“Life in Consequence” starter

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“Life in Consequence”

Corban parked his quad, dismounted, and drew in a long breath of air. Even with the smog of motor oil and exhaust clinging to his nostrils, he could smell the air that awaited him in the jungle mere metres away. Despite the distance, he could tell that the air was as fresh as the day he discovered it, untainted by man or beast for most of the last 136 years.

For a moment as he stepped over the threshold from dry sand to lush garden, he caught a scent like Ella’s perfume drifting from one of the thousand plant species that lay before him. He had no idea which it was–never cared enough to ask–but she’d been wearing it a week ago when he left her and his unexpected child behind.

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