Grounded

He looked out of the window of the ground shuttle, his hands twitching to be at the controls. Jayne sat to the left and the security detail front and back. The landscape was a surreal barren stretch of rocks, boulders, and very small plants fighting for a foothold on the once lifeless terrain.

“The terraforming hasn’t finished the initial stages. ” Jayne explained.” The planet is still listed as  lava class.

“Nobody would expect a Summit on molten rock. ” The commander of the detail said from the front. ” We are coming up on the handoff. You will be going into the wreck while we stay up top overwatch.

Mike nodded and hefted his gear. Jayne grabbed his larger case and they were out the door as soon as the shuttle stopped. A rush of dust and wind and the shuttle was on the move again.

“They don’t linger, do they? ”

Mike just shook his head and lead the way to the access hatch of the wreck of what looked like an ancient colony vessel. Once they passed security and handed over their gear their liaison issued them their multipasses and they were given some time to rest and prepare for the days ahead.

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In Iceland. If you have twitter I will try to send the  occasional message. 

Otherwise,  watch this space for more to come.

Fly it like you won it

m

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One Response to Grounded

  1. Mara Rinn says:

    Iceland really does feel like another world, doesn’t it 😀

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