She suddenly felt her legs being pulled out from under her by Aya's telekinetic ability, dropping her to the ground with a thud.
When Roberta got up she slammed her hand into the ground in frustration, the the looked to the shuttle and saw how worried Jessy and Alex were she then looked down at the knockout mercenary and ran towards the her.
With a pained groan, Aya yanked the swod out of her hand and threw it at Roberta before climbing to her feet.
When Roberta turned around to see if why Aya yelled she saw her sword coming at her, she quickly jumped to the ground and rolled onto her back when the sword went past her into the side of the shuttle Roberta popped back up and dove for the plasma launcher.
Aya quickly formed a new weapon, a long polearm she used to wack the weapon out of her hand before she could fire it.
Roberta eyes twitched as she ran for it again, this time shooting at Aya so she doesn’t take it away from her.
Aya dodged to the side, and changed it up again. She had been learning, training, and preparing for this moment. She changed the polearm into a javelin and through it in Roberta's path, then formed a dozen daggers and tossed them at the pirate.
Roberta stopped in front of the Javelin and turned to see a dozen daggers coming for her, as she tried to run from the daggers she suddenly fell to the ground and her vision was hazy the blood lost had finally got to Roberta.
Aya walked over, holding the wound on her chest as JJ followed closely behind. As they approached, JJ pulled out a pair of psionic dampening cuffs. "It's over," she said. "Keep fighting and you'll bleed out."
When Roberta rolled herself over a blue vile came out of her wrist, she took the vile and stuck it into her chest.
Aya aimed a pistol at Roberta's head, close but not to close. "No... this isn't right."
JJ gave her a worried look. Aya's hand was shaking and her finger was on the trigger. "Aya... it's over... just relax and..."
"It isn't over!" Aya shouted. "She's just going to get out! She'll get away! Disappear! Get to live a nice, quiet, peaceful life with her kids and that's it! No punishment! No retribution! The innocent people she murdered, the women she sent off to be raped and tortured, all of her wicked deeds, and she'll get off scot free! It isn't right." Aya grit her teeth. "There is only one way this turns out with any justice..."
Roberta armor deconstructed and she looked at Aya smiling.” Ha go ahead do it, throw away everything you stand for.” Roberta coughed and blood came out of her mouth.” Go on be a cold blooded mercenary, kill me When I’m at my weakest and even then still needed help to fight me. Orphan those kids in that shuttle there, deliver your true justice because believe me the first steps is always the hardest but killing everyone becomes Easier over time. She taunted.
Aya shook a little more, ready to fire, before JJ put a hand on her shoulder. "Life... isn't always fair, Aya. We've both had to learn that the hard way. But we've ended things today, if not the way you would have preferred. And if we ever have to deal with her again, I'll be there to pull the trigger with you. Just... don't become like her. You're better."
Aya took a deep breath and seemed to relax a bit. "Cuff her."
“The next time we meet I’ll have my powers again, and it will be as it always is. Me killing the fodder to get to you morons before I put you down and complete my job.” The shuttle opened and Jess and Alex came running for Roberta.
They stopped as JJ slapped the cuffs on Roberta's wrists. "Roberta?" Jessie's eyes wondered over to one of her swords, amd she ran for it.
“Jessy!” She the child stopped when Roberta called to her.” Don’t you dare go for my weapon, this isn’t like what I did to your old father. I’m not dying.” Roberta turned her head to JJ could you give me a minute with them.”
"If you try anything..." JJ warned, but she and Aya stepped away.
Roberta walked to the two kids and sat in the dirt, they both ran to her with tears in there eyes.” Hay come on now your getting my blood all over you, your getting all dirty.”
Alexander sniffled. "I don't want you to go away!"
“I know you don’t but apparently by the sounds of it, I won’t be gone that long.” The then saw a shuttle coming to the island.” Ugh speak of the devil.” When the shuttle landed Ash stepped out with a few briefcases.
Jessie looked at her and smiled. "You're here! Quick, the bad people are just over there! You can stop them!"
“I’m not here to stop them I’m here to pay them, and I must say Roberta you look pretty bad.” Two of the briefcase holders walked to JJ and Aya.” Your money is in those cases.”
“Are you fucking kidding me Ash you hired these bastuards!”
“Yes Roberta I need the bounty in you gone, I can’t keep having mercenaries keep coming her for you, hell you saw them attack your house. What would have happened if you weren’t there and those two kids of yours were?”
"Honestly, you should be thanking her," JJ said, knowing Aya was barely holding back angwr and grief. "Now she can pay off the few GFP still corrupt and make you disappear. If the others hadn't gotten you eventually, Ravenwood would have."
“Roberta I know your angry, but this is the first step in your change. I know you can’t stop killing your not meant to, so I’m just gonna send you to a rabilatation because you need help. You can’t stop I know but you will be fixed for not only your sake but there’s as well, those two who are hugging you like they would there mom. You killed there dad and kidnapped there mom, they should hate you but they don’t do you can change you just need help and you can’t get that in a prison cell.”
"So you're sending her for help?" Aya asked a bit suspiciously. "Why? Why are you helping her so much?"
“Because she’s on my planet and was gifted to me by Solex, she’s my responsibility and I know she sees herself as nothing more then a weapon to be used. And while she is doesn’t mean she can’t change her targets to something more reasonable. And despite everything she deserves at least some happiness in her life.”
"She deserves punishment..." Aya scoffed. "Take her. Try and help her. But if we ever face each other in a fight again, I won't hold back, and she won't get away. She will die."
“Your assuming you’re gonna kill here, I doubt you two could well maybe the Tamarin probably but the Cartus doubtful.” Come on Roberta time for your new training, and I promise this one won’t be as bad as the ones your used to. Come on kids Roberta is gonna need your help to.” Ash helped Roberta up as they passed the Aya and JJ Roberta looked at Aya.
“You will never beat me, this proved nothing all today proved is that you are a coward that can’t stand on your own and who always need others.” She then looked at JJ.” And you will never beat Solex so long as you carry dead weight.”
"No one I know is dead weight. Everyone gives me strength." JJ smiled. "Solex will be dealt with. Just be glad he cut you loose."
Roberta remained quiet as she and the kids got into the shuttle.” Again I do wanna thank you both for your help with this.”
They nodded, silently turning to head for their own shuttle.
As Ash got on the shuttle with Roberta and her kids she looked down at her.” I know your anger Roberta but trust me this will be good for you and your family, you just gotta have faith and everything will be ok.” Roberta remained silent as she leaned into her kids.
“Sorry for having you two worried again.”
The hugged her tightly. "You'll get them next time," Jessica whispered.
“Damn right I will, I just hope that our home isn’t to damaged. But even if it was I would still find a way to take care of you both.”
They hugged her even tighter, smiling warmly.