Qi’ra knew Enfys Nest would be a tough opponent but she still was surprised by her strength. It took all she could to keep from being hit by the rebel’s electro staff which would’ve instantly incapacitated her, giving Nest the chance to finish her.
So, she danced about, staying out of range of Enfys’s lethal swings as mayhem ensued around them. There were explosions and laser fire, ships and Cloud Riders zipping by, and through all of this, Qi’ra continued to wonder, had T-38 and Nienye obtained the coaxium, because if they hadn’t…this plan of hers could be the worst mistake she had ever made.
I just finished watching the movie that had people talking: The Trial of the Chicago 7. I was expecting something poignant, riveting, and filled with scenes portrayed by some brilliant actors who would send this film soaring to the top of the Oscar race for Best Picture. Oh yeah, this movie was very resonant with the current state of our country and yeah the film was filled with actors known for their Oscar-nominated (Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Keaton), Oscar-winning (Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance), Golden Globe nominated, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) or Emmy-winning (Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Jeremy Strong) performances but that did not make this movie riveting.
T-38 and Top Lieutenant Nienye sprinted through the city’s streets, dogfights transpiring overhead as Qi’ra’s aerial support clashed with Enfys Nest’s band of Cloud Riders who zipped by on their speeder bikes.
Nienye didn’t want to leave Qi’ra to face Enfys Nest alone but she had ordered him to. Still, he knew Enfys was a formidable foe. Formidable enough to end Qi’ra if she wasn’t careful. He didn’t know what he would do with himself if he left her only to return and find her killed by Nest’s hand.
T-38 was feeling the exact same, her thoughts distracted by the possibility of leaving Qi’ra to a grisly demise. But, Qi’ra was their leader, they had to obey her orders, and Qi’ra’s confidence gave them solace that she would prevail.
As soon as Dart landed the ship was bombarded by blaster fire but as Qi’ra charged from the craft, her blaster in hand, a passing ship overhead took care of the enemy forces immediately facing them. She continued forward, her gaze absorbing the burning buildings covered in long banners providing bursts of color through the soot and ash left behind by the fires. Her army of warriors, led by herself, T-38, and Nienye, followed close behind while her ships continued to fly overhead, providing aerial support. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Nineteen→