by William Mangieri
What security is there in the loyalty of slaves?
Gladius has served his Betelgeusean owners faithfully since he was first abducted from Taurus, but he's about to find out that loyalty isn't always a two way street, and not all slaves are willing to settle for their lot. Maybe he’s not as bull-headed as he appears.
"Gladius" is a short, speculative fiction.