Today's excerpt from The Outer Planets puts quite a spin on Lissa's thoughts posted last week.
Lissa broke eye contact and looked at the officer standing a stride off the captain’s left elbow. She expected Commander Kelso, the ship’s Executive Officer to be tailing the captain, or maybe the Chief of Boat—COB Browne, but…
Lissa’s heart stuttered and the breath lodged in her throat.
Oh my God.
She averted her eyes to the captain, regrouping.
"May I introduce First Lieutenant Mitchell Coe," Daniel said, “My new aide de camp.”