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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one.)
Picking up from last week, and again editing parts of the section to make is sort of fit.
“I understand that you bought your ship second hand?”
“I did.” She felt a growing sense of suspicion; he had apparently done a great deal of research just for an apology.
“I would like to buy it from you.”
“And why would I sell it to you?”
“Because I would pay it off and get you out from under the loan.”
“I’m sorry, Mr. Staunton, but this ship is my business venture. I’m not starting over buying another just to assuage your conscience.”
“Let me finish, Miss Swann. I want to buy this one – get you out from under the loan – and give you another ship – bigger, brand new, straight off the assembly line. No strings attached. Say, a StarRunner? Customized to your specifications?”
More red flags: StarRunners were several steps up from her current make of ship and were the top of the line for both freight runs and cruisers.