GENRE: Science Fiction
“Could you kill someone if I asked you to?” Anastassia Delyn thrummed her fingers on the table between us.
“You mean, if they attacked you?” I’d accepted the job of acting as her bodyguard, but I didn’t see myself as a thug.
She sat back, shifting her long, black armored coat. “Vayen, you’ve worked in security for several years now. Surely you understand the necessity of taking preemptive measures.”
Could I pull the trigger if the planetary advisor to the entire Narvan System told me to?
Having reached head of security two years ago, I had little hope of further promotion. My future with Sonia and the life we planned to share together didn’t hold much promise beyond mediocrity. Though I was sure I owed this interview to the fact Delyn had been my dead brother’s fiancé, I couldn’t have dreamed of a bigger break.
“Yes, of course.”
“Good. First order of business.” Her human mind opened a telepathic connection to mine. The light-skinned face of a Caltessian with white hair past his shoulders and a determined gleam in his eyes popped into my head. “If you see this man, kill him.”
“Not a problem.” I’d waited for orders to kill one of them for years.
“Second.” She pulled a gun from inside her coat and slid it across the table. “Once he finds out you work for me, he’ll want to kill you too.”
Great. From bodyguard, to thug, to target all in less than an hour.