Ajay’s Blog

A collection of stories following the (mis)adventures of a Coalition scout pilot.

    Ajay's Story 2.0: Lost And Found Paradise.

    Let's be honest, I am not really fit for military. Though since originally I was a dispatcher, that is somewhat justified - the job did not require any great strength, toughness or sharp eyesight. The contrast with the Drop Troops sergeant Flyagin brought with himself to the meeting brought it up.
    -Oh, greetings, Ajay - Flyagin greeted me and gestured me to take a seat. I complied and he continued. - Senior Sergeant Margelov[1] and his men have been commanded here for a capture operation, deep within the Nomad space.
    -Let me guess. That Lost Paradise cargo operation brought some results? - I asked.
    -It did - my CO nodded and took a sip from his tea cup, then continued. - We have found a number of fugitives that opted to move there and try to get their hands on the cargo. Unluckily for them, it was a trap.
    -You need to deliver my men there. One of platforms on the surface. You drop us, we do the rest. - Drop trooped added. - I

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    Ajay's Story 2.0: And Again I Stand.

    You are probably used to me starting my entry on me laying on my bed in my ship's cargo hold and reading some sort of Warhammer 40k literature.
    This one was NOT the case, for I was sitting in my room aboard K-719 and tuning my simpod. Even though Canteen has taken the "Stranger" away again for some sort of maintenance, so I was left on the ship that served as his HQ, and people from here had to deal with my presence (which usually spelled heavy metal and rock being played in my room for most of my waking time).

    And again I stand, with a truth I couldn't bare: I'm grounded AGAIN and instead of being grounded on my home planet (you can call it industrial hell for all I care, it's an industrial heaven for me) I am locked away in rooms and routines of a big freaking battleship.[1]
    Flyagin's response to the question "so what the bloody flying rocket propelled wire guided optically tracked tube launched flak am I supposed to do?" was "You'll find

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    Ajay's Story: Armed Trust

    Mirtrak Battle Station, Weth.
    Stagnation does people no good. But fighter craft suffer it even worse. If "Stranger" had a sentient AI, you could've asked it. But if my ship had a sentient AI, it would have vented me into open space soon after I got addicted to Inner Core fighting, for putting the poor old heavy fighter's hull through hell several times - or for sitting at one base for weeks straight.
    Of course, since I did not want my ship failing me, I needed to do maintenance more often than usual. So when Flyagin's message flashed up on my personal console, I was running diagnostics of the ship's engine block. Since it's a zone close to a ship's fusion reactor and a zone that regularly is in contact with high levels of space radiation - among other things - I was wearing an exoprotection space suit. When I was done with checking out the engines, removed the suit and took a decontamination shower (just in case), Canteen was busy trying to melt my console

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    Ajay's Story - Big Game Hunting.

    I was having a rather pleasant (if lonely - though most of my afternoons are lonely) afternoon, laying on my bed and reading, when I got a call on my personal console. What surprised me was that it was Flyagin inviting me into a conference. It was surprising since conference mode is used when three or more people need to have a common chat. Most of the times Flyagin called me, it was usually a two-person conversation.
    I pressed "Join" and activated the comlink.
    Besides me and Canteen, there was one more conversation partner.
    -Greetings, Comrade Second Rate Captain - I greeted the said partner, Natalia Kameneva, and then spoke to my CO. - Hi, Canteen.
    I heard a chuckle from Flyagin and a formal greeting from Kameneva.
    -Ajay, we've got a mission for you - my CO said.
    -I have read your report of the Great Doms began using gunboats as a part of their fighter patrols - Kameneva continued. - Our interest in this class of the ship has been piqued. These escort

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    Ajay's Story: Flight of the Munificent.[1]

    Since some time, command has taken a liking to interrupt my reading of Warhammer 40k books. This time was no exception, though it was "Caves of Ice" this time. I was just about to read how the "brave" main protagonist of the book was just about to witness the huge-ass flak-off explosion[2] when Canteen's message appeared.
    "Ajay, phone me back. NOW. G.M. Igor "Canteen" Flyagin."
    Well,it isn't like I was reading that book for the first time, and messages from Flyagin so far were promising some interesting stuff. I jumped from my bed and got myself into shape, then left my flat - I was on Murmansk by that time - locked it and headed to my ship.

    -A wreck seeking? Really, Canteen? - I asked my CO, talking to him via videophone built into my personal console. - To find a Rheinland freighter lost since... two years or so, and find out what happened to it?
    -Better than doing nothing, am I right? - Flyagin asked back.
    -Listen, I was working on

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    Ajay's Story: Yet Another Homecoming.

    -Yes, everything is alright - I've reported to my commander via the comlink. - The Hypergate is completely usable.
    -It delivered you to Inner Core system?
    -Yes, straight from the anomaly Hypergate in the Omega 3 uses. Currently I'm in Weth. Mirtrak Battle Station.
    -Very well - Flyagin said. - You need to return back. There is something we need from you.
    -Namely? - I asked.
    -Do you know why you have been suspended?
    -Let me guess, being friends with Dom'Kavash? - I replied.
    -Partly. But there was another reason. Some time ago, "Gorshkov", a Czar-class carrier, came under attack from Warrior heavy fighters. In Nedjef.
    -Yeah, I've heard about it.
    -It was a precedent. During that time a freelancer named Edison Trent was aboard the carrier.
    I nodded. Edison Trent was the first human to make contact with the Dom'Kavash. Never seen him with my own eyes though.
    -So far, I have been tasked to keep an eye on you. By the way, since you are a Coalitioner that has

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    Author's Note: The previous chapter had a classified fragment. I planned to write it down when people will start finding the ███████ ██████ system as well as what is beyond. If you do not want to spoil the fun, turn back. if you don't mind spoiling the fun or are that desperate to know what did I find, you may continue, and do not forget that I have warned you.

    Ajay's Story 2.0.
    Data declassified by Coalition Intelligence Directorate order # ИЕФ131114_009.

    While working (thankfully, with his permission) on editing my subordinate's stories, I mostly leave all his writings untouched. The only exception from this are classified data, the only reason I have to do it. Fragment that is following was one of such classified data. The original author did not mind me erasing it from the story release, but asked me to release this fragment once information has been declassified.
    For now, such a moment has come.
    Coalition Intelligence Directorate General Major
    Igor Evgenyevich

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    Ajay's Story: 2.0.

    I was sitting on my bed and reading "Angel Exterminatus"[1] in my room aboard the CNS K-719. I've been sitting on that battleship for a long time, mainly due to the fact that my CO decided to separate me from the first friend I've had in my whole life. He said that "Stranger" needs recalibrating and repairs. The ship has been in my care for little less than two years.
    Only now I realized that I really can't live without my Basilisk. How I really want to hop in the cockpit, launch the engine and fly somewhere. Inner Core, Altair, Nomad space, doesn't matter.
    The message came up.
    "Greetings, Ajay.
    The Hypergate is activated.
    Meet me on the landing pad.
    Your CO,
    General Major Igor E. Flyagin."
    I bolted from my bed, quickly got myself into the shape that looked vaguely like Coalition Intelligence Directorate Senior Lieutenant, and left the room, heading towards the landing pad.

    When I arrived to the landing pad, I've seen my CO. And behind him...
    -You're done

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    Ajay's Story: Not Weakened, Not Alone.

    Omega-3 system. GMG Observatory.
    I was sitting on the bed in the cargo hold of the "Stranger" and sending directives to one of my assigned store managers when the console then suddenly displayed the new message.
    "To: "Ajay"
    From: Coalition HQ, Vorkuta
    Captain Mercy has reported for duty some minutes ago. He's got a storage ship in Sirius ready for departure to Inner Core. Assist him if possible."
    -"If possible"? Of course it's possible - I muttered.
    Cpt. Mercy was one of the rare people I could've call my friend. He was a Fighter Corps special operations agent (Or another Intelligence Directorate agent, he never specified) sent to the Inner Core, and in Sirius he was seconded to the Crossfire Police Department. It didn't matter that he double tasked: CFPD kept order in Sirius, which was even useful for us, while outside from Altair his task was mainly to fight aliens - the same task I was usually doing, so no wonder we fought side by side so

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    Ajay's Diary: Sudden Surge.

    Well, the day seemed to promise nothing, I thought, lying on my bed inside the makeshift living room in the cargo bay of my Basilisk and reading some "Horus Heresy" books on my personal console. I've been waiting on Mirtrak for a second day since I've made a quick visit to Sirius, and thought about already going back.
    But then, a signal interrupted music in my headphones. A new message. From... none other than Flyagin himself.
    Last time I've seen, heard or at least got a message from my commander was last year ago, so I was glad to hear he's doing alive and well.
    Switching from the "Flight Of The Eisenstein"[1], I opened the message and started to read.
    Defense Ministry agreed to start mutual operation with Independent Operations Consortium in Jokusuka. They asked Intelligence agents for assistance, and since you are well-known to Dom'Kavash, in order to take the easiest way to fulfill this mission I've been instructed to send you to do this. You are to

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