This Sunday’s excerpt is from an SFR WIP set in the same universe as my recently published WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.
Andi doesn’t take this very well….
“I can’t ride off with you on literally a moment’s notice. And why is your Sector Command issuing orders concerning me anyway?”
The captain got up from his chair in one smooth motion, like a great cat uncurling, paced to the fireplace and back, then half sat on the edge of a sturdy table.
I bet he’s a person in constant motion – discussing anything in patient detail doesn’t appear to be his style. Well, I’m not one of his soldiers and I don’t take orders from him, so he had better explain himself.
Standing again, he drew himself up to his full height, at least a foot taller than Andi, and glared at her, “In case you haven’t heard, this entire planet is about to be embroiled in a devastating war.”
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