Xjaq Dominator was busy attempting to connect several more translucent tubes
to its back orifice when the screen of mist wafted into existence.
“Urgent interface, Xjaq Dominator.”
Xjaq Dominator rapidly disconnected the tubes and floated up to the column
of curvaceous design and over to the ethereal image of Zyix Taskmaster.
“Close intrusion!” Zyix Taskmaster said. “Inner-zone one!”
Xjaq Dominator was worried. “Commence Transmission. More Rapidity!
“Premature!” Zyix Taskmaster objected.
“Final phase. Preparing, Xjaq Dominator.”
The screen of mist faded. Xjaq Dominator drifted over to another screen
and energised it. An image of a small dark star ship of stunning and sinister
design appeared on its shimmering surface. It was approaching in a stealthy
and impressive manner. With a fluid like motion of his newly formed left
hand, Xjaq Dominator began to operate some triangular control implements
situated next to the image. After a couple of seconds, a red circle surrounded
the dark ship’s outline, accompanied by a strange synthetic whooshing
sound. The circle slowly contracted until it was no more than a small dot
at the centre of the ship. A green cross expanded over the red dot, accompanied
by another synthetic whoosh.
Xjaq Dominator chuckled like a chipmunk, and then reached for another set