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Through The Eyes Of A Stranger (Tessaandras Story) Chapter 3

Author:Julian Category:urban Update time:2022-12-04 16:49:18

She stretched her hands and realized she could move on what was made to be a bed she looked to see her wound was completely healed. "Don worry, you will not scar. Your mothers salve is flawless and works quite quickly." Emmitt said cheerfully while cleaning his instruments what looked like surgical tools. "Thank you. How long was I out?" She asked stretching her still sore body with a dull ache coming in her head. "Few hours. Its nearly sunrise." He replied continuing his tasks. "The man that attacked us…?" "Yes." Emmitt said flatly. It almost felt like he was inside her head knowing what she wants to ask and beating her to it. Turning to look at her.

"You saved me, thank you. You didn have to help me so I really appreciate it." "I owe everything to your parents. You are far more important than you even realize." Emmitt said proud fully walking over to her to take a seat next to her. His brown eyes were beautiful its a color unlike shes ever seen or at least she thinks. They held such beauty but somehow looking into them felt spine chillingly wrong. "Shadows have blue eyes and are very skilled in combat and they have speed that can be difficult to keep up with. They are deadly dangerous." He said expressing his point of the attacker and future attackers.

"He said theyve been waiting for me. What does that even mean?" "I don know. They could have seen your vessel come or crash. There was a swarm of vessel that fell all at once. Hours after yours hit here. Luca and I went in search of them but our warriors found only one survivor there. Apparently the heartless have other plans for them since they left him behind. Melana told us they launch prisoners from your ship and they get to send a mountain that has a thing you would call a city. Its not just prisoner apparently anyone who wants to change their life to start over goes but its mainly like a punishment from what I gather. Its like an army lives there. The prisoners are used as labor until their time for their crimes are up than they are to be pardoned and then can be a citizen."

"The goal is to make a stable place so the rest of your people could have a second home besides the huge ass ship you guys have up there. They figured after the last world war all those years ago. No one would be here. The first of your people were considered invaders to all tribes not just our five but all of them which leads to hundreds so they were banned to a section of land which turned out to be a whole mountain side with some flat areas of land around and their own area of a private lake and dam for water. They were given that section to live in peace under certain conditions that never to cross the boundaries."

"Theyve kept their promise but no one trusts them. They are feared to want to over throw every tribe and take over their lands. Which will always be a fear to all of us tribes its been seen to many times by people who never left here and your people are new so more of the fear of the unknown thing." "Wow thats quite a of information for one sitting." Tessa said trying to lighten the mood. "Sadly there is much more knowledge you must obtain before you step foot out there. See your people are not our biggest problem. Even though they created them the shadows."

"The blue-eyed prisoners who if they leave and escape before your people can come collect them from the landing vessels near their limits; they turn into heartless. Heartless or Tentoria we also call them is a huge army like village who taken over a different mountain rumored to go all the way into the water underground. An alliance with the cannibals is something your parents feared your people were trying to do. Fearing another war. The Tentoria do not hold the same respect for humanity as we do let alone life. Thats all we need to go to war over now." Emmitt said hoping he was making sense of the history of the past last few decades. Reaching for her hand to help her up.

"Now I think its time for us to work on some food we got a long day ahead of us and the village is still a little way ahead. Lets get moving." "Wait, were not in the village yet? Where are we then?" Tessa asked confused. "My home. It was the safest and quickest place to take you. It is apparent others are looking for you. You

e more than welcome to stay here if you so choose until you awaken. I promise no harm will fall upon you here. It may just help ease you into this new world for you without feeling to crowed by all the people."

"Your wife won mind?" "No, I do not have one. There is no one other than me here. Shall we move to the village others eagerly await the daughter of our late friends. You see Tessa weve also been waiting for you." Emmitt said showing her the way out his home. Emmetts home was hidden well with multiple ways in and out and undetected traps all over. Yet the set of eyes that were on her still stayed waiting and unnoticed.

He kept staring at her picture hearing her voice in his head remembering what she said moments before she was sent away. "We don have to do this you know. We can cancel the conference for another day. We are leaders now don we have a right to take just one day to ourselves. We can go to our spot no one will find us we can just hang out like old days. This doesn feel right Jules." Tessa begged. "Hey now how do you think dad and the council would feel if we started changing everything so soon and see us lacking." Julian replied with a giggle playing with Tessas hands pulling her in for a hug. "Don joke about my instincts theyve never let me down."

"I don ever underestimate you my dear. You have been under a lot of pressure lately. Have you thought about a date yet? The people will ask. He said playfully while rubbing the ring on her left hand. "The people will know that were busy." Tessa said flatly. "Maybe Im curious." She pushed him back slightly. " Well work on that late, right now I wish I could convince you to drop out of this conference." "Julian, Tessa were waiting for you." "Coming Dad." Julian called back turning back to Tessa she looks so uneasy and uncomfortable. "Its going to be alright; everything is going to be fine youll see." She walks by to take her place while pausing "What if you

e wrong?" "Well just cross that bridge when we get to it." He smiled following behind her up the stairs to the platform overlooking their people.

"Jules, starring at that picture isn gonna bring her back any faster." Riley said as if he just appeared out of thin air. "It won hurt any less." "Im fine Riley." "Go lie to somebody else but I know you and even if I didn you lost your best friend whose also just so happens to be your fiancé and love of your life. Yes I noticed and your father. You might say you loss half of your immediate family in less than a half a day." "Point, Riley, make your point." Julian snapped bitterly.

"You lost half of your family Jules the other half are right here on this ship hell even right in front of you. To tell you you

e not fine Jules. Its ok not to be ok. Even if its just for a few minutes were here for you." Riley barked back. "You don have to pretend with us. " Connor said coming out of the dark corner is everyone just hidden in this room Julian thought to himself. "So, sir whats going on in that ever-going brain of yours?" Connor mocked.

"She knew in her gut something was wrong and I mocked her it. She knew something was off about my dad. Never even told me. Im wondering what other little secrets my bride to be hid from me or my own father for that matter. Do you think maybe she was reluctant to pick a wedding date because she thought that maybe I was into whatever my dad was into?" Julian asked defeated. "No, I don think she believed that at all. I think she wanted to spare your feelings about something she didn have all the facts on." Riley answered back trying to inspire hope into his broken friend.

"Look I found this on his body just hours after the attack." Julian handed the evidence to Connor as Riley looked over it. "This is… this was planned? He knew the Rebels didn do this. Wow, Tess was right Rebels were never the problem." "What did you just say?" Julian asked shocked starring at them in disbelief. "Oh get off it. You know she was a fair Chief she never saw the Rebels as a threat. Maybe she envied their freedoms but she said a week after being Chief that the Rebels may not be our enemy. They made being used like a distraction to throw us off of a bigger problem that we not even know exists. She pulled a small team together she said and I quote Trusted. She was going have used as a special team to grab our real enemy when the time was right." Connor said starring him straight in the face surprised Julian wasn aware of the information he was being told.

"Yeah thats true but some of them wouldn have been called circle of trust friends after that meeting I asked her what now boss? She said no we wait. Its like she made this big ol deal out of this special mission. She made a big ol rally for one specific person in that room to hear it to go tell the others that shes not them to start picking the herd of traitors off. Like finding a trail to whatever theory she had going."

Riley and Julian looked at him shocked at the last part of the story. Than they all just looked up at stare at each other. "Thats it. She caught on but to what? Julian asked confused pacing the room.. "At least we know where to start." "Where the hell would that be." Riley threw up his arms in defeat. "Connor go get the Prisoner Alderman ready its time the President asked why he decided to blow the bomb at the conference." Connor smiled wickedly.

George Cooper please be scarce for a few minutes this is a high-profile questioning." Julian commanded the guard on duty. "I will holler if I need you." He finished as the guard went outside the sound proof rooms door. "Now lets see here Mr. Eric Alderman 23 years of age high pay grade guardsmen of transportation. Well Mr. Alderman this file says a lot of informative things what it does not intel is to why. Care to explain?" "What do you want me to say President Rodriguez?" Lets start with the truth. Why?" "Ok, lets. Why don we play a little game. We were almost family Ill ask you a question and you ask a question oh itll be a hoot and half. I know lets start by asking where my cousin is? What did you do with Tess?"

"You worry about her now? After getting her blowing her up. What a great cousin." "Oh how you wound me Julian." He said sarcastically as if he was hurt. "Its like I already told everyone else I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was called to be a part of a special unit to take down our real enemy theres a bunch of fellas from the guard apparently. I had questions I just wanted to talk to Tess. I looked to the side noticed something off went to check it out turns out it was a bomb I got close the timer clicks in other guards come we all go boom."

"Yeah, thats what the camera shows on the corridor; however I have a different theory. Knowing the cameras timers I think you know who planted the bomb and why. Questions or not you should have never left your post, and you knowing how Tessas mind works, would have known how she would have been. Family or not you would have sought out punishment. Growing up, if memory serves Eric, Tessa would have brought you to tears on more than occasion for the punishments on which you deserved especially when you angered her."

"You were somewhat fearful of her wrath. So why would you risk angering your boss by leaving your post, which you know is a punishable offense, for questions that could have easily awaited until after your shift? Well, this little group your woman had rallied was very hush hush apparently and I didn want to approach her in front of your beloved council members about her secret projects and have other unneeded questions of their own." "How very big of you Eric." He said replied with attitude. "Now can you tell me who was it who relieved you from your post when you left, while you were away."

"I can remember I hit my head pretty hard as you can see. Kylie did a lovely job on my sutures." His stitches were many and clearly visible. "You

e having trouble with your memory than? "Just after the boom." "Do you know what happened forty-five minutes after the second bomb blew?" Eric shook his head no looking at Julian. "Someone from your post illegally and prematurely launched all the prisoners of the East wing." " Well that is very unfortunate, I apologize for not being at my station Did they get to Callie?" Eric asked almost as if he was actually concerned or maybe hes just getting that much better than acting.

"Were not sure Riley is due back to leave soon back to Atheo. Do you know your actions have you on conspiracy charges? Let me tell you what I think. I believe you set up a launch time with coordinates not to Atheo, but also sent those prisoners and others involved, left your post so your caught on camera trying to be shown as a victim, cause you knew where the bomb would be. That Tessa was a target so no fear of facing her wrath if she won be around to do it, and your little friends helping you blame the Rebels because the council is already battling them so we would judge them first. Now thats just what I think." Julian said flatly almost as if it was a fact he was already bored with.

"Wow, thats quite a detailed theory there Jules. How long did all that take you to think up?" Eric humored him. "I realized it the second I saw you face. If youll excuse me we need to start cleaning up your mess. Its a shame though it really is the only family she had left was you, she fought for your job always kept you out of jail and gave you a place in society. She gave your life and your always so quick to rip hers away. Another time, and another place you will be dealt with by me. Im her family and I will handle you and any others who try and mess with mine." Julian turns leaving Eric with a sinister smile.

"Well Julian Im off to the ground our prisoners count is in half. Half made it half are missing. Atheo has been quiet no one has shown or been found but vessels have been discovered no bodies so they assumed to be alive." Julian took a good breath of relief. Shes alive whispering to himself greatly with a smile. "Don be too excited my friend. The vessels are on the restricted lands, the same day the had a war battle between some of the other tribes our satellites shown a girl help out of the vessel or more like running off of said vessel running in time away from the scouts of the losing tribe."

"Theres great hope theyll keep her until her memory comes to, and they banish her like they do the rest of our stray aways. So whats your plan to save our family Mr. President?" "You do whatever you have to do to get Adelyn and remind Addie to bring our girl home inform her of everything going on here Jared also. Ill be making a trip down to Atheo myself soon as I can clean up this mess enough to leave its looking like weeks if not months lets hope that isn really the case. Im looking forward to my surprise inspection to Earth and finding my woman. Good journey my friend safe travels."

"Julian If I find her and she remembers is there any message you from the commander and Chief?" Riley asked curiously. "Just that Ill be with her soon. Remind her I love her and well figure this out soon together." "Will do boss. See ya soon." Riley walked down the hall to his ship. Julian still felt heavy but knowing that Tessa was alive at that moment felt like it was ten pounds lighter. He knew how much work he had ahead of him in the next couple weeks. Time was the enemy at the moment. Julian knew the next step before people started to look for him. He looked around and quickly made his way down the corridor.

"Come on. You have got to know something you were the last one to see her. What do you remember?" "Look I told you everything I know. I honestly swear on my entire life I don know where she is. I saw her briefly she was injured in the abdomen; she was off to be seen in the medic-unit, and she sent me off to offer help to the other victims. That is our job remember upholding law, helping the helpless." "Yes, thats what we do. Ok, Adelyn we believe you."

"Riley will be here soon to sign off on your case and you are a free woman trial went in your favor. You will be sent to a room and will be represented with a guards uniform. You have to serve time here for a couple weeks we sure could use some more help down here for a while. Maybe you can convince Jared to stay as well?" "Im sure hed be honored t serve duty here for a while. Always good for the soul for a change every now and then." Another guard came into the room and unchained Addie from her cuffs and chains from the table.

Jared armed waited to escort her to her new changing room. Jared was tall and very handsome and hopelessly devoted to Adelyn since the first day he saw her as kids. She was still unsure why. Addie smiled when his eyes met hers. "Did you hear the good news?" "Ya. Congrads you

e a free woman." "No, weve been requested to stay here on the ground since they

e so shorthanded. Think they don trust me. What say you my friend will you stay and serve with a newly freed woman?" She asked playfully.

"As long as you still my woman I serve where you serve planet or ship don matter to me" He said with a wink as he opened her door. She smiled seductively as the door shut behind her. Jared at the door waiting. Addie changed into the new clothes. As she was lacing up her boots the door opens with Riley and Jared coming in. "Do I have a mission for you my dear." Riley smiles his hands behind his back rocking on his feet playfully. Handing over pictures in an envelope Addie opened it. "look familiar?" Riley teased. She looked back at him with a smile from ear to ear. "You sneaky little bastard." Addie squealed as the door shut behind them Jared sealing them in the room away from eyes and ears.

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