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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.
“Why are you so interested in buying my ship? And more importantly, why was I being fired on yesterday? ‘Misunderstanding’ or not, it was deliberate or else they would have responded when I hailed them.”
His annoyance was obvious, but only for a brief moment before his suave expression returned. “The former owner of your ship was carrying something for my company.”
“Really? If that was the case, if it was a legal cargo the arresting agency would have contacted your company when they confiscated the ship. Derring Hessen was arrested for smuggling marjicia root. Surely your company isn’t involved in anything like that? Besides, my ship was thoroughly searched before I left Pendelia Four. Apparently Planetary Investigations thought that I had something to do with the explosion that destroyed Vastyne’s, so whatever your people thought was on board, isn’t.”
Furious didn’t come close to describing the look that flashed across his face.
“Thank you for your very generous offer, Mr. Staunton, but my ship is not for sale.”