Xjaq Dominator had returned to the column of curvaceous design at the centre
of the giant chamber of darkness. It was time to interface with Zyix Taskmaster.
Xjaq Dominator gently siphoned Se’Ape Syrup into its body via a thin,
translucent tube connected to the column.
At the designated chronological period, a screen of mist appeared. Zyix
Taskmaster’s form was made visible. “Interfacing as required,
Xjaq Dominator disconnected the Se’Ape Syrup tube and floated closer
to the screen. “Test Extraction conclusion?” it asked.
“Suitability in question. Deviant results.”
“Control force failing. Suitability essential!” Xjaq Dominator
insisted, raising the amplitude of its voice.
“Supplementary inquiries imperative!”
“No!” Xjaq Dominator said at maximum volume. “Suitability
plausible! Chart direction! Extreme velocity now!”
Zyix Taskmaster displayed signs of anxiety. “Xjaq Dominator. Ardently
Zyix Taskmaster paused for a second before replying. “Respectfully,
The screen of mist faded away. Xjaq Dominator reconnected the Se’Ape
Syrup and relaxed deeply.
The absurdly proportioned craft pitched forwards, pointing the pinnacle
of its gigantic pyramid towards the direction of travel. A glow of puissant
energy from its base doubled the vessel’s speed in seconds.
A suitable target had been located. Its desperate mission had begun.