“I found an incinerator for the worst of the lethal stuff Temn gave me,” Hernan said. “Taryn definitely approved of that, not only for discretion but the public safety, and said I wouldn’t do too badly on the Outposts.”
“Which is, I assume, where you’re intending to honeymoon?”
“Well, yes. I confess it’s a short acquaintance, and somewhat unorthodox by way of courtship, but once you’ve been under fire with someone, I think it counts for some years of more steady company. Many tests of character, you know.” He smiled, “And per warrior tradition, we’ve already gotten acquainted at close quarters; the army of lovers, and all that — wonders for the esprit de corps. The vid-dramas don’t lie about that one.”
Today’s excerpt is part 2 of 2, featuring on of the side stories from Inside the Jump. This one promises to spawn its own romantic action-adventure tale once I have finished the main trilogy.
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