Personal log of Supreme Governor G'Rika, 2279
" Now, when I write these lines, war cruiser "G'Kar" from Golden Order has jumped out of hyperspace to deliver us to space station Babylon 5. Here my father worked many years, here he has changed and started to write his Holy Book. I dreamed to visit this station for a long time, to see everything that he described by own eyes.
I am very excited because of our forthcoming mission, I know, that many members of our government would not approve that I am going to do, but... I want to do it... First of all for the sake of my father.
Father. Almost year has passed from the date of his death. Na'Toth speaks, that I too hurry, that our wounds are still too fresh. But I should make it, in memory of the father. I should finish that he began, should put an end to old enmity between our races... Because... Because someone should break off this circle of hatred.
Who else, except for me? I am, G'Rika, Supreme governor of the Narn Regime, daughter of G'Kar... Who is capable to continue his work? Who if not me?
I have enough authority to change the current situation. And I am not going to be idle.
I heard, Emperor Vir Cotto is not like usual Centauri which we know.
Tomorrow many people will gather to honour memory of G'Kar and Londo Mollari at Babylon 5.
Emperor Cotto will arrive on В5 together with his wife, Empress Senna.
I cannot miss such opportunity. Perhaps, this time we shall hear each other...
I know, there are many ill-wishers in Kha'ri and Centarum, who would not like this armistice.
Therefore I spoke nobody about my intention. Only my old friend and counsellor Na'Toth knows about it.
I would like to hope... "
The young Narn woman stopped her record, having seen her Counsellor at a threshold.
It was the tall woman dressed in simple beige gown, the sign on mourning.
" The shuttle waits for you, Supreme Governor, " - she told ceremoniously with her fist pressed to her chest.
The young woman nods.
" I shall be ready in some minutes. "
Supreme Governor G'Rika risen and hold her personal log, wrapping it in a cloth.
Older Narn woman smiles, having specified on it.
" You have not changed at all, G'Rika. You keep write your memoirs. Like your father. "
G'Rika nods and put the writing-book in the bag.
" Bad heredity, I think. "
Young woman smiles.
" I cannot believe, that I shall see his
station... I shall visit his
quarters... I meet people which many years were his
friends... I was not so excited for a long time... "
Cousellor steps in cabin.
" I understand you, G'Rika. "
" I would like to have your composure, Na'Toth. To not stammer because of excitement at the presence of all these legendary people... Heroes of war and governors. "
Counsellor Na'Toth grins and asks quietly:
" So you have not decided not about your mad invention? "
" You do not like it, " - G'Rika said gloomy.
" Yes, I do not like it. I think, time for such negotiations has not come yet. "
" And I think, that now we have the most suitable time! - young woman retorts, - Just you are too conservative! But I am deprived prejudices. "
" You do not know them, G'Rika. They are hypocritical liars! It is impossible to agree with them. "
" People could change. I heard much good about their emperor. Not all Centauri are liars and rascals."
" These people have killed your father. "
Na'Toth said hoarsely.
G'Rika steps to her closer.
" You are wrong here and you know it. Centauri are not guilty in G'Kar's death. My father and Emperor Mollari were killed by Drakhs. "
" Centauri Prime has killed your father! If G'Kar has not gone there, he would be alive now. "
Na'Toth felt an old pain in her breast when she recollected it. Her ruby eyes have sparkled with hatred.
"Perhaps. But most likely all of us would be dead now. "
G'Rika put her hand on a shoulder of her Counsellor and old friend.
" If you do not believe in success of my negotiations why have you agreed to help me, Na'Toth? "
There are pain flown in Na'Toth's eyes... and any strange expression... tenderness? Or love?
" I help you only because I promised your father that I shall care and protect you, G'Rika. Now, when you are ready to put your head in the bottle, I feel, my help will be especially necessary for you. "
" Thank you! "
G'Rika smiles, touched with her words.
But her proud Counsellor blinks and turns away.
" We should hasten. The shuttle waits for you. I shall join you later. "
Counsellor Na'Toth come in her cabin, hoping, that her son had time to pack necessary things.
" G'Lon, are you ready? Shuttle waits. "
The lanky Narn teenager approaches to her and said with a sigh.
does not want to go in her cage. She speaks, that it offends her."
Na'Toth shrugs shoulders.
" Then she will stay at the ship. I have no time for arrangements. "
The big grey Cheshire cat sniffs discontentedly and goes in a cage.
" Holy Martyrs! Even after twenty years they have not changed these foolish laws concerning cats! " - she grumbles in Narnish.
" I start to regret, that I have taken you both with myself, " - Na'Toth mutters gloomy.
" I am bodyguard
, Na'Toth, unless is possible to lock bodyguard in the close cage?! " - cat was indignant.
Narn boy winks at her.
" I'll not close door of your cage. I hope, it will calm you, Kennedy? "
Na'Toth coughs impatiently.
" Are you ready? Son, I hope, do you remember how you should to behave at station? Do you remember your promise? "
Boy nods, having frowned.
" I'll be silent and behave quietly, and to open my mouth only when you will ask me about it. "
Na'Toth slaps him on the shoulder and grins.
" Good boy! "
They have left in a corridor.
" Mum, you has told, general susie_ivanova
will be there? "
" Yes, as far as I know. "
" And Mister Garibaldi? "
" Yes. "
" And Rangers... There will be Rangers? "
" Yes, I think, they will be there, too. "
Narn boy smiles.
" And... Holy G'Kar's quarters, can I see it again? "
" Yes, indeed. "
G'Lon jumps up and shouts joyfully.
" Kennedy, do you heard it? Kennedy
" What else, son? "
Na'Toth groans, stopping.
" She has made it again. Look! "
Narn Counsellor rolled her eyes.
G'Lon glanced in the cage, and there was only a wide smile instead of a big grey cat.
" And we even did not arrive to Babylon 5,
" - Na'Toth has thought gloomy...