Published by Royce Day at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Royce Day
Smashwords Edition, License Notes
Thank you for downloading this free ebook. You are welcome to share it with your friends. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercial, provided the book remains in its complete original form. If you enjoyed this book, please return to Shamshwords.com to discover other works by this author. Thank you for your support.
Dick brushed at the folds of his blue flight suit, checking for non-existent lint. The creases were so straight that they might have been ironed with a steamroller. The pin at his breast reflected the morning sun brightly.
As he examined himself, he wondered if he shouldn’t have put his Air Force uniform on instead. But no, his flight suit was more a part of himself, like the olive drab g-suit he wore when he flew T-38s, than any formal uniform. Better to wear something familiar and comfortable today of all days.
When he reached the end of the runway, Virgil was already there, slumped down in a lawn chair, dressed in his usual khaki pants and golf shirt, which was as close to a uniform as he’d tolerate nowadays. A small cooler sat beside him, and four empty beer cans were scattered at his feet.