“Since the arm's replacement, Subject Y0XT37 has started to destabilise at an alarming rate. Would you like us to terminate it now, or should it be used as another test run for Project Kuron, Lieutenant Hepta?” The technician handed Hepta the data pad. He skimmed the words and vitals; he couldn't tell what was wrong, and it would be a lie to say he cared an iota either.
“Prepare it for a test run. I will make sure it doesn't escape.”
All Shiro wants to do is see the sun again.
Is that too much to ask?
For Shiro Ship Week day 7: Sun/Moon
- Part 1 of Defects
“Commander Sendak has been found dead. I thought I should let you know.” Ladnok stared at him, and he offered a curt nod.
“Thank you, Commander.”
“Hepta,” she started, “know that the High Priestess will make sure the Paladins pay for this.”
“How did he?”
“Are you sure you want to know?”
“Yes. Please, Ladnok, tell me.” He offered a softer look at her, and she took a sharp breath in.
“You won't like what I have to say.”
Hepta doesn't take Sendak's death well. At all.
Kuron becomes the focus of all of Hepta's feelings, and the Paladins are going to pay for everything they've put Hepta through.
They stole his love, his obsession, his god from him before he could let Sendak know how he felt.
- Part 2 of Defects