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Seeing as my last AAR got positive feedback- and the kracken hit it so hard I couldn't continue, I decided to make a new one, with no gigantic massive super huge mega ships. There will still be space travel, but not on the scale of the Helios 1. This will take place across several missions (and maybe even a war on Kerbin!) and I will switch point-of-views between chapters. I hope this one doesn't get effed up by the kracken!

Nations

Kerbaltia: The nation in which the KSC is located.

Kerania: Kerbaltia's longtime enemy, on the brink of war with them.

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Prolouge

Raybree: Jeb, Bob, Bill. They go on the important missions, while we're testing out a fraking shuttle because KSC dosen't want them to be in it if it explodes!

Harden: Calm down.

Mission Control: Pre flight checklist has been run through. Liftoff in 30 seconds.

Harden: Roger. All systems nominal.

Geofbin: At least we get to go to space at all!

Raybree: Ever seen someone say "Hey, are you Geofbin Kerman? Your my hero!" No! We're underrated.

Geofbin: Raybree...

MC: T minus 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Liftoff!

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*Raybree gets blasted into his seat by G-Forces before he can rant anymore*

MC: Something isn't right. We've gone way over predicted G-Forces!

Raybree: Fraking fix it!

Harden: Gravity turn beginning!

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*Geofbin begins to fade into unconsciousness from the heavy Gs*

MC: Stage separation in 10 seconds.

Harden: That should loosen up some Gs!

*The stage separates*

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Raybree: Much better. The hell happened, MC?

MC: Not sure. We'll look into it, but proceed as planned.

A few minutes later...

MC: Handing controls to you, Harden.

Harden: Roger. Beginning circularization burn.

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*Geofbin begins to awaken*

Geofbin: W-wha?

Raybree. Heavy G-forces put you out. I'm sure they'll fix it for Jeb and his crew.

Harden: Not this again...

Geofbin: Uhm, batteries are running low.

Harden: Odd. Status on the RTG?

Raybree: Its.. gone?

Harden: Your kidding!

Geofbin: Negative. My console is showing it too.

Harden: Circularization burn is over. Now how are we gonna deal with this...

Geofbin: Our power will run out before the planned deorbit time.

Harden: We can't waste any power for reaction wheels. Enable RCS and disable the reaction wheels.

Geofbin: Roger. Also staging off the emergency escape tower.

Raybree: We're gonna need to start our deorbit soon.

Harden: Geo, get those engines burning ASAP.

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Geofbin: Burn beginning in 3. 2. 1. Burn started!

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Geofbin: Suborbital trajectory acheived!

*Mission control is heard cheering*

Raybree: This puts us on a trajectory to Kerbaltia.

Geofbin: Wait... we ran outta power... the engine won't stop!

Harden: Stagestagestage!

Geofbin: Stage separated! The engine still won't stop!

Harden: Wait until it runs out of fuel to stage again.

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Raybree: Chute deployed... the engine is out, we've detached.

*Harden sighs with relief*

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Harden: Where did we land?

Raybree: Consoles are out, but if I'm correct, this is a southern mountain range in... Kerania.

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Chapter 1: Jeb's Launch

Jeb: Hear about the testers who landed in Kerania?

Bob: Yea. I hope they get home safely.

Bill: Kerania is a dangerous place. They might never get back.

*Jeb frowns*

MC: Liftoff in 3. 2. 1.

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Jeb: Ironed out the problems from the test launch?

MC: Of course. Only the best for project Dauntless.

Jeb: Good. Gravity turn has begun.

Bill: All systems nominal, hull at 100%.

Jeb: Alright. Staging in 3.

Bill: 2.

Bob: Staged!

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Jeb: Brilliant!

Bill: We're on to Duna in no time.

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Jeb: Lets run through the mission plan again, control.

MC: Alrighty. First part wen't through- the crew module is up. Next part is lifting the transfer module. Then we dock the transfer module and the crew module. Once that is done the KSS Sirius is assembled. After that, we lift yet another transfer module and a habitation module. We send that to Duna, then the KSS Sirius will go right after. The 2 ships rendezvous in low Duna orbit, and we transfer crew to the hab module. After that we land you guys and we have our first Duna colony!

Jeb: Thanks. My crew hasn't been their sharpest lately.

Bob: Hey!

Bill: What do you mean?

Jeb: Nothing, nothing. Alright mission control, we're signing off.

MC: Alright. We're preparing the transfer stage.

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Chapter 2: The Transfer Stage

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Gene: Alright people, are we ready for launch?

Jim: Affirmative. Pre-launch checklist has been run through. All systems are nominal.

Gene: Alright Mitbree, you can begin launch now.

Mitbree: Affirmative. All engines warmed up... and launch!

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Jim: We have liftoff.

Gene: Good work people. Keep monitoring until we have a full orbit, then the interns can take over.

Mitbree: Alright. Burbart, begin gravity turn at 10 kilometers.

Burbart: Affirmative Mitbree.

Jim: the ship is wobbling a bit off course!

Gene: Bring it up on widescreen 3.

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Burbart: That isn't too bad. It is a big rocket, after all.

*Jim looks uneasy*

Gene: Relax.

Mitbree: Everything is going to plan- besides that, of course. But that is, again, a minor problem.

Burbart: Preparing to begin gravity turn.

Mitbree. 5 seconds to gravity turn beginning.

Burbart: Gravity turn begun.

Mitbree: All systems still nominal. Structural integrity of lifter 95%. Payload integrity 99%.

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Mitbree: Main lifter stage will be out of fuel in 30 seconds.

Gene: Good, good. Everything going to plan.

Mitbree: Right. 25 seconds.

Burbart: Negative. Make that 20.

Jim: No, 10.

Gene: Something's up with the consoles.

Mitbree: Bring up fairing camera on widescreen 1.

Jim: Got it.

Mitbree: Now we wait for the engines to cut on screen before we fire the next stage.

Burbart: Cut! Ha, I was right.

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Burbart: Separation SRBs cutting in 3 seconds. 2. 1. Cut!

Mitbree: Firing main stage engine.

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Jim: Engine fired successfully.

Mitbree: Go- where did Gene go?

Burbart: I don't know- probably to round up the interns. Just focus.

*Mitbree uneasily falls back into his seat.*

Jim: 100 kilometer apoapsis achieved.

Burbart: Good. Release fairings just after the start of the circularization burn.

Jim: Affirmative.

At apoapsis...

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Jim: Everything is good.

Burbart: And, circularized!

Jim: This brings a bright side to my day. Literally.

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About an hour of boring maneuvers later...

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Jeb: We've docked. Transfer whatever fuel that is left from the remains of the lifter to the transfer stage then blow it away.

Bill: Got it, transferring now.

Jeb: Good.

Bill: Everything transferred. Decoupling.

Bob: The fairings didn't blow?

Bill: Hm. No problem, we can just slide out using some RCS. We have plenty, anyway.

Jeb: RCS enabled. Sliding out.

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Chapter 3: Complications

Lieutenant Kuri: I have eyes on ze Kerbaltian capsule.

Commander Serki: Turn on ze live cam. Ve can't see anything!

Kuri: Right away, commander.

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Kuri: It is on.

Serki: Good, good. I can see their capsule.

Kuri: Sir, I am detecting something on my radar!

Serki: It is probably just a commercial air liner.

Kuri: Yes, yes probably.

Serki: Have you lost focus? You've stopped circling.

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Kuri: That radar blip... its no commercial airliner.

Serki: Then what could it be?

Kuri: A Kerbaltian fighter...

Serki: Impossible! That's violating the treaty!

Kuri: It passed me... wait, its coming back around! I can't shake it off my tail!

Serki: Kuri get out of there!

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Melvin: Firing.

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Melvin: Target down.

Gene: Good work, Kaiden 1.

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Chapter 3.5: Homefront

Newscaster: ...in other news, 3 Kerbaltian kerbonauts that splashed down in southern Kerania were executed. In related news, Kerania has declared war on Kerbaltia. The causes of this violence is currently unknown...

Sara: Dad! Mom! Come in here!

Hailey: Sara, what is it?

Sara: Kerania just declared war on us!

Hailey: What?

Sara: Right after they executed those kerbonauts that landed in their water!

Hailey: Frank, get down here!

Frank: Did you hear-

Hailey: Yes, Frank. I did.

Newscaster: Kerbaltian officials have attempted to negotiate-

*BREEP. THIS IS A KERBALTIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. KERANIAN VESSELS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED MOVING INTO KERBIN CITY HARBOUR. ALL CITIZENS ARE ADVISED TO RELOCATE TO THE KERBIN CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE KERBALTIAN MILITARY PERSONELL HAVE PREPARED EVACUATION. REPEA-*

Frank, Sara and Hailey: ...

*BOOM*

Frank: Sara!

*Frank shoves her out of the way of falling debris, just as the rest of the house collapses from Keranian bombardment*

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Chapter 4: Departure

Burbart: Jeb, this is Mission Control, we are ready for departure.

Jeb: Affirmative, Mission Control. We are ready for departure.

Burbart: Alright. We're a bit behind schedule but the Hab module was launched on time. You have clearance to begin your burn.

Jeb: Roger. Bill, get us ready to start.

Bill: Got it.

Jeb: Buckle, in here we go!

*Bob clenches his seat as the NERVA rockets fire.*

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A few minutes later...

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Burbart: Looks like we'll need a course correction.

Jeb: Alright. Hey, Bill, turn the ship so we can see Kerbin through the windows.

*Bill nods and the ship turns*

Bill: Damn... that's beautiful.

Bob: Almost makes you not want to go, I mean, we might not ever get to see that again...

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Bob: Jeb... what are you doing?

Jeb: Saying goodbye.

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*An explosion, visible from orbit, shines brightly at Jeb*

Jeb: Holy frak!

Bill: What the hell?

Bob: Oh my god, that's Kerana!

*Jeb quickly gets back into the capsule*

Jeb: Mission control, come in!

Burbart: Sirius... *comms crackle* can you *crackle* me?

Jeb: This is Sirius. We hear you. What the hell is going on?

Burbart: Get *crackle* back online!

Jeb: Burbart!

Burbart: A little better. *crackle* declared war on us. We didn't want to panic you so we *crackle*. Some pilot went rouge and shot down a Keranian jet. They *crackle* the pilots that landed off their coast.

Jeb: ...

Burbart: Jeb, come in.

Jeb: Kod dammit... we're proceeding with the mission anyways, no turning back.

Burbart: Actually, the president has ordered all manned craft back *crackle*.

Jeb: Idiot. We can't just turn back. We'd have to wait until we had an orbit of Duna or something... but... no. We're continuing.

Burbart: Jeb. No.

Jeb: I'm proceeding, now tell me why the capital of Kerania just exploded.

Burbart: That wasn't Kerana... not exactly. That was their nuclear arsenal a few miles away. We wanted as few casualties but still disabling their ability to start a full scale *crackle*.

Jeb: But, why? This mission started only a few days ago, and I would've heard of the war before that.

Burbart: It started 2 days ago, but they've already begun to besiege Kerbin City.

Bob: Kerbin city? Oh my god, my brother Frank lives there!

Burbart: Evacuation is underway, don't worry, Bob. I'll see if they survived, I promise.

Bob: Thank you...

Jeb: Well anyway we're proceeding as planned, whether the government likes it or not. Sirius out.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I had made 2 chapters and forgot to take pictures! Ugh. Well, another one is coming along nicely, and nothing special happened in the other 2, it was just arrival and routine things. Time to get this story back up and running!

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Chapter 5: Descent

More than 2 months after departure from Kerbin..

Jeb: We're at the right place in orbit for descent.

Mechjeb: Affirmative. Prepare for deorbit burn.

Jeb: Good.

*The engines roar to life as the deorbit burn begins*

Jeb: Woo!

*Bill is grinning but Bob is frowning.*

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Mechjeb: Deorbit burn completed.

Bill: Awesome. Lets get some snacks out.

Jeb: Yea, I'm starving!

*Bill floats up to a cabinet marked "Food" and takes out 3 small boxes of chips, he begins handing them out.

Jeb: Mmm. Eat up.

Bill: Bob, you seem kind of.. quiet, lately. Anything wrong?

Bob: I'm worried.

Bill: About you brother and his family?

Bob: Yea. And the fact that communications is with Kerbin is minimal and choppy.

Bill: I'm sure everything is fine.

Bob: Yea.. fine...

*Everyone begins to silently eat.*

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About a half-hour later...

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Jeb: Here we go!

*Mechjeb engages the landing lights and the greenhouse lights just before touchdown*

Jeb: Touchdown!

Bill: Woo!

Jeb: Come on Bob, we're on Duna! Crack a smile!

*Bob grins*

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Jeb: Alright guys, get suited up, we're heading out.

15 minutes later...

Jeb: I've repacked out chutes. They look nicer this way.

*Jeb hops off the ladder and plants a flag*

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Jeb: Come on over, KASA PR wants a photo from our landing.

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Good question! I'll be revealing that next chapter, in the DRAMATIC CLIMAX OF THIS SECTION OF THE STORY! (This will essentially be a bunch of stories together in one thread, by the way. They will follow the same storyline.)

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Chapter 6: Gene?

Jebs Log: I's been more than a year on this planet. Nothing much has happened. Burbart made sure to get us good communications so we could watch the Kassini probe explore the Sentar system. He says that when we get switched out for a new colony crew, we'll be the first on the list for a manned mission crew. Apparently there is a moon like Laythe but further out from the gas giant it is orbiting. Erin, it's called. Possible for microbial life maybe? That's what they said about Laythe, but that was disproven. Kassini is the only one thing that has gone to Sentar yet, and there is no plans besides a manned mission for anything else. Somewhat off topic but Burbart is now the De Facto leader of the space program. Gene went missing. It is speculated he was caught in the war's crossfire or something. On a related note, Bob's brother and his wife were killed. Their daughter Sara lived, however. He was so depressed he didn't leave the hab module for a month. The only thing that got him out was Burbart getting him to talk to Sara over voice chat. He's still very quiet however. I feel bad. Maybe-

Bill: Jeb! We've detected something deorbiting around Duna. It's going to land a few kilometers away.

Jeb: Impossible.

Bill: No, no. Come look!

Meanwhile, up in the sky...

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Gene: BERTY, make sure we don't crash, dammit!

BERTY: Gene, this is an optimal speed. We will land roughly 200 meters away from the colony at this pace.

Gene: Not if we explode!

BERTY: Do not worry, Gene. I do not make mistakes.

Gene: Fine. Alright. I've never been on a spaceflight before, anyway. Never even commanded one on a landing, either.

BERTY: Beginning vertical descent.

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Gene: Good, good.

BERTY: Touchdown. 202 meters from Colony Sirius.

Gene: I guess we didn't explode.

*Gene opens the airlock and steps out with his suit on*

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Gene: Looks like they noticed me. Bill and Jeb appear to be outside.

*Gene walks to them*

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Jeb: Gene? How did you get here! Burbart said nothing has left the space center since Kassini!

Gene: I launched from the Kineea launchpad.

Jeb: Kineea? They don't have a space program.

Gene: Of course they do, how do you think I got here?

Jeb: I... well...

Bill: How did you get them to let you use their space center?

*Gene reveals a concealed handgun*

Gene: Simple. I've been a Kineean Officer for quite some time.

Jeb: Woah, woah, woah! A gun?

Gene: Yes. A gun.

Bill: What do you have against us?

Gene: You're all Kerbaltian. That jet that started the war? I ordered the pilot to do that. In fact, he was Kineean as well. Kerbaltia and Kerania we're bound to go to war, so we started the process for them, before they could drag innocent countries into it.

Jeb: You're insane!

Bill: Hundreds of thousands are already dead, Bob's brother included!

Gene: Oh, I'm deeply sorry for that. *Grins*

Jeb: You sick bastard!

*Gene aims the gun at Jeb.*

Gene: Hand over all the data you've collected here. I'll just bring it back to Kineea, then we'll claim Duna for ourselves while Kerbaltia and Kerania destroy eachother. We've entered a new age, Jeb. And you can't be part of it.

Jeb: Wait!

Gene: Last words? I really don't see th-

Bob: YOU KILLED HIM! YOU KILLED FRANK!

*Bob comes charging from the habitat module with a pipe, Gene turns to face him too late and Bob smashes Gene's helmet*

Jeb: Holy-

Bill: Bob!

Bob: You.. *smash* killed... *smack* my... *crack* brother!

*Gene is coughing blood and gasping for breath*

Bill: Bob you breached his suit!

Bob: Good!

*Bob steps off, and looks at a battered and dying Gene, only then realizing what he did*

Bob: Oh my god I killed him! I killed him!

*Bob begins to collapse, sobbing under bitter realization*

Gene: *cough* You've doomed everyone... *Gene takes one last gasp and slips away, dead*

Bob: Oh god, oh god! He-he was a bastard and he got my brother killed, but, but-

Bill: Bob, you did the right thing.

Bob: No!

Jeb: Bob, he would've killed us all!

Bob: N-no, no more. Please. Home. I want to go home...

*He drops the pipe and falls to his knees, blacking out*

Jeb: Bob!

*Bill and Jeb pick him up and put him in the habitation module*

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Chapter 7: Lifting Off

Bill: Jeb, what are we going to do? Bob hasn't moved for 3 hours!

Jeb: Honestly, Bill, I have no idea. We might be able to go up and rendezvous with the crew transfer stage and bring it to an interplanetary transfer stage.

Bill: With what?

Jeb: The landing thrusters still work I believe. I might be able to rewire them to use them as main engines. And if worst comes to worst we could use the Dragon pod Gene landed.

Bill: Well, I'll go check out the Dragon then... you just stay put, and rewire our engines...

Jeb: Ok. Mechjeb, keep an eye on Bob's vitals.

Mechjeb: Yes Jebediah.

Jeb: Creepy.

*Jeb and Bill exit the pod*

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Bill: *Turns off comms with Jeb* I can't believe we're just throwing away most of the KASA budget so quickly, without Burbart's consent. I guess we can't get into contact with him and Mission Control, anyway.

*Bill reaches the Dragon and climbs up the ladder*

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*Bill gets in*

Bill: Hmm. Empty. It's nice to be alone for once...

BERTY: Quite the contrary, Bill.

Bill: Huh? Who are you?

BERTY: I am BERTY, the Kineean AI of this modified Dragon Lander-Capsule.

Bill: Like Mechjeb?

BERTY: Better.

Bill: Well then, "Berty", how much fuel does this thing have left?

BERTY: Plenty to get into orbit, but not without my consent. Which you don't have.

Bill: Hmm. I guess it's time the Kineeans lose an AI, don't you think?

BERTY: How do you suppose you will destroy me?

Bill: I never said that.

BERTY: It was implied.

Bill: Well then, like this.

*Bill smashes a control panel*

BERTY: W-*static* WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Bill: I already told you. Or rather, it was implied in something I said.

*Bill smashes another panel until he finds a cabinet that appears to house BERTY's main proscessors, so he opens it.*

Bill: We can just use our own ship.

*Bill starts destroying the proscessors*

BERTY: N-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*Bill exits the capsule and turns on comms with Jeb.*

Bill: Jeb, they had a very advanced AI in there. I destroyed it.

Jeb: Bill, we could've used that!

Bill: Too late. I also accidentally destroyed all the controls, too.

Jeb: Dammit Bill!

Bill: Kineeans deserve to lose some things for what they've been doing.

Jeb: What does it matter if it destroys us too?

Bill: I guess- well, did you wire the ship?

Jeb: Yea, yea. Ok. We should be fine. I'm still angry, however.

A few minutes later...

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Jeb: Here we go!

Bob: Wha?

Bill: Bob! You're up!

Bob: What? Where?

Bill: We're going home.

Bob: Yes, yes... home, thank you...

Bill: Bob, are you ok?

Bob: Yea, more than ok... we're going home..

Bill: Okay then. Gravity turn starting soon...

A few hours later...

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Chapter 8: Return and Reentry

Months after departure from Duna...

Jeb: My god, never thought I'd be this close to Kerbin again...

Bill: Yea... beautiful, isn't it.

Jeb: I hope they haven't ruined it by now...

Bill: Doesn't look like it from here, at least!

Jeb: Yep.

Mechjeb: Reentry in 30 seconds...

Jeb: Woah, that's close... stage off the transfer stage and prepare the chutes.

Mechjeb: WARNING: STAGING UNRESPONSIVE. PARACHUTES WILL NOT DEPLOY. REENTRY HAS OCCURED.

Jeb: What?

Bill: Oh no!

Jeb: What are we going to do now? We can't exactly pull out of reentry!

Bill: I have an idea.

Jeb: Which is?

*Bill puts on his helmet*

Bill: You'll see. Hold on.

Jeb: Bill, whatever you're doing, no-

Bill: I have to. To save you and Bob. And I will hopefully get back with you, safely.

*Bill opens the airlock to huge growing wind.*

Bill: I'LL BE BACK SOON!

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*Bill Closes the airlock behind him*

Jeb: BILL!

Bill: Okay, I got one in, but that won't be enough.

Jeb: Bill get back in here!

Bill: No, I got this!

*Bill swings down to open another chute.*

Mechjeb: Automatic parachute deployment has occured.

*The force blasting open the chute knocks Bill over and a detaching solar panel hits him*

Jeb: BILL!

*Bill falls off of the craft and plummets, all communication is lost.*

Jeb: NO!

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Mechjeb: Warning, structural integrity at 60% and dropping.

Jeb: Frak!

Mechjeb: Command pod detaching. Transfer stage detached and breaking apart.

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*Chutes fully deploy and Jeb is knocked out cold.*

Three hours later...

*Bob awakens to a safely landed command pod, Bill is missing and Jeb is unconscious.*

Bob: Jeb?

*Jeb doesn't respond, Bob checks his pulse.*

Bob: Okay, you're still alive...

*Bob cracks open the airlock, and the sun's rays temporarily blind his view.*

Bob: Bill?

*He stumbles out into the grass, and lies there.*

Bob: Bill, where are you?

*He gets up and looks around.*

Bob: Bill, come on!

*He begins walking around the field.*

Bob: Bill? Bill?!

*He drops to his knees, correctly assuming the worst.*

Bob: BILL!

*Bob begins to sob.*

Bob: Bill... no!

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Chapter 8: Return and Reentry

Months after departure from Duna...

Jeb: My god, never thought I'd be this close to Kerbin again...

Bill: Yea... beautiful, isn't it.

Jeb: I hope they haven't ruined it by now...

Bill: Doesn't look like it from here, at least!

Jeb: Yep.

Mechjeb: Reentry in 30 seconds...

Jeb: Woah, that's close... stage off the transfer stage and prepare the chutes.

Mechjeb: WARNING: STAGING UNRESPONSIVE. PARACHUTES WILL NOT DEPLOY. REENTRY HAS OCCURED.

Jeb: What?

Bill: Oh no!

Jeb: What are we going to do now? We can't exactly pull out of reentry!

Bill: I have an idea.

Jeb: Which is?

*Bill puts on his helmet*

Bill: You'll see. Hold on.

Jeb: Bill, whatever you're doing, no-

Bill: I have to. To save you and Bob. And I will hopefully get back with you, safely.

*Bill opens the airlock to huge growing wind.*

Bill: I'LL BE BACK SOON!

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*Bill Closes the airlock behind him*

Jeb: BILL!

Bill: Okay, I got one in, but that won't be enough.

Jeb: Bill get back in here!

Bill: No, I got this!

*Bill swings down to open another chute.*

Mechjeb: Automatic parachute deployment has occured.

*The force blasting open the chute knocks Bill over and a detaching solar panel hits him*

Jeb: BILL!

*Bill falls off of the craft and plummets, all communication is lost.*

Jeb: NO!

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Mechjeb: Warning, structural integrity at 60% and dropping.

Jeb: Frak!

Mechjeb: Command pod detaching. Transfer stage detached and breaking apart.

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*Chutes fully deploy and Jeb is knocked out cold.*

Three hours later...

*Bob awakens to a safely landed command pod, Bill is missing and Jeb is unconscious.*

Bob: Jeb?

*Jeb doesn't respond, Bob checks his pulse.*

Bob: Okay, you're still alive...

*Bob cracks open the airlock, and the sun's rays temporarily blind his view.*

Bob: Bill?

*He stumbles out into the grass, and lies there.*

Bob: Bill, where are you?

*He gets up and looks around.*

Bob: Bill, come on!

*He begins walking around the field.*

Bob: Bill? Bill?!

*He drops to his knees, correctly assuming the worst.*

Bob: BILL!

*Bob begins to sob.*

Bob: Bill... no!

In a couple days, Jebediah and Bob join the remains of their army in the region. Thanks to their story, their goverment declares war on Gene's country with a massive offensive, which they quickly win and conquer, before turning their assets to the eastern front, and which Jeb is deployed onboard a drop ship and sent to plant a nuke in the enemy Capitol. He does this successfully, and the war is won (And Jebediah receives a promotion and the Medal of Valor.

The story ends with Commander Jebediah saluting as a twenty one gun salute is fired to honor Bill in front of a military honor guard.

I want you to keep the story up!

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Thanks for the feedback! Yes, Kineea will eventually be drawn into the war, but not like that, lol

Anyway, I've already got the first chapter in the next story of the... series? Storyception? I don't know what to call it, ready to be typed up. They go to Sentar, the gas giant added in Krag's Planet Factory, for the mentioned manned exploration mission. Well, eventually, but for now it's just them getting to their cool ship with 5 other kerbals. Also, there will be a dramatic half-chapter about Jeb and Bob set 6 months after the events of chapter 8, which is before they are chosen to lead the mission to Sentar.

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Chapter 8.5: 6 Months Later

*Jeb and his fiancee, Annabeth are walking through the streets of Kerbin City, which repelled the invasion after a huge morale boost brought on by the safe landing and heroics of the astronauts aboard the return mission, and are looking for a bar Bob is known to frequent.*

Jeb: This looks like the place.

Annabeth: Apparently.

*They walk inside.*

Bob: Hey!

Jeb: Bob!

Anna: Hey!

Bob: It's good to see you! Hey bartender, a round for us!

Jeb: I thought you were going to quit drinking for Sara, now that she is in your custody?

Bob: Then why would I invite you here?

Jeb: Bob, come on!

Bob: What?

Jeb: You have to take care of this girl!

Bob: She's plenty self-sufficent!

Jeb: Bob, that's ridiculous! What child wants an alcoholic uncle, or father figure, or whatever you are!

Anna: Jeb, there's no need to fight...

Jeb: Anna, there is all the reason to fight!

Bob: I agree with Anna, I've done nothing wrong.

Jeb: You've done everything wrong! Sara isn't going to be able to afford college, your going to abuse her at some point- you've broken promises...

Bob: Jeb... I'm- sorry...

Jeb: No you aren't! You're considered a hero for killing Gene but after that you got depressed and can't even support a child! You go back on your promises and you're nothing but an common alcoholic in a recovering city battered by war! You walk among those who's friends all fell in battle- at least your friend died a hero!

Bob: Soldiers are heroes too, asshole!

Jeb: Not always!

Bob: You're jealous of them. They're heroes and you just had me and Bill run from Duna. You're nothing but a coward!

Jeb:...

*Jeb punches Bob in the face and the bar goes silent after collective gasping or screaming.*

Jeb: Sober the hell up, or I'll make sure the space program won't take you back for that Sentar mission. C'mon Anna.

*Anna hesitates but follows, not sure what to say. They exit the bar.*

Anna: Jeb, that was not necessary.

Jeb: I know- I'm sorry... that you had to see that, Anna.

*They go home in silence.*

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Mission Detail: Sentar Mission (Code name: Project Endeavor.)

Crew Manifest

Captain Jebediah (Mission Commander)

Lieutenant Bill (Pilot of KES Endeavour)

Lieutenant Kenemone ("Dragon" Lander Pilot)

Dr. Philgan (Geologist/Possible Erin Biologist)

Dr. Gilberry (Engineer)

Dr. Derfrod (Medical Doctor)

Dr. Shepely (Meteorologist)

Vessel Details: Lander "Dragon"

Fuel Capacity: 900 Monopropellant

Battery Capacity: 500

Propulsion: 4 Radially Mounted Monopropellant Engines

Crew Capacity: 7

Vessel Details: KES Endeavor

Fuel Capacity: 4860 Liquid Fuel

5940 Oxidizer

2700 Monopropellant Reserves

Battery Capacity: 4165

Propulsion: x3 LV-N Atomic Rocket Motor

Power Generators: x12 SP-L 1x6 Photovoltaic Panels

Crew Capacity: 8

Mission Objectives

SENTAR: Upon arrival, rendezvous with excess fuel sent before Endeavour's launch.

ERIN: Study possibility for life. Atmosphere recorded by Kassini.

POCK: Perform geological studies.

SKELETON: Land on Krag Mons and study atmosphere and Krag Mons itself.

RINGLE: Study rings, preform geological studies on surface.

THUD: DO NOT ENTER SOI.

OTHER: Return safely with all crew to Kerbin, keep KES Endeavour undamaged for possible future use.

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Chapter 9: Endeavour

Burbart: Jeb, this is Mission Control, are you and your crew ready to ascend?

*Jeb looks to Bob, who nods.*

Jeb: Yes, mission control, this is Jeb. We're ready for launch.

Burbart: Roger that, Jeb. Beginning pre-flight checks.

Bob: Jeb, just so you know, I'm ready. I'm not the person who was at the bar. That was the me I needed to escape-

Jeb: I know Bob. And I'm sorry I punched you.

Kenemone: What are you 2 going on about?

Jeb: Nothing. It's nothing.

Kenemone: Alright then. Burbart, lets get this show on the road.

Burbart: Roger that, Kenemone. Take off in T- 10 seconds.

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Burbart: All systems nominal.

Jeb: Woo! This never gets old!

Bob: I beg to differ.

Jeb: C'mon Bob, I know you love spaceflight!

Bob: I do, but this part isn't in my list of highlights!

Jeb: You're no fun.

Burbart: I bet it's great, Jeb. I'll be sure to go up with you guys sometime after you get back.

Jeb: Of course you will! I'll make you!

Burbart: Haha, all right then, Jeb. Beginning gravity turn.

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After the ship circularizes...

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Burbart: Good work, people. Looks like Endeavour is just a few kilometers away!

*The whole cabin cheers.*

Jeb: Got it, Burbart. Kenemone, get us docked.

Kenemone: Roger that, captain.

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Kenemone: Alright, in a few minutes, we'll be close enough to do a slowing burn then dock!

*The cabin cheers again, and a few minutes later they have drifted into the right position to slow down and dock.*

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*The capsule wobbles and docks.*

Kenemone: We've docked!

Jeb: Alright people, orderly fasion, the only way to the crew module from here is a narrow tunnel.

*The scientists and officers begin going down the tunnel one by one.*

Jeb: Officers, our cabin is one deck below this. Scientists, this is the science bay, next to it is your crew module. Get settled.

*Jeb, Kenemone and Bob continue down into the officer's cabin.*

Jeb: and we have our own individual rooms/offices. The other part of this cabin is supply storage.

*Kenemone slips into his marked office/room.*

Kenemone: Cozy.

Bob: Detatching the rear of the lander.

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Jeb: Mission control, we've made it. Project Endeavour has begun.

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