Charlie’s an old man now, working as the supervisor of Transport and Trade, handling the workload and scheduling of transport teams that carry goods to distant settlements – Some of the teams are like family to him.
That’s why he cares so much and why Aleisha’s situation is so shocking to him. She’s young, she’s a newcomer, she’s a nice kid, and she’s in terrible danger.
Compound Twelve was situated fifteen miles from the center of Cenoth, out where a forest of ancient trees gave cover and isolation. It contained two domes in an area that was considered very pretty by local standards and breathtakingly beautiful by someone who had really only known the barren splendor of Mars. While Earth had vast spectacular forests, Aleisha had joined SEAS for the promise of alien wilderness.