Cold Fear [An 'Other Worlds' Story]
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by Stevie Woods
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Science Fiction
Description: On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation--Other Worlds--has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Joshua Marsden and Lieutenant Matthew Ronson, who are part of one of the survey teams.
Dropping through the atmosphere to land on Theta for their latest survey, the ship is disabled by a strange energy force and crashes in an immense ice field. Matt awakens in the debris of the control room to find Josh and Dennis injured and the ship badly damaged.
Matt does what he can for his colleagues and attempts to repair the tear to the ship's skin. But the men struggle to keep warm in the freezing temperatures, and when they discover their comm-unit isn't working, it becomes a fight for their very survival...
Genres: Gay / Science Fiction / Futuristic / Action / Adventure / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: March 2012
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [69 KB]
Reading time: 42-58 min.
"What the hell happened? And why is it so damn cold?"
"Not quite sure what happened, except that we crashed in what looks like an ice field."
"Crashed? Ice field? There was no ice field where we planned to landEwasn't one for thousands of miles."
"Yeah, but somehow you found one."
"I'd have an answer for that except I can't think with this constant drum roll in my head."
"I know, Josh. I can give you a painkiller."
"Let's hold that in reserve." I sighed. With those things, the cure can be worse than the pain. I glanced around at the mess that had once been the control room. "Where's Dennis?"
"In the rear compartment. I'm afraid he's hurt, too. He's still out."
I tried to sit up, and Matt helped me lean back against part of the console. "What's wrong with Dennis?"
"Head injuryEdoesn't look good. There's been a fair amount of bleeding, but it had clotted before I found him. There's something else, too. The cold isn't just because we crashed in this ice field. There's a breach in the rear bay." Matt sighed. "I patched it as best as I could, but I'm not an engineer."
Matt handed me a jacket as he spoke and helped me struggle into it. He then passed me a pair of gloves and I swiftly pulled those on. He pulled the blankets that had covered me when I was flat out on the deck up around me.
"What happened when you reported in?"
"Ah, I haven't. I couldn't get anything from the comm. The main console seems to be dead."
"What? Fuck!" I tried to get my head around everything he'd said. No question, though, we were up shit creek without a paddle.