“Sorenson, you’re up first. Proceed at your discretion.” The way Lieutenant Williams said it made it sound like she meant him to go now, not when he felt like it.
Alex stepped up to the line, a long piece of red tape that marked off a ‘no go’ area in front of the portal. He had been eager for this moment. His desire to return to the shell world and pry away at it until it gave away its secrets had gnawed at the back of his mind since he and Carbon had left it months ago.