Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: Vengeance
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 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: Continuing last week's snip, fresh from an afternoon in the shops, the girls hit the pub. Suko is about to place their drink order when Christian stops her.
"Hang on. You don't just order an ale, like it's a pail of water," Christian said. "We're in civilized space—they serve fourteen different kinds here."
"There are kinds?" Sigrid said, amazed.
"What about me!" Leta said, feeling forgotten. "I want one too."
Suko placed a hand on her hip, the other on her chin, tapping her finger and making a great show, as if considering what to get the girl. "Good question. What do you think, Karen? What does a girl like Leta drink?"
"Definitely a martini," Karen said.
Leta seemed pleased by that. "Sounds perfect—what's a martini?"
Suko spun on her heels, her colorful new dress twirling about her hips; Sigrid wasn't the only one taking note, as Suko's passing caused several heads to turn.
Even Christian sat up a little straighter. "Wow, you really can see her—"
Karen elbowed him hard in the side. "I know. You can't tell her, though—she'll be mortified!"