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The Long Road to Earth 10,11Chapter 10 - BoardingI really tested my asteroid dodging skills getting to the Chronos. After everything was over, a lot of people told me I should try out for a racing team, having seen how quickly I got from the station to the ship. Honestly, Ive thought about it a lot since then.I performed whats known as a hot dock getting aboard. Its fast and dangerous, but if you know what youre doing well enough, it not only puts your ship in the hangar, but you get out before it even stops moving. Its the last part thats the dangerous part, really. You have to jump and roll at just the right time, otherwise you get either run over or knocked around the hangar by your plane.Jeez, Andell, dont you EVER do that again in front of me! Skizinsky shouted at me as I ran over, my ship having just come to a halt. I grinned as I ran over. Alrigh
Salting the SeaI can defeat thousands of foesWho want all the free world to dieBut I can't even begin to competeAgainst a mystery guyI wish I could express myselfAs freely as I still want toBut I'm not doing it, out of respectOf something you told me to doI still need you in my armsI miss you, I wish you could seeEvery time that I cry lonely at nightI put the salt back in the seaI wish I knew this was a dreamOr me freaking out of my mindBut everything that I can see with my eyesGets my hand shaking every timeThere is still a reason I waitAnd hope that things will be renewedIt's that thing that I feel In a loving embraceAnd I only find that in your arms
The Long Road to Earth ch 6-9Chapter 6 - BittersweetI figured the two ships were close already, and a part of me awed at the energy required to keep them cloaked and moving at the appreciable rate they were moving at the same time. But for the time being, I had to put that part of myself aside and focus on what could possibly go down. Not like that was preferable, but it wouldn't help me to have engineering distractions running through my mind."Docking bay, get my bird prepped. Evasive actions. Weapons, try to get a lock on those things as soon as possible. Comms, tell the Centarion to put her generators at 95 percent operational capacity. Ramis, you have the helm."I still admire the speed at which my crew could get things done. By the time I had gotten to my fighter, it was already prepped and ready for launch. The gunnery officer and his new turret crew were all wide-eyed to get a bearing on these things. I coul
The Long Road to Earth ch. 1-5Chapter 1 - The Sighting"Sir, we have a speedship on long range sensors."Seeing a speedship is never a good omen to an admiral. It almost invariably carries one of two messages: either you've been given new orders to do something drastic, or you're receiving news, telling you that you're pretty much screwed, go home. Well, when the U.R.S. Heltevica came on our scanners, I knew it was downhill from there.After the message was received, and the speedship had disappeared back into subspace, I went to my quarters to review it. It was classified, and I was the only one within a few light years with black galaxy level clearance, so I was required to view it in private. Now that it's declassified, I can share the information.The message was from fleet admiral Allan Skizinsky, the first anthro to ever reach the rank of admiral, never mind fleet admiral, in the Terran navy. The feline looked rather agitated, somewhat sleep-deprived. I pitied him as he came on screen, but realized he'd proba