Continuing on with the scene in the shuttle, on the way to the cruise liner Nebula Dream, here’s another excerpt as Nick continues to deal with the distraught passenger who had the premonition of disaster. So far the shuttle is continuing its ascent to the larger ship. There’s been some back and forth between the crew, Nick and the husband about whether to turn around or not; the other passengers stared and gossiped; her pet came to join them (much to Nick’s annoyance) and now…
The young wife wept, occasionally responding to Nick with broken sentences about her dreams and her unborn child being at risk, to which he told her in halfway fluent dialect she must do what was best for the baby.
She drew in a hissing breath and clutched dramatically at her abdomen, closing her eyes, biting her lip. He raised his voice, and put an edge on it, to cut through the squabble. “Gentlemen, you’d better decide something.”
The husband and the pilot glared at him, both equally annoyed at the interruption.
Nick didn’t care. Events might be about to overtake them. “I’m far from being an expert, but I think she’s going into labor here.”
So, do you think they go back?
Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.
All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.
But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?
A note: WRECK was loosely inspired by the events of the Titanic sinking…..
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