Hello ARES Pilots, and welcome to our second 'Fanfic Challenge'! As mentioned in our first challenge, we've got a great RP community here, so we wanted to create an officially-sponsored space outside of the game where our fiction enthusiasts with a talent for writing (or at least the desire to write) are given a background to a story every other week (or so). During that time, authors can continue the story and decide what happens to their character. Be as creative as you'd like, and write as little or as much as you'd like! There are no wrong entries, but please only submit one, and the background story just serves as a starting point -- change up the background as much as you wish so it fits with your tale. Also, please do continue to RP in the other threads outside of this challenge that can be found in the 'Roleplay' subforum. Fanfic Challenge #2 runs from now until June 3rd, at which point a new one will be posted. Have an idea for a future Fanfic background story? Let us know via PM! We'll make sure to credit you with the background story if it's selected, and we'd love to rotate through fan-submitted challenges and those we come up with. The discussion of this challenge can be found here, and we ask that the only replies to this thread are fanfic entries. Authors can use the discussion thread to talk about their stories, including how they came up with them, and provide constructive feedback to other authors about their entries. Don't beat each other up, but help each other grow. So, without further ado, we present: Fanfic Challenge #2 : Shadow Courier ((This challenge's background story was submitted by Juno! Thanks, Juno!)) Have fun, authors!