...I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be...
~ Dido, "White Flag"
Horatio Hornblower has always had a certain... regard... for his Lieutenant. But can a man proud of his intellect listen to his heart?
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
~ Job 12:22
Paul Callan and Alva Keel are both on a road of discovery that leads them through dark places. As long as they are on the same side, however, the darkness cannot hold them.
One is the Leader of what is left of humanity struggling to survive against the Machines. The other was created by the enemy, Skynet, but rebels against the purpose he was created for. Together, they can make their own fate. From allies to friends to lovers, this is John Connor and Marcus Wright's story.