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" Betrayal "
(Previous Post was Jessica's "You Can Only Fool Some People Some of The Time, And Some Even Less")
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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Tavern
Stardate: 63073.2110

The cold icy reflection in the eyes of the ANUBIS' Intel Operative revealed nothing about the woman behind it nor the chain of events that had lead Enaii to be here now pointing an accusatory glare directly at the Shillian. Maya could only guess as to what had happened since the last time she had seen the ILO, and fear what would soon come to pass.

"Why?" the troubled shapeshifter asked of the ILO without actually saying the word out loud. What had happened? Had this been a ploy to gain the Vorta's trust or had something snapped within the Operative's troubled and twisted mind to turn her against her friends… if such a tern truly applied to those who knew and worked alongside Enaii?

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FLASHBACKS
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Setting: VIPER 1, Cockpit
Stardate: 63073.1955

The small craft that had so fully drawn the ILO's attention had belonged to another time, one that very few people knew of, and even fewer had been able to tell the tale of. The ship, like its history would not have appeared on any files found within the records of SFI or any other Intel Agency, that had been the reason why she had recognized it and why Enaii had sent the other two pilots away.

The temporal signature surrounding the ship indicated that it was of this time, of this reality but Enaii knew better, she knew that it belonged to the past, to a time of ruthless acts and chilling darkness. That ship, like so many other things, belonged to a time the ILO had endured and had helped shaped the person that she was today.

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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Bar
Stardate: 63073.2015

From the shadows the ILO quietly observed as Ensign Dalziel in her persona of Natalie Portree and Ensign Mitshiba as a Romulan Operative entered the establishment and made small talk with the Hypello barkeep. Unseen eyes rolled in disappointment as they followed the ANUBIS' aCSciO as she made her way closer to the small stage and the Orion slave seductively swaying upon it.

Jade had been her name and Enaii knew her well enough to know that Akira's disguise had not fooled the Orion woman for a second. It had not been the Ensign's fault for she had approached a woman renowned for having survived through nightmares the likes of which no one could have imagined. Nightmares that the woman hidden in the shadows had shares to earn the name Onyx.

The Intel Operative emerged from the darkness only long enough for Jade to see Onyx and register the subtle movement of her head. Not knowing why, nor truly caring to know, the Orion dancer returned the small poisonous blade that had been concealed in her skimpy outfit and smiled to the Romulan impersonator who had no idea that her life had just been spared.

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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Market Place
Stardate: 63073.2035

The meeting with Jade had been most informative even if only a few words had been shared between the two women, but they had been enough to lead the ILO to her next destination. Enaii arrived just in time to observe the Kzinti Huntress and Kerelian betrothed speaking to the elderly Xindi insectoid she had come to see.

The crew of the ANUBIS had truly a gift for finding trouble wherever they went, and this forsaken place had been no different. Some might have believed the ILO to have been paranoid, but the fact of the matter had been that once again her involvement would save the lives of her shipmates.

"Going somewhere?" Enaii asked of the Xindi, her voice as frigid and empty as space itself. Slowly the ILO approached the insectoid, not truly having expected him to reply to her question. Both of them knew what this meeting had been about and that only one of them would eventually walk away. Any betting man aware of this meeting had already set the odds well in favour of the woman known as Onyx.

The explosion that followed and enveloped the small stall had insured a great many things, the first of which having been that the Xindi would never again report to its master. The second objective had been to insure that no ship left the trade center for the time being, and lastly that no evidence of the ILO's involvement in this matter would ever be found.

Unseen by anyone else, the Intel Operative left the commotion she had created and headed for her next objective and likely another team from the ANUBIS who needed to be saved, even if they did not know it at the time.

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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Market Place, Tavern
Stardate: 63073.2055

Betrayal had been and would continue to be a normal and even expected part of the merciless Intel world. A world filled with layers upon layers of questionable associations that could vanish within a single heartbeat. Survival in this world depended on one's ability to see the signs and betray those that would have betrayed you before they could do so.

Although many believed the Selay known as Sumariss to be the main player in this little game, the Intel Operative had already figured out the truth. The real threat to the crew of the ANUBIS and their mission to save the galaxy had not been an individual per say but rather a entity that had been forced to take on the guise of a simple, harmless garment.

The best part of this was that the Vorta who had done so much to use and eventually betray the Selay once the PARADOX had been under their control had herself been betrayed by a group that Vellanor had not even known had been involved in this battle for time itself.

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PRESENT
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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Market Place, Tavern
Stardate: 63073.2115

"Betrayed?" Vellanor repeated with complete disbelief. "You know nothing of what is going on here," the Vorta added in a threatening tone that anyone else other than the ILO would have been concerned about.

"Your efforts to take the PARADOX from Sumariss will fail," Enaii stated coldly and without any hesitations. The name of the Selay having been more than enough to show that the woman who had introduced herself as Onyx might have known more than the Vorta had initially granted her knowledge of.

"Why are you telling me this?" Vellanor demanded, apparently having forgotten about the other shapeshifter who had also been present in the room with them.

"Because," Enaii hissed as she ever so slowly shifted her eyes onto the nervous Shillian-turned-Founder. "Starfleet is here to reclaim what is theirs."

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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Market Place, Tavern (another room)
Stardate: 63073.2115

The young woman stood frozen in place… completely stunned by what she had just heard.

"Who is this *Onyx* lady and how did she know that we're here?" The CMO asked, her body posture echoed that of the ANUBIS' CO.

"She sounds familiar," the Oltharian added, not quiet able to place the voice with a face, a fact that very much bothered him.

"She should sound familiar," Rikar offered with a sigh. "That's Enaii," the CO reluctantly admitted having known that her life-mate had still been involved with the Orion Syndicate under the codename Onyx.

"Enaii betrayed us?!?" the CMO gasped unable to bring herself to accept that conclusion as she verbalized the thoughts everyone in the room had.
 
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Sabrina Jones (sabrina_sweet@hotmail.com)
Captain Sabrina Rikar
Commanding Officer
USS ANUBIS, NCC-18501
 

"We are Grey, we stand between the Candle and the Star, between the Darkness and the Light"
-Entilza Delenn, Babylon 5