Colony Z, Chapter 3

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And then, as quickly as they had started, the reverse thrusters cut off and the ECS Gilgamesh was perfectly, peacefully still. For an instant.

No sooner than Geoffrey could perceive the silence, it was shattered by a menagerie of panicked shrieks rising from the depths of the biosphere. In seconds the ship had exploded into pandemonium.

Above the din, three tones sounded once more and the captain’s voice filled the air: “Please excuse the sudden change in course. A debris field in our path has forced us to initiate the hyperjump ahead of schedule. Ecosystem stability sweeps will commence upon arrival in the Vogt system. Stand by for hyperjump in sixty seconds.”

Geoffrey swore and jumped to his feet. This little excursion would have have to wait; he had one minute to get back to Deck 20 before he was missed. Wiping the spittle from his mouth, he slammed the armory door shut, swiped Harvey’s keycard to lock it, tucked the card safely away in his shirt pocket and prayed the Sector D elevator would be empty.

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Comments (5 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    So Harvey is stuck in the armory? Poor Harv.

  2. Avatar BARomero

    Uh oh. What is Geoffrey up to?

  3. Avatar uselessness

    ElshaHawk: No, Harvey’s way up on Deck 72B, safe and sound in the stable. Geoffrey just has his key… for some reason…

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Ooh, an excursion and a borrowed access card?! We have a mystery of some sort. Great little story going on.

  5. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    oh! I had forgotten who harvey was by the time i read this, thinking he was the one that slid across the floor. oops. so now the question is, is geoffrey the bad guy, or are they two peas in a pod?

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