Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday taster 38: Parallel Slip

Hello everybody and welcome to a new Thursday Taster! 
Please don't forget to check on the other tasters, you can find the list here.
 I'm trying to get new pictures. I really like the concept of this one. I'm still wondering what kind of cover I want. Ok truth is I have huge covers issues, too many stories (finished or half finished) and zero attempt at cover except for my vampire story, did you check those out? Pretty pathetic! Anyway I think today's pics is pretty awesome and let go back to our story. Because Frederique is with Lieutenant Fin so we don't really want to miss that. 

I don't know why but it crossed my mind that she was just hinting me about his name, but somehow it couldn't be possible.
"Good evening," Fin answered passing his hand in his rather long black hair.
Somehow, he didn't fit the image I had of a lieutenant with the short hair cut, a prejudice from my universe. You see, it's a little be hard to forget everything you know from your universe to be able to fit in a new one.
"I came to look for you, Captain," he said, stating the obvious.
"Is there a problem lieutenant?" I asked.
"Hum, no, just, people were asking why you weren't at dinner," he said.
"Oh, I hope you didn't eat everything, I'm starving," I answered.
He threw me a strange look and I realized that I needed to be more careful about what I was saying.
"I'm sorry for being late, would you accompany me to dinner, lieutenant?" I asked.
That was not really what a captain should have sounded like and I would need to study my vocabulary if I was to step into his world more often, but that was the best I could do.
"Yes, captain," Lieutenant Fin answered.
I thought Fin was a strange name and I wondered what was his given name, it didn't really suit him.
He let me pass in front of him in the corridor before turning around and walking next to me. There were little lights illuminating the corridor on both sides on the ceiling and on the floor against the walls. The walls were metal grey and I could feel the coldness coming from them. In the void outside, the temperature had to be close to nothing. I had never thought I would see the inside of a spaceship with my own eyes. It seemed like coming out of a movie.
"I... Captain, I would like to thank you, for trusting me earlier," Lieutenant Fin said.
"I can recognize value to a plan of action when I see a good one," I said.
"Indeed, I'm sorry," Lieutenant Fin answered.
It was strange, I was under the impression that I knew him from before. Maybe before being a captain.
"You have always been so bright," I ventured.
He looked at me with a smile. I had touched the right spot.
"Someone I can truly rely on," I said.
I wanted to keep looking at him but I was so unsure of myself, in this universe, in this body. How could the world have become so different? Or was it already different for a long time, had that split occurred way before I was born, maybe in the antiquity but my parents were still born and still met each other and I was born too? That would put my theory about the universes I could reach splitting at my birth only in jeopardy. But I couldn't afford to think about that now, I had a lieutenant with deep brown eyes to take care of and I needed to memorize my way to the cafeteria and as much details as possible about this world if I had to come back again.
"Michelle, I..." Fin started bending a bit in front of me.
"Good evening, Captain," Tucker said emerging from a room on the right in front of us. 

Damn Tucker! What the hell is he doing here?

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  1. I like how you deal with the technological differences between this world and ours, or you start to. I'd wondered about that. Great build up with Fin. Look forward to seeing more.

  2. A very good piece. I'm looking forward to next week's.

  3. Damn it, Tucker, I wanted to know what Fin was going to say! Great excerpt, Linda!

  4. I want to know too about Tucker. I'm really enjoying this story, Linda. Great taster