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Blind Eyes: Chapter 2Blind Eyes: Chapter 2 by BeJuled
2. Normal Day, Irregular Life
They were looking again. Staring without reservation. Mocking her with their eyes.
Mali'dekna snarled quietly under her mask. It was just a breath apparatus. It hid her "grotesque" face, but it made her look ridiculous.
It really was a futile attempt. Her distinctive bony crest, fleshy 'dreads', 7'1" height, near red amber eyes, and diverse skin already set her apart from all in the room. It was a constant battle with irritation. She was so, so very different than them.
She heard a snicker from behind her. She didn't even bother listening in, having no doubt it was about her again.
She steadied her breathing in an attempt to not become angry. Her adoptive cousin said time and time again that
Blind Eyes: Chapter 1Blind Eyes: Chapter 1 by VortassianChick
In the dead space between planetary systems, hardly any of the light from the local star made it there. The bright pinprick was almost indistinguishable from the vast number of stars. Dormant comets moved slowly at the solstice of their orbit around the star, dark and silent. Among them, one artificial body stood out. Just as silent as the comets, the lone ship coasted on autopilot, scanning the nearby system idly.
Inside the dim cockpit, a solitary Yaut'ja dozed in the captain's chair. Just as his head was starting to loll back, a low frequency alert went off and brought him to attention. He tapped a few keys lightly and the nearest star streamed to the visor screen dangling in front of him.
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Blind Eyes: Chapter 4Blind Eyes: Chapter 4 by BeJuled
An alert flashed up on her goggle screen. Damn, that was fast, she thought. She was approaching Key West already.
Shifting gears to descend, she watched the tropical looking islands come into view. This place had been her home as long as she could remember. It was warm all year round and wet. She loved it.
It hadn't changed much in the last century as far as she knew. It hadn't adopted the common one hundred story plus buildings, staying relatively untouched by most of the world.
As she kept descending, her cycle soared over the tourist attractions and restaurants she saw every day. They stopped abruptly as the shallow ocean opened out for a few more seconds. Circling the nearest island she called home, she slowe