Alright ladies and gents. Stop threatening to hurt, maim or kill me. David is safe and his usual loveable self. Here is the new chapter one (which was chapter 3).
Dirk Benedict blinked. Eyes opened or closed it didn’t matter. Inky blackness swirled around him, crept inside his skull. He clasped the headlamp on his helmet. Cold metal cut into his palm, but he didn’t flick the switch. Didn’t shed light on the people around him.
Dirk resisted the urge to plug his ears. Scaring the people was a necessary evil. Just for a bit. Just until they saw the wisdom of his words.
“If everyone could please stay calm.” Doctor Mavis Spanner spoke clearly in the void. “We’ll have the lights on in a minute.”
He swallowed hard. Unlike some of the others, he liked the Doctor. She was a smart cookie and seemed to genuinely care about people, but she was on the wrong side. And he couldn’t stand by while corruption ran rampant and destroyed what was left of humanity.
He’d already paid the price once; he wouldn’t pay it again.
Even if some folks had to be sacrificed.