Story of K: An Infinite Golden Light (Sci Fi Action) (Space Fiction) (Robot Fiction)

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An Infinite Golden Light

By Belart Wright

 

Copyright 2015 © Belart Wright

Written by Belart Wright

Cover designed by
kinohara-kossuta
2015

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced
in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information
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Trademarked names appear throughout this book. Rather than
use a trademark symbol with every occurrence of a trademarked name, names are
used in an editorial fashion, with no intention of infringement of the
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liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or
alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in
this book.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and
incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously,
and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is
entirely coincidental.

The Search

There was an anomaly near the graveyard planet Robespierre.
An extremely large source of energy was being emitted from a nearby sector.
The source had been steadily growing for several days and had swelled to
enormous proportions. Anar K, Rotkennk warrior and son of K'OS had been
dispatched several days ago by the Overmind commander to track the energy
source and neutralize it by any means necessary. Beyond that he had no
idea what to expect. His orders were very straightforward, but something
about the mission seemed odd. K was sure the Overmind leader knew more
about the mission than he was willing to share, but he didn't care either way.
A mission was a mission and once he succeeded he would forget all its
details anyway and move on.

K only cared about one thing. Strength. He knew
he would do anything to attain it, but the will of his father always came
first. It was his father K'OS who gave orders to the Overmind commander
so that his will be done. And K'OS' will was absolute.

It took two days for K to arrive at the graveyard planet in
his nameless cruiser, one fit for a small crew of people though K often only
traveled alone. After sensing a very familiar energy signal, he touched
down on the arid red and grey terra. K got out of his ship and surveyed
the planet, standing at nearly seven feet in all black and silver. The
huge mounds of skulls in the distance reminded him of the pale yellow skull
shaped mask he was wearing. He could sense all the nanomachines in his
body adjusting to the planet's bare atmosphere. The nanites needn't work
too hard, since only a small part of him was biotic anyway.

The ancient mask Darcell, which had formerly belonged to his
long deceased brother of the same name, was floating closely behind K on his
left. Darcell was huge, about the size of K's upper torso and shoulders
and was intelligently sentient. The lower part of Darcell's mask was navy
and purple with dark green spikes coming out the front of it while its upper
headdress, which looked like large bat ears, was black with grey tips.
The signal K felt earlier was very faint yet he tracked it expertly and
found his brother, the Rotkennk warrior and herald Nexus, who K affectionately
called Xen. Xen was trapped beneath a massive pile of mountain rubble
with only his head and left foot visible. Like K, Xen wore a huge yellow
mask on his face as well. His had sharp yellow horns atop and to the
sides of it.

K: "Xen! I didn't know the Overmind dispatched
you too. Even stranger considering that I last heard of you being near
the Endo system not too long ago."

Xen: "I wasn't dispatched like you, brother. I'm
afraid that curiosity got the better of me. I came here as soon as I
heard of a powerful mass of uncontrollable energy in this sector. I just
knew someone was wielding it, or attempting to."

Xen was a wreck of scrapes, bruises, and Rotkennk blood
which was teeming with microscopic nanomachines. Smoke and heat rose from
underneath the rubble pile where he was buried.

Xen: "My ship's instruments were going haywire and I
followed the trail whilst sensing this amazing power the whole time. That
curiosity led me here."

K: "And how did you come to find yourself so
comfortably buried here, brother?"

Xen: "Our conquering Rotkennk nature led to my
downfall. The owner of these coveted mysterious powers made short work of
me, but I was persistent and gave him a round two and three that he'd not soon
forget."

K: "That you also lost I'm sure."

Xen: "You always know what to say to comfort me.
Yes I lost, but I'm done sleeping now and ready for the next round.
I didn't even get to transform when I fought him. This time I'll be
more prepared."

K: "Sure, brother. It would greatly please our
Overmind commander if we would neutralize this growing energy source and
collect its remains."

Xen: "I can see why he'd want that. Things are
now starting to unravel back home. There's some really shadowy experiments and
manipulations going on amongst our people that we haven't been told about.
Once you see this opponent you'll know what I mean."

K: "I would ask you what that means, but frankly I
don't care. Since you've already engaged the target, I guess it's only
fair of me to ask if you would care for my assistance."

Xen: "I guess that's just how you are. Malicious,
shady plots don't interest you at all. It's all about combat, duty, and
strength with you...*sigh* fine. This opponent is quite strong. I
have no problem nor shame in asking for your help this time."

K: "Okay. Now how do we find this fighter? My
radar only led me here to you."

K and Xen both used their telekinesis to move the boulders
from atop Xen's body to the side of him. Xen then rose to his feet and
dusted himself off which K figured was a trait he picked up from some humans
he'd met in the Endo system. Xen was K's exact height, which made sense
since they were twins. What distinguished them were their masks.
K's pale yellow mask was more of a flaming skull whereas his brother's was
sunlight yellow with large spikes that extended in an X formation.

Xen: "The radars in our ships are not powerful enough
to track the exact source because there is so much ambient energy surrounding
us. We'll need to combine our spacecrafts together so that we can reach
our target sometime soon with stronger detection systems."

The brothers had to wait a while for Xen to recall his ship
from outer space. When Xen's cruiser had arrived, his mask, which
formerly belonged to their long deceased brother, Blade-danser, hovered out of
the ship's exit ramp and over to Xen. It was assessing his damages as the
masks liked to always do. Blade-danser was a large white circular looking
mask with giant golden horns atop it and tiny green horns surrounding it like
leaves. It was rare to see Xen without it. The brothers then returned to
their ships with their masks Darcell and Blade-danser right on their heels.
They communicated, from each of their ships, telepathically.

Xen: "My ship will be the base."

K: "It doesn't matter whose ship is the base, let's
just get to it. We don't get to do this often enough."

Xen: "Is that excitement I hear?"

K pretended not to hear his brother as he knew Xen would
work up unnecessary excitement if he found out just how much K enjoyed this.
Both brothers initiated their ships' combination transformation
processes. K's vessel disassembled into several sections large and small
and reconnected on top of Xen's boosting its power output and speed as well as
its detection and defensive capabilities. Though Xen's ship was the base,
K's cockpit also had the combined ship's controls. The brothers both sat
in separate cockpits surrounded by all types of detection systems, buttons,
switches, and other controls

Xen: "Nebula X is online! Quad Thrust, Shadow Drive,
Cloak, and Detection systems are all fully operational. Engine output at
full. Maximum performance is at 100%."

K could hear Xen's chatter through the radio, a very
unnecessary device that Xen had installed.

K: "Nebula X? Who told you that you could name my
half of this ship?"

Xen: "I knew you wouldn't bother to name it so I took
the liberty. Besides, every great ship needs a name!"

K: "Whatever the case may be my half of this ship shall
remain nameless."

Xen: "How boring, brother, but that is your way.
Plain and plainly simple. No beauty, no zest, no zeal, but I have
enough for the both of us so it's okay."

Both brothers fiddled around with the ship's consoles.

K: "Where is our target?"

Xen: "Change your radar from the basic one. When
combined the Nebula X's long range energy detectors are much more sophisticated
than the basic radar. Finding our target should be easy now.
Hmm...according to these scans it looks like he got farther away than I
thought, much farther."

K: "The whole thing's lit up. You can't make out
much on it."

Xen: "Okay, so this must be the main source of the
disruption."

K saw what Xen was mentioning. There was a single
yellow dot that glowed brighter than the rest of the yellow energy that was
displayed on the detection radar.

Xen: "I'm going to lock on to this point here.
Now just use your radar and follow the path of gold that he's left for
us."

K: "Path of gold?"

Xen: "You'll see what I mean briefly. Nebula X,
Action!"

K thrust his right arm forward on his hands-free control
panel. By doing so he moved the ship through space at an amazing rate of
acceleration.

K: "I'll cut through this black sea my way. Now!
Pierce through the stars!"

Xen: "You're really getting into this now, aren't you,
brother?"

K ignored his brother as the ship blasted through space so fast
that the stars faded into blazing white streaks.

Xen: "Wow! I forgot how fast this thing
was."

K: "Yes, the Builders should be praised for such
craftsmanship. We're quickly approaching our target Nexus!"

Xen: "You don't need the instruments to show you that
Anar K."

K: "Hmm?...Whoa!"

K was taken aback by what he saw out the window of their
craft. The cold black vacuum of space was completely engulfed by warm and
smothering golden light.

K: "That light? Is it? It must be our
opponent."

Xen was amused at his brother's awe.

K: "Crap!"

K himself had picked up a few odd terms and quirks from the
Endo system as well.

K: "All that ambient energy belongs to this one person.
I can feel it from all the way out here, the warmth and power of his
energy. He must be as powerful as a small sun...or if I'm miscalculating
he could contain the power of the sun itself."

Xen: "No way to tell that at this rate, but either way,
don't you get the feeling that we're screwed?"

That was another strange human expression that his brother
picked up. They approached the main source of the radiant golden light
and K could barely make out a figure in the center of the brilliance.

Golden fighter (Telepathically): "Leave now Rotkennk
interlopers or burn by my fiery golden grip!"

Xen: "Quite the exquisite death, wouldn't you say,
brother?"

Fool’s Gold

The Rotkennk warrior Anar K answered his brother's question
telepathically.

K: "You can have your exquisite death Xen. I'd
rather live to fight another day."

Both masked warriors exited their combined ship, the Nebula
X, and entered into the cold void of space. Both were followed closely by
the sentient masks of their fallen brethren Darcell and Blade-danser.

As they approached the figure they could feel that his
overwhelming power was too much for their current forms so they decided to
begin the mask merger process. They instinctively knew that they'd need
the extra power that came from combining with their masks especially after the
humiliations that Xen suffered earlier.

Each of the masks contained the very essence of their dead
brothers which essentially boiled down to nanites that formed the masks.
The nanites provided combat memories from the fallen Masked Ones as well as
access to the same powers and abilities that Darcell and Blade-danser had
formerly utilized. These masks were completely compatible with K and Xen,
but the brothers could never swap masks as the types of energy that powered
both of their bodies were too diverse, same with the masks.

K was the first to merge and his transformation into his
battlements was a brilliant one. Merging with Darcell granted K powers
over darkness. These powers brought with them a suitably sinister and
powerful appearance.

K's limbs grew even longer and ganglier than before and the
mask of his dead brother had engulfed and displaced his own headdress.
Gone were the pale yellow flames of his former skull mask. His new
face was harshly angled and colored purple, navy, and grey; all dark colors. Three
dark green spikes had burst forth from the face of the mask and shortly
afterwards began to emit a faint glow.

Warmth came from the ambient energy contained within.
The spikes had set: one jutting diagonally from his forehead, one jutting
straight forward where normally a nose would be, and the last one pointing
diagonally down between where a normal man's mouth and chin would have rested.

The whole time his body's growth had not stopped until now.
He was a formidable and monstrous sight at over ten feet. On his calves
were a pair of large, black mirror, ovular greaves which stored the same warm
golden energy that K had been flying towards. The energy projected itself
outwards and upwards as two very large fiery blades from the back of K's
greaves. As he was now, K styled himself Dar'K the warrior of K'OS in
honor of his fallen brother Darcell.

Xen's transformation was no less captivating. Glowing
green petals of energy shot forth when the mask of Blade-danser took over Xen's
face. Gone was his horned yellow skull mask. In its stead he found a
pristine white mask surrounded by petals of green glowing horns that were
composed of ambient energy. The horn petals sat in rows on the side of
the mask and lined it from the bottom to the top. At the top of the mask
were two very large golden horns which crowned it.

His limbs grew as rapidly as K's, but didn't stop nearly as
quickly. Xen's arms in particular were much longer than K's, almost
reaching down to his ankles. The length of his arms led to two
sophisticated circular silver blades. The blades looked particularly
weighty in the middle, but dangerously thin and extremely sharp around the
edges. The blades were also very large and almost as big as the mask that
he now wore.

The greaves on his legs were similar to Dar'K's, but were
pristine white instead of black. The greaves had also had golden energy
blades protruding from the back of them, but these were more refined and seemed
better made for more precise cutting than Dar'K's golden flames. Xen
styled himself Blade-dan'Xen in this form, in memoriam of his fallen brother,
Blade-danser.

Both brothers accelerated at an equally rapid pace towards
the golden figure. It was here that Dar'K was able to make out the
figure's features.

K: "He...he is a Rotkennk. A Builder no less -
but how? This power...?"

Xen: "Is that a little home grown pride that I hear or
just shock and awe? Whatever you're feeling keep your guard up. He
knows what we're here for. I can feel it."

Golden fighter: "If you're Rotkennk, which you Masked
Ones without a doubt are, it's obvious what you're here for."

Xen: "He can hear our thoughts?"

K: "I've projected our conversation into his mind.
We have nothing to hide from him."

Golden fighter: "You Masked Ones are quite noble to let
me in on your thoughts like this. You must think very highly of
yourselves."

Xen to K: "What he doesn't know is that we can directly
communicate through other mental channels."

K to Xen: "Indeed. We'll strategize that
way."

K: "You are a very powerful Rotkennk and your powers
may even rival our own. How so? You have the look of a mere
Builder. What is your name, brother, and what is your purpose?"

Golden Fighter: "It is like you say. I am a
Builder and as such have never had a name. If having an opponent with no
name makes our meeting too informal then you may call me Gold."

Xen: "Gold is malleable and weak unless it is joined
with another metal."

Gold looked amused by Xen's comment. He stretched his
arms out, tilted his head back, and flared up his golden aura.

Gold: "You have already seen how 'weak' I am from our
earlier skirmishes Masked One. The ones that you lost."

Xen kept a level head. He knew that now wasn't the
time to lose his cool. Not with an opponent like this. The loss
earlier had come as a shock, but now that he was transformed and with K's added
power he was sure he'd win.

K: "Gold it is then. So, Gold, how has a Builder
come into such might? How did you come to possess the strength to rival
us Masked Ones?"

Gold let out a sneering laugh and projected it into his
opponent’s minds.

Gold: "Rival? My power is leagues beyond yours
Masked One. Your masters would have to send a fleet of you Masked Ones to
take me in now. I hold no fond memories of how I came about these powers,
only torment. I feel no need to share this tale with the dead
either."

K flew forward a bit closer to Gold.

K: "Harbor no illusions, Gold, my task is to bring you
back to our home world dead or alive. Make no mistake; I am not your
enemy. Since you are a fellow Rotkennk I would rather bring you back in
one piece."

Gold: "You asked my purpose earlier."

K: "And what is it?"

Gold: "My purpose is to have no purpose. I am a free
being and that I shall remain. If your goal is to take me back to K’OS
and those Overmind torture lovers then you are my enemy and there is only one
thing left to do."

Xen: "Well you certainly will die free now won't
you?"

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