Moonstrike Ch. 11 - RelationsRhea groaned and rolled over. Her eyes felt glued shut, but there was a sibilant hissing coming from somewhere, then a dog's whine. Blinking, she rubbed her eyes and stretched, then levered herself to her elbows. "Huh... who?"Moonstrike Ch. 11 - Relations by Tikatu
"I'm sorry, sweetheart." Her father's voice woke her a little bit more. "I've been trying to coax Bodie here out for a walk. It's nearly noon..."
"Noon?" Rhea turned to look at her alarm clock. The blue numbers shone an accusing 11:46 at her, and with another groan, she flopped back down on the bed. "God, how long did I sleep?"
"As long as you needed, too, I'd say," Jeff replied with a chuckle. "Jet lag is a pain in the ass, isn't it?"
"Yeah, especially when you add the IDL to the mix." She pulled back the covers and swung her feet over the side of the bed. "Bodie, go."
The dog looked up at her, and she made a shooing motion. "Go, Bodie. Go w
Moonstrike Ch. 10 - Homecoming"TRAC 0004, requesting permission to land."Moonstrike Ch. 10 - Homecoming by Tikatu
"Permission granted, and welcome home, all of you. Come join us in the dining room when you're ready."
Rhea smiled. "See you in a bit, Dad, and thanks." She looked over to John. "Dining room, at this hour? Sounds like the boys went out."
"Sure does. Not only that, they haven't been home that long, either. Wonder what went down." John surveyed his instruments, bringing the jet low over the water, heading for the landing strip. He flipped a switch. "Tin-Tin, we're making final approach."
"Thank you, John." Tin-Tin's voice filtered into the cockpit. "Everything's secured back here."
"F-A-B," John replied, grinning. Rhea glanced upwards, shook her head a little, then turned her gaze to watch the tarmac roll up towards the plane.
They touched down smoothly, and the jet slowed as it approached the smaller hangar door, which was already open
Moonstrike Ch. 9 - RescueThe danger zone...Moonstrike Ch. 9 - Rescue by Tikatu
"How do you think we should handle this, Scott?" Virgil and Gordon stood beside Mobile Control, waiting for instructions.
Scott rubbed his chin. "We're going to have to attack this from below the boy's position. Grab him from there and pull him down into a tunnel." He glanced up at the gathering storm clouds. "I've plotted the best route for the Mole, but we can't get it too close. You'll have to dig to get to the drainpipe, then use the lasers to cut a hole."
"Do you think there'll be working room in the pipe for head and shoulders?" Gordon was already wearing his protective suit, and had his bright orange hard hat under one arm.
"Don't think so, Gordon. From what the camera shows, there was enough room for little Jintao to slide in easily, but not much more. It's a miracle that he got caught by that root. Otherwise he would have fallen the entire length of the pipe."
Just changed the email address here at Deviant. Slowly changing a LOT of emails over as Microsoft is ending the ability to link Outlook email accounts. I understand how much better that will be for security, but I came to rely heavily on the linked accounts (I have five!) and this is my way of protesting--though I also gave them feedback that I didn't like their action. I've had one of these email addresses since 1999!
So, some new gmail accounts are up and most of my email is redirected there. I'll have to change some business accounts to my remaining msn/outlook address; I'm keeping that one because, frankly, there are too many businesses for me to go change! I'm also thinking about installing Thunderbird (if I can find my password etc. for that). In any case, I expect to be deleting three of my Outlook/MSN/Hotmail accounts.