According to the plans I’ve devised, I should have finished this draft earlier in the month. However, after running around completing so many things that have vied for my attention, I returned to the story of Jarvis and his crew. During a brief lull in the siege between the never-ending horde and the crew of the Discovery, Jarvis seeks confirmation of certain claims from Tarian’s logs. Despite trusting the leader of the previous expedition, Jarvis is unwilling to spread the information about his crew without independently having key members of his team confirm the troubling truth. Will Jarvis’s scientists corroborate the claim of a shared biology with the monsters pulled from Tarian’s logs? Or will they disprove that wild claim?
With a knock on the doorframe, Jarvis stalked into the makeshift laboratory. “Did you complete your study, Myriam?”
The scientist’s eyes darted to the pad beside her. As her breath rushed out, she clutched the tablet to her chest. “We’ve run the test multiple times.”
“What are the results?”
One of Myriam’s hands fell from the device. “Something has to be contaminating the samples we’ve taken from the field.”
“Please give me the tablet.” Jarvis stepped forward, reaching out with a weary hand. “I’ll examine what you’ve discovered for myself.”
The scientist’s eyes widened as she thrust the pad into Jarvis’s grasp. “Somehow, the assaulting horde is descended from the original expedition.”
Jarvis pressed the device into the table’s edge as he stifled a groan. “I was hoping Diana’s findings were flawed.”
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