“During the last maintenance cycle, I revived one of the passengers and showed her the stars from the ESAARC cockpit on my sleeper pod. I spent a couple hours talking with her before placing her back in stasis, at which point I broke my hand by punching my sleeper berth.”
Dayton looked at Cal in utter shock. “Why on Earth would you do that?”
Cal sighed “Because I’m a bigger idiot than you think, sir.”
“He’s in love with her, Colonel,” added Dr. Taylor.
(from Columbus: Flight, by J.C. Rainier)
7*/10. The full review is here.