Episode-11: "Wade's Story"
-On a completely uneventful world, Quinn and Wade enjoy some
quiet time together as Bennish and Rembrandt explore the local club
-Wade was trying to relax, but she couldn't. She had bee holding so
much inside of her for so long. She wanted so desperately to tell
Quinn everything that had happened to her. The breeder camp and
everything that she encountered there. It should have been easy.
Things between the two of them were better than ever. He was no
longer the cold, uncaring man he had been after their first run in with
the Kromaggs. With the tracking device gone, he had returned to his
normal self. Still, she didn't have the heart to burden him with what
had happened, not yet at least. If for no other reason then she knew
how much he blamed himself for what had happened to her, for not
sliding with her and Rembrandt, for allowing the Kromaggs to take
her. Of course, her mind couldn't help but relive those events.
-The scene shifts to a Kromagg prison holding cell. Wade is sitting in
the corner, her face buried in her arms. Two Kromaggs approached
the cell (Genesis/style Kromaggs) with a red headed woman whose
face is obscured. She is basically being dragged into the cell and is
thrown onto the bed across from Wade. Wade runs to her side. We
see the face of the woman revealed as Maggie Beckett. She looks up
at Wade and speaks groggily, "No Wade. Not you too." "Maggie.
What happened? Where's Quinn?" Maggie's face shown confusion.
"Quinn?" Wade backed away. She assumed this was a Kromagg
trick to try to pry something out of her. Bad enough they had
conquered her world and placed her in this breeding camp, but now
they had to mock her, by sending this woman who looked exactly like
the woman who took Quinn from her. "Wade, I guess I'm not your
Maggie." Wade replied, "Then who are you?" "Her double. I was a
slider. My Wade always talked about a Quinn Mallory. She loved
him. But on one of their slides, he was shot while jumping into the
vortex. He was trying to save her from being killed. When he came
through the other side of the vortex he was in shock. He grabbed her
by the hand and told her he loved her. Shortly after that, he died. She
continued to slide with Rembrandt Brown, Max Arturo and A young
man named Ryan who had slid with them from that previous world. It
was a year later when they landed on my world. A pulsar was
heading for it and we needed Arturo's help to perfect our sliding
machine. He assisted us, but my husband was killed before the
machine was operational. Max used his knowledge of sliding to finish
the device and transport the populace off of the planet before the
pulsar hit. I had nothing without Steven. So, The four of them agreed
to let me slide with them. Until we were separated a few worlds back.
That's when the Maggs got me." Wade was relieved. She wasn't a
Kromagg mind trick, just a double, granted, a double from a universe
where Quinn must have been killed on Lottery World and Ryan kept
sliding with them, but a double just the same. Over the next few days,
the two became fast friends.
-Wade explained her story to Maggie. Maggie was shocked to
discover the kind of person her double was. "Wade, you tried to help
me deal with Steven's death. You were my best friend, I knew how
much you still cared about Quinn, I can't believe my double tried to
steal him from you." "Different worlds, different Maggies." "Wade, I
have to tell you. I'm pregnant with one of those things." "I know.
Maggie. I'm suppose to be your mid-wife." "What?" "When I first
arrived here, they ran some tests on me. My body can't carry a
Kromagg fetus. I'm not exactly sure why. They said I'd never be able
to carry it to full term. Instead of killing me, they've trained me to help
in the birthing process." Maggie was quiet. "I didn't know how to tell
you." "It's okay. At least I won't have one of those things touching
-Maggie came to term and was ready to give birth. Wade assisted
with the labor and the humagg child was born. Maggie grew pale. She
looked at her humagg son and called him Steven. With that last
breath she died. A Kromagg officer grabbed the child and said his
name would be Keldar and he would bring glory to the Dynasty.
Wade wept for her friend.
-The next day Wade was introduced to her new cell mate, Christina.
Soon she too would give birth to a humagg child.
-The time came for Christina to give birth. Wade was so afraid that
she would have to watch another friend die. Luckily, this time the
-After the birth, Wade was returning to her cell. She was grabbed
and pulled into a corner. "Wade, I'm getting you out of here." She
looked up to see someone who appeared to be Quinn with long hair
and a beard. He took her down through a tunnel and she wound up in
an underground base. She was immediately greeted by a Rembrandt
Brown, Max Arturo and a Wade Welles. She looked at the Quinn
standing next to her. "You're not my Quinn." "No, I'm not, but I'm
here to get you home." "That's not possible. My world was taken
over by the Kromaggs." "No, it wasn't. That wasn't your homeworld.
Your quantum signature doesn't match it." "What?" He began to
speak but was interrupted by Arturo, "You see Miss Welles, any being
or object from a certain universe has a certain, shall we
say,thumbprint that makes it identifiable to that universe. Your
"thumbprint" does not match the world you were captured on." The
bearded Quinn spoke,"When I had our Wade hack the Kromagg files
and we uncovered your file, I knew immediately who you were from
your quantum signature." Wade looked at him,"Have we met before?"
She looked closely and spoke,"You're the Sorcerer." He
replied,"Was the Sorcerer. The Maggs conquered that world and my
homeworld. I was able to save my world's version of Arturo,
Rembrandt and you to help me with my fight against the Maggs.
Now, I think you should relax for just a moment while I configure the
timer to your homeworld's coordinates." He fiddles with the device in
his hand for a few moments and speaks. "Ready to go." He pressed a
button on the timer and a swirling green vortex opened. Wade hugged
his neck and then jumped in.
-It took her home. After four years, she was home to her family. Yet,
the memory of Maggie and Christina and the camp itself still weighed
heavily upon her.
-Wade looked over to her side. Quinn was sleeping ever so
peacefully. She hated to disturb him, but she wanted him to know that
she was okay, that the camp hadn't scarred her forever and that she
didn't blame him. She shook him a little and he woke up. "What is it
Wade?" he asked. "I've got a story for you. It all starts with me in my
cell at the Kromagg camp. . ."
-Elsewhere: Two Kromagg generals (Genesis style) approach Colin
Mallory. "Colin the order has been given. Something strange is
transpiring in the multiverse. The Dynasty blames Mallory and his
companions. You must find them and bring them to us. By any means
necessary." A devilish smile formed upon Colin's face,"It will be my
-Somewhere else: Three Ape-ish figures sat in their thrones against
the wall. The center figure spoke. "Mary. The time has come. Quinn
Mallory must be brought here. If not the multiverse will surely be
destroyed." "I understand," She replied, She took a small cylindrical
object from her pocket and opened a wormhole. She jumped in and it
closed. The figures are revealed in the light to be Kromaggs (Invasion
style Kromaggs that is!). As the solemn looks upon their faces is all
we see as the scene fades to darkness.
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