Lily is a member of the scout team searching for the colony lost 400 years earlier. They have found two men, Brent and Conley, who must be the descendants of the original colonists. Their customs have changed and communication has been tricky at times. Here, Brent has been injured, and there seems to be a slight misunderstanding.
There was a groan from Brent
as he turned his head. “He’s in pain,” Lily remarked quietly. “I can cure
She selected a needle and
filled the syringe. She held the injector up to check the dose, and leaned
toward Brent. Suddenly, her arm was seized in a vice-like grip.
“No!” Conley cried
Lily stared at his angry
face, “I want to give him an analgesic to dull the pain. What did you think I
His expression relaxed a
little, but his grip on her arm did not loosen. “Leg broken, Brent cannot walk.
“Oh, we can’t leave him here.
He would die,” she relied automatically. Then, she had a horrific thought, “Did
you think I was going to kill Brent?”
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