Exile: Uprising – Chapter 31

The projected beings of light dispersed, and the glowing veins drifted back to their proper places. The sudden emptiness of the towering chamber pressed down on the two companions now freed from confinement. Shuldin looked around the vast space with concern. “The virus,” he warbled. “Did it make it inside the Core?” Tathek couldn’t answer. Without X-Zero’s intellect to manage …

Exile: Uprising – Chapter 30

Tathek watched Shuldin scrabble at the surface of the dome, his universal device still clutched protectively in one hand. “The sentience core!” he wailed. “I was so close. Only the final inputs needed to be made!” “Shuldin.” Tathek reached out and rested his hand on the Vanneth’s shoulder until he stilled. “It’s all right.” “How is this all right, my …