Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: Vengeance
This Week: Sigrid encounters a new, and very deadly, foe (who could she be?). Nerd Note: PCM refers to Sigrid's Primary Control Module; basically a chain of cpu's that works to meld her biological systems with her bionics.
The warning flashed in Sigrid's PCM, the threat calculated, evasion prescribed. Sigrid slipped to the side as steel flashed in her periphery, the sword cutting dangerously close, nipping at her ear and slicing through the material of her suit. Her opponent wasn't done yet either, continuing her onslaught, the blade spinning, stabbing, reaching for Sigrid, carving whirlwinds in the air about her.
Sigrid dived backwards, her backflip taking her out of the path of the attack—a move anticipated perfectly by her opponent. Her boot caught Sigrid squarely in her sternum, knocking the wind from her with enough crushing force as to send her crashing into the wall behind her. Her attacker moved blazingly fast, slamming into Sigrid and pinning her against the bulkhead. Sigrid felt her feet leave the ground as the woman's hand gripped her throat. Her fingers were like steel cables, twisting and constricting, threatening to crush Sigrid's neck and remove her head from her shoulders right then and there.
For the first time in years, Sigrid panicked.