- Expected Jun 6, 2019
Hickory fingered the glittering crucifix dangling from her neck. The priceless jewel had been presented to Talya, her great grandmother and the first female to join the Alien Corps. She wore it as a talisman of sorts, but it was more than a lucky charm. It represented a connection with a heroic past and provided inspiration for her future.
She looked into the expectant faces of her friends and the others around the table.
Her heart sank. None of them really believed there was a God, except maybe Jess. Perhaps they were right.
Perhaps there was no God and the quest that had driven the Alien Corps for almost a century was based on a fallacy, the prophesy that the Son of God would be seen on distant worlds a forgery, and everything she'd striven for in the last ten years absolutely pointless.
The Admiral shifted in his seat and glanced at Jess and Gareth. "Hickory, what do you say. Are you good to go?"