Following the events of Symbiosis, Jena Morane finds something lurking deep in unexplored space.Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Re-released short story, the series has a strong sales record.
The sun shone brightly in the clear blue sky, casting rays of silver light down upon the tops of pine trees that swayed in the wind. A line of them stood like vigilant sentinels, spreading shade across the green field.
Jena Morane watched them with fascination.
Behind her, a curving city street flowed like a river around houses that were hidden behind their own foliage. Through contact with her Nassai, she could feel people walking along the sidewalk. A pair of teenage girls if their silhouettes were any indication. The Holy Companion himself could not have made a more picturesque setting.
Dressed in black pants and a matching t-shirt, Jena stood with hands clasped behind her back. “How long am I going to have to stay here?” she asked of the man approaching from her left.
“You don't like it?”
Jena pursed her lips, turning her face up to the sky. She blinked when sunlight hit her eyes. “To be honest, I don't,” she muttered. “There's something a little too perfect about Belos.”
The man wore white pants and a black t-shirt, keeping his eyes downcast as he approached. “Jena, Jena, Jena,” he said, shaking his head. “You know what our friends from Earth would call this?”
“I suspect you'll tell me.”
“They have a beautiful little phrase,” Nate Calarin said. “They call it Digging up the Garden of Eden.”