Chapter 1: Alfimi
The cryopod’s lid opened and the young woman slowly sat up. She looked around her surrounding as she sat there gathering her thoughts. Her mind was completely blank she had no memories. She didn’t recognize her surroundings. She jumped at the sound of something opening. As soon as she crawled out a woman’s voice entered her ears,
“Don’t worry what’s going on. Pick up your weapons and move. We can’t let you get caught.” She held the two guns in her arms as if she was cradling a baby. Once she made it outside, she noticed over a dozen strange beings looking at her. She backed up and stood there, her knees weak and bracing herself to get shot at. Coming from behind them, she saw a tall humanoid figure, with something like a gold symbol on its chest. Its face was that of an old man, his eyes filled with hatred. He yelled at the others in a broken languae as she identified a few words. She didn’t move as her entire body became limp and she fell to her knees as the old man closed in to her. She felt something clamp onto her ankle before she saw an orange and white figure appear as she collapsed.
She slowly opened her eyes as she heard the mumble of voices as she propped herself up on her elbows. Her head throbbed as she sat up completely she placed a hand on her forehead and looked over to the door. She couldn’t exactly tell where she was at all, but when the door opened she saw a male figure walk in wearing a shiny colored white and orange what look as if it was to look like it was double breasted jacket with two columns of light instead of buttons and three half rings around his arms. His helmet reminded her of a ram.
“Hey guys! She’s up!” he yelled and in a few minutes there were two more people in her room. Frist to come wore near floor length heavy jacket with a high collar. The bottom of the jacket looked like it had been cut to resemble like icicles in the front and on the side. He also looked like her had insulated boots made for winter. She noted the large semi-rounded helm with horn that stuck up, from the top where the forehead would be. The last one looked to her as if he really wasn’t wearing much armor aside from the small protrusions on his thighs to hold weapons and tiny bumps on his arms like undeveloped arm blades. A blood red color covered most of his helmet’s face including the tiny horn, the back of his neck and shoulders, sides of his arms chest and parts of his legs. Black filled in the parts that were not red.
“How are you feeling, Miss” the first one asked.
“Who are you? Where am I? Who was that woman who was talking to me? What’s going on?” she asked completely ignoring his question. This got a sigh from the red and black one
“Count, why didn’t you pick up what the Lotus wanted?” he said looking at the orange and white one.
“What? She told me that there was a Tenno artifact was what I was supposed to pick up. She made the trip easier by waking up I have to tell ya, though she was still kinda heavy even for me.” Count complained
“What?! No way why would the Lotus ….” The red one started but his voice was muffled by a black and gold hand.
“Radec, the Lotus wanted us to locate and extract the cryopod. Count was the one who found her and brought her to us.” The other one said. “I know you have a lot of questions but we’ll explain it a little later. I’m Krieger, so if you need anything just ask.” he told her as he pushed the others out.
Once Krieger and the others were out she got out of the bed. She placed a hand on her head as she felt it pounding like a hammer . After some time once the headache had gone away she left the room to see two new people talking with Krieger.
One, a hulk of a man his entire warframe reminded her of a rhino even with its pink tinge. The other looked like faceless ninja. What intrigued her about the design were the two small protrusions on the helmet,
“Y-Your color” she pointed at the larger man “Its pink”
“It’s not pink, its salmon.” He replied to her sounding somewhat disappointed.
“O-Oh I’m sorry. I thought . . . I’m so sorry” she apologized repeatedly. Krieger came over and placed a hand on her shoulder.
“Don’t worry, Brick does get a little overly sensitive about the color some times,” He said, “The other is Zero. These are two of our other members they just got back. Other than our medic, most of us are field agents. We do work for the Lotus, who is the woman you’re talking about. The one you heard before Count found you.”
“So I’m guessing this newbie here is the prize for all our hard work,” questioned Brick as he looked her up and down. “She’s so small.” He motioned comparing her height to him.
“Yea, this short stack is all ours” Count smiled and leaned on her head. She just simply stood there and looked over at Krieger
“It looks like you’re already fitting in” he laughed.
Zero cleared his throat “Excuse me, everyone” everyone looked at him, “I’m sorry to interrupt you all, but I would like to go over something. Brick and I found something.” His voice was stoic. “I have to say it is quite interesting and it may pertain to our new member.” Zero reached into a small pouch on the side of his uniform. He held out a small silver wavy pin.
“We found this after we brought the cryopod into the storage area. It dropped out or may have been there already I don’t really know. We believe the pin belongs to our new friend here.” Zero continued. Everyone was silent as they looked at her.
“You really think so though where would this pin even go” She walked over and took it from Zero and flipped it around
“Looks like it is a hairpin,” she noticed, “Mind if I keep it?”
“Not at all it did come from where you were found;” Brick answered “So we assume it belongs to you” Krieger had ushered everyone to a large hall where there were multiple pads on the floor in a circle and each member took a random seat somewhere in the circle. Krieger motioned for Alfimi to sit next to him.
“Alright Alfimi. I guess it’s time to explain everything to you. ”