“Perhaps, Bastion mused, his face smashed against the wall next to the airlock, he should’ve thought his plan through just a bit more. The Shadow Juggernaut Clan was remarkably civil for back-system pirates. They’d still steal the Much Ado and everything aboard her, but they usually left their victims adrift in space with extra air tanks instead of killing them.
Usually. His plan depended on it. Except those same pirates were wearing very fancy powered armor of much better make than his research had suggested, and he hadn’t allowed for that part.
This was going to leave marks.”
REAP THE STARS