Continuation of Plans for Revenge. "I want you to explain how your rank is still Commander even after the Emperor honored you with a promotion?" "That is easy to explain Sir." Mira smiled. "Can I get you something to drink while we talk?" "Of course." Avell replied. Mira brought back two cups of tea. "I asked for a rank reduction." "And you survived?" "Yes Captain. I'm not ready for such a rank and I'm here to serve the Empire as a scientist. There are many Siths, and ½ Siths as well as Jedi, especially these so called Lost Jedi." Mira spat the word out. "What do you have against Force users?" Nysa questioned. "The way they get inside your head and force you tell things. It's not Force users I'm objectionable to Captain, it's the Jedi. I submitted to a loyalty scan from the Emperor, but the Jedi ---." Mira never finished her sentence. "I see you point Mira. Is that the reason you joined the service?" "Partly." Mira stated. "There were some --- circumstances on Telos that I needed to get away from." "It couldn't have been anything criminal or you wouldn't be on this ship." Nysa stated. Mira leaned back in her chair, "No, it wasn't anything criminal." Mira found herself smiling. "It was something a bit more personal. I lost my husband in an attack lead by the Alliance." "And you chose not to use your married name?" Mira nodded. "I was also searching for my sister at that time, figured by keeping the family name I would have a better chance of finding her. I guessed wrong." Mira looked at Nysa. "I make mistakes Captain ---" "Nysa. When we are like this Nysa is fine keep the Captain for the official business." Mira nodded. "I am glad you kept your rank of Commander." Nysa rose to her feet. "Thank you for the tea Mira and I also want you to know that I'm glad you are a member of the HERESIARCH." "So am I Nysa." Mira agreed. "I feel at home here." ~*~ Mira studied the effects that the plant's aloe had on the animal. The result was better than she could have hoped for. Rising from the table to record her findings Mira thought about her next course of action. It was clear that she needed to report her findings to the Emperor but would he authorize her sending these plants into Alliance Space or would he have other uses for them. Setting a timer to see how long the animal survived. Mira sat back down to review her parent's record's Leon had done his job well in making sure she got everything she would need or want. She smiled at his letter asking her to resign her commission and to come back to the labs to work he had even offered her the position of lead scientist. Mira opened the first journal and began to read, in here was a clue to her parents' research, to what they had discovered and were working on at the time of their death. Mira doubted if there was a way to discover the source of this so called Force, but if there was a way to eliminate it from the Jedi it would give the Empire more power. Mira pondered that thought. Would the Alliance be able to stand without the Jedi? Somehow she didn't think so. It was the Jedi that kept them together. Rubbing her eyes, Mira closed the journal and leaned back in her chair. Only a few more minutes then she would check on her experiment, then perhaps she would retire for the rest of the night. ~*~ Two weeks, two weeks for the animal to die, Mira recorded the results, now depending on the size and build of the human it could take up to a month to die. Which would give them time to try to find an antidote there had to be a way to speed up the process. She didn't want to take the chance that an antidote could be found before the subject died. 'What am I doing wrong?' Mira paced around her lab staring at the variety of animals before her. "Commander Lexor, transmission coming in for you from Telos." "Thank you, I'll take it here." Mira waited to see who it was. "Mira, I've sent all your family records to you, as well as the research you asked for. Are you sure you'll be able to receive them?" "Yes, my friend I will." Mira smiled slyly. "Besides, it might be able to help me in my current project." "If you need me, you know the labs are here." Leon stated. ~*~ "Commander Lexor, will you come to my office?" Captain Nysa Avell asked. "Of course Captain." Mira answered making sure all the cages were secure Mira tuned down the lights and secured her lab. Arriving at Avell's office Mira waited to be acknowledged before she entered. "You wanted to see me Captain?" "Yes, it seems we've picked up a few packages marked for your eyes only. Care to explain Mira?" "Simple they are my families records from Telos as well as some reports on experiments they were conducting at the time of their death. If you wish to review them I have no objection. Most of the information has already been downloaded to my computer what was sent to me were certain hardcopies that Leon thought I might need them." "What are you working on Mira?" Nysa asked. "A simple plant that can cause the blood to clot and kill its victim very slow and very painful." "Have you reported this to his Majesty yet?" Nysa questioned. "Not yet, I wanted more information and facts. Right now it's still at the unknown stage." "I would suggest a preliminary report Commander, you have won some favor with the Emperor, we would not wish you to lose that favor." "I see your point Captain, and I agree. I will draft up a report today." "Good, join me and a few other officers for dinner tonight?" "I would be honored Sir." Mira replied. "I know I have to do one thing though and that is figure out how to get them into Alliance space and especially to Alliance Headquarters, especially the Jedi." "I'm sure you'll come up with something Commander." Mira nodded thinking about the next step of her plan. "I will have the report on your desk by morning Sir." Nysa nodded. "I will send it out as soon as I receive it."
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