"You could be, without some control," Ravindra said.
"Huh. And what about that stupid war machine? What sort of idiot would make a weapon as inefficient as a human body? Can't fly, can't turn, can't do any damned thing worth doing."
Chuckling, Ravindra released her. "Yes, my dear, you're right. So… what now?"
"That was a crashing waste of time, wasn't it?" They passed through the crumbling archway back into the street. "Now? We get off this dump of a world and…" Morgan sidestepped to avoid a uniformed woman on the footpath, "…sorry. Then we head for Torreno. There's sure to be some clues in the central library."
Ellen watched them as they entered an autocab, which disappeared into the heavy air.
Bloody Selwood. She'd walked around her, said sorry. Ellen had worried for a moment, that she would be recognized, that Selwood would detect her as another Supertech. She should have known better. Nobody ever recognized her, especially not the famous Morgan Selwood. Ellen had just been another junior Supertech, hovering around the edges of whatever it was Selwood did, easily ignored, easily overlooked.
The man she was with, though. It had been worth the risk, just to get a better look at him. What a man. He was even more impressive in the flesh, with a beautiful, deep voice, smooth as dark chocolate.The other man was no slouch, either, lithe and graceful as a dancer. She hadn't understood the language they spoke, but Selwood had said 'Torreno'.
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Greta van der Rol loves writing fast-paced, action-packed science fiction with a large dollop of good old, healthy romance. Her novel Morgan's Choice was in the top 100 best sellers for space opera on Amazon for several months. But she writes other genres, too. Her historical novel To Die a Dry Death was awarded the bronze medal for historical fiction in the 2011 eLit Awards and her latest work, Black Tiger, is a paranormal romance. Greta lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavours.