22:00 Hours

Bill had been lying in his rack for an hour now, trying, willing himself to clear his mind before he surrendered to sleep. He couldn't bear to go through that dream again. Once more and the stoic admiral knew even he would lose his mind. One more plunge into this dream world that haunted him, and he knew he would not be able to slog through another day with this shadow world stalking him.

But the frantic clamor in his head ironically sped his rapid sinking into sleep.