A satire of dysfunctional government and wealth distribution.
Chapter IV: Day/Page 31 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . . Swift leans over and whispers, “Your world is lovely, Sofia.”
“Yes, it is,” she laments. “I’m sorry I won’t be able to see it. I’m sorry for everything that’s happening to it.”
“So that’s the little rat-reaming dirt clod were going to stamp out,” blurts the Admiral. “Doesn’t look like much, does it Major?”
(What a dick!)
Not getting a response, the Admiral continues. “No, doesn’t look like much at all. I don’t think we will have any trouble with the reset. So which of these land masses should we focus on, Professor? Where is the best place to wring these wankers and send them back to living in caves?”
“Sofia, where do you think?” asks the Professor.
Sofia glares menacingly at the Admiral. (You are such an asshole!) She says nothing.
“Pils, any idea?” the Professor adds hastily.
“I don’t know. Sofia’s the one who—”
“The north,” Sofia says coldly. Her eyes narrow slits.
The others wait for her to say more, but she doesn’t.
“That’s great,” says Swift, feigning enthusiasm and playfully slapping Sofia on the back. “The north it is. There you go, Professor,” he says, signaling with his eyes for the Professor to move things along.
“Right! Yes, that’s good,” says the Professor, picking up the cue. “Thank you, Sofia. So, Admiral, to answer your question, the north is where you should focus for the reset.”
When the meeting ends thirty minutes later, the Admiral says to Major Bedlam as they leave, “Did you see the way that little panty-wipe was looking at me earlier? I thought she was going to fly across the table and try to kill me.”
“Yeah, I saw,” chuckles Bedlam. “She’s a tough little bird. If looks could kill, you’d be dead now.”
Over the next week members of the away team put the final touches on their research proposals and submit them to the respective department heads for review, who in turn submit them to the LSP for approval. Pils continues monitoring the wormhole and Sofia continues reviewing sensor data and providing updates to the team.
In the final days leading up to the launch . . .
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW. . . .
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