Saturday Snippet: Breaking Grav

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Today’s snippet comes from Book Three of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ BARRON’S LAST STAND.

Five years after HERO’S END,  Bo has been hired by a crime boss to break his younger brother out of Akita Detention Center. Once safely outside the prison’s walls, they’ve made it back to her ship — Sundance — and are preparing to break grav. Things are about to get complicated. Bo is going to learn the picket ships are the least of her concern.

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She called out instructions to her ship all the way to the flight deck. “Sundance, get the shields on-line right away. I want full weapons systems before we raise ship. How long before the sublights and repulsors are ready to break grav?”

Already the ship’s engines were rumbling with enough power to set the deckplates into a steady vibration.

“As soon as you strap in, Commander, and run your pre-flight, you may raise ship,” Sundance pertly replied.

Bo’s lips quirked at the subtle reminder to buckle up and run a systems check before even attempting to lift off.

“You’re as bad as Edge,” she chided her ship under her breath. But, dutifully, Bo fastened her g-locks as soon as she’d settled into the pilot’s seat.

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