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03.10.2013 , 09:07 PM |
Featuring Agent Vero and Vector, no spoilers except for the names of the IA companions.
This song is not of the nest but it has grown familiar to us in recent years.
The first to sing is steady and strong, her tone sets the pace for the rest to add their voices. Her steadiness belies the wild chorus she prefers. The others join her not long after.
He adds his voice to the first. He is always restrained but we know there is a side of him that yearns to be free. The song is always darker when he sings with it.
The youngest adds her support to the others steadily at first, then a burst of percussion, unexpected and effective. She holds back, but eventually she loses herself and she too is one with the song.
We are also percussion, a steady stream of precise strikes. We know our part but we do not wish to lose ourselves. We are waiting for her. That is when the song will truly begin.
She joins us. Her high sweet melody could carry the song alone but she weaves within the rhythm we have set and is content to stay within our measures.
We carry the song as one voice, playing against the dissonance that disrupted our previous harmony. We sing until their corrupted chords have ended and only our song remains. The first to begin are the last to finish and then the song abruptly ends.
We stand alone for a moment enjoying the silence.
“Vector?” Agent Vero asked gently. The Doctor and Kaliyo had chased down the last of Vector’s attackers. Temple was identifying the bodies to determine who sent them. They said nothing, but they left Vector to her care so that she could have a moment alone with him. Despite their differences her little team worked well together.
“Agent.” Vector answered with a small chagrined smile. Finally, he looked around as if seeing the carnage for the first time. “This was to be a mission of peace, we did not believe it was important enough for there to be danger. We are glad you ignored our protest and accompanied us.” He bowed to her, an apology and thanks in one gesture.
Agent Vero only smiled and hooked her arm around his. They joined the rest of the group arm in arm, their song a quiet harmony again, for now.
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