Six Sentence Sunday

I know I said last week was the final excerpt from my new book Wreck of the Nebula Dream, science fiction with romantic elements, available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, BUT then I thought maybe I’d introduce some of the other characters in Nick and Mara’s little band of survivors.

The situation: Nick Jameson, Sectors Special Forces, has unexpectedly wound up traveling to his next assignment via a new luxury liner. The ship has had problems already on the voyage but now has suffered a catastrophe of Titanic proportions.

In this scene, Twilka, a young  woman Nick rescued earlier, is afraid to re-enter the gravlift due to her fear of heights. Khevan,  member of a for-hire, assassins/bodyguards guild, who is temporarily allied with Nick during the crisis, talks her into going with them, rather than remaining behind alone:

It was as if he hypnotized her. A minute later the couple, entwined so closely they could have been enjoying a romantic encounter, floated past Nick in the gravlift. Reflexively, he checked to be sure the children weren’t watching this too closely.

Of course they were.

Khevan shot Nick a knowing glance, eyebrow raised, as he descended.

Hmm, I seem to remember the Red Brotherhood of D’nvannae aren’t sworn to celibacy…

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