Iris screamed as the speeding shuttle bore down on Thomas, who was only now realizing something was coming at him. Then there was a lightning flash of white and darkness that swept her child from the travel lane in a blur. The stream of movement halted at the side of the lane. It resolved itself into a tall Kalquorian in a white snowsuit with Thomas dangling from one arm while raising a battle-grade percussion blaster with the other. The alien fired on the shuttle, and the blaster’s shwoop made the air shiver.
The shuttle squalled to a halt, dipping and rocking violently as it did so.
Coming Spring 2013