Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: The Gilded Age
For those not familiar with TGfA, here's the premise in a nutshell: Taken from her home as a young girl, Sigrid Novak is one of a select and highly trained group of genetically (and bionically) enhanced girls. Both hunted and coveted (as a military asset and scientific curiosity), Sigrid and her friends have fled fled the Federation to make a new life for themselves on a secret and distant planet (a secret that, perhaps, won't stay secret for long).
This Week: Sigrid takes a stroll through the new Academy grounds on New Alcyone (how exciting!). Next week, Leta does her nails (possibly does laundry).
It was good to see the Academy nearly finished now; the original collection of prefabricated structures had metamorphosed and blossomed into quite the village, all designed and arranged by the Lady Hitomi Kimura herself, built by Kimuran crews fiercely loyal to her. Rows of small wooden buildings, each with their raised floors and peaked, tiled roofs, encircled the compound. The main habitat had been constructed directly at its center, and a few quick, brisk strides took Sigrid to the base of its steps.
Sturdy wooden posts supported a tall and gently curving roof, the eaves extending far out to cover the wide veranda. But Sigrid knew that underneath, burrowed deep below the sandy surface of their island home, lay a sprawling complex, a secure bunker hidden away from prying eyes, complete with defensive and combat facilities, weapons caches, and even several transports capable of whisking the girls safely away should the need arise.
Hitomi had seen to it that anyone foolish enough to attack her Academy again would be in for a nasty surprise or two.