Catching her breath, she leaned against the plastic building smirking. The authorities on this planet were such suckers! Holy crap, she’d walked out the front door with it for god’s sake! Just how stupid were they? Holding up the protective container she smiled, this was going to set up her for a while that was for sure. That is if her buyer was on the up and up, smirking again she thought, well I’d just kill him if he wasn’t.
An hour later she’d made the space port with still no pursuit at all. Cripes! Were they really that nonchalant about the whole business? Boarding the space liner she kept her guard up, it had saved her in the past and she wasn’t about to stop. Finally alone in her cabin she removed the vial from the protective case. Opening it up, she looked at her loot. Damn if it didn’t appear to be a vial of... ? What the hell? Semen? Smirking she thought well guess it takes all kinds.
She’d be onboard her ship soon, the space liner was good but nowhere near as secure as her ship. Pulling her com she set up an extremely long and difficult code. Finally ready she nodded and opened the frequency.
“Yes,” Came a hissing male voice. “My time is precious, speak or I’ll hunt you down!”
Her simulated, deeply male sounding voice came out of the hissing male’s com. “I have the desired product. As agreed or I’ll be hunting. Are we clear Baroton? Deception, loss of payment, accompaniment, will cause a hunt that you will NOT enjoy.”
Just then she felt the ship slip into hyper space. Smiling she listened as the male gulped and replied. “We are very clear. Time?”
“I use the ancient earth empire time, less complicated; two of their days, one half of your secons.” The woman replied.
“Agreed, where we set to meet. Your agent? As I assume you will not be there.” The male asked.
Here the woman smiled, “a nema colored (yellow) head growth, human female. Your agent?”
This made the male smile; he’d heard that the earth females were weak and completely delicious! It was a damn shame there were so few left, well that he knew of. “A simple Grontec (Lizard type) biped servant.”
The woman smiled when she saw that Baroton the Grontec was getting excited. She wondered if his planet still had the hundred year death penalty. Smiling larger she had a few surprises for Baroton. Looking closer at his excited Lizard penis as it lengthened she smiled larger, yes she had more than a few surprises for him.
Opening another com she said, “I am going to the Grontec home world, trace and follow in two days.” A beeping tone gave her the acknowledgement she expected. She spent the rest of the day updating all the equipment. Including what she was remotely controlling at the point where they were to meet, well close to it. Smiling she hoped that Baroton was more lively this time than he was the last time she talked to him.
The next day the ship landed, an announcement telling everyone that they were there. Donning a holo-projector she walked off the ship looking like a male Grontec. Smiling she knew that the projector made her look huge and bad tempered. More than a few people moved out of the way as she moved to the front of the embarkation line.
“Hey you!” Came a voice speaking the Grontec language.
Turning she stared at the approaching guard. “You do not like being able to walk do you?” She replied with a growl in the Grontec language. The guard stopped short staring at the huge, apparently male Grontec, business merchant.
The guard steeled himself up, resuming his defensive approach. “You special or something? Get back in line before...”
The woman concentrated and hit the guard in the neck effectively snapping it. “I guess life was far too easy on you.” Spitting in the guards dead face the woman said, “Go to Tranda! (Grontec equivalent of hell). Worthless!”
Several more guards came running up looking at the scene. “What has gone on here?” The leader of the troops asked.
“The worthless one tried to make me go back in line behind all these.” The woman pointed to all the other alien passengers. “I took my right as a citizen, he tried to stop me. He is dead, I regained my honor.” At this the woman drew a sinister looking dagger and cut the dead guards throat, removing a grey organ. As the others watched she opened her mouth and downed it.
“It was an honor to see one who still honors the old ways!” The leader of the guards said. “This will never happen again. We will toast you tonight over the torture pit! Let’s go! Throw that worthless one to the scavengers.”
The woman leaned close and said, “A fitting end to this waste of air!”
Walking away the woman rounded a corner stopping to push a button on the holo-projector. Immediately the vision of a different Grontec appeared around her. Smiling again she checked the power and saw she was good for another two hours.
Going to her appointed hut she set all her traps and alarms. Also remembering to set her matter transporter in case a quick escape was needed. Satisfied that the shields could withstand a small nuclear explosion she laid down to rest a bit.
An hour and a half later her alarm went off as she clenched the gun under her pillow. The alarm was just letting her know it was time. Checking the charge on her holo-projector she saw that it was almost back at five hours. Shaking her head she was glad she’d spent the extra creds to get the power converter, as of yet it hadn’t failed her. Smiling she loaded up all her equipment and checked what was near the meeting place.
It was nearly half an hour later hour later when a rather plain transport pulled up at a small oasis in the Grontec desert. The Grontec desert wasn’t all that large but it was completely deserted, very hot, and lifeless. Smiling she thought the perfect meeting place and ambush spot.
Parking directly opposite of Baroton’s servant she started to move to a midpoint around one side. Holding up her hand she tried not to smile. So Baroton thought that she didn’t know what he looked liked or that she couldn’t spot a holo-projector herself.
“I was told that I was meeting a plain servant of the great Baroton. You look like no plain servant I have ever seen!” The woman said.
“As I was told that I would be meeting a nema colored, head growth human female. Your head growth is nowhere near nema colored. More like temo (brown) of the sand.” The disguised Baroton replied.
Smiling the woman said, “I’d like to finish this; my master has no patience for waiting.”
Touching her comp to Baroton’s she smiled inside. She knew that the worm program would drain his accounts if she didn’t send a counter command in a few hours. Once it was discovered that the government funds he had were gone, the Grontec military would be after him.
A beeping let her know the funds were transferred plus the worm was uploaded. Stepping back she got an alert that there were heavy weapons moving her way. “I must go; the master can be most unpleasant when he is betrayed.”
Pressing several buttons a deep male voice echoed out of a speaker on her shoulder. “I am most displeased Baroton. Expect the hunt to begin in 1 dacos (hour), I do not appreciate betrayal!”
The disguised Baroton spread his arms in confusion, “Baroton? I am but a simple...”
“ENOUGH! You really think I am a stupid human? I knew it was you the moment she approached you.” The woman waved her hand as Baroton’s disguise disappeared. “You should know that no one knows who I am, I have never lost a deal nor failed to deal with betrayal!”
Baroton grabbed the woman pressing his dagger to her throat. “What of your agent? If I kill her and take her comp?”
“Go ahead; the comp is encrypted with thirty five separate codes, though I should advise you. She was trained at my insistence by the death bringers of Ceti-5. You have but a few moments before you will be dead at her feet. Though I would really love to hunt your dead carcass across this world of yours. I say dead because, you are already!”
“May I master? I haven’t killed for you in such a long time!” The woman pleaded.
“Well Baroton?” Quickly Baroton released the woman. “Now then, unless you wish to lose equipment that I am sure isn’t yours I suggest you call them off.” The male voice said.
Baroton’s eyes went wide as he opened his com and started to bark out orders. He didn’t know what level the woman was but even a first year could decimate all the men he had coming. If she was as trained as the one known as the Master thief, Master killer had said. Then all his men and equipment wouldn’t be enough.
“Yes master.” The woman was saying an unhappy look on her face. “The master says you haven’t much time. Go, run, flee whatever you will do. The master is anxious to hunt!”
Baroton turned a thin smile crossing his face. The fools had given him the means to defeat the master killer/thief. Then he thought with it he could also take the Grontec planet as his own!
The woman watched as Baroton sped away on his transport. “Stand down, discontinue voice. Access code mu, alpha, sigma, tau, epsilon, rho. Enact.”
“Code accepted, orders master Wren?” The mechanical sounding voice stated.
“Drain half of all funds of Baroton. Make sure all government funds are included in them. Leave a trail directly back to him.” Wren replied.
“Working, all parameters are set. Will you be coming back? There are three job requests for you, though I am sure after this you might not get any for a bit.” The voice told her.
“Hmmmm, you are correct, alright then, drain three fourths of everything he has. That should keep us going for a while and give us a chance to lay low.” Wren told the voice.
“Very good master. I will await your return. I had your best hunting equipment sent right behind you. Knowing the Grontec’s from all the information you supplied I thought it best.” The A.I. told her.
A most sincere smile crossed her lips. There were times she thought that her A.I. was more alive than she thought it should be. Watching on a live feed she decided she might as well eat, then she’d kill him. Thinking a moment she nodded yeah seems best.
“Trigon. Find out as much as you can about the item we just sold. Gather everything and correlate another buyer. One that would be less suicidal and more greedy. Gonna need one after I kill him and take it back.” Wren stated.
“Working Master Wren, I should have everything in an hour.” The A.I. replied.
“Good I’m going after Baroton.” Wren told her A.I. as she started off back toward the city.
Baroton laughed as he went into his dwelling with the vial. Once he consumed what it held he’d have ultimate power! Adjusting everything he thought he’d need, it was half an hour later when he felt he was ready. Winding the top open Baroton could swear that what was in it was reaching for him. Smiling he guessed that it knew that he was powerful, the perfect host for it!
Finally open, Baroton laughed one more time then turned the vial up. What was inside slowly oozed its way down and out of the vial. As soon as the first drop touched his Lizard mouth the rest of it rushed out smashing into Baroton’s face. With an inhuman scream Baroton clawed at the oozing liquid to no avail. Falling on the floor Baroton’s body began to convulse then it was still. Baroton’s body inhaled one last time then all was still.