Good morning to you, happy readers! It’s going to be another day of NaNo writing for me. Right now my characters are on a space station just outside of Deneb’s system. Here is a small excerpt for now; it doesn’t give away too much. 😉 Happy reading!
Leaving Nebula Station 2-4-6 felt bittersweet to Citlally somehow. She supposed that it was because it was where she had been reunited with her beloved Celtic warrior, or where she had been able to recover from so much of the suffering that she had been through since leaving Earth. It might also have been a little bit because Nurse Marine and Nurse Lanna were both going to miss them so much. Endan seemed only too glad to get away from their doting natures, whether or not he was willing to complain about them openly. Everyone know, however, how glad he was to be leaving Doctor Tahkuta behind.
Doctor Sendrick had decided that he would not be going to the Heart Nebula it with the others. Instead, he would be spending some time with the Callina and Mesilde on his new home planet, New Sypherie. The Spherian government was helping citizens who had managed to escape the burning Rakk Rakka to establish new homesteads, and for the old doctor that meant laboratory equal to what he’d back on the old home-world. He said that he might meet up with Citlally and Endan later on, when they were no longer out exploring distant nebulae.
Nurse Iratze went aboard the Lionstar with them. She wanted to help them make the delivery to planet Mekse, and Mannarius had promised her a ride home after that. The captain seemed less thrilled to have Jalingan following them in his star-skipper, cousins though they were. Citlally got the feeling that there was much more that Jalingan had done to upset Mannarius than what he was willing to tell them, and she wondered if she would ever be able to find out what it was.
Deneb, giant blue star that it was, glowed brightly in the distance. It was one of the largest stars known from the vantage point of Earth, and Citlally wondered her to herself weather part of the reason that she had chosen this space station was so that she could see Deneb up close. Space Station Tanoora Prime was a good distance away from the planetary system, and since the blue star was sixty times larger than Earth was, even the planets had to be a considerable distance away from it in order to sustain life.
Space Station Tanoora Prime was quite a sight to behold. As soon as they passed through the jump-gate, so he could tell that it was a fabulous place. Rather than the standard steel and aluminum plating, Tanoora Prime had been largely made from titanium. Its hull had been etched with gold, or at least something like it, with a beautiful sort of filigree. It had a fine detail that really impressed Citlally.
Endan wondered aloud whether it had been etched out there in space, or if the design had been added before being assembled. They supposed that they would have to look it up later, researching the station that they would be staying on. The design was something similar to Celtic knots, with some influences from tribal designs– at least, that is how someone from Earth might have described it. Still, it also had some unique aspects, and flairs all its own.
“It’s a beautiful station,” Citlally said as the Lionstar came in closer.