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Adventures in the ‘Verse – Through the Looking Glass 1.02

cop_av“Sòngyáng shì wŭng Shénfù,” Copper said as he closed the door, sequestering himself in his prayer closet. “Praise be to God.” The room he used for prayer was, at one time, a refrigerated storage area, inside of a small storeroom outside of Looking Glass’ infirmary.

When he’d come aboard ship to become its medic, they’d offered him his choice of the guest berths. Instead, he’d taken over the small storeroom, moved in a single bed and some modest furniture, and emptied out the broken-down refrigeration unit. A Shepherd’s quarters didn’t need to be anything opulent, and the berths, while far from majestic, were better served for transporting paying customers.

He knelt in front of the utility ottoman that he’d stripped down and turned into a makeshift altar, and lowered his head...

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Adventures in the ‘Verse – Through the Looking Glass 1.01

dru_av“Wong ba Dun.” Durden Kokezaru sighed the stale recycled air of the suit, shaking his head as he tried jamming the panel back into place. It didn’t budge much.

“That good?” The crackled voice bounced around inside the hermetic bubble.

“Conduit’s shredded completely.” Again he worked at budging the misshapen hunk of metal back into place. “I managed to rig some of the wiring back up, but…”

“Radar keeps blinking out.”

“Right.”

“It’s enough to get us a push us in the right direction.”

With the gentlest of nudges, Dru floated back from the ship’s hull. The blackness of space filled the horizon past the Looking Glass’s bow. There was nothing, and it was all around them. There was comfort in that. He looked back down at the jagged gash pulled up from the hull...

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