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The Galaxii Series Omnibus 1 By Christina Engela Characters: 5367

Updated: 2018-06-29 12:02

That made things complicated. The nullifier mean that Antares couldn't send marines over to board the Corsair ship…it also meant they couldn't use the transmatter to just shift them out. Nullifiers were standard security devices used in most military brigs, prisons and other places of detention to prevent rescue or escape of prisoners by means of outside accomplices. If they did try to beam them out, the nullifiers would scramble any attempt to lock onto them. They'd end up leaving bits of them behind. No, that wouldn't do at all.

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When Mykl came to, he found himself lying on something soft, almost velvety. It felt quite comfortable, really. If it weren't for the memory of almost dying that stung him to alertness, he might have just turned over and tried to go back to sleep. He opened his eyes, wondering why he was still alive, let alone still in one piece. He was lying on a padded purple velvet bench, which seemed to run along the walls of the room, except near the video screen and bar. He blinked. Everything seems a little blurry. He tried to sit up. As he moved, the motion made his chest and back throb mercilessly. He uttered an involuntary groan. Then he heard a male voice chide him.

"Uh – uh." It said, "Lie still."

He sat up halfway, eyes pinched tightly shut with the effort and pain of sitting up, then fell back onto the velvet bench. Then he looked around again, and waited for his eyes to focus properly. The bar was ornamental, and was decorated with lots of heavy gilding. About thirty or so shiny steel ships bells hung in rows from the wall behind it – differ

ad subsided sufficiently to do so.

"The make of your body armor." Blachart continued, passing the dumbfounded Mykl a glass of the inky fluid. "Drink this – it'll help."

Mykl looked at the glass with suspicion.

"Come on, take it." Blachart encouraged him. "If I wanted to kill you, I would've pushed you out an airlock."

Mykl took it.

"Good ol' Corbex." Blachart continued in a friendly tone, taking a sip from his own glass before sitting down on the bench adjacent the one Mykl lay on. "Saved me more than once."

He looked at the contents of his glass, sniffed it, and looked at it. To say it was strong stuff would be an understatement. It felt like the fumes really were curling his nose hairs! He pushed aside the old jokes surfacing in his mind about the bottle having to be Teflon-lined just to store it. The other silently motioned for him to drink it. He took a sip and waited for something horrible to happen. It didn't. Then he had another. A warm comforting feeling began to spread through his body, radiating outward from his stomach area.

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