While doing some routine investigation into Andromeda`s memory core, Seamus Harper comes across a memory that he`s not familiar with and accidentally reactivates the memory. The old memory takes control of the computers and the holographic version of Rommie but not the robot version.
Rommie doesn`t recognise any memory of the crew and seeks to send the crew into space by decompressing the spaceship except for Trance Gemini. According to Andromeda, the captain is called Perim, a Perseid and they are on a top secret mission. Only a flesh and blood person can pilot the Andromeda Ascendant so she plans on keeping Trance Gemini to use as a pilot. Dylan Hunt orders battlestations for the crew.
Trance Gemini obeys Andromeda Ascendant and takes the ship through a slipstream. At the far end of the slipstream, the Ascendant Ascendant is attacked by Magog battleships that penetrate the ships outer shell and the Ascendant becomes overrun by tens of Magog.
Dylan orders that Tyr Anasazi provide all necessary protection for Seamus Harper until they manage to get back control of the ship. Rommie is sent to protect Rev Bam and Trance Gemini. Rommie is able to find Rev Bam but unbeknown to her, Trance Gemini is piloting the craft.
Rev Bam makes contact with the leader of the Magog attack force who tells Rev Bam to return to the fold however Rev Bam doesn`t want to. In the first encounter between Rev Bam and the Magog Leader, Rommie arrives to rescue Rev Bam.
It transpire that Rommie`s memory is of when Perim was leader and his mission was interrupted by an attack by the Magog. The entire crew of the Andromeda Ascendant back then were slaughtered.
The assualt proves too much for the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant as the Andromeda slipstreams again. The Magog manage to overpower Tyr Anasazi and Seamus Harper when the humans have run out of bullets. Tyr resorts to using knives but it is not good enough and eventually they are overpowered and heavily bleeding. Rommie is speared when the Magog leader returns for a second attempt.
The title comes from a poem called the Second Coming by Irish Poet W.B. Yeats in 1919.
To Be Continued.
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