Star Frontier: Hindsight Part II by Hamish Spiers

This week in our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase is the second half of Hamish Spiers’ contribution. Don’t forget that all of Hamish’s books are available as paperbacks and ebooks, and all can be previewed on their respective Amazon pages as well.

But what about the: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The author acknowledges the trademarked status and trademark owners of various products referenced in the following works of fiction, which have been used without permission. The publication/use of these trademarks is not authorized, associated with, or sponsored by the trademark owners. Some stories in this showcase contain adult themes, so reader caution is advised.

Star Frontier: Hindsight Part II by Hamish Spiers

“I’m all right, Father,” Laila said, crying a little from the emotion she felt at seeing her father in such a state and blushing from the embarrassment his repeated embraces caused her. “The medics said I was in very little danger.”

“I thought that you had been taken from me. That I would never see you again.”

“But I’m all right.” Laila hesitated for a moment as she looked at Jarekeiv. Despite the fact that it was she who had been unconscious in the medical bay for the past three days, it was her father who looked the worse for wear. His posture, once so proud and erect, was now slumped and defeated. He was even noticeably thinner and his gaze had lost all of its former strength. He looked worn and haggard.

Laila reached to him, placing one hand gently on his cheek. “I’m all right, Father. Do you understand? It’s all right. And tomorrow, we will reach Saeban. Then we will be able to decide what course we shall take.” She turned around. “Isn’t that right, Mother?”

“That’s right,” Katraezyna said with a cheerful smile. “We’ll be all right.”

“And there was nothing for us back home, Father,” Laila insisted. “I know you tried to hide it from me but it was as plain to me as to you and Mother that the life we had there was over. War or no war, this is where we will forge our future – and, Father, it matters little how terrible the Levarc may be. No war lasts forever.”

“Laila’s right,” Katraezyna rejoined. “Jarekeiv, we will find a way to rebuild what we have lost.”

Neither Katraezyna nor her daughter noticed it immediately but later they realised that after he had told Laila how worried he had been, Jarekeiv did not say a word all day. Or the next…

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