More from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel about a girl, a spaceship, and an alien or two. But first, more of her conversation with her father.
“Why?” she burst out suddenly. “Why couldn’t I have stayed with you instead of her?”
“You know why,” he said softly. “The estate–”
“I would rather have been with you.”
“I know that, and so did your mother. That’s why she…”
“Why she what?” She stared at him, half-remembered overheard conversations flitting through her mind. “She refused to let you see me.”
“That… I called her a bitch yesterday; I need something stronger.”
“She did it for your own good.”
“Maureena does nothing for anyone’s good but her own.”
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