A Matter of Race and Character: Chapter 22A Matter of Race and CharacterA Matter of Race and Character: Chapter 221 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
IN THE DEEP END
Engineer Daniels Quarters, Anapondus, Gellix – 06:00 UTC – 2nd February 2183 CE
Gabby didn't get much sleep that night. The light shining into her room through the photochromic smart glass was almost constant. Gabby tried burying her head under the duvet but that did little good. She tossed fitfully in the chilled room as she listened to the sound of the storm raging away outside. When at last the storm abated and she finally drifted off, her slumber was interrupted by a buzzing sound. After a few seconds, her brain finally registered it as a door bell. Someone was outside her room. The bell rang again, becoming more insistent. Reluctantly, she crawled out from under the duvet. The heating was still off and she pulled the bedding tightly around her shoulders as she padded towards the door, her feet swaddled in th
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A Matter of Race and Character: Chapter 21A Matter of Race and CharacterA Matter of Race and Character: Chapter 212 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
COLD AS HELL
Gabby awoke shivering.
The cold was all-encompassing, leaching away heat from her skin and seeping into her very bones. There was the sound of chattering in the dark. It took her a moment to realise it was her teeth. Gabby's curled fists felt like blocks of ice. Her hands shook; her teeth rattled, and her whole body was shaking uncontrollably. She opened her eyes to get an idea of where she was; it didn't seem to do any good. Darkness surrounded her. There were no lights or shadows, no contrast to the all-encompassing black shroud. For a moment, she was afraid she'd gone blind. Slowly, her other senses took up the slack. She could feel something covering her; a course fabric pressed down on her front and around her body, making her back itch – A blanket of some kind?
The ground was uncomfortable beneath her (at least she now knew she was lying down). She shifted position slightly and a jagged p