Lone Wolf is book 1 in my sci-fi series. Set in the year 3032, mankind has ventured into space and made a home. Three entities control the galaxy: The Navigation Guild, The Mining Guild and The Galactic Marines. Matilda Dulac is a member of the Mining Guild. Her ship, stationed in deep space, has an emergency and Wil VanLipsig responds. Unfortunately, there’s trouble between Wil and the ship’s captain, Marc. They fight and Matilda is forced to break it up by threatening to shoot one, or the other, or both.
“Could you maybe?” Wil gestured to the point of her weapon, motioning down.
Lowering the barrel, she kept her eyes on him. “Colonel VanLipsig, I’m required to quote you Guild Regulation 516 A, which states….”
“I know what the hell it states, Commander. Let’s pretend you quoted to me about unprovoked attacks on a fellow Guild member. Only he started it and I’m not Guild. I just transport stuff.”
“Why?” she demanded.
“Cause I’m nice.” His tone was petulant, his stare defiant.
“And damn well paid,” Marc added, his voice harsh and raw.
“Yeah, well that….” Wil said with an offhand shrug.
© 2016 Dellani Oakes