give is that you know what a Greybox is....and who uses them. :D
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Elizabeth140455 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*thinking of possible suspects*
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
[link]
This might help
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Elizabeth140455 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wait a minute...
GrayBox is Kasumi and BlackBox...and her son?(Not yet revealed)
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Maaaaaaaybe ;p
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TW6464 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Hm... This is strange turn of event
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SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Not entirely! :D
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TW6464 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Alright, whatever you say. You're not mad at me, for pointing out Hilary's naming origin, right?
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