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Silent Blade: The GambleChau Sara shone like a jewel, glittering and coruscating in the
system's sun rays. The beauty from space belied the devastation that lay on
the surface. A devastation that Sergeant McCall and his marines were
"Quite a sight, ain't it Sarge?" one of the marines piped
up. McCall didn't answer, continuing to look out at the glass desert in
front of him.
"Used to be sand dunes, it did." McCall said to himself.
"Sand dunes for miles. Until them friggin' Protoss turned up and torched
"Yeah, we know that Sarge, tell us somethin' we don't
"There was an oasis over there" he said absentmindedly,
pointing at a spot where the faceted glass dipped into a hollow. "Used to
go there in the evenin's. Try out Pa's old R/C hovercraft. Had lots of
fun chasin' the birds until Blake dropped the control in the water."
McCall's mouth moved in the ghost of a smile, before setting back into a
grim line. "Gone now, though"
One of the marines came up beside McCall, raising his
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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