The Blackness of Space Ch. 14"James?" Eric asked, confused and surprised by the stranger's sudden appearance. Ian's eyebrows raised, "Yes. You are?"
"Um, Eric. Eric--"
Ian cut him off, "Horrer, right, the Scotty of our happy crew. But back to my original question, 'Where is the major?'"
"He's in his room," Eric gestured down back the way he came, "That way."
"He's alone?" Ian asked, looking calmly down the hall.
"No, Jo's with him, let me tell you, it's a good thing you're a doctor because--"
Ian jumped up, "Joanna Yen!? You left her with him!?"
But it was too late, Ian had started down the narrow corridor behind Eric like a sprinter.
Eric turned to follow but tripped over Ted's dead body.
"Ow," he said, rubbing his forehead as he stood up.
From behind him, Eric could hear a low hiss, like an elongated exhale. He slowly turned, fearing some sort of leak somehow. The reality was more shocking: The green smoke-like something Eric had seen outside the ship was now inside and covering every inch of the hal