Indigo rode the lift to her floor in the Ground Tower, contemplating the events of the day and mulling over the wording of her report. Her steps faltered as she approached her door and saw a blue light on the control panel alerting her to an admin override of her lock. She keyed in her access code and stepped into her room. Continue reading
Ken’s furious expression melted away as soon as the dining hall doors closed behind him. The other paladins were waiting for him in the corridor.
“Two days.” Rett snickered as they started down the hall. “They lasted that long? If I recall, we didn’t make it one day.”
“Six hours,” Ken replied. “… almost. But we were younger than they are. They should have more self-control.” Continue reading
Across the valley, Darris Harson sat before a holodisplay, studying the surveillance readout as the paladins gathered and welcomed Theis back to their fold. He took note of any signs of tension or anxiety as they greeted one another with smiles and hugs. “This isn’t right,” he muttered softly as he spied on the men and women who used to call him brother. Continue reading