Ever since the charges that had been brought against Rylan were dismissed, he had been waiting for the meeting that would decide what the planet did regarding Laria. It had been a month since the dismissal, and the various leaders had been unable to contact anyone off world. The population of the planet was divided on what they should do, some wanted to ignore what had happened and just carry on as usual. While the other group wanted to build a ship so they could return to Laria and discover what had happened there, a desire that Rylan shared.
The technician knew that the only way he would be able to find out what happened would be to participate in the meeting. Unfortunately for him that required him to be present, his voice would not be heard if he didn’t show up. The rest of the population was not expected to be there, they had other options to be able to cast their vote. While the charges had been dismissed the officials wouldn’t let him register himself as a citizen. It would seem that while the law proclaimed him innocent, this world’s officials still considered him a demented criminal.
With determination, he had been able to discover the time and place for the meeting, though he ultimately had to find his advocate for the information. He went to the municipal center and had gone to a large conference room reserved for these types of deliberations. He sat down and towards the back of the room and listened as the debate started in earnest. The leader for each side of the issue got up and argued their point.
The leader of the front to isolate the planet from the rest of the remnants of the Federation was a passionate woman named Aidan. She made some logical arguments to keep the world separated from the rest of the galaxy. That fact that worried Rylan especially since the Brody, the man arguing for the investigation of Laria was not supporting his point nearly as well. Rylan wanted to get up and make his own passionate argument for the inquiry, but he had learned enough to know that once those two finished their debate the floor would be opened up for anyone to voice their own opinions.
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