You ask me to make peace with the monsters who did this?
They flew high above savanna grassland. The sky was the deep cornflower blue of a sunny late afternoon on Earth…exactly the color of a sunny late afternoon on Earth.
Only there was no sun. Whatever was lighting this planet, it wasn’t a star.
Her pulse raced, pounding in her ears above the howling wind. A wave of dizziness crashed over her with the rapid flood of adrenaline. She gasped in a breath. “Don’t let go.
He made sure his tone remained casual. He was trying to keep his son unaware of the encroaching alien invasion for as long as he could, be it another day or another hour. Once innocence was lost it was never regained.
So he took his son fishing and strolled along the river and pretended as though the galaxy wasn’t on fire.
Noah gave an exaggerated eye roll. “Just out of curiosity, is this the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Three men sat around a table. All were muscled and similarly greasy and easily identifiable as scum. As he breached the entrance all three were moving, drawing their own guns in surprise.
Only one got off a shot.
It was killing him, seeing her this way. She was not meant to be uncertain, timid or fearful; the woman he knew exuded confidence so fiercely it might as well be a damn spiritual aura. He needed to fix this.
“It’s time to adjust your perspective. You want to show the politicians on Earth they don’t rule the galaxy? Well, let’s show them.
The alien reached out her hands to hold Alex’s tightly. “Please. Some of what I want to express, it may be difficult to locate the right words.
She returned his salute with a sly smile-a rare enough event that he eyed her suspiciously.
“Admiral Solovy, are you wearing a shit-eating grin because we won here today, or is there something else I should know?