Thomas licked his lips and took a deep breath before he said, "But we passed the turn for your home a while ago."
"My, but aren't you a clever one," Margaret said as she stretched out. Her arms were above her head and pointing toward the rear window, her back arched and her feet ended up beside the security guard's legs. "Mmm, excuse me, but it feels like I've been sleeping for days." She sat up and winked at him. "I guess I have been," she said with a smile. "Why don't you come over here and sit beside me." Continue reading
Margaret sat in the back of the hover-limo and stared at the barren landscape as it moved past. A tickling sensation at the back of her mind made her think that once, long ago, the moon had been a fertile place filled with plants and animals, but she shook off the sensation. Luna had been a lifeless rock even before it had crashed into Terra and always would be. There was not enough organic material on the surface, or beneath it, to grow an egg crate herb garden, much less any sort of plant life capable of creating breathable air. Continue reading
"Probably a good call," Aldric said. "Tell me, Isaac, have the repairs been completed in the lab?"
"All of the structural work is done, but none of the major equipment has been replaced as yet."
"Good. I should be out of this place tomorrow evening and I have a few security changes I want made before then." Aldric tapped away at his data slate, then set it back on the night stand beside his bed. "The specifications are on your slate. See to it that everything is in place by midnight tomorrow night. I am going to be very busy with this new project and I don't want any delays." Continue reading