Four: Six Days Ago Against the backdrop of space Thepio could barely make out the man in the black flight suit, save for the green shimmer. He was flying through space doing barrel rolls and loop-de-loops. Not wanting to waste time, Thepio created a giant green megaphone and shouted, “Raynos!”
His voice boomed in space causing the man in the black flight suit to turn around and change his direction to an intercept course. They pair met halfway and greeted each other with a handshake. Raynos lifted the solar shield on his helmet, his voice crackled through the suits microphone, “What’s up Mr. Thepio?”
“Nothing just in the neighborhood and wanted to say hello,” Thepio replied with a smile. “Hello.”
“Hello,” Raynos added matching his friend’s smile. “How have things been with you?”
“Boooooooooring,” Thepio said exaggeratedly.
“I know what you mean. Since the Krogan-Wookie-Klingon incident it’s been all quiet on the western front,” Raynos replied, grinning. “Yesterday I spent the afternoon watching the entire Avatar the Last Airbender series while I was doing my patrol.”
An alert pooped up on Raynos HUD signaling an incoming call from Puma, “Hold on Mr. Thepio, Puma’s calling,” Raynos said as he activated the call. “Hello, Mr. Puma.”
“Listen RayRay, I need your help,” Puma quipped.
“What is it this time? Reavers?” Raynos asked.
“You didn’t get married again did you?”
“That was an honest mistake,” Puma said defensively.
Raynos Lantern Ring began to vibrate as a message from the Guardians came through; he raised his fist towards Thepio as the floating head appeared. The Guardian spoke, “Thepio? Where’s Raynos?”
“He’s on another call,” Thepio informed. “What’s up?”
“There has been a disturbance in the force of the universe. We need you to check it out, it’s in sector 25689.”
“Ok we’ll head that way now,” Thepio said as the image disappeared.
“To shreds you say,” Raynos replied dramatically to Puma.
“Yeah it’s not really what I want to talk about right now seeing as I’m trying to lose the giant fucking Asian dude of destruction and his little sliver friend,” Puma said dryly. “I’m in sector 256895. You may want to bring everyone.”
“I’ll call the Director. Raynos out.”
Sector 2, Sol 5689, Planet 5th Serenity dived head first into the atmosphere in an attempt to lose its pursuer, a being of silver on a surfer board. Serenity bucked as she broke through the upper atmosphere, the being of silver still behind her. Serenity banked hard to port, heading for a shimmering ocean, before cutting her engines and gliding.
Serenity grew closer and closer to the ocean while its silver surfing pursuer grew closer and closer to it. Like a rock skipping a pond, Serenity skipped across the ocean, the surfer close behind. As Serenity came down from its last skip, its momentum having been exhausted, it’s engines kicked to life and it broke for the sky. The sudden bust in power ignited the liquid ocean, consuming the silver surfer and setting off a global reaction that would consume the planet.
Serenity raced towards the heavens, leaving the dying planet and its purser behind. Breaking through the upper atmosphere, the sublight drive kicked on and as she past the moon she disappeared. The planet raged aflame only for a moment after Serenity left before being consumed by Glaerictus.
The Edge of Sector 25689 Serenity reappeared in space, aboard alone, Puma let go his grip on the steering wheel. His hands shook from the excretion, his body was drenched in sweat. He sat quietly for a few minutes, allowing his mind and body to calm. The buzzing of his communication indicator dragged him for his reprieve.
“Mr. Puma,” Came Raynos cheery voice.
“Can it kid, where are you?” Puma growled.
“We just arrived, we see you. Here we come.”
Puma greeted the Green Lanterns in his cargo hold. Raynos in his flight suit, Thepio in his Lantern outfit, lantern in hand.
“Anyone ever tell you, you look like a Christmas tree, Theps?” Puma asked laughing at his own joke.
“Yes and don’t call me that, it sounds like an STD,” Thepio replied dryly.
“I would like to introduce myself,” a hollow voice said from behind them.
Turing, Puma drew his gun placing three clean shots through the being of silvers head, where they were absorbed without affect. Puma dived to his side sending three more shots through the heart, where again they were absorbed with no affect. Puma landed hard on the deck, knocking the wind out of him.
Raynos and Thepio each created construct lightsabers, raising them, they charged. Raynos going high as Thepio going low; their lightsabers sliced clean through the silver being, leaving no trace of their passing.
“Stop,” the being of silver commanded freezing Puma, Raynos and Thepio in their places with an unseen force. “I come in peace.”
Unintentional datatrick. But in reguards to Mass Effect 3. Do you need to do the side quest in Mass Effect 2 before you beat the game for them to be carried over into the next game or can you beat them after.