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The Blackness of Space Ch. 16Ian stopped abruptly in front of James' quarters. Releasing two shells from his shotgun's barrel, Ian replaced them with two black-colored shells. With a sigh he smashed down the door. The James creature turned his head. Ian trained his shotgun on James' head. With a crack Ian's head fell to the floor, tackled by Eric. Ian pushed Eric violently and stood up. The shotgun was on the other side of the hall. There was no time to dive for it. Ian rushed into the room just as James threw Jo against the wall, knocking her unconscious. He threw his body against James', tackling him to the floor. Outside the room, Eric got up off the floor to see James, blood pouring from his mouth, swinging at Ian in an animalistic rage.
Oh God, Eric thought, Not James.
Eric ran over to the shotgun and reached for it when Ian came rocketing out of James' quarters into the room across the hall from it. Eric grabbed the shotgun and pointed it at the now emerging James.
"Stop right th
The Blackness of Space Ch. 15James held his stomach in pain.
"What in the hell--"
Just the there was a call of "James?" from Jo.
Ignoring the pain, James walked over to Jo and touched her hand tenderly.
"What is it?" He asked softly.
Jo grunted in pain, "Where's Eric? What's--"
She tried to turn her head to look around the room, but James stopped her.
As he did so he shushed her, "Don't worry," he said, stroking her hair, "Eric went to go get a doctor for you."
"Good, good." Then she noticed James' expression, "What's with the goofy grin?"
"I was just thinking about two nights ago," he said, eyes wide and stifling a cough, "Y'know?"
Jo smiled softly, "Yeah."
"And I know we weren't supposed to," James continued, "But it was really nice, right?"
"If we survive this, I know I'd like to do that again." James pulled a chair next to the bed. "But not just that, I want to take you out, like to movies and dinners and all of that."
"So would I," Jo said, "but if the Air Force finds out--"
"Jo," James whispered w
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
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