If you aren’t aware already, it’s SFFS’s 4th birthday this week, and so we’ve got a bumper lineup of snippets for you all to read. Please grab a coffee and take some time to have a look at what we’ve got in store for you.
Last week, my snippet from Takeover Bid gave us a glimpse of the interior of the Nuren, the massive interplanetary cruiser my hero (Terren) and heroine (Layni) board near the beginning of the story. This week, we meet Frelix Mantuso, maître d’ of the Cranz Lounge on board the Nuren, and a friend of Terren’s. So, without further ado, we pick up where we left off last week:
“dal Nadhi! Grand to see you! Do come inside and take a seat! It’ll be your favourite, of course!”
Terren would have shaken his head if he could move. Instead, he settled for a wry grin – more for his own benefit than Frelix’s, considering Frelix wouldn’t be able to see. As it was, he was plastered up against the rock hard frame of the jovial Frelix. Feebly he tried to exert some pressure to extract himself from the embrace, but instead, he sensed himself being steered in whatever direction Frelix desired. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before Frelix deposited him in a chair at a table with a view of the stars beyond the bulkhead. He inhaled deeply and wriggled his extremities a bit, surreptitiously, to ensure blood still flowed to them.
Frelix squeezed his bulk into another chair and hailed a waiter over. The lanky boy arrived before Terren could blink twice. “One of order 365, drinks to arrive yesterday.”
Ok, so there isn’t all that much about Frelix just yet. I’ll try and pop back in next weekend with some more.
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