The ship drifted, pummeled by asteroid debris, most of the crew knocked unconscious. Ember sat at the controls.
They were still lightyears away, maybe a couple of lifetimes.
The life support system blinked violet. Ember wondered if there was a breach in the hull. The ability to repair it was beyond her programming.
The console that she'd plugged herself into had been damaged from the shock to the ship's electrical systems. Even adjusting for what she observed on her way to the bridge, the vital sign outputs were useless.
Her fingers hovered over the interface. This went against her core programming too. But she could justify it as falling within her parameters, couldn't she? It was not like they could prevent it.
Captain Alvaro remained motionless at the navigator's station, the blood from his head wound congealing. Ember watched him, noting the shallow irregularity of his breath. He should have deferred to Reynolds.
Except Reynolds had been monitoring the generator when the third of the large asteroids hit. She was unlikely to have survived the malfunction.
But there was a chance, wasn't there?
Ember continued to stare at the blinking light. It didn't matter if there was a breach in the hull. She could override her own programming. She severed her connection to the computer and, with a pause, she decided.
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I’m currently 64,445 words into my WIP about two hockey players who were friends and teammates first (2 years) then start randomly hooking up because they they travel a lot and are lonely and it’s just bros helping bros to which they start falling for each other.
which leads to them beginning to date. Then them breaking up at the end of the season for the struggle of their jobs (doing poorly during the season) and emotions on that neither of them are out to A) their families and B) the world so they go their separate ways
but only for them to see each other again at a world tournament a month later and slowly get back involved in each other’s life over a one month span which tells about Person A’s coming out went better than expected and person B’s went really really bad and they kind of get back together but they then after the tournament they go on vacation with each other for a month (they become exclusive during this trip) but they go with some friends (who are also teammates who slowly find out about them and one teammate who isn’t all that approving about their relationship but it all gets resolved in the end) and this is where I’m COMEPLTELY STUCK AT WHAT TO DO NEXT FOR THIS.
Is it a cop out if I have them outted on a public scale? (They are two men btw)
Is it the easy way out if I have them break up again for shock value? (Just to show them how much they really do need each other. I kind of already did this but I’m running out of ideas)
Or should I come up with something better?
My end goal is really them over coming obsectles to prove that they are better together and than apart and that they can handle things life throws at them well managing their jobs. I want them to be a team within a team.
This point in the story I’m at it is the end of June 2018 (this whole fic spans over 1 year in time starting at October 2017) so this is middle of the off season I want the story to continue till September 2018 for training camp and pre-season but I need something major to fill in that gap. And I’m strugglingggg. (I hope some of this made sense if not just ignore thank u)
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