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Re: Destiny: The next stage
Reply #6 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 1:35pm
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Okay. That's cool. Can't wait for it.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 11:42am
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I do hope Paul's not going to bite the dust.


As if I would !!  >;->

This is just a bit of psychological warfare by Sarah B…

…I think!

But Paul  does have problems, that will need some quite specific help from his brother, and incidentally give them some time to themselves.

  
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Reply #4 - Jan 9th, 2020 at 1:42pm
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Now having seen all your snippets, I'm more than intrigued but I do hope Paul's not going to bite the dust.
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 9th, 2020 at 1:38pm
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I figured RL had been keeping you busy and that's why I haven't heard anything further about your story. Never fear, I haven't forgotten it. LOL!
Happy New Year!
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Re: Destiny: The next stage
Reply #2 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 12:04pm
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SnowLeopard wrote on Jan 5th, 2020 at 4:11pm:
Crisis:

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"He's killed Paul," Straker whispered.

"That's right." Sarah's voice shook a little.

"Why? In the name of all that's holy, why?? Has he been zommed or something?"

"No, Straker, he hasn't."

Straker communed with the Kei, used its abilities to touch Johnny. He recoiled,
in horror. Sarah was right, he realised, as his heart turned to ice. The boy was
untouched.

And that meant..

"My son is.. is a.. murderer."



Resolution phase 1:

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Ed Straker poised his gauntleted finger on the control, ready to press it, ready
to put humanity out of its misery.

...he's still my son.

The thought seemed to come to him out of nowhere.

< snip>

It had seemed that the 'aliens' had murdered his child, to damage him, to induce
him to commit murder, and suicide...

åand that was exactly what he was doing, right now.

He's still my son...

Sanity came back to him in a rush.

"Johnny," he whispered to himself. "Johnny, it's all right. You're still my son.
Let me be a father to you. Whatever you've done, I can rescue you - "




  
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Re: Destiny: The next stage
Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 12:00pm
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SnowLeopard wrote on Jan 5th, 2020 at 3:55pm:
I've been writing, honest. But it took a long time for the plot to settle down, and then a lot of 'RL' kept  getting in the way!

But I have made progress. Yes Paul and Johnny both learn to fly a 'skimmer'. We lose at least one main character, and there will indeed be an 'I am your father' moment (of sorts!)

It may take another six months or so to connect up the bits and smooth out the joins, so here's a few 'tasters' to be getting on with.

Fairly early on:

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That left the unpalatable probability that Straker's own sanity was impaired.
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He watched in surprise as the panel slid down into a concealed slot. He knew of
this; he'd designed it himself, back when Moonbase had been built. No-one else
knew about it - probably not even Paul Foster, even though the colonel had
deduced the hidden purpose of the light panel in the command office.

Perhaps, he thought suddenly, it is Paul. Maybe he's come to ask me - in
private - what the hell I thought I was doing!


He was suddenly angry. What right had Foster to quiz him? Robert would not have
done that. He really missed his kid brother. Foster was no substitute, and he
had killed Robert -

Shocked at the violence of his feelings, Straker grabbed at his self-control.
Paul, I'm sorry, if you hadn't killed our - the Robert-zom, we'd both have been
dead meat. What the f**k am I thinking?? AM I nuts?


He rose to his feet and took a deep breath, trying to calm himself.

In the gloom of the chamber behind the panel, a figure moved into sight. The
figure was wearing a spacesuit, and Straker could not see the face behind the
mirrored visor.

Straker smiled. "Hello, Paul," he said as pleasantly as he could. "Nice of you
to drop in - "

His voice stopped as abruptly as if his throat had been cut. The man had removed
his helmet, revealing his face. Straker knew that face very well indeed; he saw
it in the mirror every day.

That's it, he thought wildly. I HAVE gone mad...

An alarm sounded, but he did not hear it.



  
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Destiny: The next stage
Jan 14th, 2020 at 11:56am
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I thought I should begin a new topic to deaal with the developments following the events in 'Destiny'. I want to move some of the responses in the original thread over here. So, here goes...

(BTW, my thanks to our Librarian for sorting out a slight problem with new topics here!)
  
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