here it is the next part !!!
“Brothers who do you stand with, the Emperor and father to us all or men such as the inquisition who twist imperial truth for their own gain”.
“We serve the immortal emperor, but you bother though you are not heretics or traitors to the imperium. You show no regard for those who also serve the emperor. Would you shoot us down like those of the inquisition”.
Vaporus lifted a hand, brushing it through his black hair. “No brothers we do not take pleasure from killing the servants of the emperor, but you know the truth of our line we are descendants of loyal Alpha legion. Thus we can’t let you live, as set down by the first. Yet this also conflicts with our second law, fore we can not kill another astartes”.
A sneer crossed the face of the un-named Gray Knight “you think us forgiving ha, you know nothing of us do you. For killing an inquisitor we proclaim your chapter excomun….”.
“ALL BATTERIES FIRE”
The gray Knights ship took longer than Vaporus expected to be destroyed on top of that they had managed to get off a barrage of missiles with ended the 5th ship Emperors will of the 2nd fleet. Causing the loss of the 7th company of the 1st brigade.
The three fleets stayed for a further two days, obliterating all the remnants of the imperial fleet. Aboard the flag ship the endless wave Vaporus commanded the Captains of the fleets to come aboard.
Captains Perdithus and Dreg left the command bridge leaving Captain Prax in charge until they returned. Walking through the heart of the ship in silence to the disembarkation deck, boarded a thunder-hawk and left for their Chapter Masters ship. Likewise Captain Faolan and Captain Dervil (4th company 2nd fleet) left their ship Raging Tide.
Thrusters fired as the two ships came into dock at the endless wave hatches hissed as docking bay doors closed. Servitors rushed to secure the crafts as their hatches opened the four Captains disembarked from their respected ships and walked towards each other.
“Ah Hesperian (nic name for Perdithus) look at you, now you are only half the man I am” called Faolan.
“Faolan, I will always be twice the man you are, I mean how can you call yourself a man when you can’t shoot straight”.
Anger flared in Faolan “Hesperian you dare jibe back after I loose a ship because of your mistake a whole company gone my brothers dead because of your incompitance” Faolan lashed out trying to hit Perdithus.
Dreg and Dervil grabbed Faolan “brother your ship fell because of it was its time the Gray knights took it out not Perdithus”
Faolan slumped “yes brother I know, Perdithus I’m sorry I’m just angry that all”
“No brother, I’m sorry if I was stronger it wouldn’t have happened”
A long silence stretched out and it was becoming strange and uncomfortable until Dervil started the jibes again to lighten the mood.
“Dreg you old dog, still alive I see I heard you gained much glory when Perdithus got knocked out”.
“Dervil you goat, next time I’ll knock you out and steal your glory too”.
The four jab at each other all the way down the hall until they got to the ships command deck. The three looked at Perdithus and grinned.
“Well brother, good luck. It will be a shame when the Dragon cuts your head off” as a Marine in full combat amour opened the door to the bridge.
A member of the Lord master’s personal guard appeared from a door on the far side of the bridge and beckoned them into the war room.
“Oh this looks bad for you Hesperian, he want to speak to us in the Dragons Den”.
Perdithus’s face flickered “oh shut it Faolan, I’ve had it with your jibes”
The doors closed behind them, the Dragons Den was exactly that a Den in which a master of war plans his battles and protects his treasure. Perdithus looked round the room. The only light on in the room was a harsh light above a large table with a map on. The rest of the room was shrouded in darkness and there was no sign of the Dragon anywhere.
“Perdithus” a low voice rumbled
Perdithus’s body stiffened “here it comes, my punishment” he thought. “yes lord master”
The voice that followed was embedded with power “what were the two highest laws set down by the FIRST”.
“Protect the secrets and secrecy of the Chapter and protect the Imperium from the shadows lord master”.
“Well done, what you say is true. But what have you done here on this battle field”
“The 4th fleet under my command, was discovered by an imperial fleet, because I became lacks in scanning the surrounding space for other vessels”
A venomous tint came into the voice of the Dragon “an imperial fleet, no Perdithus no. by the water and wave. No it was an inquisitorial fleet, which I had to destroy to keep our secrets safe”.
The other three stiffened and looked at each other this could get nasty their eyes said.
“yes lord master, any punishment you bestow, I will take”.
“Punishment, I would have cut off your hand for this but it seems someone else has already seen to it as well as your leg. So there you have received your punishment. What we must now do is plan our next move. The imperium knows of our presence now and as set down by the first we must head towards the cradle of man, yes brothers we are heading to terra. Well actually mars we have STC that I believe they do not giving these to the Mechanicus may give us their support. The destruction of the Inquisitors fleet will be put down as being destroyed by the Tyranid hoard”.
“Lord Master, between here and mars there are hundreds of imperial worlds, and we have no imperial codes”.
“True Dreg, we don’t have codes but we will have to trust in the emperor’s will, but before that. There is one thing I must make clear never tell them the location of our home world and never and I mean never talk about our linage”.
“Yes lord master” the three said in unison.
“Now we will abandon this place before another fleet comes to investigate. The 3rd fleet must be contacted and sent home to protect the home world. Your two fleets are now under my command. We will head to mars, dismissed”.
Once aboard the thunder-hawk Dreg turned to Perdithus “so we are heading to the imperium. How do you think they will receive us, I mean to become part of mankind again its great but, its insane”.
“I know Dreg old friend, I know but I believe it will be good to battle the imperium’s enemies with other Chapters at our side. To fight along side our brothers would be a fine thing, a truly noble thing”.
“haha that it will brother that it will”.
It took several hours to move the ships into formation around the three command ships. Communications relaying positions of all ships jump co-ordinates flickered between the navigators. Until the navigator aboard the “the endless wave” signalled up to the bridge that all ship were ready
The Dragons voice boomed across the vox in all ships “one minute to jump”.
Sparks few from all the ships in the huge fleet, as they open gates into the warp. Until the fleet flashed out of existence.