The Charmer of Souls
4. The Charmer of Souls
i. Hell on Wings
Things flew through the sky at our battered rocket. We hadn't reported in a week and apparently we'd missed the news about a full on battle with the Satellite Lords, who had one of our great Northwest cities under siege, tiring it out with rotating attacks.
“This is hot work!” Tando exclaimed, trying to maneuver the craft through smoke and cloud, all the while dodging rays firing from enemy ships. “What's got into them?”
I sat beside him in the cockpit, working the guns, trying with all my might to catch some of the camouflaged enemy ships that screamed past “Maybe we're just been out of the war for too long and we're getting rusty?”
“Speak for yourself, Cylas,” Tando said. “I can't help it if you took a vacation or two while we were captured.”
Swarms of sk