Lee turned to Knight and Aaron, a tight smile on his face.
“I'll go,” He said shrugging his shoulders like he was offering to pick up the milk from the corner shop. “I'll go to Vega 7.” His two friends shared a look of concern.
“Are you sure, Lee? It's going to be dangerous. We don't know what is waiting for us there and you saw the probes video…” Knight nodded in agreement, though the spark in his eye told Lee all he had to know. Knight wanted to go too.
“I'm sure.” Lee replied, meeting Aaron's eyes and holding the gaze. The air cracks with the tension between the two, Aaron's face etched with a silent plea for the other not to leave, Lee smiling softly, knowing he has to for the good of the fleet. “Besides, what's the worst that could happen?”
Aaron pinched the bridge of his nose with an exasperated sigh. “Oh, I wish you hadn't said that.”
- Extract from the best selling young adult novel, Journey to Vega 7: Based on a true story, by Leigh Johnson, 2136