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April 04 2006 @ 05:17 pm
Andromeda: Just a World Away, TA/OFC, [PG], 7/7  
Title: Just A World Away
Author: SireesAnwar
Show: Andromeda
Part: 7 of 7
Rating: PG
Characters: Dylan, Tyr, Beka, Harper, Trance, OFC (Sirees), Other OCs
Archiving: Command Deck
Warnings: Action, Drama
SPOILERS: None that I know of.
Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Andromeda characters so don't sue me. The character, Sirees Anwar and all other original characters are mine and I hope you like them.
Summary:
The Andromeda crew comes across a strange beacon and someone from Tyr's past. Dylan and crew struggle to help a world with a leader who is hiding more than she uncovers.
AN: I wrote this story before taking the penname SireesAnwar. I just really liked the character and I hope you do too.


Chapter 7: And Goodbye

Good-bye


Sirees stared at Juni and Randir. “Say something?”

“We’ll miss you and you’re always welcome?” Juni said with uncertainty.

“No worries, Juni, you will make a fine Medias. The requirements are well met in you.” She smiled at him.

Randir shook his head. “It wasn’t long ago when our rolls were reversed and I was the one leaving.”

“Yes and I behaved badly.” Sirees winced.

Randir chose to overlook that whole situation. “Medi, you will be missed.”

“It’s just Sirees now.” She smiled at him.

“Of course.” Randir quickly walked towards her and wrapped his arms around her. They held the embrace for a moment and then they heard Juni clear his throat. Randir stepped aside so Juni could hug her good-bye.

A throat cleared behind her and she broke contact with Juni to see Talor. “Commodore?”

“I hope you had no intention of leaving… without saying good-bye.” He seemed to shift uncomfortably in his own skin. “I also thought you’d like to know we searched Casselle’s room and found many hidden compartments with communication devices. The Dragan’s camp was also raided. They are already incarcerated. Casselle, will be punished severely for her crimes.”

Sirees was glad to hear it but she wasn’t the one he should be answering to. “Well, as a visitor to your world that’s great to hear.” She approached him slowly. “I’m sorry I made your job such a nightmare.” She whispered. “Don’t tell anyone I said that, I’ll only deny it.” She smiled as she gave him a curt nod and left.



A Strange Goodbye

Sirees reluctantly walked onto the Med Deck. She felt strange about coming here but knew she had to. Something was drawing her here… telling her Trance knew more than the small detail she’d revealed.

“Sirees.” Trance’s voice greeted her. “Can I help you with anything?”

“I was wondering…”

“How I knew about your shifting ability?” Trance smiled at her.

“Actually, yes.” Sirees watched her realizing part of her own instincts recognized Trance as something more but didn’t know what it was… not yet.

“You and I are different. You see time like an infinite line running its course like a ship never wavering. But I… I see spiraling looped forever intertwining and always bringing you back to the beginning of everything we seek. You seek so much and yet you run from your choices. No, I didn’t know about your shifting before we came, I learned about it after we’d already been here. Time is relative. You and I have already said goodbye.”



Overdue Goodbye

Sirees stopped in front of his quarters. Why the hell am I here? She thought to herself. The door slide opened and a rather surprised Tyr stood in front of her.

“Sirees?”

“I came to tell you I’m leaving.” Sirees looked up at him.

“I hope your journey is safe.” Tyr looked back down at her.

“Thank you.” Sirees turned to leave but promptly turned back. “Tyr, about what happened all those years ago…” She paused for a second. “I forgave you long ago, it was just hard seeing you again and I’m sorry I didn’t say it before.”

“Which means?” Tyr glanced down at her.

“That I also wish you well. Despite the way I have acted I care about you… as a friend. That is all we are.” She tried to explain in easily. “I have moved on with my life after all these years but I do cherish the time we spent together.”

“As do I.” Tyr reached out and cupped her face in one hand running his thumb over her cheek briefly before pulling away from her.

Sirees moved closer to him. “I will see you in the future.”

Tyr wanted to wrap his arms around her but he stopped himself. “In the future.” He watched her leave.

Tyr could clearly remember meeting Sirees for the first time. It was like it was yesterday. The first moment he met her, his only interest was her eye color. An exotic eye color he’d never seen on any world he’d ever ventured too. Individuals came in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but a constant throughout the universe seemed to be eye color. Many races had variations on the typical blue, green, brown, hazel, and sometimes black, but violet or even purple was never one seen, at least not by him.

Of course, the small child in front of him at the time was of little importance that was until he realized his senses were telling him she wasn’t a child but an adult female. He could smell her. This puzzled him beyond reason and intrigued him far more.

He had watched her closely as she slipped away after stealing some food and a swathe from a local vendor. She seemed lost and lonely but surviving… barely. When he’d approached her, he startled her sufficiently to make her captivating ability present itself. She changed right in front of him, from a child to a woman, a rather sick looking woman. His surprise and the surprise of onlookers startled her enough to send her running from him. She had superior speed to humans but he suspected a Nietzschean could keep up.

Tyr could remember thinking if she looked as sick as she did then there was something more too it and it was likely she wouldn’t survive the night on this frigid planet. He sent a signal to his Captain and set out into the woods to find the woman.

He’d found her, huddled underneath a tree shivering so fiercely he’d thought she was having a seizure of some sort. He intuitively removed her from underneath the tree and took her to a cave. Her skin had been extremely cool to the touch and he knew she needed to warm up.

Inside the cave, he built a fire and sat with her next to it. He kept her close while she slept knowing his superior internal temperature could keep them both warm if necessary. It worked. Of course, she was rather startled when she awoke in such close proximity to him but he calmed her worries as he made sure she stayed warm and she told him about being banished from her home world, almost dying in space, and being rescued by a passing ship only to be left on the arctic planet, where he’d found her, knowing she couldn’t survive. As it turned out her people as a whole preferred desert weather but lived with spring or summer like weather.

Now, Sirees was stronger and far more sure of herself. He respected her for it and missed her more because of it, but it was something he’d have to live with, after all she’d just said good-bye to him… again.



A Slightly Harder Goodbye

Sirees stood in front of the docking port staring up at Dylan. She hated to say good-bye but after everything that had happened, recently and in her past, she couldn’t stay. Lies were the biggest part of her now and the truth just wasn’t an option. She couldn’t bring herself to put more people in danger than necessary. She had already done it with the Ladonian people, but that had worked out for the best. Now was her time to leave, to move on to a different life somewhere else. “This is for the best.”

“Yes.” Was all Dylan could say. His heart felt heavy. He really didn’t know Sirees that well but he felt like he did.

“Thank you for bring me to a port where I could get a slip drive.” Sirees looked into his eyes hoping he would get that it was easier for her to say good-bye with thank yous and your welcomes. “I have to go.” Sirees turned from him and headed for the access to the Destiny.

“Sirees?” Dylan called. Sirees turned on her heels to look at Dylan. “If you ever need back up, we’ll be there.” Dylan had not wanted to say that but it was easier than ‘Good-bye.’

“Thank you.” Sirees turned and disappeared through the docking port.

Dylan turned to head back to Command and found Beka starring at him. “Dylan…”

“Beka, I’m fine.” Dylan walked past her.

“If you insist.” She walked off with him. “It’s just after everything…”

“I trusted her anyway.” He shook his head in disbelief as they headed for Command.

The End?

AN: As it would so happen I had another story about Sirees that basically tells you want stupid things she's done and how screwed up her life gets... if your interested read:

Past Sins