It was some time during the day, that Snow had checked out and escorted out of the hospital, though still under the watchful eye of Jenisara. Snow had yet to still learn about new biotic abilities, and just how powerful he had become. He was starting out window, overlooking passing flying cars and buildings, in a room somewhere on the Citadel. The human didn’t really know where he was.
Snow was dressing himself, given a new set of close for the big meeting with the Council. He was given one of those new futuristic looking suits that he saw everyone else wearing. It was comfortable to wear, and even the shoes that came with it.
The human had also noted that he no longer needed his glasses to see. Perhaps it was a possible side effect of whatever had happened to him. His green eyes focused in on his reflection. He still looked the same, but underneath, well apparently he was something completely different.
The door opened the room, and in stepped Jenisara. She approached Snow, who was still looking out the window, trying to process all that had happened to him thus far. “Are you ready,” she asked.
He turned around looking at her, green eyes focusing in on the asari’s own blue eyes. “What do I tell the Council,” his voice seemed nervous.
“Tell them the truth, Mr. Snow. That is the only thing you can tell them.” He placed a hand reassuringly on his shoulder. “Someone there will believe you.”
Snow doubted her words. “I would even have a hard time believing that I came from another time period, and suddenly become a biotic, or whatever you called them.”
“The truth is all you have, Mr. Snow. If the Council will not believe you, than who will believe you?”
The human turned around and faced her, buttoning up the last of the clothing. “You believe me.” He started to walk past her, the asari stunned at his assessment of her.
Jenisara had her doubts, but she couldn’t but have faith in what Snow had been saying, let alone the events surrounding him since his arrival on the Citadel. She was surprised that even he could read her, having spent so little time with aliens.
The asari picked up stride beside him. “You will also be accompanied by Ambassador Donnel Udina.” Several more C-Sec officers came up behind both the asari and Snow.
“Are all the guards necessary,” he asked, frowning slightly. “And who is this Donnel Udina?”
“Unfortunately, yes. There are a few people here that are scared of you. And some see this meeting with the Council too dangerous for them. This is a safety precaution.”
Snow nodded again, as they came out into a hallway, and through a few more doors, as they were then escorted out to the Citadel Presidium again, and down the concourse towards the Citadel Tower. He was feeling tense, even nervous. He had drawn much attention to himself since his appearance, and even showed that many were at the very least curious. They passed by the spot where the biotic explosion occurred, noting the scorch marks on the ground. Snow gulped as they came through the main entrance, riding up an elevator towards the top of the Tower.
As soon as the door opened, a dark skinned man approached the group. “There you are,” he snapped. “It is about time you showed up; you know that I don’t like being kept waiting!”
Snow was about to say something before he was cut off by the man. “Ambassador Udina, I suggest you calm yourself. Given the fact that Snow here has not learned to control his biotic abilities, you don’t want to set him off again do you?”
Udina opened his mouth and then glared at the asari, before closing his it again to rephrase what he was about say next. “Well at any rate, I will be speaking for Snow in the meeting, so you just stay quiet.”
Snow shook his head. “I was under the impression I would get to speak to the Council myself.”
“Things change, Mr. Snow. I know all about you. And I can’t risk you damaging humanity’s chance to get on the Council.”
“Hey what do-“ he was cut off by Jenisara.
“Now is not the time for politics, Ambassador. Now shall we?” She gestured towards the meeting hall, where upon Udina and the group made their way up the steps.
Snow himself looked around in awe, many people walked around, some even pointing directly at him. “I already don’t like this,” he muttered under his breath.
They approached the meeting hall, stepping out into a center platform, standing before three podiums, Snow looking forward, standing behind Ambassador Udina, Jenisara standing right beside him, followed by the C-Sec guards. After a few moments the Council stepped out, one turian, asari, and salarian.
The wayward human looked straight up, noting that this particular salarian was hooded, and dressed rather eloquently, as opposed to the other members of her species. “We are gathered here today to discuss the arrival the human, Benjamin Snow, and to determine how he should be dealt with,” the asari stated, her voice echoing out over the hall. Both the turian and the salarian Councilors nodded in agreement, and the asari Councilor continued. “I understand that Ambassador Udina has offered to speak on your behalf, Benjamin Snow.”
Before Snow could even speak, the dark skinned Udina piped up. “That is correct, Councilors. His fate should be decided by humanity, not by the other species on the Council.”
The turian Councilor spoke up, Jenisara’s eyes lighting up. She was surprised he was the first to speak, as he would usually follow the lead of the asari. “With all due respect, Ambassador, we have called this meeting to hear from Snow, and now to hear from you. Please step aside and allow this meeting to continue as intended.”
Udina turned around around and glared at Snow. “Do not screw this up!”
Snow smirked slightly as the Ambassador stormed off, the salarian now speaking. “Now then, Mr. Snow tell us about yourself.”
The human gulped, looking at the three imposing figures, Jenisara’s words from earlier ringing through his head. “Councilor’s,” he addressed them, before continuing. “I want to thank you for allowing this meeting. I am sure there are some here that wouldn’t approve of it.
“As you may know I am from the time period well in the past, in the year 2013. I do not know the means of how I was brought here, let alone why. Nor do I know the reasons why I am developing biotics.” He seemed to choke up a little. “But I do know that I want answers.”
The asari nodded to him before chiming in. “You mention in your report with C-Sec that there were red lights, a horn blaring like noise, a large shadow, and a flash light before you appeared in the Citadel on the way to work.”
Snow nodded to her. “Yes that is correct. Why do you ask?”
The turian spoke up again. “A human, a Commander Shepard, returned from the colony of Eden Prime, and encountered a dreadnaught matching the description you provided.”
The human opened his eyes wide. “What…what do you mean?”
The turian Councilor waved hand, and a video came up on screen, the showing of a massive looking ship taking off from the surface, with matching sounds, and those red lights. “The events surrounding this video are classified, but a coincidence of this magnitude cannot be ignored.”
Snow was no less surprised than anyone else, Jenisara herself was stunned. “You were telling the truth,” she breathed heavily.
The lost human collected his thoughts. “I…do not know what to say. But I can say that there is something out there that brought me here.”
The salarian shook her head. “We are still investigating the events surrounding what happened on Eden Prime, however, we are more inclined to believe you, Mr. Snow with more evidence. We would like to offer our help in your own investigation.”
Snow was stunned. “Of course, yes. There is one more thing. This biotic thing that has happened to me. Is there some sort of training so that I may learn to control this ability?”
“We can also arrange for some training for that as well. Perhaps that will also reveal in time what brought you here,” the turian nodded.
“This concludes the meeting. Mr. Snow, we hope you find the answers you are looking for,” the asari councilor nodded to him. “And if you have further needs, please come by the embassies.”
The three councilors left the meeting hall, leaving Snow and Jenisara in stunned silence. “I do not even know where to start,” the asari gasped.
“We can start I think, with that video,” Snow mentioned. “I hope that leads to answers and not more questions.”