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Caelum Lex Chapter 38: Monsters
There was nothing in Fiearius’ peripheral vision as he stormed into the city. A timid deckhand had informed him Ludo was off-ship, visiting old friends in a bar, so Fiearius headed right to his target, gripping an assault rifle in his hands. Blood pounded in his ears. Leta strode alongside him -- she was saying something -- but he barely heard her.
" -- Alyx was shocked he was still aboard, she thought everyone knew -- "
Scenery blurred past his eyes, punctuated only by gasps from passers-by when they saw his rifle, carried as casually as one would carry a shopping bag through the city square. He was well and truly focused. Just like the old days. Only this time, it was personal. Shame burned his skin. How, how had he let this happen?
“ -- that’s why she left so quickly -- over here,” added Leta, suddenly turning toward a particularly dingy, dirty-looking bar. Naturally, this was the place that housed Ludo and his friends.
Leta slipped ahead o
Caelum Lex Chapter 37: Crossed
After Ludo left Leta alone in the kitchen, she didn't hesitate. She stared after him for only a moment, shocked and shaky, before she dropped her mug in the sink, crossed through the kitchen and marched down the silent hallways to the command deck.
In one motion she pulled herself up the ladder and banged her fist on the hatch to Fiearius’ quarters. It was after midnight, but that did not stop her from growling, "Fiearius! Wake up! Get down here!"
After a full minute of pounding loudly on the metal door, the hatch cracked open an inch. She glimpsed Fiearius’ springy auburn hair, even messier than usual, as his dark eyes glared down at her.
“Has the concept of sleep not occurred to you?” he grumbled, his voice hoarse.
"I need to talk to you.” She gritted her teeth. "It's important."
“Yeah, I’m sure,” he muttered, rolling his eyes, but he eased open the hatch another few inches.
Looking up at him, Leta stepped backwards on her
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