He pulled a small decoration, a rounded silver cross that dangled from a sky blue ribbon. In the darkness Alek could just make out the face of Charlies Darwin engraved upon it's center.
"It's called the Air Gallantry Cross, the highest honor they can give a civilian for deeds in the air."

By angela, April 23, 2012.

Found in Behemoth, authored by Scott Westerfeld.


The metal hung heavy and cold around his neck. It was a lead weight that would sink him to the bottom of the canal. It was the mark of a traitor, yet here he stood glorified by the authorities. The shiny gold disk on his neat pressed uniform. Now he was one of the enemy and his friends were dead.

By sylviemoore5, October 18, 2014.