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Chapter 7 - The Wind at my Back, Stars at my feet[]

First jump, 30 light-days range...

"My god, sir-words don' god. those people..."

Jihn Li Qua glanced at the Colonel. "Your orders, sir?"

"They compromised their security to kill as many civilians as they could, major." Tranh Truk Ngo said, "They were killing them in here, while we were breaking their perimeter outside...there's only one answer for this...madness." he spat on the floor tile, "Criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot. We will teach them to fear. I want the senior officers we've captured, finish the interrogations, I need the engineering company to cut one post hole at one point nine meters depth, and some of those posts-sharpen them."

"What are we going to do, Sir?"

"Make an example of what you get when you commit war crimes, Major. One that will be remembered."


Amanda grabbed for the airsickness bag frantically as the boards lit back up.

She vomited, her body wracking violently in the straps of her couch...

"..are we clear?"

"clear..." she managed a glance at the system plot, before vomiting again into the bag, "We're clear...oh god..."

"What did you see, Ngo?"

"Elbar. I saw Elbar." she huffed, and puked again.

"Let's hope that's not a-"

"Captain, I'm picking up multiple distress signals."

{Well, shit.}, the Captain thought.

"Get location and put it on speaker."

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