Mass Effect: The Reaper Invasion
Aboard the Redoubt Captain Kiley makes his way to have a vid chat with his superiors. He steps inside the room and the room goes dark. Then, a hologram of Admiral Hackett appears in front of him.
"Captain. I've gotten reports on your squad that will be boarding the Redoubt."
Kiley raises an eyebrow. "We actually got some people? Glad they could support. Who do I have?"
The Admiral pulled out a small pad and began to smile at the names.
"You've got a Turian. Name's Darius Stak. Says here he is one of the best snipers and one hell of an Infiltrator."
Kiley smiled. "A Turian? I'm sure Palaven is being hit hard. Glad to know we can count on them.
"The Turians will always be great allies. Just like the other races in the Galaxy. Moving on. Says here you have got a Salarian coming your way. Name's Salum Aran. He's an Engineer like you. So you two have that in common."
Kiley kept his same smile. "Salarian? Wasn't expecting that. But heck, I'll gladly take another Engineer."
Hackett shook his head and coughed to continue. "Moving on. You've got another human. 1st Lieutenant Elijah Bonnell. Says here the man is quite the exceptional Adept. You may remember him in the Alliance training."
Kiley began to try to remember. "The name sounds familiar but I can't place the name with a face."
Hackett nodded sternly. "You'll have time to get to know him later. Moving on. Last but not Least, you've got a Quarian. Name's Aela'Mal vas Rayya. Shows she's quite the skilled Vanguard. You've got quite the diverse squad Captain. Make them count. They should be arriving shortly."
Captain saluted his Admiral and gave a firm, "Aye aye sir."
Hackett tapped the screen and gave a firm, "Hackett out." Then his figure disappeared. Captain Kiley turned and returned to his quarters. He was going to wait for the whole squad to arrive and meet with them all in the comm room.
Aela'Mal was on her way to the Redoubt. She had been skeptical about leaving her people during this time but her helpful nature got the best of her. She had to admit, the flight was an awkward one. She barely said a word. But she was happy it was almost over as she saw the Redoubt coming closer.
Then, her small shuttle reached the Redoubt and thus the boarding process began. She said a small goodbye to her Quarian pilot but he said nothing and stayed in his seat. She scoffed and boarded the Redoubt. Upon boarding she was greeted with a peppy human who instructed her to follow certain guidelines. She wanted to ignore them but she knew they were mandatory when boarding a new ship. She followed them and then found her way to the Comm room where she was instructed to stay until the Captain arrived.
She was alone. She was alone in a room filled with unknown technology and an unknown ship. She had nothing to do but wait. She had no idea who else was coming..or even if their captain was here.