Sean Kennedy - Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy - Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy

Author:Sean Kennedy [Kennedy, Sean]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Published: 0101-01-01T00:00:00+00:00

LADY BARTHOLOMEW ran down the stairs, most unbecomingly for a

woman of her status, pulling on her gloves. At the bottom of the staircase, she paused for breath, and it was at that moment that Albert realized she was most scandalously wearing men’s breeches. “Lady Bartholomew!” he cried.

She looked up from her gloves, frazzled, and adjusted the small travel hat upon her head. “Yes, Albert?” “What are you wearing?”

Bart looked down at herself. “What does it look like?” “Breeches!” Albert could hardly get the word out.

“Why, yes, they are. If I have to travel, Albert, I wish to be comfortable.” “Travel, Madam?”

“Yes, Albert. And you’re coming with me.”

He couldn’t have looked more horrified, even if she had told him that as well as wearing breeches she would be forcing him to change into a hoop skirt. “Where are we going?”

“Jazille and Ezra are in trouble. We must go to them.” “Those ruffians!” he spluttered.

She glared at him. “My friends.”

“Pardon me, Lady Bart—”

“I certainly don’t pardon you, Albert,” she said, as haughtily and as freely as her social status expected of her. It helped in situations such as this when she had to buck convention. “And I don’t mind you speaking out of turn, especially as I know you actually quite like Jazille and Ezra.”

“Be that as it may, exactly where are we going?”

Bart checked her reflection in the mirror. “Settler’s Pass.” “That’s an outlaw town!”

“Then pack accordingly for danger and adventure!” She turned and gave him her most beguiling smile. “I know I have.” Albert almost fainted as she drew up the side of her jacket and revealed a holster containing a laser pistol. “Madam!”

“And look at this!” she instructed, bending down to unzip her boot and display a long hunting knife. Her hat slipped on her head, and as she came back up, she frowned. “Perhaps when you go to change, Albert, because you should be comfortable for the journey, you can fetch me my flying cap and goggles. I believe this hat will prove to be most unsuitable.” She unpinned the headwear in question and handed it to him.

He took it from her with a slight bow. “Yes, Lady Bartholomew.” “Oh, Albert?”

“Yes, Madam?”

There was a mischievous glint in her eye. “We may be on a

rescue mission, but that’s not to say we can’t have some fun!” “As you wish, Madam. I’ll bring my Winchester Sure-Laser.”

Bart clapped her hands with unrestrained glee and went to see about getting her trunks loaded. TWO injured men made their way as fast as they could across the rapidly heating desert floor. The morning sun was just beginning to rise above the canyon walls, and those walls were starting to offer little relief from the glare.

Icarus skidded to a stop and leaned against the rock wall. “I just need to rest a moment,” he wheezed.

Ezra turned and came back alongside him. “I thought you wanted to get as far away as possible from the ship?”

“I do,” Icarus panted angrily. “I also have a hole in my belly that’s telling me to stop.


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