[Author’s Note: I’m not dead! Many apologies, I intended to take a break from this story after pushing myself to get three chapters out in December, but I didn’t intend to be away so long. Back on board now, though, so enjoy!]
Chapter 43: And My Theater Never Closes…
La Fin de Toute
(formerly Galactica Palace)
37th Floor - Library/Security Center
The grating buzz of an alarm woke Labyrinth Commander Eas from her sleep. Perplexed, she opened her eyes and swiped the air with one fingertip. A dozen scrolling lines of holographic text flared before her, throwing her pale face into shadow.
It wasn't a system failure or an intruder alert; those would have been loud and grating enough to rouse her in an instant. Nor was it a summons from Joker, for that would do the same. No, the largest and most prominent status update came from the Merry-Go-Round.
All power to it had been shut down.