Shadow Emperor of Phobos
Copyright 2010 Tara Loughead
For Dave Cockrum
The Martian Moon War, Part One
Bulays slung the rifle over her shoulder as she exited the shuttle. "We have to slog through rocky desert, even though we're invited?" Asked the tall blonde woman in desert gear and boots.
"Yes, part of the little games he likes to play," replied Ghaavn, her shorter partner. "Test of worthiness, and all that."
"Right, let's get on with it then." She said.
The shorter, darker man looked out over the hazardous sandy terrain. "Today's sport will involve a Martian shadowcat."
"Pretty rare beastie, isn't it?"
"Yes, but some still live on Phobos. The Thaumoforming has actually been beneficial for them."