Chapter 4: Betrayal
Roodaka and Takadox strolled down the pod deck of the ship. “You know, Tak,” began Roodaka, “I’m starting to enjoy this team we’ve assembled. The little monsters Icarax is training have proven a suitable army. Even if we didn’t have them, we still have Icarax’s leadership, my beauty, the ship, and you’re there too!” Takadox smirked.
Icarax rushed out of the new training center and sat down at his desk. Catching his breath, he flipped open his journal.
The training of the beasts is going smoothly thus far. The humanoid creatures, which we’ve dubbed Takaga, are rambunctious. They consistently fight amongst each other, and will only quiet down to gather around a fight. To resolve this, we’ve divided them into six groups, one for each breed. Among those six, we separate them into two classes: warriors and elders. This way, we can avoid as many casualties as possible.We also must separate them from the Rishika, the race of large, predatorial reptiles we discovered. They are eager to consume the Takaga, so the five we’ve captured are in maximum security."
Roodaka stopped by one of the pods. “But still,” she continued, “we don’t all serve a purpose here. Some of us are… Unwanted.” Suddenly, she shoved Takadox into the pod and shoved the door shut. Takadox shouted, “What?! How could you? I swear, you lying, slimy, ninetailed-” “Language, dear. And, well, sorry I suppose. But we can’t have three warlords. So, go find some other planet, write home sometime. And have fun!” She ejected the escape pod and watched Takadox shout and scream through the cosmos.