Sam waited a few moments before he followed after the gray leader. He thought that he might as well wait ‘til they were actually in need of him. In the mean time he’d just wait out of the away. As the group made its way toward the city Sam stayed just out of the way. Sighing Sam could feel the urgency of the gray people as they moved forward.
As they got closer to the city, Sam felt an almost palatable wave of hatred. What in the hell was that? The emotions that he was feeling felt absolutely solid. They had just walked within the boundary of the city when several hundred of the grey people approached the group.
“Why are you here? If you start this again the patrol will punish all here! You need to go! You have been banished to the dead wastes. It is better if you stay there and cease!” An obvious leader of the group stated.
Sam stepped up to the front causing several of the new group to gasp, then a great many began to slowly back away. The obvious leader looked at the group with Sam pointing an accusing finger, “How dare you bring an alien among us? It’s the same that we were warned about?”
Finally tired of listening to the city group, Sam spoke. “Alien? You dare to talk to these that were dying to try to regain your freedom? How YOU speak of aliens you who wish to align your selves with a group of killers!”
The city group’s leader scoffed at Sam, “You should learn to keep out of that which does not concern you I should...” Suddenly the leader was several feet off the ground also finding that he could no longer talk. Leaning close Sam whispered. “I am not a simple being that you will sway with your petty words, in fact good bye!” With that Sam threw the city leader toward the ground as hard as he could. The impact opened a small fissure as the body sunk several feet into the ground.
Landing hard Sam scowled at the group before him. “I suggest,” Sam said between clenched teeth. “That any others that think they are better than those that returned with me. Please step forward; I’ll take that into account right before I end your cowardly life. As I told those on your sister world when I made the patrol leave.” Here there was a great multitude of gasps. “As of yet I haven’t tried to make an enemy of the Intergalactic Patrol, though if things continue as they are, I damn sure will.”
There were more gasps as a great many quickly got out of the way of the advancing grays that were with Sam. They had just started to move forward when another group of the city grays moved to block their way.
Growling Sam threw several of those that were there in several directions. “I have no problem ending all of you! You who have no honor or respect; and then you allow the patrol to make slaves of you. This is the last time I will warn you. MOVE! Or I will kill as many as I have to getting these people through to the city.”
Sam stood straight with his arms crossed as he waited to see just how many he was going to have to slap the shit out of before they took him serious. Several elder grays moved forward bowing to Sam. “We do not wish the death of more of our people. What can we do to pacify you?”
“Let them go to the city. I have already freed your sister world, they need you to help rebuild the triad.” Sam said.
“Triad? There are no more triads. The last was crushed many years ago. If there were then the patrol would have to fear. Though no there are no...” The gray leader started.
“Oh?” Sam said startled. “Then I guess I was wrong about what Queen Triada said.”
Again there was a multitude of gasps. “Yo ... yo ... you know Queen Triada?” The leader shakily asked.
Sam nodded, “I helped her on her planet. She said that her triad was now formed and she thanked me.”
Suddenly the leader turned away from Sam as it began a conversation with all the rest of those there. “You say you saved our sister world? Please show me!”
Sam nodded as the gray city leader touched Sam’s head then gasp. “By the great deity it is true!” Reaching out the leader concentrated then Sam heard, [brothers! It is true! Finally, after so long I can feel the stirrings of our triad again.]
[Yes, it is good to feel the energy of our sister planet. I am afraid Sam, sir that we still need another of the worlds of our Triad or this freedom will be short. The planet that would be the strongest is also completely controlled by the patrol. You will need to free all of the worlds for us to have enough to drive the patrol out.] Came the thoughts of the leader of the last world Sam had been on.
[It is good that you are doing better.] Sam thought to the leader of the sister world.
[Yes thank you Sam. Most have or are making a full recovery. Though we now have two of the three worlds we need for our triad, we are still weak without the third. As the elder there said, the world that is the corner stone of our triad is completely controlled. The people’s spirit has been broken. It is uncertain even if you drive out the patrol that the people could survive.]
[Could I free other worlds on the way there? Would that help?] Sam asked not really liking where this was possibly going.
[It would be of help, problem is we need the third world. perhaps a straight line of free worlds to the third would help.] The other planet leader thought.
[I believe that would be the best course of action.] Came Queen Triada’s thoughts.
[Here I thought you weren’t that strong. Color me stupid.] Sam’s thoughts replied.
There was silence for a few moments then the Queen thought. [We are sorry Sam; we are unfamiliar with those terms.]
Sam slapped his fore head as he nodded feeling like an idiot. [I am sorry Triada; it means that I feel I don’t have the intelligence to continue on correctly.]
[Why would you feel that way? You are a highly intelligent being. Fear not if you were as you thought you were we would not have associated with you.] The Queen replied.
Sam could only shake his head with a smile. They weren’t being insulting to them they were just stating the facts. Smiling larger he had to admit he was starting to like the Queen more and more.
[Why thank you Sam. We of our planet have a particular corresponding sentiment for your being.] The Queen told Sam. Sam’s smile faded fast as he shook his head. Christ it was like being in a room of professors!
[Wait, ] Sam thought to the Queen. [How did you ‘hear’ that? Those were private thoughts!]
[Yes they were, though you thinking them out to me even though you didn’t mean to. I would never intrude on your private thoughts Sam.] The Queen replied Sam feeling that she was a little embarrassed having ‘heard’ what she had.
Sighing Sam began to wonder if he would ever get used to this. [So I take it you can teach me to not think private thoughts out to others?]
There was silence for a few moments then the Queen thought to him. [I am positive I could teach you, though you would have to be here on our planet. This is something I am afraid can only be shown in person.]
[I could be there in no time at all, though I am feeling that you wish me to continue as I have been. So! You have been using me to help reestablish the triads.] Sam suddenly thought to the Queen.
Sam felt the gasp from the Queen, and then he heard her apologize. [We are sorry Sam. It has been so long since there was a triad. Many have forgotten the protection that it afforded. Ours was the last to fall some time ago. We await your decision about our fate.]
[Wait, you think I am angry because you only were trying to protect your people?] Sam thought astonished.
Meekly came the thoughts of the Queen, [we didn’t know what to think Sam, especially after you destroyed several there.]
[I only did because they wished to hurt those that were fighting to free them. I would do it for any that were mistreated by their own people.] Sam replied.
[So you do not wish to dissolve the triad?] Came the Queen’s hopeful thoughts.
[No! Especially if it puts the patrol in their place. As they said I may be an enemy of them now. As if I care after seeing the actions of a great many of them.] Sam thoughts said as his anger started to grow.
[We are so glad to hear it. I have placed the location of the next world in your mind. Stay safe Sam, I hope to see you soon.] The Queen thought then was gone.
“It appears I have to go. I need to free as many worlds as I can to the third planet. Then I have to try and find Mellos Thymp.” Sam said causing many around him to gasp. “What’s wrong?”
“You said the name of the most dangerous criminal in the known galaxy! She steals the life force of others!” Many of the gray people were saying.
Sam shrugged, “I’ve met her twice she tried that twice, you might say I punished her.”
“She didn’t hurt you?” The leader asked.
“No, though she tired, you might say I rendered her unconscious.” Sam told the elder.
Nodding his head the elder told Sam. “Know that you have the word of our people that we will work to help you establish the triad. Even though you will have to hurry as we feel that the patrol will again try to embed their selves on our world again.”
“I will do what I can.” With that Sam took off for the world the Queen had shown him.
[Queen Triada, is it truly possible that the triad may exist again?] The leader of the second gray world asked.
[Yes, I know it is possible. Ours as I said is already strengthening. At present we are at sixty five percent. Not complete but more than enough to keep the patrol out. I am afraid ‘til he has freed the third world there’s not that much we can do to help you.] Came the Queen’s thoughts.
[We know Queen Triada. We are doing all we can to contact our third world. With any hope there are still a few there that can help us when he arrives.] The leader’s thoughts replied.
Sam wasn’t in the best of moods when he landed on the next world. It was really no wonder then that he didn’t nearly kill all of the patrol personnel there. Even as they were fleeing Sam was still pissed that everyone was trying to use him.
As many of the gray people came out of hiding Sam could only growl at them then leave. For the next few days it was almost a repeat on every world he touched down on. Back at the patrol headquarters the regional sub-commander was starting to get a little worried. So far they had a total of three thousand dead, another ten thousand seriously injured. They had almost that many that was hurt though not as bad.
Looking at the monitor he saw that Drivas was still alive having gone to level four. This soon after going to three had damn near killed her. Shaking his head this made her only the third level four they had. Thellus had completed level three two days before, it had also nearly killed her.
Walking in the sub-commander looked at Drivas as her body began to convulse again. Her mouth was hanging open with a copious amount of drool seeping out of it. Maybe he thought with her at such a high level they could get control of this situation.