Keldan Green stumbled in the muddy field and fell hard on his hands and knees. A fresh flood of adrenaline rushed through him and his breath quickened. He scrambled to his feet and set off running again, his shoes slipping against the wet black soil on the moor. The rain was coming down harder now, … Continue reading Prologue
Captain Keldan entered the bridge and found Mennosha alone, seated on the floor near the round viewport window. His ponytailed head and blond hair stood out starkly against the pure black of the sky. A small animal-like robot, the young engineer’s latest invention, was cantering in a circle at his feet. Trina (and Keldan’s trust) … Continue reading Episode 6: Precious Metals
Fedar drummed her slim fingers on her desk and stared into nowhere. It was regrettable that she would have to betray Keldan, but there was no way around that. Besides, his disappointment was a small price to pay for what she'd get in return. The shapes of people hurrying back and forth in front of … Continue reading Episode 5: The Golden Gun
San let out a long, contented sigh and shifted in bed, his eyes still closed. He could feel the sun shining on his skin, its lazy beams filtering through the reedy window-coverings. The warm, humid air filled his lungs and encouraged him to breathe deeply in a way he never could while confined in the … Continue reading Episode 4: Plague Ship
Gallia found Keldan pacing in the grove outside King Vantoon's palace. “I can’t believe it,” he fumed as she approached. Gallia nodded and crossed both sets of arms, listening to the fallout of another argument between Keldan and his Flightmaster. The sweet-smelling wind passed by, and ruffled her dress around her legs. All around them, … Continue reading Episode 3: Wonders
A cascade of vibrating beats poured from the walls of the dance club, and Mennosha closed his eyes and tilted his chin to the ceiling, enjoying the deep dark rhythms and the scratchy, glitchy layers of sound. Midya was dancing near him—very near, and he could feel her body’s warmth against his and the scent of her hair hit his senses like a sweet melody that matched the music. They were in the heart of Finn City on Zharius, in the Old Kepp Quarter. They had been in...
It was two hours to midnight, and the sun was setting in the North. A blanket of thick fog was hanging around the high points of the Drashivan jungle, moving in slow swirls around the hills. Keldan was reminded of a bath house on Crek Prime and the sight of the fat balding aliens gliding … Continue reading Episode 1: The Passenger