By Jack Campbell
Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's mythical exploits are recognized to each schoolchild. respected for his heroic "last stand" within the early days of the battle, he used to be presumed useless. yet a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet because it faces annihilation by means of the Syndic.
Appalled via the hero-worship round him, Geary is however a guy who will do his responsibility. And he is familiar with that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key appropriately house is the Alliance's one likelihood to win the conflict. yet to do this, Geary must reside as much as the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend...
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She picked up a fluffy towel from the dresser and tried to wipe herself clean, but it was a hopeless effort that just smeared the mess around more than it got it off. As much as Red wanted to continue exploring her room, she’d become so tired it was hard to keep her eyes open. She was relieved to discover that her bed wasn’t child-sized, as she feared it might be. It was large enough that a full-grown adult could sleep in it with room to spare. She slipped off her sandals and let her tattered dress fall to the floor.
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The ordeal left her with a sinking feeling of shame for not doing anything to help. By the time dawn broke, the rain had given way to a fine mist. Red hoped to have a better chance of finding her way back home in the light of day. She had not a clue where she was, nor could she even guess a direction to begin her search. The only thing she knew for certain was that hiding inside a hollowed out tree wasn’t going to get her anywhere. Peering out of the tree, Red could see the creatures of the forest starting to emerge.