Loaded Dice Make a Hollow Victory
So this is where my luck leads me?
At the edge of her consciousness, something stirred. She did not recall where she was, or how she got there, only that she felt… hot. Hot, all over. Her groin was on fire, and her nipples… but she could touch nothing. She loosed a moan of discomfort and despair as the feeling began to take hold, yet she could take no action to relieve it. Nothing but agony as the feeling of need continued to burn and burn and burn…
Finally, beyond the need, she heard noise. “How much longer before your refuel arrives?” a voice she trusted asked.
“A couple more hours… so you’ve got a little more time. You’re certain you plan to leave?” an unknown but friendly sounding voice replied. “I’d be glad to help however I can. Legal trouble, lawyers, whatever. We owe you,” it insisted.
She heard no response, and her eyes would not open as instructed. She moaned and writhed as she continued to be unable to satisfy the overwhelming sensation suffusing her physical being.
“I’m more worried about her,” the voice finally spoke. “She… you saw the video and the news reports, right? Auceps pulled them up for all of us. Will she be safe? Can you really protect her when she’s got warrants out for her arrest like this?”
“I will do everything I legally can, and if that doesn’t work…”