Free Download of : Mission To Zila – Charlene Newcomb
The room was dark, lit only by the soft glow of medical equipment. Its hum was the only sound that broke the silence.
Alex felt exhausted. Her body movements seemed sluggish. Her head ached. How did I get here, she wondered. Where am I?
There was a movement outside the door. She sensed a familiar presence, as if someone thought about entering the room but was frightened away. Then, another pair of footsteps echoed through the corridor. The door into the room slid open. A sudden stream of light caused her to squint at the figure who approached the bedside. She could just make out the insignia of a captain in the Imperial Navy.
“Alexandra?” he called, his voice so distant.
“Where am I?” she asked, barely able to form the words.
“You’re on the Judicator.”
“What?” Alex looked up into the face standing over the bed. She recognized Captain Brandei.
“Don’t you remember what happened?” he asked.
She shook her head slowly.
“Your fighter was hit, then caught in our tractor beam.”
“Your father doesn’t know he raised a traitor to the Empire.”
“No!” Alex sat straight up in bed. Her heart pounded as she gasped for air. Her eyes darted around the room. There was no medical equipment, no Captain Brandei. She was in her dorm at the University.
She fell back on the pillow and stared at the ceiling. Was it just a dream? Me? Flying a starfighter? Captured by an Imperial Star Destroyer!
Could this be a vision of her future? Would the New Republic come to Garos IV? And would she work with them to free this world she called home? That’s what she had always lived for…….
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