[you may view this piece in its entirety at avenier.org] Starfighter © M. Palumbo/HamletMachine.
It's not the way that I intended for things to go. It's just the way they did. Maybe I could have changed them if I'd wanted to, maybe not. That's not really the point. I liked it. Maybe too much. I still like it. More than I should. At least, I think... maybe more than I should.
I watched the greens and reds of the access panels catch on the sharp angles of his features. Light shone through the grill of the catwalk, and my gut gave a nervous twist