Some great setting scoped out here by Elin Gregory. Ooooooo I feel a battle brewing!
“Protector Sumner?” there was a tone in the watchman’s voice that suggested that he had spoken more than once.
Yoran didn’t take his eyes off the viewing panel. In this place he could not afford to do so for an instant. The combinations of wind, updrafts from the tide and topography that made the approach so difficult demanded his full attention. He altered their course by half a point, less, adjusted the power to the starboard thrusters and waited for the ship to settle, bucking on a new gust of wind. The troops below would be having a rough time. He didn’t envy the men he would assign to cleaning out the jump bays.
“What is it Philpott?” he asked.
The young officer gestured to his own view panel. “I’m picking up an anomaly, sir. A couple of points to starboard there’s a patch – a – I don’t know what to call it sir. It looks like all the rest of the rock face but this new gadget, sir, the heat sensor – it says that it’s warmer. Look, see the yellow?”
Yoran bit back a sharp reply. “I don’t doubt your word, Philpott, but I cannot leave my station. Two points, you say? I think we must take a closer look.”
Philpott sighed and returned his attention to his controls. The Protector was old school with little time for modern gadgets. Philpott decided that news of the other two anomalies that appeared to be accompanying them towards the precipice could wait.
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Part One – Jennifer M. Eaton
Part Two – J. Keller Ford
Part Three – Susan Roebuck
Part Four – Elin Gregory
Part Five – Eileen Snyder
Part Six – Mikaela Wire
Part Seven — Vanessa Chapman
Part Eight — Ravena Guron
Part Nine – Vikki Thompson
Part Ten — Susan Rocan mywithershins
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Part Twelve — Julie Catherine
Part Thirteen — Kai Damian
Part Fourteen — Richard Leonard
Part Fifteen — Sharon Manship
Part Sixteen – Shannon Blue Christensen
Part Seventeen — Bryn Jones
Part Eighteen — Jennifer M. Eaton
Part Nineteen — Shannon Burton
Part Twenty — J.Keller Ford
Part Twenty-One — Susan Roebuck
Part Twenty-Two — Elin Gregory
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