Re: March Challenge: Flash
Superb job! This was a thoroughly gripping and entertaining story. I loved the character work here - you provided great insight into both Gul Berat and the boy. Not only that, you give the reader better understanding of (and a degree of sympathy for) the Maquis (at least the original incarnation of the group).
Both characters will no doubt have nightmares about this day for the rest of their lives. I also would like to know what happens to the boy in later years. Somehow, I don't think he ends up with the Maquis.
Very, very well done!
"We're a working ship, not a glory factory. We're not the knights. We're the castle guard. If you want something else - get over it."
- Captain Morgan Bateson, from Ship of the Line