By Ryk Brown
an international divided…
a boat less than construction…
an army scrambling to arrange a defense…
A second that everybody was hoping might by no means come…
The Earth armed forces needs to be able to guard their international opposed to invasion by means of the Jung Empire. extra importantly, they need to safeguard their latest send, the UES Celestia, as she should be their final hope.
"Celestia: CV-02" is a 94,000 be aware novel, and is the eighth episode within the Frontiers Saga.
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She may possibly see his lips relocating yet couldn't listen his phrases over the roar of the shuttle’s engines. 1000000 strategies flashed via her brain because the males led her to the ready trip: her husband, her teenagers, her grandchildren, Nathan. anything negative was once approximately to ensue. Mrs. Scott was once helped into the travel and ended in her seat the place a lieutenant fast fixed her seatbelt. She checked out him, burdened, as he positioned a headset over her ears and started to talk. “We can have to do a bit maneuvering, ma’am,” the lieutenant defined. “Just remain on your seat and carry onto the armrests and you’ll be advantageous. I’ll be here if you would like something. ” Marlene nodded her realizing, attempting to disguise her anxiousness because the infantrymen open air climbed again aboard the trip. The send started to ascend simply because the final soldier climbed aboard. It rose slowly before everything, turning to the correct because it received altitude. quickly, it all started accelerating ahead at an alarming fee, shedding all the way down to continue a relentless altitude above the contours of the panorama less than as they headed down into the valley less than. Marlene swallowed demanding, having by no means skilled this sort of wild trip. She had ridden in lots of shuttles some time past, even a presidential travel simply after her husband have been sworn in every week previous because the new president of the North American Union. these rides were soft and simple, not anything just like the jarring, transferring, wild journey she used to be at the moment on. “How are you doing, ma’am? ” the lieutenant requested over the comms. “I’ve had smoother rides,” Marlene instructed him, attempting unsuccessfully to grin. “Yes, ma’am, I think so,” the lieutenant stated, a vast grin on his face. He used to be younger and assured, wearing the obligation uniform of his nation. Marlene remembered photos of Nathan in the course of his flight education, wearing an identical uniform and donning an almost exact helmet. He had regarded so solid in his uniforms, like he belonged. She questioned if this younger lieutenant’s mom apprehensive approximately him. “What approximately my kids? ” she requested the lieutenant because the travel banked to the left. “Command is sending groups to select them up now, ma’am. They’ll be wonderful. ” “They acknowledged the Jung have been right here. ” “They’re within the process, yet nonetheless hours away, ma’am. There’s not anything to fret approximately. We’ll have every body safe lengthy ahead of they get right here. ” He used to be sort to provide assurances to her, yet Marlene knew that every little thing was once faraway from nice. Her husband had by no means talked a lot approximately what might ensue if the Jung did invade the Earth, yet she may well inform that it frightened him deeply. She had attempted to not give it some thought a lot, picking out in its place to move approximately her lifestyle as though not anything have been incorrect. She had confident herself some time past that it used to be higher for her young ones on the time to work out that she was once no longer frightened. they'd had to develop up with wish and self belief of their personal futures. Now she questioned if she were flawed. She puzzled in the event that they could have been greater served with frank discussions in regards to the realities of the Jung hazard.