Sunday June 23, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


NARRATOR: Bristlecone, Mess Deck...

TREVOR: It's not fair!

TREVOR: I bet not one of those grunts has a single HALO jump to their credit.

So, do we give the ultimate high-altitude, low-open mission to the team that knows how to fly?  "Hey, what about Trevor, who has twenty-two hundred hours of experience?"

TREVOR: Nope.  "Trevor, you stay here where it's safe.  We'll throw the angry blob out of the ship so we can study the marks he makes when he hits."

handbrain: XD20a

BARRY: It sounded like a bad blend of tedious and dangerous to me.  I'm happy Tagon sent that team of bullet-sponges down first.

TREVOR: Tedious?  Five hours of screaming descent, arcing through this spinning can like bats dive-bombing their way back down to Hell...

Thousands of klicks of blue sky, magnificent vistas...

NARRATOR: Two hundred kilometers away...

SCHLOCK: This thing needs a scraper.  All I can see is mud and blood.

LEGS: All you're missing is the steaming chunks of gore, but I'll see what I can do.