Posting from my WiP
THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE: Freelancer
The Girls From Alcyone is the continuing story of two very special young women who find themselves at the heart of a conflict spanning more than forty worlds.
THIS WEEK: I'm skipping way ahead. Here, Sigrid finds herself back on board the Ōmi Maru, and in pursuit of the fleeing Merchantman. The Ōmi Maru is an unarmed freighter. With no weapons or torpedoes on board they need to find something else to launch at their enemy.
Of course they choose Sigrid.
Sigrid zipped up the pressure suit; every light blinked green. She had pressure; she had air. She also had a plan.
"Help me with this, Chief."
Together, they slid the freshly stolen joy-rocket on a skid toward the cargo airlock. This one seemed a particular nasty piece of engineering. The hybrid rocket motor had clearly been salvaged from a thruster pylon from a much larger vessel. Two meters wide and five long, it took up much of the space in the hold. A simple acceleration couch had been laser welded onto its fairing; her only controls were a throttle lever and a kill switch.
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