Product information
Type Short story
Author Louisa M. Swann
Pages 11
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 22 June 2007
Era Jihad era
Timeline 1 December 3068

Rehab is a short story by Louisa M. Swann that was published online on BattleCorps on 22 June 2007. It was also published in print in the fourth BattleCorps anthology, Fire for Effect, in 2013.

Teaser text[edit]

Jarad was a Clan Jade Falcon aerofighter pilot before being recruited for their ProtoMech program. While the Khan may have disdained the tiny machines, Jarad and the scientist overseeing the program believe that they can be rehabilitated. But before the machines can be redeemed in the eyes of the Clan, first Jarad needs to rehabilitate himself...

Plot summary[edit]

At the J.A. Outpost on Anywhere, Erinyes test pilot Jarad lives through radical mood swings as the cocktails of drugs in his bloodstream are being fine-tuned. During the testing session, a Dragon with insignia Jarad doesn't recognize plus four battlearmor suits approach the compound in what is presumably a raid, and Jarad moves the ProtoMech to engage. Despite various problems, Jarad—guided over the radio by scientist Degra—narrowly defeats the attackers