The sound of his footsteps echoed down the deserted corridor, their lonely tune matching the depression and desperation in his heart. Five years and three hundred million credits and he were reduced to hoping that a nineteen year old girl could succeed where others failed.
It proved to be fantastical, a turn of events that Rear Admiral Claudio Reyes, head of Fleet Intelligence, would never had dreamt of. Several men and women, all soldiers who’d been critically injured, had volunteered for the program, which lead to each failure eating at Claudio until a black hole filled his heart and it’d swallowed all his emotions.
Not that he was without them, mind you, otherwise he wouldn’t wrestled with the decision on whether or not to risk one of his newest bodies on a former gladiator slave. No, the question about what to do with her and her ruined body had become a priority and that’d taken over his life for the past week.
Of course, he chided himself, none of this would’ve happened if you’d not approached her in the first place.
Lord only knew how ridiculous he looked on Arino when he asked for, and received, a private meal with her. It was something almost unheard of, an event reserved for only the greatest of the gladiator Master Champions…and one that she’d earned many times over.
I’m currently working on a pair of new projects, so it’ll be a slow dribbling process. What I am going to do is take both chapters down and edit them and get a polished version up there. Each one from now on will be polished, which means it’ll take a bit between chapters being posted so bear with me.
As many of you have known, I’ve been writing a serialized novel to put up here. I’m not sure I like the way I’ve written the second chapter (not that I can’t make it fit into what I’m doing), and might make changes. Is this going to be a problem? Or I might good on with it. I’m just looking for opinions.
I’ve put up sections yesterday and today that haven’t had any editing but checking for misspelled words, etc. From here on out, I’m going to be writing it in what time I have in between editing the one I’m submitting and rewriting the second. I’ll still be posting, but it won’t be a daily thing. It might be once a week or every other week for example because I want time to edit each section and give you a polished product instead of just throwing something up just to have it. I think you’ll thank me for it.
As for how it’s going to go, I never know how a story’s going to go once I start one. I let it grow biologically, so even I get surprised where it takes me sometimes. That means we’ll be learning where it’s going together.