One of my favorite TV shows from my youth was Farscape. While there are episodes whose central plot was less than engrossing, the characters driving the storyline were able to captivating my imagination. Despite the show focusing on science fiction, there were a couple characters who blurred the line pulling in mysticism and magic. That juxtaposition is something I wanted to pull into the crew of the Drifter II. Fortunately, I’ve laid that groundwork with Selina.
In previous tales, I’ve only hinted at her use of magic. As a result, when it came time to visit this ship again, I pushed myself to develop a couple of storylines to highlight her ability arts that fall outside of science’s realm.
Come, sit down and allow me to give you a mini-escape and kindle your imagination.
As the door slid open, Lucille leaned against the opening, crossing her arms over her chest. She jerked her chin at the table tucked away in the corner of Selina’s quarters. “What are you concocting?”
“Lucille, why are you pestering me?”
With a sigh, the younger woman sauntered into Selina’s room. “Charles is wondering why you haven’t left the ship, despite the recent stations possessing the exotic goods you prefer.”
The frail woman’s eyes rose from her cauldron as she dropped a handful of debris into the bubbling mass. “I didn’t realize Charles required me to leave every time the Drifter docked with a station.”
A wry laugh filled the chamber as Lucille peered into the pot. With each bursting bubble, a foul stench wafted into the room. Lucile batted the odor away as she inched toward the exit. “It’s not that.”
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