“You know, Hera and Claudia are so good at getting in and out of vaults undetected, there probably won’t be a need for any more muscle. We already have you, and I can shoot. We don’t need Ben for this job.”
“Your range is limited outside the ship, B,” Pedro replied. “How much farther could that body get than where we are now?”
B guiltily dropped his gaze to the grungy barroom floor—the man had a point.
Pedro continued, “Besides, the ship is getting glitchy. I need Ben as a mechanic almost as much as I need him as a gun.”
B’s eyes widened in outrage. “I am fully capable—”
This story is one of the 16 short stories original written for our anthology And Seek (Not) to Alter Me: Queer Fanworks Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” If you love it, consider checking out the entire collection of stories and art!