• The Twins

    A Plan For Survival The alarms were loud. It was how they were supposed to be, and yet, as I tried to work out what was going on, I couldn’t understand why they were loud. What was happening? Breathing deeply, I remembered where I was, which was all I managed to do before the stasis chamber was opened. My brother looked down at me, holding one hand out to help me. Taking it, eyes meeting with his for a moment, I let him do most of the work, the alarm even louder as it echoed through the metal hallways. Like I expected he was already prepared, our emergency bags beside…

  • A Plan for Survival?

    Sabotage? “We don’t know them.” I raised an eyebrow. “I don’t know you.” His eyes met with mine. “Lucien, I appreciate you helping me, because I don’t know if I’d have been able to get off the Paladin otherwise. This…” Gesturing, at a loss for words, I bit down on my bottom lip. “We know nothing about this world. Surviving isn’t going to be an easy task, and I believe more of us will make them simpler. Especially if we are somewhere dangerous.” Lucien glanced at Alex and Bonnie. “Trusting them might be a mistake.” “Anything could be, but they have skills we don’t. Skills we’re likely going to need.”…

  • An Unexpected Journey

    The sound of the caravan moving woke me. He was still asleep next to me, his breathing even, and, as I slid out of the bed quietly, I honestly thought about using one of his many weapons to kill him. All I could do was hope I’d woken up in time to stop Juliet from taking me through one of the doors, because I never planned on leaving my entire life behind for a fling. Maybe he honestly believed he was in love with me, but I didn’t love him and I didn’t think I ever would, especially not if he’d done what I thought he had. It would have…

  • Sabotage?

    Escape Keeping a ship like the Paladin on track to get to where we were meant to be going was complicated. We were all mortal, so we had to make use of stasis to make sure there would be someone there for the entire journey. Each crew worked a little differently, but, for us, the system meant keeping ten of the hundred crew awake at any one time, with the rest in stasis. Our job, in general, was relatively simple. The ships were made to last, and I’d never known one not get to where they were supposed to be. Of course there was no way back for us. We’d…