0. Prologue (D2)

Jensen looked down at the back of the old man’s helmet, his hand gripping the multi-tool tight enough to make his forearm burn. He could end it right now. Laser the back of the helmet and split it open enough so it wouldn’t reseal, let the water flood the old man’s suit and finish the …

16. Truth (D2)

“I’m sorry,” came a voice that echoed all around him. Everything was completely black. He could hear someone sobbing in no particular location, as if it were happening everywhere, yet nowhere. “I’m sorry,” he heard again. “I shouldn’t have done that. You deserve better.” Jimmy began to feel something again but was unable to pinpoint …

11. Swim (D2)

With his mind lost in thought, he didn’t even feel the trip. One second he had been outside the parlor with his head sunk in misery, the next he was in the gargantuan floor that housed the welcoming stores of Galapagos 3, his ego lost to the clouds. He trailed toward engineering, all the while …

6. Trapped (D2)

Lumis had tried to get him to go to therapy. Not Lumis as a whole, but the supervising board. They were concerned about his mental health after multiple reports had flagged Jimmy as toxic to his peers. They all believed that if Jimmy learned to reason why, that he would be able to perform even …