Rylan sat in the judge’s office head in his hands as he listened to the each of the counselors explain their arguments. The judge who would ultimately decide his fate was an impressive figure sitting tall behind his desk, an unmoving mountain. Sweat began to form along Rylan’s brow as the heat in the room finally started to get to the technician. As each of the counselors was finishing their arguments, Rylan began to think about what had happened to him under the emotionless scrutiny of the judge sitting across from him.
As the platform room began to flood with people, Rylan was trying to get in touch with any of the Larian planets. He was trying to adjust the communications device to contact another world when he was immediately placed under arrest. It took a moment for Rylan to process what was happening to him, but once his mind caught up Rylan tried to insist that the platform hadn’t been sabotaged and something serious had occurred back on Laria. As he was being led away, he heard some of the officials mention that so far they hadn’t been able to contact any planets in the federation. Of course, the technician had some inkling of why that was the case, it was the only reason why the platform would flash with that crimson color.
As Rylan sat in a jail cell, he had been assigned an advocate, who promptly joined him in his cell asking the question as he began forming a defense for his client. As Rylan answered each of his advocates question the technician became more annoyed at the situation. But when the advocate asked about the platform’s color and Rylan informed him that it was crimson. He looked up from his notes with shock in his face. The advocate asked if he was Rylan was sure about the color and Rylan confirmed that it was crimson.
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