After four weeks of action this one will come as a (welcome?) change of pace. The Husks have been defeated and our hero must do some admin while he waits for the ship to finish powering up. Even in the future, and in space, it seems that paperwork remains a constant. 🙂
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.
And now, onto the story…
With this latest threat dealt with, Ryan turned his attention to the progress of the restart. Diagnostic readouts showed that the reactor had finally reached operating temperature, and core systems would soon come online. Barring any failures, he would have complete command of all ship systems in less than five minutes.
He spent the intervening time verifying the identity of the husks. Once again, none of them were the doctor, which meant that his mission on the Drake remained viable. Ryan knew it was far too early for hope, there was still plenty that could go wrong, but he allowed himself a moment to reflect on the possibility.
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