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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."


"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."


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

-(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!!
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
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.
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
LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah I've heard that! Will probably buy it!! Ha-ha.
SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Me too, since I missed it the first time round :D
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
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! ^^
SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Yep BlackBox is a nice guy! :D
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