Robert had always hated zero-gravity deployment in deep space. It was so tedious, the aimless floating, the inky blackness all around with no fixed point to orient oneself...
Wait a minute.
Robert slowly began to gain awareness, tried to put into order some of the thousand thoughts whizzing around. He wasn’t in the service anymore, was he?
The hospital. The procedure. That damn girl... The places and events slowly assembled themselves in his mind. The last thing he recalled was her putting him under and...I’m sleeping, he thought. Dreaming about my past.
Except, this wasn’t like any dream he had experienced before. His thoughts were far too lucid. Besides, he’d never had a dream about, well, nothing.
There was no light, no sound. Every attempt at movement resulted in frustration. He concentrated, tried to sense some part of his body touching something, his head on a pi