This work is the conclusion of Scout, by Warlord, an unfinished story that captured my imagination and demanded a conclusion. Whether or not my conclusion is anything near what Warlord had originally planned, I have no idea, but it is what I came up with. I realize that my writing style differs from his, but I tried to maintain as much similarity as possible for as long as possible.
Several phrases and sections are copied directly from Warlord’s work to maintain more continuity, especially launch and landing sequences.
And yes, before anyone emails me, I can see the irony since my own story, Citizen Miller, remains incomplete. I wrote this BEFORE I started Citizen Miller. And no, I still don’t see myself finishing Citizen Miller.