Novel: An oddball group of astronauts are sent into the unknown with little experience and problems ranging from minor to Ursa Major. Will the crew of the Celestion-5 go down in history as humanity's first travelers to Neptune, or will lousy luck, personal problems, and military mismanagement be the doom of these future stars?
Newest Chapter: It's Leon's birthday, but instead of enjoying it, he's weighed down with a lot of questions. Would someone be willing to answer them?
“Making friends with inmates is how you wind up in a gang. I could see her getting in trouble not knowing that. Stay independent if you can.”
“Oh. I guess I wouldn’t have done too well either if you hadn’t told me.” Leon scratched at his neck.
“Even knowing that, you’d still get smacked around within the first week. And robbed!” Aiden laughed, but the laugh faded. “You’re too goofy to not try and talk to people. I like messing with you, but they’d probably take it too far and break you or something.”
“Hm. That’s kinda upsetting.” Still, it sounded like Aiden cared about him. In fact, in his own weird way, the way he talked about the others’ chances made it sound like he cared about them too. Maybe Leon imagined it, but a little pride came through his comments about Mia and Jun, and concern for him and Roxie.
“What are you smiling at?”
“You’re a terrible liar. Makes you an even bigger target. Plus, you’re short, and squishy, and–”
“Geez, you don’t have to rub it in.” Leon decided to change the subject.