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“Unidentified Ship, you are entering the system of Alexis Majora, currently under a state of breached emergency quarantine. All civilian spacecraft are advised against entering this system.”

The calm, synthesised voice was as familiar as ever, spelling out its preprogrammed message over and over again on the emergency band. The Quirksome Tide maintained steady thrust, raising shields to full power. I cut the voice off and checked the shipwide channel.

“All active service personnel report to suit chambers for roll call and quarantine suitability check. Repeat, all active service…”

I pressed the singed elevator call button dully and asked for an observation camera view of the massive ringed spaceport outside. I waited for the elevator and gazed upon the destruction with a mind devoid of emotion. I’d seen too much death recently to be disturbed by this, and yet some small part of me wondered if there was yet more to see.

Outside, the huge rings of the Alexis Majora Spaceport spun in silence.

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  1. Avatar HSAR

    The start of a planned series.

  2. Avatar Luke Nicolaou

    Haha, you like your little universe don’t you :) I’m just not sure as to whether or not Ficly is the right place to develop this. Your universe is waaay too expansive to fit in a mere 1040 characters.

  3. Avatar HSAR

    What can I say? I’ve invested a lot of time on it. And, as for size, this is more an experiment than an actual commitment.

  4. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    How intriguing… :D

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