By: Yamuri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For centuries they were sleeping while the huge space ship flew
through the universe. A long time ago they lived on a beautiful
planet, similar to earth. But a terrible war destroyed their culture
and their world. Few could escape, many were injured and had to be
put phantom chambers. The space ship looked inhabited, like the
universe it passed. Only a huge machine in the middle of the planet
like space ship was working all the time. Its sounds were the only
ones which could be heard. And while everyone slept sensors searched
for planets where life was possible and a lonely soul wandered
through the corridors and watched the sleeping passengers sadly. Her
poor people. Disconnected from their home, their past.
But for years her feelings vanished completely and she became similar
to the machine, a part of the machine. Feelings were the reason for
the war, emotions had been what caused the distruction of their
homeplanet. The phantom chambers had been good ideas.
Transformations, changings...no longer beings of flesh and
blood...but some kind of vapour beings. Their bodies would sleep
forever, like their emotions ... but their spirits would wake up
again, live forever by using cyborg bodies, that couldn't die.
Finally the last step was done to become higher beings. But was it
After centuries of searching they finally left the vapour zone, the
great blankness where life was impossible. New worlds were
discovered. Inhabited planets. Interesting creatures, who cought her
interest. She sent some spies to the first inhabited planet they
First contacts were made, trade started and they were even allowed to
build a station on the planet. Soon humans, how those beings called
themselves, got the permission to visit her space ship. Human
scientists were impressed by the huge space ship and their
technology. Especially a young man seemed to be very interested not
only in their technology but also their culture and past. At first
they were just exchanging informations. He was telling about his
race, she about hers. It was never supposed to be more but she
started to like his company. He was different, interesting and when
she realized what was happening it was to late. Somehow he had been
able to wake something in her, something lost and forgotten. Since
the time when her people almost destroyed themselves she had thought
feelings were something bad. Now everything was changing. For the
first time in her long life she felt the power of love and it cursed
her. Just for him she changed the law and he became a Commander of
the Outrider Security Department. The first human who would have ever
gotten such a high rank. He should also be the guardain of her body,
which still lay in a phantom chamber, in a hidden room somewhere on
Within the weeks he worked for her a strong friendship was built
between them and suddenly a strange and risky idea had come to his
mind. Even if it wouldn't work he had to try to give her body back to
her. Again weeks passed by and the impossible became true. From now
on he wasn't some stranger and intruder anymore but one of them.
Especially when the outrider's queen, whose soul he had transfered
back into her body, gave birth to their child - Jesse Blue. But their
joy didn't last long, when Commander Blue had to realize that the
queen's body was to weak and had to be put back into the phantom
chamber. When he redid the prozess he swore that one day he would
make it possible that all outriders could become beings of flesh and
Although many Outriders had welcomed the human Commander there were
still some who believed in old laws and rules and couldn't accept him
that easily. Many wanted to see him destroyed. To provoke military
actions a group of outriders robbed a human transport. Due to some
misunderstandings on both sides a terrible war broke out soon.
Commander Blue didn't want his son to grow up in such a world and
decided to give him to his best friend who was living in the desserts
of planet Far. There Jesse should be secure. Afterwards Commander
Blue prooved that his heart really beat for the outriders by fighting
against his own people. Finally they started to believe in him, but
he couldn't stop the war.Therefore it was to late. And if it couldn't
come better humans suddenly started to think he would be the
outriders leader Nemesis. The war reached it's first climax when
Commander Blue was killed by a famous pilot who flew with his space
ship directly into Blue's space ship. Outriders seemed to be beaten
but Nemesis was still there, seeking for revenge. A terrible pain
drove her almost crazy when she couldn't save her lover and her hate
for humankind became an eternal flame which would hunt her untill the
end of time. This was how the second period of dark ages started.
Chapter One: The start of the end
Somehow Saber Rider had hoped that the cease fire would be the
beginning of peace between Outriders and humans. Unlike April,
Fireball and Colt who acted as if they were missing something Saber
could relax. He had become a Star Sheriff to help reaching points
like this and it made him feel whole when seeing that first steps
were done to find together.
He remembered their mission to planet Lamari. Like his friends he had
been sceptically but deep inside his heart he had really hoped that
Lamari was a place of peace and friendhsip, a proof that it was
possible. Saber had been disappointed when they discovered the hidden
military base while his friends jumped happily in the new adventure.
They were like kids for whom life was just a game. On one hand this
way of seeing the world had something beatiful but on the other hand
it made him feel sad cause they never thought about the consequenzes.
He saw the pain in their faces when Ramrod was destroyed. Of course
it had been a bad moment for him too, cause Ramrod had been part of
his life. But as long as it could help to bring peace to both people
Saber accepted it and was even glad. They had just seen that their
adventures could be over now, and he realized that especially
Fireball seemed to be bored. Colt had Robin who kept him busy and
April seemed to enjoy Fireballs company.
One time he had also come to watch one of Fireballs car racings and
it had been that time he met her. She was standing in the first row.
Her short violet hair glew in the bright sunlight and blew in the
wind. She had blue skin and was clothed in a white dress. Certainly
she was an outrider. When he looked at her she turned her head and
her green eyes seemed to look directly into his soul. He smiled at
her and his smile was returned before she looked back to the race.
"May I sit down?" he asked her.
"Why not?" she answered. At first they were just talking about the
race and that the champion was a friend of Saber. Later on the
conversation turned towards Saber being a famous Star Sheriff and
what it was like to be that popular. She seemed to be more interested
in his feelings than details about his job. Her people barely knew
about emotions. To his amazement she even talked openly about the
phantom chambers and that those machines were very old and usually
used to take away all emotions from outriders, especially those who
rediscovered them within their lives. Saber was shocked to hear that
and wondered about the reason. A sad smile escaped her lips when she
"Old stories tell about terrible wars which took place in the past.
Wars that almost destroyed us. Our leaders somehow came to the
conclusion that emotions were the reason for those wars and that's
how they decided to take away all feelings. You see....many of us
want to experience how it is to feel. For our hole lives we felt the
loss of something and we always new that you humans are still capable
of that. On the one hand we want to learn, we could learn a lot from
you and humanity could also learn from us. But nevertheless there
will always be that voice in our heads which tells us how dangerous
emotions are. I suppose the whole war between humans and outriders
started cause of you being able to feel and us being unable to do
Saber looked thoughtfully at her. "And what about you?" he asked.
"There was a time I was able to feel something, just for a short
time. The feeling of love. Bright and wonderful. But he died when the
war between our peoples started. My heart couldn't live with the pain
and became cold. Do you know how it feels to loose someone you really
Saber nodded. Luckily it had never happened to him but sometimes it
had been close. "I can imagine and I'm sorry to hear that." he
answered and hoped his words could make her feeling better about her
past. "If you have time I would like to invite you for lunch? Maybe
we can exchange more about our nations."
A smile passed her lips. "Of course I would like to spend more time
Saber went over to April who was standing in the first row and
cheering for Fireball to tell her that he wouldn't stay untill the
end. Afterwards he took his new friend on a ride with Steed and
showed the city to her.
Soon their talks became more personal and she admitted that she was
enjoying his company very much. For such a long time she had often
wondered how it would be being able of feel joy and fun. As the time
went by Saber realized how he was feeling more and more connected to
her. Talking and spending his time with her seemed like a drug and
her eyes had some hypnotic effect on him. In her deep eyes shadows
were hiding some secret but nevertheless they were showing parts of
her power. Maybe this should have made him feel afraid of her.
Instead, he was curious and more interested in her. Why not starting
some secret adventure?
He wanted to take away the pain which could still be seen in her eyes
and perhaps something more would develop. Unlike all the women he had
met in his life she seemed to be interested in each part of his
personality. The others had just seen the hero Saber Rider, a good
friend or an intellectual. She managed to bring our histother side. A
side he barely showed in front of his friends who needed a guide and
strong leader. With her he could relax and even felt the need inside
his heart to enjoy the moment, like Colt would say.
Hours flew by and it were the best hours he spent in that period of
peace. He had never talked about philosophy, myths and emotions with
someone that often. She was a very good dialog partner and much more.
Within those hours a deep connection was built between them. They
grew close to each other and then it happened.
She had asked him for an experiment, just to see if she was capable
of all her emotions again. Probably it should have been just a kiss,
nothing more. But when her eyes looked deeply in his, while her lips
found his, both of them fell under each others spell. For the second
time she saw into a humans soul and was lost in its light.
They kissed a second time while embracing each other softly. With
each kiss they sank deeper and the spiritual bond between them became
stronger. Suddenly the world among them was forgotten. Like being in
trance they took themselves some hotel room to spend the night
Time stood still while they were holding and peting each other,
kissing and slowly getting rid of their clothes to feel the others
naked skin. She could see red fire in his eyes and feel the heat of
his naked skin while Saber saw the most amazing thing when looking
into her eyes and soul. Somehow the ice inside her heart didn't fuse
but started to burn like a fire of ice, while her cold body absorbed
the heat. Extremes combined while he was lost in the gleaming colours
her icy fire.
Gently he was putting himself into her, experiencing a world he had
never seen when being with women before. She showed him something
fascinating and new. A world of magic that sustained their spiritual
bond. For both of them their time together seemed like an eternity.
But the next morning Saber Rider felt as if everything had just been
a beautiful dream. He was laying alone in an empty hotel room. No
sign of his outrider lover. A terrible loneliness and sadness filled
his heart. The night before he had felt whole and realized that he
had found the love of his life. He had seen in her soul that she felt
like him. Why did she leave, without saying a word? Had he done
something wrong, or had he misinterpreted the whole situation and for
her it had just been a game?
Nevertheless he had no proof that anything had happened and maybe he
had just dreamed. Probably he had gotten to bed alone after an
interesting talk to a strange outrider woman. Hopefully he would meet
her again and made his secret dream coming true. Less he knew about
the truth. And time wouldn't let him much time to think about the
case or searching for her.
A second time he felt as if someone pulled his heart out of his chest
when Cavalry Command contacted him and he was informed that the
outriders broke the treaty and attacked a city on Yuma. War had
broken out again. Why, his mind screamed in frustration.
Soon the Star Sheriffs met at the secret headquarters and were
introduced to a new Ramrod that had been hidden for emergencies. All
Star Sheriffs had to undergo special trainings now and to prepare for
further battles against the outriders. This time it would become
worse, cause reports told that the outrider planet was moving slowly
towards Yuma. Luckily King Jarred would send his royal army to
support them. Nevertheless it would be one of their hardest battles
to hinder the outrider planet of colliding with Yuma which could mean
the end of Cavalry Command. And not to forget Jesse Blue who was
preparing the blue cobalt blaster that could become a real danger for
Chapter Two: Hopeless
Each party was prepared for the worst and the tension rose with every
second. On both sides heavy problems were reported. The outriders
army was impressive and Cavalry Command had to be careful. But Jesse
Blue had also mayjor troubles. This time he had to concentrate on two
enemies. His eternal rivals the Star Sheriffs and Nemesis. Who would
have imagined that? During the time of peace he had finally found
what he lost in his childhood and found something new to fight for.
Everything in his life had become a total new meaning. He knew where
he came from and why Nemesis had always cared for him so much. Strong
feelings rose inside his heart and he would have gone through the
fire to give Nemesis her body back. He truly cared for her and
realized what had made him really jealousy of the Star Sheriffs. All
of them had still parts of their family. They were never alone, like
himself. Suddenly he had discovered that he wasn't alone either and
even managed to give Nemesis her body back, make her a being of flesh
and blood again.
For such a short time. Why, his heart was still screaming? Whatever
he started was destined to break and fail. He was supposed to be the
best, to fight, to lead and most important to protect those he loved.
In his short life he had loved and cared for less people. His mind
had always told him to be strong, to be brave, never to cry and avoid
strong feelings towards others who tried to be his friends. Those
years of loneliness had made him cold. For most people he appeared to
be arrogant. Regardless from the pain in his soul he had pushed
himself even further into the darkness and became what he feared.
Under his command many people had lost their lives and families were
destroyed. In some way he had even enjoyed breaking others and the
darkness within his soul had been fed untill the day he discovered
that Nemesis was his mother. When she had been alive his dark side
had been totally suppressed but only a small mistake could release
all demons. Hate and aggression filled his mind and drove him insane.
Even his own mother was unable to reach him and all he wanted was
power and chaos. While preparing the blue cobalt blaster and leading
the attack against the human forces he grinned evily and gave in to
the need of his inner demons completely. His eyes glewing strangely
in the artificial light of the outrider planet and Nemesis realized
the last hope for peace and her own sanity had died with Jesses
weakness to resist his evil side.
Her own son had turned against her and she knew that it had partly
been her own fault. She had never given love to him escept untill the
end. But his personality had been damaged to much by then. Even his
genius mind had not been able to save him. Like his father he had
managed the unbelievable and for some time she had been alive. It had
been a wonderful time and she had almost believed it would be real,
not just a dream that ended with a crack and pushed her back into the
pain which was still eating her soul. Dark memories rose inside her
head. Memories about the dark ages of war that haunted her people,
memories about her human lover, his death, their son and memories
about a long bloody war against humankind that ended with a cease
fire. Not for long. The truce was broken again and in her own
frustration she had directed the mother ship towards Yuma. Nobody
would stop her. Humankind, her people and even her son had failed in
"The end is near." she thought when watching Jesse using the blue
cobalt blaster against Ramrod. "What have you become, my son? You're
crazy like me. Can't fight your dark side, must feed it with hate and
anger. Children of revenge, that's what we're. And I thought there
could be hope. Just for seconds I believed your heart could heal as
well as mine. But it was an illussion." She was interrupted in her
depression when explosions hit the artificial planet and tremors were
reported everywhere. Shortly after first reports about heavy damage
of the mother ship and evacuation of her people she could feel a
familiar presence. A person that reminded her of the time she had
been alive. A bright light passed her soul but she couldn't keep it
and beat the darkness. Instead she was driven more insane.
The first time when she had been alive humans had caused the death of
her lover and the only one who had been able to give back what she
lost. Revenge had been her answer. Something similar had happened
again when Jesse brought her body back to life. Now she was trapped
in this stupid machine once more and the next few minutes would
decide about her future. She had never feared death. Jesse and the
Star Sheriffs were no real threat for her, even if both had
impressive weapons and techniques. Her fear was not adverted to
death. Death would mean salvation for her tormented soul.
Meanwhile a battle had broken out between Badlander and Ramrod. Both
used all their power to win and a huge amount of energy was set free.
They fought for a while untill Nemesis couldn't stand the fight
anymore and interfered by using the Triton Materia and shooting at
both of them. Immediately Ramrod prepared itself to attack the
outrider planets heart while Badlander was frozen. The Star Sheriffs
weren't aware of Jesses fight with himself and concentrated on their
mission to destroy the outrider planet before it would collide with
For the whole battle Saber had had a strange feeling, as if fighting
against a friend. He didn't know where those feelings had come from,
but he couldn't push them away. Each time he did what he was supposed
to do in this situation he felt as if someone was breaking his heart.
It had never been that heard for him to fullfill his duty. Saber was
sure that when the outriders were beaten and vanished to vapor zone
he would still be haunted by images of the outrider woman he had met
during the cease fire. She would probably be after him for a very
long time and as long as he couldn't forget her he would feel as if
he had fought against his own family. And if only parts of Eagles
report about outriders history were true Saber was partially right in
considering outriders as related to humankind. In any case Saber knew
that if they won he wouldn't feel satisfied but sad about the whole
In the meantime Badlander had been damaged to much and Jesse was
forced to leave the space ship, while Ramrod still fought against the
almost invincible Triton Materia. Neither of them new Nemesis
intentions in directing the planet towards Yuma on the one hand and
the defense of her existence on the other hand. A Collision with Yuma
would mean Nemesis death. If she wanted to kill herself, why had she
to take other lifes with her? For Jesse the case was clear. Nemesis
had become totally insane and it was time for him to take over the
empire. But again those stupid Star Sheriffs had to interfere.
Angrily he watched as Ramrod used its weapons to damage the Triton
Materia heavily. Fire and fume filled the room. Sweat ran down his
body and he felt as if his spacesuit was burning. His eyes widened in
terror when Ramrod bombed the Triton Materias center which would
cause its complete distruction. Explosions hit the whole planet while
the Triton Materia was trembling.
Gravitation was broken and Jesse lost his foothold and was thrown
through the room. All machines reported red alert and a warning for
immedtiate evacuation was sent each system on the whole planet. If
they wanted to survive Saber and his team would have to leave fastly.
All of them could see the horror in Jesses eyes but new there was
nothing they could do for him. He had his chance to escape but
decided to stay and fight untill the bitter end. It was over now.
They had to leave and save their own lifes before the storm would
Colt, Fireball and April gave not a single thought about Jesse.
Whatever happened to him was his own fault. Only Saber felt pity when
they had to leave the young man behind. A long time ago he had
promised his mentor and friend General Whitehawk to do evertyhing to
bring Jesse back. He knew exactly how General Whitehawk felt about
his cadets and besides even a fallen man like Jesse Blue deserved a
chance. But since that day at the training center when Jesse begged
him to save April he had never gotten the chance to talk to him
anymore. Even when Jesse had come to them as ambassador to lead the
cease fire movements Saber had not gotten the chance to break through
Jesses ice. Within the years the young man had built a wall around
his soul and nobody had ever been able to come really close to him.
Most people had given up Jesse soon, but Whitehawk and Saber had
hoped of being able to save Jesse from his dark side untill the last
And while they left the outrider planet, watched its final
distruction and listened to cries of joy through their intercoms
Saber felt as if parts of him were dying with Jesse and Nemesis. For
now the war was over but Saber knew that in wars each victory was
also a rout.
Chapter Three: Times of darkness
Peace had come back to New Frontier, but terrible civil wars had
broken out among outriders the same time when their mother ship had
been distroyed. Outriders most powerful comanders tried to take
Nemesis place but none of them was able to unite all clans. Some said
that Jesse, heir to Nemesis throne, would have been able to lead
them. Unfortunately Jesse had lost his life in the last battle
against Cavalry Comands forces and there was no way to bring him
back. His body had been atomized during the explosion and without his
body, any rituals to revitalize him were useless.
Months of wars followed untill a genius scientist, discovered an
interesting issue. Before the final battle Nemesis body had been
brought to their space station in vapor zone, by Jean Claude who had
lately shown more interst in discovering the outriders past than
anything else. He was up to something and to his own luck nobody
seemed to care. In any case the scientist detected that Nemesis body
wasn't a lifeless form that was frozen forever. She wasn't sleeping
as before, nor was she dead but in some sort of coma. Somehow the
distruction of the outrider planet caused the transfer of her soul,
back into her body. But something prevented her from waking up.
At first Nemesis body was scanned and a strange anomaly was found in
her blood. Somehow human blood had come into her veins and slowly
poisoned the organism. If Jesse had not refreezed her she would have
probably died. The reason why human blood was running through her
veins was the unborn child in her womb. Obviosly she had been with a
human while she had been alive. Secret studies followed untill a
group of scientists were able to remove the embryo without harming
Nemesis or the child. Nevertheless there was still no possibility yet
to heal Nemesis from the sepsis and even if they could it was
doubtful Nemesis would awake. But thanks to Jean Claude old machines,
which were found on their homeplanet behind vapor zone, could be
used. For the next few months the baby had to stay in some kind of
incubator. His physis was very strong and with the help of technology
he could survive.
A new heir was born and Jean Claude new that with his existance
problems would occur. After Nemesis fall many outriders had hoped to
be able of taking her place. But all of them had failed in uniting
the nation. Former rebells, traditionalists, militarists, idealists
and serval other groups were fighting for domination now. With the
existance of a new heir the question would arise who would be a
worthy guardain and mentor for him? This question could be solved by
a competition. The winner would legaly be the boys warden.
Thoughtfully Jean Claude watched the child in his arms and cradled
him softly. Since the child could be taken out of the tank it had
been in for the last months Jean was taking care of him. He had given
him the name Trunks, cause he new from his researches of Nemesis
great grandfather - a great warrior of the old empire - who had also
been named Trunks. In any case it would be a good name for their new
"You will be the strongest in the universe on day Trunks." he said
while carrying him around. "At this age already your aura is almost
as strong as your mothers has been. But you will need it. Your life
won't be easy. This violet hair, undoubtfully from your mother, but
your white skin. I wonder about your father Trunks. His heritage
could become a problem for you when you want to take your birthright
"Indeed it will." a female voice interrupted Jean. He turned around
to see his new girlfriend, who had taken care of Nemesis body the
last weeks, standing in the room. Jean grinned, walked over to hear
and gave a short kiss. Like his former girlfriend Annabelle she had
long red hair but emerald eyes and light blue skin that she didn't
hide by using special tinctures. She was a scientist and not a spy
like Annabelle had been.
"Don't worry Rhea. We'll fix this." he answered. "At first we'll hide
him. As long as nobody knows of his existance he won't be in danger.
In the meantime we have time to think of a master plan and finding
out who's his father." As if Trunks understood them he suddenly cried
loudly and a smile passed his lips when Jean looked down to him.
Trunks eyes gleamed bright and Jeans eyes widened when seeing into
those blue eyes. Realization hit him hard. He knew those eyes from
somewhere. Of course he knew many people who had blue eyes but there
was something in Trunks look that reminded him of one person he had
met only once. Nevertheless he would always remind him, even more
than his mortal enemy Colt. Was it possible?
"What's wrong Jean. Why do you stare at him like that? You will scare
him when you keep staring at him." Rhea said and took Trunks out of
his arms, lulling the baby to sleep.
"I just remembered my last meeting with the Star Sheriffs. It has
been a while but I still remember their faces, their eyes. Trunks has
undoubtfully the same eyes than Saber Rider."
"What, the famous Star Sheriff Saber Rider? You can't be sure Jean."
shocked she looked from him to Trunks and back.
"I can't believe either how he can have Saber Riders eyes. But I
always study my enemies and images of them in my head stay as clear
as if they were standing right in front of me."
Rhea nodded thoughtfully. "We have to audit that. If you're right
he's in much more danger than we expected."
"Well, untill now nobody even knows that Nemesis is still alive, just
in coma. Maybe we can even hide Trunks for his first few years. We'll
stay out of the fights and could move to a place our people have
forgotten yet. You felt his incredible power. In some years he'll be
stronger than Nemesis."
"You forget that Nemesis had good teachers. Trunks will only have us.
Two outriders who studied the old forbidden tenets. We aren't
experts." Rhea was still more worried than Jean could ever be.
"We'll find a way. So, what do you think of moving to our
"Certainly an interesting experience. Why not. Probably we'll be the
only inhabitants there for some time. I hope Trunks will really be
save there untill we know more about his father and he's old enough
to fight back in case that someone attacks him."
Jean nodded gladly while thinking about the latest developments.
Telling his people that their new emperor was half human would have
been difficult. But if they had to tell them that he was the son of
one of the famous Star Sheriffs it would probably cause more wars.
The same day they left the outrider station they were staying at.
Vapor zone was boring anyways and Jean was dying to show her the
place all of them had come from once. He had been there some times
already and it had been amazing to see how nature regenerated itself
during the last centuries. Life was feasible there again and still
evidences of ancient times could be found. The best place for their
young prince to grow up. A new hope for their future had been born
with Trunks and maybe he would be able rebuild the ancient empire of
glory and connect outriders and humans.
Trunks future seemed to be assured. Nobody paid attention to Jean and
Rhea at first, who had moved to their former homeplanet Metheus
together with Trunks. They had taken Nemesis body and Rheas technical
inventions with them and after one year living on Metheus Trunks got
a little sister. She had green hair like her father Jean and emerald
eyes like her mother Rhea. They decided to call her after a famous
scientist of the past, in hope to reawaken ancient times by smoothing
the way. Nevertheless a shadow was still laying over them.
Shadows of dark prophecies that emerged since outriders were forced
to build a new mother ship, so they could go back to New Frontier and
take revenge for Nemesis death. A young outrider had become famous
during the last years by publishing his prophecies. As Jean new the
young man had even predicted that their empire would fall again and
that humankind would defeat them. He had discribed the final battle
exactly even before it happened. Nobody, except the rebells who had
formed a group of idealists now, had listened. Now the same outrider
was telling about Nemesis treachery at her own people, about her love
to an certain Star Sheriff and the existance of Trunks. Years ago
people may haven't listened but this time they would.
It wasn't the prophets intention to assess but those who listened
would return a vedict and according to the prophecies dark times
would come. More suffering and pain. Jean could imagine that and he
disliked such changes. Something had to be done to stop or corrupt
the prophet, or at least to use his prophecies for their own
advantage. Therefore he would have to leave Metheus and travel back
to vapor zone to meet the prophet.
To be continued