8-28-16 Micro-story (prompt word: grounded)

“The rescue ships are grounded until further notice. ” Captain Hastings announced.
“But sir,” Shania skidded to a stop in front of him. “Our people are still down there. The acid fire will kill hundreds. Thousands!”
“Yes, and my wife is down there too” he marched away but not before she saw his tears.
“Sir,” she grabbed his arm and whirled him around. “I’m going anyway.”
“You’ll die too.”
“Then, so be it.”

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