Well I am now 10 weeks in to the Six Sunday Serial that is Revenant. 10 weeks, 60 sentences, and just over 1000 words, and our hero, Ryan, has only just started his hunt for the good doctor. Last week he had to press himself spread eagle against the wall to do start the ship’s reactor on his own. Today we’ll see if he can complete that task before something goes wrong.
As always, this scene picks up immediately following last week’s six sentences, so if you want to catch up or need a recap then just follow this link.
Onto the story…
Three of the four commands had been entered when his proximity sensor went off. Suppressing a shudder, Ryan called up a schematic of the local area and overlayed it with the movement signatures. There were five of them; two approached from behind, one from both the left and right, and another from above. Without the artificial gravity he could expect approaches from all angles, but thankfully the zero-g also slowed them down.
He managed to issue the final command before the first one slammed into his back. His armour protected him for serious injury, but the bone jarring impact almost caused him to release the switches before the computer could process the instructions.
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