Thanks to all those who are reading. Sorry this took so long but it was a doozy to write.
Just a couple of warnings. This chapter was pretty long so I divided it into two. Also, for future reference, if you see an entry titled Intermission, that means I have either written something that has nothing to do with the story, or I've written another story all together (Nothing too long and nothing that'll have me dropping Black Dragon.)
Okay, all that said, then awaaaay we go! And don't forget to leave a comment. I'd appreciate it.
All new readers please proceed back to the prologue.
Thanks to everyone who's reading and enjoying. I'm trying to get to the exciting stuff but I don't want to rush things and make it seem hurried so please be patient.
This chapter - Decision making while sunbathing (don't judge it on the description, read first then judge).
Next chapter - we meet the crew of the Black Dragon and maybe the Black Dragon herself (so it's going to be a long chapter).
Also - to help keep things clear...
UTD - United Tactical Defense, with an Army division (ground forces) and AIr Force (where the pilots come from, and BP patrols).
BP - Border Patrol. Patrols assigned certain sectors - or quadrants - of the Milky Way to seek out any potential invading Mureks.
What I am writing is book one of a series and a WIP (work in progress). I know many usually don't like WIPs, and I don't blame them. So please be patient with updates as I will get them out when I can. I really need to learn to write a story first and post it later.
Author's Note - All right, that synopsis is way better than the one in my bio. Oh well. I please ask all those who read to also review, even if it's just a 'that was good' or 'Eh, it was okay' to let me know that people are indeed reading. I will stomach criticism (unless your going to be nasty about it) and would appreciate critiques, even spelling and grammer errors as long as you point them out. Do not simply say there's spelling and grammer errors, I need specifics. I would also appreciate (though this isn't a must) in depth critiques of character and plot. Be open, be daring, I don't mind. Such discussions are helpful in furthering and maintaining the plot and chapters, as well as ironing out inconsistencies.
Seriously, don't be afraid to point something out, whether it was something you found intriguing or something you had a problem with. I have a story in the throes of being publsihed, and it was only after all my hard work that people started pointing things out I could have easily changed. I may end up publsihing this story and it would be nice to have it all straightened out before I do.
One more tid-bit. For all you Stargate Atlantis fans, I based the main character Jace off of John Sheppard/Joe F. I do that all the time. If you're an Andromeda/Harper fan, I've got a story with a character based on Harper (except not quite as girl crazy) Not published or written yet, just plotted out.