The ship drifted. Past nebulae, past asteroids, past strange tiny sparkling dust clouds, towards… Well, the important thing was away. Time passed. A glitch fired a stabiliser for a brief micro-second, and the ship veered infinitesimally. Away. A dark shape surrounded by the glittering blackness of an ocean of stars loomed in the ship’s path.
“I banish thee to the realm of peach fuzz!” “The realm of what?” “Peach fu- have you never licked a peach, Tony?” “…okay. But I’m not sure that’s in the spirit of the game, what about a realm of unending pain, of undying fire, or ne-” “Peach fuzz.” Claire said, stubbornly, doing that thing with
Reposted from here. “The readings don’t make sense, it’s not my fault!” “Maisey, there’s no way you’ve calibrated the instruments properly, do. It. Again!” Her pale pink ponytail swished angrily as she turned back to her instrument panel, and Carl walked off. With exaggerated preciseness, and gritted teeth, she recalibrated her panel, and ran the
Reposted from here. “Bite down.” The voice was far too warm. Not clinical at all. It should have been ice cold, fully devoid of emotion. The voice had bounce. He bit the proffered leather strap. Zzzzzttt. He tried his best to keep his head still, mindful of the consequences should he flinch too hard. Zzzzzzzzzrrrrrt.
Reposted from here. The orb glowed blue. Green. Gold. Blue. She giggled, and shook it again. “Tammy, darling, put that down, you don’t know where it’s been.” A voice called from high above her. She frowned, pursed her lips, and put the orb down. Turning on her back, she stared up at the green clouds
Reposted from here. Professor Hundjington sipped his bright pink cocktail on his veranda, watching the car hover up the lengthy driveway. “Jemima, a guest is arriving!” He called over his shoulder, into the house. A tall man in a dark suit stepped out of the car, and opened the rear door. A much shorter man,
Reposted from here. The Fleet ship glided by, curling the edge of the nebula in its wake. Jeffrey waited for five minutes, then switched his engines back on. The sleek, white-spattered black hull eased forward out of the gases, and sped in the opposite direction to the Fleet ship. The Fleet ship noticed, turned, but
Reposted from here. The packs were weighing her down, but she was fleet of foot, and agile of knee. She made it without the loaders seeing her. Why the ship wasn’t carrying anything in these little cubbies she didn’t know, but they could hold hundreds of people during the two week trip, and everyone knew
Reposted from here. “Drop the CROW, ensign.” “Aye sir, dropping CROW… now, sir.” Ensign Donovan’s fingers hit two touch-buttons, and the spy-bot dropped away from the ship. As it skimmed the atmosphere of the little emerald planet, the CROW opened its wings and engaged tiny anti-grav thrusters on their undersides. No heat signature here. “ETA