Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction – Danger Over (or is it?)

Still sharing my SFR , no news as yet on the R&R, but fingers crossed! (And thanks for all the encouraging words – much appreciated!)

Set in the same universe as my WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange  and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.

Andi doesn’t take this very well….in fact, she refuses to go. Later in the evening, all hell has broken loose, as the captain predicted.
Trying to avoid spoilers here, after certain “events”, she and the soldiers are on the run. 

We’ve been through Tom’s near fatal illness, his recovery (but no spoilers about how that was accomplished)….(did teasers about their romantic encounter LOL)…lately, Andi has been in imminent danger of death at the hands of the rebels…

Ignoring the fallen (Rebel Leader), dropping to his knees in the dust next to Andi, Tom cradled her in his arms.

Throat tight, all her muscles clenched, she was still in fight or flight mode, trembling violently, as he staunched her bleeding neck wound with the tail of his uniform shirt.

(The rebel leader) rolled over, moaning, and scrambled to his feet, staggering a few steps away.

Stepping around the vehicle, Sergeant Wilson cut (the leader) down with a short fusillade of blaster fire.

It’s over.  Reaction setting in, Andi sobbed, resting her head against Tom’s chest as he murmured, ”It’s all right now, I’ve got you.”


Of course, Six Sentence Sunday fans, Andi and Tom still have to rejoin their party and make their way out from behind enemy lines to the safety of the capital so…I have quite a bit more action to share in the next few Sundays!

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13 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction – Danger Over (or is it?)

  1. LOL, the rebel leader stumbling away…after she got a hold of him and then Tom…it’s a wonder he could walk! And no matter how many times you see or hear this line, a man saying this is always sexy: “I’ve got you.” *sigh*

  2. Wow, I’m really impressed with how smoothly you managed to write this scene. You’ve done a nice job of showcasing the tension and danger without allowing your writing style to become breathless the way some writers are prone to doing. Excellent job!

  3. Whew! She’s okay, right? Just a flesh wound. Dang…now what’s gonna happen to them? Always love the tough girl finally laying her head on his chest for comfort. We keep those big, tough guys around for a reason. 🙂

  4. Thanks to everyone for stopping by yesterday – I’m running a day behind with all the stuff surrounding my household move – but I REALLY enjoyed the comments and I’d glad the scene worked. Tom and Andi have more to get thru before the HEA…move or no move, I’ll keep providing their story for you in these six sentence excerpts LOL! (Off to catch up on *your* Six Sentence Sunday!)

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