The secret of the 10th planet
By: Yamuri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Not long ago after the final battle with the Outriders. The team of
the Star Sheriffs doesn't exist anymore. Saber and April still work
for Cavalry Command, Colt works on his own ranch on planet Texas with
Robin and Fireball is back in his racing life again. April and
Fireball still have contact to each other but both of them have very
different opinions about their future. While April thinks the war is
over and got used to peace pretty fast, like Colt and Saber, Fireball
has some doubts about it. He can't believe in the peace. The
Outriders will surely come back and he wants to be prepared.
It happened on a cold November evening. April was at home and working
at her newest project when a strange message arrived at her mailbox.
It was just the short notice that someone wanted to meet her here on
planet Far. The place where she should meet him or her was an old
factory, which had not been in use for several years. She waited for
some time when she finally heard a voice behind her calling her name.
At first she hoped it was Fireball who came back to her. Their last
meeting wasn't a good one. They argued a lot and she almost thought
she lost him. Until now she couldn't understand why he was so angry
about her being full of hope for peace.
But it wasn't Fireball. Because of the darkness she couldn't
recognize the person at first. When both of them walked out into the
moonlight April realized that it was a girl she new pretty well.
"Trista? Is it really you? You don't know how happy I'm. I'm really
glad to see you. How are you?"
Trista didn't change a lot. She still weared the same style of
clothes she weared when they met first and her hair was shorter now.
"I'm fine thanks." She smiled and looked at her serious.
"The war is over now right? How do you feel?"
"We are all glad about it. Finally a time of peace. Well, but I don't
think you came just to ask me that. You look somehow sad. Do you have
a problem? Can I help you?"
Trista shook her head. "You can't April. Even if we are friends
again. I'm glad that you're fine and I just wanted to meet you again.
I was too sad and mad this time. That's why I run away without listen
to you. Well, Fireball and you? You have a lot of time for each other
now, haven't you?"
"Hm. It's a pity but Fireball and me seem not to go along very good
these times. We argued a lot when we met some weeks ago and I still
feel sad about it. But when I try to contact him he always cut the
conversation and when I want to visit him he isn't at home. I don't
know what to do."
"Oh, I didn't know. We seem to have similar problems then. But you
can solve yours. I can't. You will see. If he really loves you and
you don't give up then he will come back. Believe me. Everything will
be okay soon for you. But the one I love will never come back."
April looked at her amazed. "After all he had done you still love
him? Oh Trista. We didn't mean to push him in the vapor zone. We
didn't mean to kill him...."
"It's not your fault." Trista interrupted her. "I came just here to
talk, cause I know that I can talk to you and you will listen. Yes, I
still love him although I know I should not. That would be better for
me. But as you know you can't push feelings away like you can through
old clothes away from you."
April nodded. She understood. It was similar as her problem with
Fireball and Trista was right, she couldn't solve her problem alone.
"Well if you want you can come to my home for some days or longer. I
have not much to do, just working at some projects my dad is involved
in too. By the way what are you doing now."
"I change my jobs pretty often. Some month there, some month there. I
can't stay somewhere for a long time. If I would I would remember.
Sometimes my memory hunts me. Thank you that I can life at your home
for as long as I can. But I guess I will soon move away again.
Perhaps I can think of something other if I help you with your
problem." She laughed and suddenly April had to laugh too. Although
the situation wasn't funny she had to. It was always good to have a
friend around you when you feel sad.
After his race Fireball didn't meet with his colleagues this day.
Instead he went home to his flat just to think about the guy who had
been among the visitors. Before the race and shortly after Fireball's
victory he had seen him. Something was strange with him. If the young
man wouldn't wear this black helmet perhaps Fireball had not noticed
him. The man took a gun with him Fireball could see and at first he
thought it must be a criminal. But when Fireball went home he
disappeared. What was wrong with him? Why did he watch him, spy after
him? What did he want? While thinking about the experience Fireball
recognized what was so strange with the visitor. He knew him already.
The man weared the same clothes as Jean Claude the young commander of
the Outriders who kidnapped April and Pierre once. Colt met him
before too but he never told lot about this meeting. So Fireball
didn't know much about Jean but he could understand why the man had
to hide himself under this helmet. Of course because he was an
Outrider. They were back, as he always knew. Suddenly he felt panic
rising in his head. They were after him again. He had to inform his
friends fast. Immediately Fireball tried to contact Saber, April and
Colt but no one of them was available. The last chance he had was to
contact Cavalry Command itself but even there nobody was available at
the late night. Oh no, all of them believed in peace. What should he
do now. If he went outside they would surely catch him, if he stayed
they would come and fetch him. Probably he had to fight. As fast as
he could Fireball took his guns and went out to his car. In the
shadows of the garage somebody was standing. Fireball stopped and
watched him carefully. Again the stranger.
"I want to talk to you? Do you have some time?" he asked and suddenly
Fireball felt a bit silly. What if it was only a fan of him? What if
it wasn't anything serious?
"About what?" he asked still a bit suspicious. "Who you are?"
"Someone you know. That must be enough for you. You want to go
somewhere now. We can talk in the car too. There's enough space for
"We can also talk here. But I would like to know with whom I'm
"I want to warn you. Earth is in danger and I don't know how many
planets too. Every thousand years, what would mean this year too, the
planet Larmetall is passing your solar system. This time it will
cause the explosion of a sun and that means there is the possibility
of the birth of a black hole. You know what that means. Every planet
which is near the black hole or the sun which will explode will be
"Why do you tell me? Who I'm that you have to tell me and not the
others. I can't decide what to do."
"You're the only one who would listen. I didn't find Colt, April
would not listen to me and Saber seems to have so much to do that he
is never available. It's your turn to contact your friends. I did my
job. If you want to know more we can meet again. Just have a look at
the old Outrider base on planet Fun. But only when you come alone.
Otherwise I can't guarantee your safety."
The man turned away and wanted to leave the room.
"You're an Outrider, right? And why do you warn me? If the Outriders
are back why do they help us now. I don't understand."
The man looked back at him but didn't take of his helmet.
"Not all Outriders want your death and they know the Larmetalls. When
their race was young Larmetall passed their zone too. Outriders
learned a lot from the Larmetalls. Their behaviour is similar to ours
now. But not all Outriders or Larmetalls prefer such a behaviour
Fireball. Think of that."
With those last words he let Fireball alone and disappeared as fast
as he appeared in the night.
Somewhere in the old secret Outrider base on Lamari humans and
Outriders worked hard to save the life of a human commander and of
the young commander of the Outriders, who was known by both races
under the name Jesse Blue. Lamari was the new hope for Outriders and
humans again. Shortly before and during the final battle all
Outriders who belonged or sympathisized with Jean Claudes secret
group, which fought for peace in the underground, were evacuated
there. Humans and Outriders started the project there again. If it
would work they would tell Cavalry Command of the project too.
Nemesis was in the vapor zone again and there was real hope for peace
now. But all of them knew that Nemesis would come back and that this
time he would be really mad. If the young commander, Jesse met the
time he was together with Trista, wouldn't ever invent those small
tools which had the ability to teleport the carrier of it to each
place which was programmed Jesse wouldn't be alive now. The fight
hurt him pretty much and he was still in danger but the doctors were
confident about his survival. Snake who had been with him the last
days was outside now. He worried a lot about his friend's life but
knew he couldn't do anything at the moment. For some time he walked
alone over the field thinking about the past, about a time he thought
the Outriders were his enemies and the time he get to know Jean
Claude. But in the end he thought about his friend Yamuri and
Yamuri's strange past, Yamuris secret's, which would save Jesses
life, but would they save his own race too. Would Yamuri ever save
humans except those who were his friends already? He was so similar
to Jesse, but Jesse was half an Outrider, Yamuri was not.
"Don't you feel bored?" a voice interrupted his thoughts.
Yamuri was standing behind him, as most of the time wearing a red
overall, his brown hair falling over his left eye.
"You're back? It's a long time isn't it? Have you heard what
happened?" Snake asked immediately. Yamuri nodded thoughtfully and
joined Snake's way.
"The Star Sheriffs never learn, humans never learn, there are only a
few humans I can admire, the rest could die out. They are only
"You've got still the same opinion when you left us to prepare the
arrival for Larmetall. Why did you help us when you always new what
would happen in the future?"
"You're right. There was a time I shared the opinion of Yayoi Yukino.
"...you changed your opinion the last years. For what reason? If the
Outriders can accept humans why can't Larmetalls do it?"
Yamuri looked at him suspicious. "Jesse didn't tell? Before the black
hole was formed Larmetall was the tenth planet in the same solar
system as the earth. We populated almost the whole solar system.
Because of the black hole Larmetall changed it's orbit. From this
time on it comes back here only every thousand years. My home planet
is covered with snow and ice. People have to live under the earth.
But that's not so important why we think humans are just monkeys.
They were the time we populated their main solar system."
"I see. You mean your ancestors helped those monkeys to become
Yamuri nodded. "And we helped them cause we need people who could
work under hard conditions. But let's leave this theme okay. We have
other problems now. How is Jesse?"
"Not very well. He's still in coma the doctors told me."
"Let's go in and see. I came back cause I worried about him. The
fight was partly shown on TV. Seemed to be pretty bad."
Snake nodded. The Outrider base was completely changed. Where rooms
for Renegades and war material had been Outriders and humans built
medical rooms. Yamuri could see some doctors and nurses doing their
work. They found Jesse in the ICU. His body was covered with bandages
and connected with big machines standing near his bed. The machines
Jesse himself was very pale and looked not very healthy.
"He will survive!" Yamuri said after a short time of standing and
just watching their friend.
"How can you know? I hope so, and the doctors say so too. But it
looks not very good for him." Snake added. Yamuri grinned.
"I know that he will survive. He's strong enough."
"Who says that I won't survive?" Jesse asked suddenly. He voice was
broken but had still something cold and tough in it.
"I feel pretty good and if the doctors would let me I could even go
out here. Do you know how boring this is? Just laying in bed and
Yamuri smiled and shook his head. "You're incorrigible."
Jesse tried to put on but he was still to weak to do. So he sank back
in the bed.
"You aren't as healthy as you think Jesse." Snake said earnest. "You
need the sleep."
Jesse shook his head. "No, we have no time. I have to stand up.
Nemesis...." But Jesse couldn't talk anymore. Snake was right he
didn't feel very good right now and he would need sleep but he had no
time. Really. His body was hurt but he had to be strong. There were
people out there who needed him. Since he woke up Jesse heard voices.
Mostly voices from the past. Most voices he just remembered. He had
almost become like Nemesis, almost lost his body too. But his friends
saved him. Now he had to save them, had to save Nemesis. Poor
Nemesis. Deep in his brain he knew that other problems would come up
too. Larmetall, Yamuri's home planet would pass this galaxy soon, or
was it here already. The Star Sheriffs would hunt him when they
discovered he was alive and Nemesis would also be very mad with him.
Too much problems to solve.
Besides he would never give up. Always be strong. Snake told him to
be a human and to have feelings, Yamuri told him to be strong and how
The same time April and Trista arrived at Aprils home. Commander
Eagle was there already.
As April had to find out not just for fun. Saber came with him. At
the moment April was not very sharp of a new mission. What her dad
had to tell her was not what she wanted to hear. It had nothing to do
with her argue if Outriders would come back soon or not. A new danger
was out there and Cavalry Command decided to call back the Star
Sheriff team, which helped them in the past. Colt and Fireball should
arrive soon too. For Colt and Fireball this new mission would be just
fun April thought sadly. She wanted to get used to peace and not be
confronted to a new probably dangerous race, a race of whom they
didn't know anything.
When Colt and Fireball arrived Commander Eagle started to tell about
their newest problem. Fireball who still was confused about his
meeting wasn't very surprised when the Commander started to tell
about the tenth planet, called Larmetall. Larmetall had a large orbit
and passed the earth's solar system every thousand years. Not long
ago scientists found out that this time Larmetall would almost crash
into the earth. This would cause natural disasters and probably some
of the other planets could be thrown out of their orbit and crash
into the sun. This would mean that the sun could explode and become a
black hole. This black hole would be a danger for the hole galaxy.
Whatever was near the black hole (no one knew how near was possible)
would fall into it and disappear forever. There was another danger
and hope too cause some scientists found out that a black hole
followed Larmetall. One black hole was one too much.
Two black holes near each other could form a new sun. But if they
would let happen as it would happen that could cost the life of
millions of humans. They had find out more about Larmetall and it's
small brother, the black hole.
This would become a difficult mission. Although every one of them was
not very happy about what happened they would start the mission the
same day. April organized that Trista could come with them what
caused that Colt wanted Robin to come with them too. All of them
thought that because they would not involved in a fight that would be
During the preparations April realized that Fireball was somehow
confused and far away with his thoughts. When talking to Trista about
her fear that he could have another girlfriend Trista meant that it
must be something else. He didn't act like he worried about somebody
or about something. April couldn't talk to him yet so she stayed with
Saber by Ramrod and Trista went out to talk to Fireball who decided
to have a short break.
"What's the matter?" she asked. Fireball starred at her surprised.
"Nothing." he said. "Just thinking about the past. April wasn't
right. The Outriders are back."
Trista sat down near him. "Have you met them?"
Fireball nodded. "I should talk to the others. But I can't. I don't
know why. But I'm not sure if it were Outriders or not."
"Tell me what happened. I promise not to tell."
Fireball laughed. "No. If I tell all should no. Not only you. But can
you save some secret?"
"We will start our mission tomorrow morning. April and Saber will
need some time to prepare everything and Colt won't come back until
tomorrow. You know he fetches Robin. I have to do something too. When
April or Saber ask tell them I had to fetch something from where I
"What do you plan really?" she asked.
"I have to meet someone. I need to. I must be sure. Only you will
know where I am. If I'm not back until tomorrow morning you can tell
my friends. But not only before this time. I have to visit somebody
on planet Fun, at the old Outrider base."
Trista looked at him surprised. "You want to find out more about your
suspicion. Wouldn't it better if I come with you."
"No, I have to go alone. Besides somebody has to tell Saber in the
case that something happens to me. Promise me you won't follow me and
don't tell until time is over."
Trista stood up and nodded. "Okay I will promise although I think
that in your situation you should not go alone. You're to confused. I
hope you will come back soon. By the way April worries about you very
"I know." he said slowly without looking at her. "I have to talk to
her when I'm back. If she asks tell her I'm not mad with her. We
should stop this period of not talking to each other. That's childish
and I understand why she doesn't want to believe the Outriders will
come back also it seems as if I were right."
He started to go away but Trista held his arm.
"I hope that also if the Outriders are back there will be hope for
peace. Be careful Fireball."
Fireball nodded and without saying a word he went away to fly to
planet Fun. The planet where he lost his memory once. He was going
back and the past started to come up to him again. Why couldn't he
forget like April, Saber and Colt? He didn't understand.
It was night on planet Fun. And the old Outrider base seemed really
spooky when he arrived. Lonely and old the former fair lay in the dry
landscape. Was there anybody? Or was everything a trick of a man who
liked to annoy him. But he told the truth about this planet,
Carefully Fireball entered the old buildings when he suddenly felt a
hand on his shoulder. He turned fast and in front of him he saw a
young man, in Saber's age or a bit older, in a black overall, his
black hair covering his left eye who weared to Fireballs confusion
"Good to see you. I thought almost you wouldn't come."
"You? But...I thought you were...the Outriders...I.....Oh, I
understand. You come from Larmetall. But you look like a human."
"Of course. Larmetalls are your ancestors. You couldn't know that.
Thief Millennia wants to talk to you. Come with me."
They went through the old buildings and an underground passage until
they arrived in the secret room where Fireball should meet Thief
Millennia. When Fireball saw Thief Millennia he wondered why he
didn't show his face but weared a mask. They sat down at a table. For
some time they just sat there without saying anything.
"You came here alone?"
"What do you know already about Larmetall?"
"Everything what your friend told me and what our scientists found
out. But until now we didn't' know that Larmetall is inhabited. I
know about the danger we are in. What do you plan to do? Is there a
possibility to prevent the collision?"
Thief Millennia shook his head. "Except we destroy Larmetall before
it arrives. But I don't know if we would have enough time. I will
give you some plans for a weapon which could help you to change
Larmetalls orbit so that the planet falls into the black hole and in
the same moment so much energy will set free that the black hole can
become a new sun."
"We would have to evacuate only the Larmetalls right."
"Yes, because to evacuate all humans who would be near the disaster
would cost to much time. We started to build space ships already but
they can't be finished in time. Our Queen on Larmetall doesn't want
to evacuate Larmetall cause we have possibilities to avoid the
natural disasters. She only wants to save the best scientists of the
concerned planets. But some of us learned to love humans. We are your
ancestors and we can't let you almost die out now. I wanted to talk
to you cause I wanted to ask you for help. Perhaps Cavalry Command
has an alternative. Perhaps we can solve the problem together."
"If you want that then you should come with me and talk to Cavalry
Command yourself. Why do you hide yourself?"
"You know how they treat the Outriders. How shall we know how they
treat us? It's better you talk with them. Besides we don't know on
which side Queen Millennia is. It seems as if she is on our side but
I'm not sure."
"Who is this? Queen Millennia?"
"She lives on earth and her task is to prepare everything for
Larmetalls arrival. She is loyal to her mother."
"I see. You mean Larmetalls live among us already and you don't know
who is your enemy but you think I'm a friend."
Thief Millennia nodded thoughtfully. "Think about what I told you. I
can send my bodyguard with you. Noone will realize cause noone knows
him. He will be the connection between us."
While Fireball and the young man in the black overall whose name he
didn't know yet walked out the base Fireball realized that it wasn't
so left as he thought at first. And what he saw was somehow a little
shock for him too. He didn't know if he could trust in those people.
Out there he thought he had seen Rezzl's car. Or was it just a trick
of his own memory. This was like a ghost town. They hurried up to
leave the place but Fireball still had the feeling that he had seen
Outriders there when they were on their way already. The silence
seemed to him the silence before the storm.
Far away in the vapor zone Nemesis recovered himself of the fight.
The fight hurt him pretty much but the hate in his soul grew because
of the lost war. As always it was the hate, which gave him the
strength. It made him strong, because of his hate he could never give
up, fight until death. Jesse betrayed him. His most loyal friend
betrayed him, wanted to kill him. Therefore he had to die. With his
last force Nemesis ordered the transfer of his soul into a new cyborg
body which should look more human so he could come back without the
problem that the Star Sheriffs would realize soon what was happening
and coming up to him to beat him up again. Now it was time for his
revenge and nobody would stop him. Perhaps the Larmetalls would help
him. He knew pretty much about them and he considered them as his
friends. They learned him how to fight and he knew they also had not
a very good opinion of the humans. Ha ha. Together they would beat
those silly creatures. The Outriders worked hard and during the time
the humans realized the new danger, the Star Sheriffs met again and
Jesse woke up Nemesis transferred his soul in the new cyborg body.
They used an old space ship to go back into the human's zone. Nobody
realized their arrival. The New Frontier was in peace and Cavalry
Command had other problems. Nemesis didn't plan to continue his
attacks in New Frontier. He wanted to meet the Larmetalls again and
make some arrangements. But even the thought of winning against
humans couldn't make him feel better. Deep in his soul he felt some
sort of sadness he had not realized for a long time. When they almost
arrived at Larmetall and they discovered Ramrod near the planet the
sadness grew badly. It was as if there was something he lost a long
time ago. Seeing Ramrod pushed his thoughts and worries away and the
old hate came back to him. Good to see Ramrod had problems. Ha ha.
The Star Sheriffs underestimated the Larmetalls black hole. How
should they know that Lametalls found a way a long time ago to avoid
that their planet would fall into the black hole. Their technical
inventions helped them to save the planet but also caused that
wherever Larmetall would go in his orbit it would take the black hole
with it. Nemesis remembered the time he got to knew the Larmetalls.
Without their help the civil war could not have been stopped and his
space ship would probably have the same problem then Ramrod now. Of
course he could let them die now. Larmetalls wouldn't help such silly
people who went to near at the black hole. But he had other plans.
Why let them die and loose important knowledge. He would save them
and lock them up. This time Fireball would not escape and he would
take care that none of the others would have the chance to.
"Connect me with Larmetall." Nemesis ordered. Soon the connection was
done and Nemesis could talk to Queen La who was surprised to meet an
"Nemesis, the leader of the Outriders, sends his regards to you."
"Queen La, leader of Larmetall, sends her regards to you too. I
haven't heard from the Outriders for a long time. But as I know from
the past they had always been friends of us. What's your request? If
it has to do with those silly creatures out there we won't help you."
"I agree with your opinion. But I think it's not a good idea to let
those humans die. They could be useful for the future. It would be
better to lock them up. Perhaps they can give us useful information.
When we don't need them for getting informations or to blackmail
Humans don't act very logic that makes them very dangerous. Outriders
have to fight against them for a long time and you can believe me, we
know more about their force and their weakness. You haven't been here
for a long time and a lot has changed. Humans aren't only monkeys as
they were once. They grew up."
The queen nodded thoughtfully. "You know what will happen if you
betray us or just try to use us. I will think about your idea and as
long as we have no reason you are welcome here. But be careful what
"You should decide soon. The black hole will soon destroy them.
Besides if we share our technical inventions I guess that those
humans won't escape. It's almost impossible."
"I agree with you, Nemesis. But if you try to betray me you will
regret it. Save those humans and bring them here. We have better
prisons then you and I don't want them to escape. I hope for you that
you speak the truth about their usefulness."
She quit the connection and soon Nemesis got help from the Larmetalls
to catch Ramrod. At first the Star Sheriffs who didn't recognize
Nemesis space ship as an Outrider one were pretty lucky the
Larmetalls saved them. Robin and Trista had worried a lot that they
would die by the destruction of Ramrod. But when landing on Larmetall
they realized the horror wasn't over. They were brought to the queen
where Nemesis was also waiting for their arrival.
When seeing all the Outriders' beeing loyal to their cyborg leader
they recognized him as Nemesis. Especially for April who thought the
nightmare was over it was a shock. Saber, Colt and Trista were more
prepared to what happened. April was glad that Fireball didn't come
with them and that she talked to him before they left. It was
terrible to be separated from him now but she was glad everything was
okay between them again. Trista was right. If she hadn't talked to
him before they decided to leave she would feel worse now. There was
a little hope for help. So it wasn't wrong to believe in the young
man Fireball had brought with. Both of them would probably meet now
with Thief Millennia, Cavalry Command and this Queen Millennia of
whom they hoped she would also be on their side. Of course it was a
bad notice that Outriders and Larmetalls seemed to work together but
some Larmetalls were on their side. There was still hope.
Nemesis realized immediately that Fireball was not with them. This
meant danger. Fireballs dad himself beat him up once and Nemesis
would never forget. He knew that Fireball could become as dangerous
as his father. They had to be careful now.
Not long after Nemesis space ship left vapor zone a small space ship
followed it. Noone realized it and watched the direction in which it
was flying. As fast as it could the small space ship, which reminded
to a very small Renegade went on his way into the New Frontier. It's
aim was planet Lamari. When landing near the Outrider base on Lamari
nobody took care what happened. Humans and Outriders get used to live
together here. So noone noticed the young Outrider commander who left
his Renegade Unit and went to the base. A young woman followed him.
She hadn't been so close to humans until now and it was a great
experience for her meeting this strange race now. From her friend
Calibos she knew more about humans and for a short time before the
final battle she had contact to Jean Claude and a group of Outriders
who shared her opinion about the war. Calibos told her that since the
final battle Jean's group was on the best way to realize their plans
for peace. But because of Nemesis madness it was in danger again.
Their mission was to warn the others. In her past she often said what
she thought and was very direct when talking about her opinion. This
didn't have very good consequences for her and her brother Nikodemus.
It was a pity he didn't want to join them. He was too loyal to
Nemesis. The only thing he would do was that he would not tell
anybody about what Calibos and she were doing. At first Calibos was a
bit surprised how the base had changed but he didn't show.
They found Jean Claude in his office where he worked at some
computers, probably at one of his secret projects. Behind him Yamuri
was standing and talking to him about something Calibos couldn't
follow exactly. When they came in Yamuri stopped talking and watched
them suspicious. Jean seemed to be glad that they came over for a
"I didn't think you would come here one time too, Calibos. Nice to
meet you too Isis." He said to the young woman.
"We had to. I wish for a better reason. But we aren't here just for
fun. Nemesis makes problems. Have you ever heard of the planet
Jean smiled and nodded. "Ask Yamuri he can tell you more. What's the
matter with Nemesis. What plans does he have? Is he back already."
"He is back and ready to fight. He has a new cyborg body now and he's
on his way to Larmetall. We guess his plan is to ally with the
Larmetalls. Then they will beat up humans together. But we know it's
not as easy as it seems to."
"They were pretty fast. What else do you know?"
Calibos started to tell them about what happened the last month in
the vapor zone and they listened carefully.
"I guess Yayoi Yukino will have a problem." Yamuri said thoughtfully
when Calibos ended his story. "The possibility for to evacuate only
Larmetall is impossible now. We will be not fast enough to evacuate
all planets, which will be near where the disaster will be. This
possibility dies too. If we don't want only to chose some humans who
shall survive there is only one possibility which is almost
impossible to realize too."
"Who is this? Yayoi Yukino? What disaster? I thought Jean just made a
joke. What do you know about Larmetall?"
"That's what we were talking about when you came in. During the war
against humans I still made plans what to do when Larmetall would
arrive here. Larmetall arrives every thousand years. Its orbit is
very long and follows an ellipse. A black hole is its companion. When
Larmetall reaches the galaxy it will come very near to other planets.
The black hole will cause that some planets are pushed out of their
orbit. This can cause the crash of two or maybe more planets and in
the final the explosion of a sun. Probably a new black hole would be
born and until Larmetalls black hole and this one can build a new sun
several planets will be destroyed and millions of humans will die."
"That would mean, cause of this natural disasters the human
government could be destroyed.
It would become rather easy to beat humans then. Nemesis would like
this idea." Calibos added thoughtfully. Yamuri nodded.
"Queen La on Larmetall doesn't want to change fate. We want that our
planet has a sun again and that we have not to live under the earth
there because the whole planet is covered with ice and snow. Jean
would like that but Larmetalls used to live on a similar planet like
the earth in former times. Only some humans in the dangerous zone
should be saved. Queen Millennia her daughter was sent therefore to
earth. She shall prepare everything. But she wants to evacuate all
humans what is impossible. We have not enough time. And there is this
strange guy. Thief Millennia who wants Lametall to be evacuated and
destroyed to save all humans."
"The situation is difficult. Nemesis makes it more difficult." Jean
"He makes it easy." Another voice joined the conversation.
All of them turned their heads and saw Jesse standing in the door.
Behind him a doctor was coming up and shouting something.
Jesse just looked very angry at him and told him to go away cause he
really was fine and didn't need any help. If he needed help he would
come. Nevertheless Jean thought that Jesse still looked ill.
"Why do you think so?" Calibos asked confused.
"Because he has the same idea as me." Yamuri said smiling.
Jesse was so similar to him. He admired this guy although he was half
human. The only humans he admired were the human Commander, Snake and
Jesse of course.
"We continue our project. We transfer Nemesis soul in his body. We
convince Nemesis to use his abilities to push Larmetall out of his
orbit and to change the black hole into a sun."
"It's not as easy as you say Jesse." Jean warned him but Jesse still
"The first what we have to do is to visit Larmetall. You said that
you found his body on your trip to Larmetall. So the first mission
"And how will you convince Nemesis?" Jean asked still worried about
Jesse's plans that seemed to be the best ones in these situations but
could cause a disaster if they would not work.
"We will see. I'm sure there is a way." Jesse said. "We should decide
what to do now fast.
In any case Yamuri should come with me. I guess Queen La would not
listen to me. She doesn't know who I am and Nemesis has told her
something bad if we have no luck."
"He's mad about you. I guess he wants to kill you cause you betrayed
him." Isis joined the conversation. "From my brother I know that he
often talked about you and that he want to punish all traitors the
Jesse smiled, still confident. "I can imagine that. That's why we
have to be careful. I want Cavalry Command to know about our actions
this time too. I sent Snake to planet Far to manage this problem. I
don't want that they interfere themselves. We can solve the problem
alone much better then with their help."
Jean grinned. That was typical for Jesse. Although they could need
the help he didn't want it.
"If one of you want to come with me and Yamuri just tell me now. We
will go on the trip right now." Jesse said.
Commander Eagle and the rest of Cavalry Command were very surprised
when Fireball arranged the meeting with Thief Millennia and Queen
Millennia. They had not known anything about the planet, which would
reach the galaxy in some weeks. And now they had to discover that
planet Larmetall was inhabited and that its inhabitants lived among
"I think we can't accept the idea of saving only some selected
people." Commander Eagle said in the end. Yayoi Yukino, although
known as Queen Millennia, nodded thoughtfully.
"That's why our best scientists work at a special project for some
years. If I had known that you're Thief Millennia Selene and that you
have the same opinion than me ...."
Selene smiled. "We could have worked together then. But now we've got
less time to evacuate all people you know. Even if we all work
together now and if we use all space ships we have it's almost
impossible to work it out in time."
"We have to evacuate Larmetall then." Fireball added.
"Selenes idea is the only one which is..."
"There are other possibilities too." Snake interrupted.
Fireball. Everyone looked surprised at the young man who came.
Fireball didn't know if he should be happy or not. He still didn't
trust in Snake. He betrayed Cavalry Command one time and even if he
came back that didn't mean that he wouldn't betray them again. The
Larmetalls on the other hand seemed to be very interested in Snakes
"What do you have to tell us." Selene asked while offering him a seat
"We need not to evacuate Larmetall or almost the whole part New
Frontier near earth. There is another way. Difficult and dangerous
but possible. We have to change Larmetalls black hole into a sun."
"How do you imagine that?" Commander Eagle wondered.
"Well, you never listened to me and you always considered the
Outriders as our enemies. Perhaps they are the hope now."
"The Outriders? I knew they were back! They would never help us!"
"Calm down Fireball! You don't know the Outriders. You're young and
full with prejudices against them. I don't say that's worse but try
to see things not always so subjective." Snake interrupted him.
"You're right, Outriders are back. And you have to know something.
Larmetalls and Outriders have ever been friends. There is no need for
us to fight against each other. Indeed it's possible they would help
us. And I know Outriders myself who would not mind to help humans
Selene added. Fireball remembered that her bodyguard told him
something similar. It was their luck that some Larmetalls were on
their side because he was sure that most Outriders would not be.
Besides he worried if they could trust those Outriders and especially
Snakes words. If it was only a trick. But in the end it would not be
Fireballs decision what they would to but the decision of Cavalry
Command and he had to accept although he thought it was wrong.
"Let's hear what Snake has to tell us. We will speak about it
afterwards." Commander Eagle took the word.
"At first the Outriders always knew what would happen soon. They met
the Larmetalls before as you can accept Selene's words. They have a
secret base on Lamari, which is still in use.
Jesse and the best scientists worked on some special projects there.
On of them is the idea of a planet where humans and Outriders live in
peace, another one has something to do with changing Nemesis, giving
him back his feelings so he can learn to understand humans. The third
one has to do with Larmetalls arrival and is mainly prepared from
"Yamuri?" Yajoi said slowly. "But I thought he never understood me.
He tried to betray my actions and to hide my projects I also have to
catch him and prison him. If I had known about what he wanted really?
I was so proud of him. He was more than only my bodyguard and the
head of our security to me. What are his plans now Snake? Can I help
Snake was also a bit surprised about what Yayoi was saying but he
couldn't answer to her questions exactly cause Yamuri didn't tell a
lot about his past.
"Well I don't know much myself. I suppose Jesse could tell more. What
I know is that right now Yamuri and Jesse are on their way to
Larmetall. To change Nemesis and to transform the black hole into a
sun. Sometimes he told about you but always he said that you were not
on his side but against him. Both of you. Perhaps everything was a
mistake as it often is between humans and Outriders. But whatever he
does I don't think he want help. He's similar to Jesse. Both of them
don't want help even if they could need one."
"You really think everything will work out okay for all of us?"
Fireball asked suspicious.
"I'm not sure. I think we can avoid the worst thing but some planets
at the edge of new frontier could be involved besides. That's why I
would suggest evacuating those who are living in the small zone,
which could be involved also Jesse and Yamuri solve the problem in
time. I don't know what consequences a new sun will have on the
neighbouring solar systems."
"To evacuate them we have still enough time and enough space ships."
Yajoy said happy.
"With the help of us and Cavalry Command it should be no problem to
save all the humans in the concerned zone. It was a great idea."
Selene added. "What do you say?"
"That means we have to trust in Jesse Blue?." Commander Eagle meant
"I guess we have to think about it some time and decide carefully. It
comes so fast and we have not much time but what we should do in any
case is to start the evacuation program.
Even if Jesses plan don't work we can save a lot of humans then. And
perhaps there is still some time to realize your plan Selene."
Cavalry Command, Selene and Yajoy would work on at the projects to
save as much as could be saved. Fireball felt tired and still worried
about what happened. He couldn't believe in peace yet. To often it
didn't work, why should it now?
Outside he met Snake again who was talking to the man in the black
overall, whose name Fireball didn't know yet. At first they didn't
notice him at first so he could hear the last words of their talk.
"I'm really glad to know that my brother isn't my enemy now."
Snake laughed. "I can imagine that. It was the same with Jesse and me
once too. I thought it was the Outrider's fault that he changed so
much and could become my enemy at first. But Yamuri and Jean Claude
showed me the truth and I got to know the other side of Outriders.
That they are so similar to you...."
"Well, our ancestors taught them to be. It seemed to be the only way
to stop the civil war. But I don't know much about it. I know that
Yamuri often tried to find out more about the past. Now I can imagine
why. If you see him before I get a chance to meet him tell him that
I'm proud of him. He will not show you but he will be glad. The last
time I met him we argued a lot." Snake nodded and suddenly he turned
back. Fireball looked at him scared.
"Did you say something secret?" he asked carefully. "Or why do you
look at me as if I would be an enemy, hm?"
Snake laughed and pat on Fireballs shoulder. "No, why? I even
consider you as a friend."
"You believe in Jesse cause he is your friend Snake? But what if he
isn't?" Fireball asked.
"Boy, believe me I'm doing the right thing. I grew up with Jesse. I
know him better then most people. Yamuri and me are his best friends
and I am almost like a brother to him. If I believe in Jesse I know
that it's right."
Fireball starred at him amazed.
"I betrayed Cavalry Command cause I was forced to Fireball. You
didn't know about my personal war. The Outriders were frightened and
they knew that I wanted to contact Jesse again. For to betray Cavalry
Command they would arrange a meeting. I fought against them cause I
wanted to save Jesse to become like them. But it was to late."
"The Outriders had still changed him to much. Then he was more kind
and friendly when you knew him."
"Yes and no. He can still be nice but he was taught to become a
warrior too. That's why he often acts so cold. Only his friends know
more about his feelings."
As strange it was the same moment Fireball was talking to Snake he
felt some sort of understanding. He didn't know why he had not before
but he remembered his own childhood.
When he was young he was wild of course and liked cars and races
already but he still wasn't a Star Sheriff. He was only a boy, a
normal human boy who would loose his dad and mom soon.
At first he had not such bad opinions about the Outriders he
remembered. They never did something bad to him. But then fate took
his dad away from him and later on when they tried to kidnap him his
mom lost her life by trying to save him. Besides everything they did
to him there was a secret he carefully hided before himself and the
world. The time they catched him and brought him to Nemesis was the
time he discovered the other side of the Outriders too.
Hate and love on both sides. Before Commander Eagle he was the only
one who escaped. Nobody knew cause he never told. It was a young
Outrider who saved his life an Outrider who looked similar to Jesse
Blue. Could that be? Why should Jesse save him? If Jesses plan would
work he would have to talk to him. While Fireball thought about his
past Snake and the Larmetall continued talking about Yamuri's and
Snake's past. Fireball didn't hear everything cause he didn't listen
carefully. There were too many thoughts in his memory. What he could
hear was just that Larmetalls had made some experiments with humans
in former times. Alleged the Larmetalls were the reason for the
evolution of the humans and not all humans descended from monkeys but
had more reptile or also cat gifts in them. Probably that was the
reason for Snake's talent to deal with snakes. Fireball didn't care
about that too much. He was glad Snake didn't take one of his snakes
with him, cause he could not annoy him with it then.
Far away on planet Larmetall the Star Sheriffs set their last hope in
Fireball who was still free. The Outriders made arrangements with the
Larmetalls and the situations seemed rather bad. How should they
avoid the disaster in time? While Saber and April were interrogated
for hours Colt and Robin were locked up in a city under the earth
where other humans were living under very bad conditions. Trista was
still on Nemesis space ship. Nemesis knew about her relation to Jesse
and hoped he could use her as bait to catch Jesse. It was not very
realistic cause Jesse would probably not negotiate with him but
choose the logic way what would mean Trista's death but he could try
to. Jesse still knew something he wanted to know, he need to know.
Something Jesse promised to him and seemed not to do now. That was
unfair and he would punish him for not keeping his promise he gave
when he was younger. The time Jesse escaped from the Outriders and
was brought back to him by Jean Claude was the time Nemesis made a
deal with Jesse. Nemesis showed Jesse another side of himself and for
not killing Jesse or putting him into a phantom chamber he wanted
Jesse to find his real body. The body he lost a long time ago. Before
punishing Jesse for betraying him Jesse had to keep his promise.
The time Trista was near him Nemesis found out what Jesse admired at
her. She seemed to have no fear was similar to Outriders and hey he
could even talk with her about everything.
Somehow she was a nice human. Perhaps he would let her live. While
talking to her he discovered some of his feelings again and although
he thought it would be correct to punish Jesse for some moments he
also thought about to forgive him if he would keep his promise.
Then they could both beat up humanity. After a long time of silence
Trista started to talk to him again. She was really a good friend and
he took care of not showing anybody.
"What do you plan to do now with the Star Sheriffs?"
"That's not in my hands. Queen La has to decide whether they are
useful or not. But I guess they are. Larmetalls won't kill them. They
can survive the disaster."
"Why are you so sure the disaster won't destroy Larmetall and your
space ship too. It would be possible, wouldn't it?"
"I thought about that too. But Outriders can go back into vapor zone
and we have enough energy to save Larmetall. If we destroied the
black hole in time .... I know what you want. You want to convince me
to act like humans. I will never. Forget that. Larmetalls and
Outriders don't betray each other."
"You could save all."
"The war would go on. It's better to beat up humans. As less humans
as there are as easier it is to live in peace with the survivals."
"Peace would look like that. You be the leader of humans and
Outriders. What would you think about democracy?"
Nemesis shook his head. Then he discovered a small space ship that
was coming near Larmetall. He also felt the presence of somebody he
knew pretty well. But it wasn't an Outrider or human space ship. He
contacted Queen La again and was welcomed to visit the planet again.
Trista decided not to talk to much when beeing among other Outriders
and Larmetalls. She didn't'' know how Nemesis would act if she talked
to him like she used to do in the last hours. At the beginning she
was very frightened about him but know she almost liked him. He was
some sort of falling hero, a young man who wanted peace for his own
race and who found himself later on again and again involved in
terrible wars. The wars made him to what he was and with some help
perhaps he could see alternatives and there was still hope for her
friends and her race. She really hoped it would be Jesse who arrived
now. Although Nemesis built a trap for him she supposed he was the
only one who could really help them. She could only talk but did
Nemesis really listen to what she said? Probably not enough. When
beeing in the large hall where Queen La waited for them she could
also see April and Saber. Both of them seemed to be very tired and
somehow ill. April was quite pale and Saber was hurt by something
pretty much. What did they do to them and why Trista wondered. Why do
they act like this? What did Nemesis tell them about us? We didn't do
them anything and they treat us like enemies.
April smiled at her when seeing that Trista was all right. Trista was
so brave, April thought by herself while she almost gave up hope.
Humanity would loose this war and they could not help.
Good to know Trista still was okay and full of hope. At least she
looked as if she still would believe in hope.
Yamuri and Jesse arrived at the planet shortly after Nemesis moved
there too. They were welcomed by Queen Las guards. He didn't want
someone to realize that Jesse was with him, so he hid Jesse in the
shuttle while he went out and told the guards that he had a new
message for the queen. Later on when the queen wouldn't be suspicious
anymore he could fetch Jesse and go with him to the place where he
found Nemesis body. Besides he could find out if Jesse was right with
thinking that Nemesis was here already. He would not bring Jesse into
danger with acting this way.
Queen La welcomed him with respect. Trista looked at the young man
surprised. She knew him. Wasn't that the guy who led most of Jesse's
military missions? He was very loyal to Jesse and she thought he was
also some kind of friend for him. So he was a Larmetall himself.
Well, Outriders and Larmetalls seemed to be friends. Perhaps it was a
good sign to see Yamuri here.
She would not show, would hide her feelings like Jesse taught her,
but she knew that hope was near. Suddenly she felt so happy as she
had not felt for about one year or more, since the time she left
Jesse. Deep in her heart she felt that Jesse was alive and that he
would help her, although that was not why he came here. Nemesis
looked at her suspicious and she looked away immediately. April and
Saber also realized that Trista knew this guy who was talking to the
queen know and of whom the queen seemed to be very proud of. Nemesis
also knew that there was something between Trista and this guy,
Yamuri. It was bad that he couldn't do anything. Queen La had a good
opinion of Yamuri and would surely not listen to him when he told her
that he was sure that Yamuri didn't come alone and that he betrayed
her in this moment. Probably he would endanger his relations to the
Larmetalls. Suddenly another idea grew in his mind. He concentrated
on some of his most loyal warriors to go to the space ship. At the
moment nobody would be around it. They should spy out it. Perhaps
Yamuri didn't come alone.
The same time all Larmetalls left the shuttle Jesse went out too. Of
course Yamuri told him to stay there until he came back but what if
he was right and Nemesis was already here. He would feel him. If he
stayed Nemesis would surely find him. The only way to avoid this was
to go out and to meet Yamuri somewhere else. He also had a plan what
to do if Larmetalls and Outriders would start to hunt them both. He
could not know the future and it was the best to avoid the worst.
Good to know about the underground cities. Yamuri told him that
Larmetalls planned to evacuate the most intelligent humans and to
bring them down there. The idea was not really to save humanity but
make these last humans to Larmetalls slaves. Jesse realized this
pretty soon. Somehow he didn't want that to happen. This gave him
force to do everything to realize his plans. As fast as he could he
went to the underground cities. It was not difficult to go there.
Humans watched him suspicious and frightened. They are out of hope
Jesse thought sadly. Why do I feel with them? Because I'm half human
myself? Then he felt a hand on his shoulder and turned immediately.
"Jesse Blue! I should have known that this way your plan, your trap
for us." Colt was standing in front of him, behind him Robin watched
him with frightened eyes.
"It was not my plan and not my trap. I'm here to help you Cowboy. Is
this the way you talk to the one who saves you. Well I can leave you
here too if you want." Jesse said immediately.
"And I shall believe you? Do you see all those humans here? Have you
Jesse nodded. "If you believe or not, I feel sorry for them. When I
heard about Larmetalls first I didn't know what they plan to do."
"And you didn't know Nemesis is here?" Colt asked suspicious.
"I supposed he is. But that's no problem."
"No problem? It's a problem! I don't know what Larmetalls are doing
to Saber and April and what Nemesis is doing to Trista! And you say
this is no problem?" Colt cried almost angry.
"Calm down. You can't help anyone when acting so childish. If you
want to help your friends you should manage at first that all those
people here start to work together and to protest.Of course you're a
majority here but is that a cause for giving up." ignorinh Colt's
"We don't give up and we work together. But what shall we do.
Outriders and Larmetalls. To fight against both without guns is
"Nothing is impossible. I don't want you to kill someone. But what if
you just strike. Hm."
"Then they will kill us because we are useless for them." Robin said
"That's not right. They know that you're useful and they need you.
That was why they brought you here. Show them that you don't need
them and that they have a problem if you don't work anymore. They
need you believe me. I've got a friend who told me. Without your best
scientists they could not live on this planet anymore. For thousand
years they fetch humans."
Colt looked at him surprised. "If that's true ....."
"Why do you help us? For what reason?"
"Don't ask me. Sometimes I don't know too. Perhaps because I'm still
a bit human and belong to both races. Humans and Outriders."
"Colt, it's a chance. We have to take it." Robin said.
"But ... it could be a trap."
"You're prisoners already. Why should I build a trap for you? There
is no need Cowboy. Think about what I said." With those words he left
the underground city. It was not good to stay somewhere to long. But
he had not to search long for Yamuri.
Colt watched him leaving but shortly before he could leave the
underground city he could see a young man in a red overall who talked
to Jesse. This must be the Larmetall he was a friend with. While he
sent Robin to the others to tell them the news Colt followed Yamuri
and Jesse who went through the city to a secret place where they
could go much deeper in the interior of the planet. They seemed not
to realize him or they just didn't mind about him following them.
"What did Nemesis do?" Jesse asked while they walked through old,
small and dark passages.
"I guess he ordered his Outriders to search for you. When I went back
to the shuttle Outriders were everywhere. He doesn't want to argue
with Queen La. So he didn't do anything what could annoy the queen."
Yamuri smiled. "I guess he thought he could build a trap for you but
he didn't know that you have friends who are very loyal to the queen
and who are respected by the queen."
"What kind of trap do you mean? The Star Sheriffs are here yes. I met
Colt not long before we met. But I guess Nemesis is pretty mad. I was
on the best way to become like him almost tried to kill him in the
end. He can't know I didn't forget my promise and now we're going to
"Trista is here. Perhaps you worry about her. I don't know. She was a
really nice girl."
"Hm. So Colt is right. Did he do something to her."
"Nope. You can be proud of her. She's very brave. It seemed as if she
is besides Nemesis all the time. She's not a bit frightened."
"Good sign." Jesse smiled but didn't say anything anymore. For a
while they walked on without saying something.
Suddenly Colt heard voices behind him and hurried up to reach Jesse
and Yamuri. Somebody was behind him and Colt didn't know if they were
friends or enemies but he supposed they were enemies. Before he could
reach Jesse somebody hold his arm. Because of the fight Colt started
Yamuri and Jesse turned. At first they laughed cause it looked
somehow funny seeing Colt fighting with some Larmetalls and Outriders
in the passage. Mostly they hit the wall than their enemy.
"Stop that now!" Yamuri ordered after a while. "What's going on
"Yamuri?" one of the guards asked.
"Yes, me. What are you doing down here. You know that I have the
permission to go down there and you not. Do you have a reason for
acting like that?"
"We've also got the permission. Queen La wants to talk to you
"Why? What's the problem?"
"Did you come alone here?"
"Of course. What do you think? I would never betray our queen. I will
manage the problem with this stupid human. Go back and tell the queen
that we had a problem down there. I will follow soon. Remember, the
next time I'm seeing you down here will not end like this."
The other man nodded but the Outriders seemed not to respect Yamuri
"We have the task to bring him to Queen La and Nemesis right now. We
should also bring this human to her. I guess she can solve both
This time Jesse went out of the darkness into the light of the small
lamp that hangs down from the passage. "I know why you're here for
real. So you think Yamuri betrayed you. He didn't as less as I
betrayed Nemesis. Go back and tell Nemesis to come down here himself.
We have to talk that's right. He shall bring Trista with him."
The Outriders nodded and went back. Colt starred at Jesse amazed.
They still did what he ordered them although they thought he was a
traitor. They were alone soon.
"How did you?" Colt started to ask.
"Queen La didn't send them. She even doesn't know what's going on.
Nemesis just used them to find us and to talk to them by myself was
the only chance to save us. If we would follow them Queen La could
find out what's going on and we don't know how she will act then."
"So he is using his abilities?" Yamuri said more to himself.
"Nemesis can control others? Why doesn't he control us?"
"I don't know Cowboy. He has a reason but I don't know it."
"Why did you follow us?" Yamuri asked Colt coldly.
Jesse watched both suspicious. "Don't start to argue now. Okay. We
don't know what happened if he had not been here. As we have not much
time we should go on. Let's solve this problem afterwards."
Yamuri looked at Colt for a while but decided to listen to Jesse and
they went on their way through the passage. It was warm down here. As
far as they went into the interior as hotter it became. Finally they
arrived at an old locked door. Yamuri opened it with a key. Behind
the door there were some more doors to open until they reached the
room they searched for. It looked like a medicine room or a
laboratory in a hospital. In the middle of the room they found two
phantom chambers. One was empty and in the other one Colt could see a
young Outrider man. On the edge of the phantom chamber he could read
Queen La continued the interrogations with April and Saber. During
the last hours she found out pretty much about humans and their
newest technology. Saber and April both felt weak and lost. They
didn't realize that the knew knowledge Queen La now got about human
technologies had a very good effect on her. She learned that humans
seemed to become more intelligent than they were when her ancestors
visited the galaxy thousand years ago. Perhaps she was wrong and did
her daughter wrong too. But time was too short now. They could only
help some selected people now.
Nemesis didn't care about what Queen La was doing at the moment. He
had again this feeling of sadness. His thoughts revolved around his
past and how he lost his body.
When he was young he had everything in his hands but now it seemed to
flow away. While his warriors searched for Jesse on Larmetall he went
back in the past. To the time of change.
Did the war never end? His dad and his uncle started the war. The
worst civil war Outriders were ever in. It was called brother war,
cause brothers fought against each other. Both of them wanted the
power over the whole race. All of them used the old abilities to beat
the others. As Nemesis could remember also chemical and biological
weapons were used in the war. In the end they almost destroyed the
planet. It was him who was idealistic and brave, who believed in
peace and friendship. Before the war ended Nemesis tried to learn
everything of their ancestors and started a dubious project. Because
of Nemesis abilities and inventions they created Helpereside that was
known as the main space ship from the Outriders by the humans. It had
the form of a planet. Vague he could remember that this time they met
the Larmetalls at first. Larmetalls had a better technology but they
admired them for the old abilities. That was the reason why Outriders
and Larmetalls could become friends. They taught him a lot and
because of them Helpereside became what is was today. Some sort of
artificial planet. He also learned about to become a good warrior and
how to teach others to become one too. With their help he discovered
that the logic way was the better way. If he would use his abilities
to control his people, to take away their feelings from them to make
them similar to Larmetalls. He admired Larmetalls for beeing good
warriors, for acting logic and for living in peace for thousand of
years. But his soul must be free to have the power to control
everything without feeling weak after some time. He needed to leave
his body. Larmetalls helped him again. This time the first phantom
chamber was created of which he still had some not finished plans.
The experiment worked shortly before Larmetall left the vapor zone
for a long time. Since this time Nemesis was like he was today.
Thousand years went by until he realized that he lost something and
that he wanted peace again. Perhaps he only hated humans' cause he
heard many bad things about this race from the Larmetalls he admired
so much. The twice reason for his hate was that humans were so
different, used sometimes their feelings to solve problems. Nemesis
wasn't frightened but he worried for peace among his own people.
Humans could show them that it was possible to live in peace with
having feelings too. What if they discovered the old abilities again
then? He didn't want that. The old abilities were dangerous in the
false hands. You should not play with dangerous things. By the way
Nemesis changed with the years. Living in a cyborg body could become
very boring within the time, living in a computer was much boring and
he hated what seemed to be boring. Perhaps he was a bit jealous of
humans in this case too. But he would never admit this. And of course
he got used to beeing the leader to use his power and to be the best.
He couldn't imagine someone would beat him one day. Fireballs father
did, the Star Sheriffs and Jesse almost did.
Then Nemesis thoughts moved to Jesse again and the hope he could find
what he lost again.
Jesse was here he knew now and he even wanted to talk to him. Of
course he had to be careful. You could never know what Jesse planed
to do. This guy of whom he was proud of had changed too much become
similar to him what was pretty bad cause Jesse wanted to be the best
like him now too. Or did he change because of the accident again?
Would he keep his promise? Nemesis hoped so.
While Queen La changed her opinion about humans Nemesis left the room
together with Trista. When they passed the underground human city
noone noticed them. Most humans were employed to prepare for their
"Where are we going to now?" Trista asked him when thinking he was in
a better mood than before.
"To a meeting with Jesse. Hopefully he will keep his promise."
"He always keeps his promises." Trista answered.
"If I were you I wouldn't be so sure of that. In the last month Jesse
changed very much and I don't like how he changed. Let's hope he
doesn't become like me."
"You aren't bad but only sad and lonely. I think most people don't
really know you."
Nemesis looked at her amazed. She was the first human who said
something like that. This young woman was something special. Jesse
could really be proud of her. She managed what nobody could manage
for a long time. She made him listen to her and even change his
opinions and find some of his feelings again. The first human he
could admire. Perhaps she was right and they should think about
democracy although this would be hard because Outriders got pretty
used to their state system.
Nemesis seemed to change and somehow Trista who had realized this was
glad about that. War should be over and she felt herself very near to
the Outriders as if she would be an Outrider herself. Probably the
reason for her feeling was that she lived with them for some time and
learned a lot about and from them. When she had been alone the
Outriders gave her a new home, Jesse took care of her like a brother
and although he left her alone when April interfered she still loved
him. The Outriders were no enemies for her.
They could become friends. It would be a long way but when both races
tried to it was possible. By the way even Nemesis could change his
opinion for some minutes why shouldn't the rest of the Outriders
don't work it out too.
Soon they reached the same door Jesse and Yamuri found some time
before. Yamuri and Jesse prepared something Trista realized when they
entered. At first the situation was tense. Jesse and Nemesis looked
at each other with saying nothing and also Yamuri looked at them
"So here you hide yourself, Jesse. I thought you were my friend but
you betrayed me. You know what I'm doing with traitors Jesse."
Trista worried again about what would happen now. At first she was
happy to see Jesse alive and really thought she had changed Nemesis.
But now he was acting like always.
"Let her free. She has nothing to do with it." Jesse answered.
"You have to keep your promise first."
"No. You have to send her back to the humans outside first. Colt will
bring her out and guarantee for her safety. He looked at Colt who
watched him surprised but nodded immediately. The situation was
somehow spooky and he wanted to leave this place as fast as he could.
If they wanted to kill each other they should. But he didn't want to
After a while Nemesis nodded. "Leave this room Sheriff." He said to
Colt. "And take her with you. If you want live you should run fast."
"No!" Trista said suddenly to the surprise of everyone. "I won't
leave this room until you quit acting like that. Do you think I'm
silly? That's just a game. You play the tough and hard one, both of
you only cause you don't want to loose your honor or what. But that's
wrong. You can't loose it because none will realize except Colt. By
the way I know what's going on here. Nemesis told me enough. Why
don't you admit what you're doing? If you would show what you think
perhaps humans can too and a lot of misunderstandings could be solved
before they become problems."
All of them looked at her amazed without knowing what to say. Colt
was the first who started to laugh and this time none became angry.
Even Jesse and Yamuri smiled.
"You were wrong Nemesis. I'm still your friend and I know I had
become almost your enemy. But it's over now and I'm here to keep my
promise if you still want. Your body is here and we are ready to
transfer you in it again."
Nemesis smiled too now and Trista felt that she destroyed the tension
between them for some time. Hopefully it would be destroyed forever.
Cavalry Command started with the evacuation process during the time
Jesse and Yamuri transferred Nemesis soul in his body again. Selene
and Yayoi were involved in the evacuation too. It seemed as if they
could save more humans in time as they thought before.
Snake and Fireball stayed at planet Far and waited for the come back
of the Star Sheriffs. Fireball worried about them soon. No message
and no response on their messages. Something had happened. Snake
still was very confident but Fireball was not sure they could trust
in Jesse. Why didn't his friends come back, answer them or send a
message themselves? They must have problems. Of course Snake didn't
want to hear about his problems, always tried to calm him down and
often talked to Commander Eagle who still seemed to be confident of
his friends abilities. But this wasn't his problem. Without telling
anyone Fireball took his space ship and went on his way to planet
He had to help his friends, especially April. After the war he
thought he would loose April cause they argued a lot. But since he
talked to Trista, arranged the meeting with Selene and most important
spoke about everything with April everything seemed okay again. She
still loved him as much as he loved her. He didn't want to loose her,
didn't want to loose a person he loved again. His father, his mother
and his girlfriend. No, he would not let this happen.
Snake realized Fireballs plans pretty soon and followed him. He
didn't want Fireball to interfere so he had to stop him. He didn't
think that he could manage this alone. Fireball wouldn't listen to
him. How similar he was to Jesse, as if they were brothers. During
their flight he contacted Jean Claude and told him about everything
what had happened. Before they were near enough to be seen by the
Larmetalls a Renegade stopped Fireball on his way. Of course Fireball
didn't want to give p but started a senseless fight against the
Renegade that couldn't be won by him. The Renegade catched his space
ship and soon Fireball found himself in the interior of the Renegade
that was similar to Ramrods interior. When seeing Snake in there too
he got angry but didn't say anything. So he was right. It had been a
trap. Then a man in the brown metal clothes of an Outrider entered
the room. He brought Fireball in a room that remind him again to
Ramrod. Snake left them alone and went to the central.
"What do you want from us now. Do you know what Nemesis plans or is
it Jesses plan?" Fireball asked the man when he wanted to go out.
The man shook his head.
"Would you mind to tell me? I'm your prisoner, so why shouldn't I
know what's going on?"
At first the man turned to the door and Fireball thought he would
just lock him and leave him alone. Instead he took off his helmet and
when he moved toward Fireball he scared very much.
"That's not true. It can't be. That's a dream. But I don't know if
it's a good one." Fireball whispered.
His dad shook his head again. "It's not dream Fireball and I'm sorry
I couldn't ever tell you. Probably you will be mad with me because of
that. But I discovered a possibility for peace. You were going to
destroy my own plans my son. I had to stop you. Believe me your
friends lnow what they do and I trust in Jesses abilities. They will
Fireball shook his head. "No. We can't trust Outriders or traitors.
How can you? I don't understand."
His dad sat down besides him and laid his hand around his sons
"You have not to worry. I know Jesse sometimes acts very impulsive. I
have to tell you something."
"That you pretended your death and lived with the Outriders for some
years. That Outriders are your friends now."
Fireball almost cried.
"You're right. There are Outriders who can learn and who can live in
peace with us. I formed a group who tried to realize several
projects. One is realized on Lamari this time. Another one is to give
Nemesis his real body back, which he lost thousand years ago."
"You mean Larmetalls were responsible for what happened? That's why
you emphasize thousand years."
"Not exactly. I'm sure they have something to do with it. They helped
Nemesis to stop a civil war that was the reason for the destruction
of the Outriders' home planet. But I want to tell you something
"What? I will listen."
"When Jesse was young and kidnapped by the Outriders it was me who
saved him. Jesse escaped one time and Nemesis wanted to put him into
a phantom chamber. This time Nemesis thought I would be a loyal
Outrider and I promised to take care of Jesse and that he wouldn't do
anything like that again. Well, he did, but because I arranged it. I
wanted him to become Star Sheriff, I talked about it with Commander
Whitehawk, I wanted him to save you when Nemesis managed to kidnap
you. I taught him to become what he is. Sometimes he is more like an
Outrider cause he is half Outrider himself. Yamuri a young Larmetall
who discovered Nemesis body some month ago taught Jesse to become so
hard. Sometimes I preferred seeing him together with Snake.
Larmetalls are tougher. Outriders learned to much from them in the
For a while they didn't speak anything.
"I will need some time to believe and to trust in the new future
"I know. Many humans and Outriders will need this time."
Not long after their conversation Fireball, his dad, Snake and Jean
who drove the Renegade and some others who were near enough to see it
could watch something unique.
Larmetall moved away from its twin the black hole and in the same
moment Larmetall was out of reach the black hole started to glow. The
light became so bright they had to close their eyes. Afterwards it
had changed into a new sun, around which Larmetall was flying right
It had been so easy. Only some neighboured solar systems were
concerned by natural disasters caused by the changing of the black
hole into a sun. The inhabited planets there were evacuated yet.
Noone died. But now they had to confront a new problem. There were
three races in the galaxy now and nobody knew how each race would
act. Perhaps the birth of the new sun was a sign for hope.
Jean decided to visit Larmetall immediately. The same time they
arrived Yajoi and Selene reached their home planet too. It was like a
dream what happened. A dream that would not end. Ice and snow on
Larmetall started to melt and soon first flowers and trees would grow
where the land was covered with ice before. It was wonderful. Once
Larmetalls helped the Outriders to save their race, now Outriders
saved Larmetalls. When Outriders and Larmetalls could learn to love
and to accept others, perhaps humans could too.
Queen La was very sorry about the past and welcomed Yajoi and Selene
immediately. For all guests she arranged a big welcome party to show
her friendship to them. Especially Colt, Robin, April and Saber were
treated by her very kindly for the last hours. There was a new hope
although some of them couldn't trust in peace and believe in it yet.
Time would heal the wounds war blew into all of them. And one time
New Frontier could really become a place of peace and friendship
between those races that were on the one hand so different and on the
other hand so similar to each other.