Hummer introduces his new, unexpected son to the rest of his “family”.
Astrin lay on the floor, one hand gripped on his stomach, every inch of his body in pain. Natenal, I’m sorry. Forgive me, please… ‘Dude…’ He couldn’t open his eyes, but the voice sounded human enough – and any human would either run or try and put him out of his misery. ‘You’re the starchild, […]
Stef stumbled back from the fight, and mopped the blood from her cheek – the knife had only glanced her, she’d been lucky, she’d been very lucky – for once, her “move or die” reflexes had been functioning. Ryan was still fighting the good fight – his challengers were two halfbreeds of some sort; they […]
Magnolia leaped up onto the scaffolding and began to climb – she could hear Taylor fighting on the roof above, alone. That was, of course, her fault – if she hadn’t been slow and weak, he never would have been able to get so far ahead. The screaming body of a Solstice fell past her […]
Stef’s eyes went wide as the bullet hit Enid – the other recruit glared, took a couple of stumbling steps, then fell. Her hand started to shake, and her arm soon joined it. Enid was still twitching, so she didn’t dare loosen the white-knuckle grip on the gun. She took a few slow steps toward […]
The Esc key felt terrible. It was the curse that came with using the keyboard as a pillow. Stef looked up, wondering where the giant fly was that had woken her. She sleepily required a larger-than-normal flyswatter before working out that the noise was coming from the roof. Oh god, we’re being invaded. Hackers and […]
Stef managed to avoid Taylor for the rest of the morning, spying him once briefly at lunch time, but he didn’t follow when she ran away, then took refuge with Frankie in the tech recruits’ common room. It was a pleasant mess – the arguments about the games on the giant screen were an friendly […]