Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 18

The blast door opened with a bang. Nalia raised her borrowed needlegun but lowered it as Zenk soldiers ran in. Miyashiro strode in and Alan, in an ill-fitting maintenance worker’s outfit, followed behind. She breathed out as the tension left her. Alan walked up to her and they embraced for a brief moment. The dim… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 18

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 17

Alan sat naked in his darkened holding cell. The bench felt cold to his skin. He listened to the hum of the force wall, its noise similar to the small insects from home. He smelled the stale air of the station brig. It reminded him of his one-time visit to Earth. He looked at his… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 17

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 16

Nalia floated in a misty lake. She felt the smooth water brush against her skin. Around her, snow-covered mountains rose to cover the sun. The wind screamed as it coursed through the peaks. A scent of dew drifted around her and the light faded behind the mountains. Her breath came out in deep, then shallow… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 16

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 15

I kneeled on the floor, pondering the silence of the dark. I expanded my awareness outwards, into the bowels, alleyways, and partial ruins of Carnarvon Station and probed the damage. The battle had truly been spectacular, or at least the readings on my HUD seemed to indicate so. It ended so fast, too. I was… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 15

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 14

Kenichi Miyashiro cursed as his commander unit exploded in a burst of nuclear fire. His viewscreen mocked him as it paused on the crater left behind. He had lost again to the ship AI in a game of Total Commander. As one of the few people in the galaxy who still played this simulation of… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 14

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 13

Gridspace passed them in hues of red and rust. Captain Nalia Sargire checked her chronometer. Their wait for Colonel Miyashiro’s rendezvous had been longer than anticipated. She adjusted her silver captain’s star; her promotion was one of Atranas’ first two actions as admiral. The other action designated the Yasothon as Third Fleet’s command and control… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 13

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 12

Alarm klaxons wailed. Carnarvon station’s command crew hurried to and fro, speaking in excited tones. “Situation report.” Commander Corwin barked. The portly middle-aged man looked pale and exhausted. For the past few hours, something had been attacking the station. Ghost indicators appeared and disappeared from sensor sweeps. Power levels fluctuated at sporadic times. Alan adjusted… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 12

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 11

Naked, I woke up and contemplated the rising velvet dawn. The open window of my quarters allowed a small breeze to ruffle the sheets. I stretched my back, spreading the soreness in my muscles outwards. I always felt like I was living someone else’s life whenever I awakened here, as if I had taken their… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 11