Stay of Execution

Characters: Dr. Hellecat Brannon


Helle glanced quickly at Darquin only once during the briefing from the Captain. The set of his jaw told her all she needed to know … somehow she’d only been granted a brief stay of execution – so to speak. Tenacity of a bulldog that one. Admirable trait really – except if it was your trail he was following.

Now that the drink buzz was well and truly gone the aches were setting in and she moved a shoulder experimentally and surreptitiously so as not to draw attention away from the Captain.

Darquin however did notice, his eyes flicking in her direction briefly with what Helle could have sworn was a fleeting grin.

Tenacity of a bulldog coupled with the eyes of a hawk, she mused. With a suppressed grin of her own she focused her attention back onto the Captain’s words and resolved to take a seat on the Silencer as far from Darquin as possible.


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