Adventure Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 25

I sat down next to the Old Boy inside the booth. Estella sat down next to me and started playing with her ring.  The bartender swung by a moment later, setting a beer in front of Scorsby. She then looked questioningly at us.  “Scotch whiskey,” I ordered.  “I’ll have a pina colada, extra ice.” EstellaContinue reading “Adventure Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 25”

Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 24

Jessica came in. “The guard is awake. He’s, uh, pretty upset.” “Guess one of us better let him know his punishment.” I said.  Estella nodded, “I’m kinda busy here flying, so one of you should do it?” Aurora nodded as well, looking over at me, “I’ll go with you and let you do the talking?Continue reading “Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 24”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23

Aurora took one of the tubes out of the case, holding it up to light to better see what’s inside it. “Yeah, I think it does.” I looked over at it. “Isn’t that the same colour as the blood sample?” Aurora nodded. “I believe so.” “Interesting, I wonder where they got it from?” Estella said. Continue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 22

The interior of the building stood up to what was advertised outside. There were machines halfway set up for building something and other machines in another part that looked like they were for tearing things apart. A collision of different minds wanting to build different factories squashed into one.  “This place is a disaster.” AuroraContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 22”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 21

We ended up tracking Guppy by the beacon on the buggy, which indicated a factory at the edge of town, with a forest and farmlands lying beyond. Estella assumed she’d been kidnapped.  “Let’s not waste any time then, we can follow the road until we’re close, and then circle around through the forest, get aContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 21”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20

I walked into a bar that I espied on the way. It was a little place tucked away in a corner. When I walked in, I realised it was one of these dingy places. Still, I’ve seen worse. I sat myself down on the bar stool. Before I could even order, a woman walked rightContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 19

We landed on a farming community some distance from the Frontier, that looked large enough to have a vehicle seller. Only Jessica had been here before and she couldn’t tell us much except that it was a quiet place. We decided that made it safe enough for us to split up in two teams: me,Continue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 19”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 18

When Guppy came in the gunnery deck, she looked like she had scrawled the words “I’m serious” on her forehead. And she looked like that all the way when she was helping out and did not speak one word to me. “Loosen up, kiddo, you need your concentration for the shots.” I told her. SheContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 18”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 17

I moved forward down a buckled hallway listening intently for any sound. It was not far before the debris piled up was blocking most of the way. I could see the outline of a door ahead but it was buried under junk metal. I started clearing away all the debris so that we could openContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 17”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 16

We landed as before. When I got to the airlock, Aurora was already there with some empty boxes, a shovel and pruning shears.  “Where’d the red plants go? Any idea?” Aurora asked. That’s when I noticed the absence of those red-spotted plants. I looked over at Estella. That was her field.  “It’s night they probablyContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 16”