The Romanche Trench is a desolate and harsh place. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to live in one of the most isolated parts of the Earth, but it’s the life Keith chose. As a deep sea diver, he has been biologically modified to withstand the hostile environment as he helps maintain a research rig at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. When his unmodified crewmates must return to the surface for decompression, a new diver named Shiro is sent to the rig to help him. Faced with another human who has chosen the same desolate life as he, Keith must come to terms with the fact that he may have missed human company more than he believed and that Shiro may be just as starved as he is.
- Part 1 of Trenches
Back aboard the Romanche Rig, the crew is given a new research assignment: harvest specimens for genetic mutation analysis. Set in their mission, Shiro and Keith are sent out to retrieve an ideal specimen and bring it back for research. But before they can even leave the rig, something goes sour, and puts one of their lives at risk.
- Part 2 of Trenches