First in the 'Nine Under the Black Sky' series.
Seth is cleaning his gun when Benton gets home, but he might need to use it sooner than expected...
@MelissaRebhahn Thanks so much! Really pleased you like it. I'm not sure how many magazines would be interested in publishing these stories as a series, but I guess I don't have much to lose either way!
Thanks again for reading, and the second story is up now if you want to continue with the series :)