They walked along the bench a bit, looking for an easy way down. Eventually, they were able to scramble down to the bottom of the channel. The surface was looser here, and composed of various sized rocks. They walked along, each kicking at rocks and stopping occasionally to pick up one that looked interesting, as humans have since they first walked the Earth. Aedan felt completely happy in a way that only happens once in a while. The novelty of walking outside with his youngest daughter had still not worn off, and he loved it.
Shelter: Generation Mars, Book Two
Coming in March
(available for pre-order now: https://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Generation…/dp/1733731040)
(image: upper Dao Vallis, composite from Google Earth Pro – Mars)