The NULL Solution = Episode 107
…Either we bring down the veil of the Gifted or the Null are lifted to Gifted status…
“Holy donkey dung!” back to Sam’s brass tacks. “”I bet you need the “Null inside you” to make TSF work, am I correct?”
“The Null possess the spirit of ingenuity. In order to repress the urge for exploration, the Gifted have lost their way. “
“But you guys can do that transmigration thing.”
“Hyperphysical transmigration is all in the mind. It is not rooted in the tangible physics required to be anything other than an apparition.”
“But you went to Earth and fixed the Stellar Explorer. That molecular stabilizer took hands-on doing…”
“That work was done outside the timestem. We cannot exist in real-time while utilizing our minds.” The nuts & bolts of space-time are complicated. “There are two possible solutions to TSF problem. It is apparent that I cannot be the final judge of which will come to pass. Either we bring down the veil of the Gifted or the Null are lifted to Gifted status.”
“I have a perfect solution, a lucky silver coin that my granddad gave me, an 1873 Liberty dollar,” he produces it from the pocket where it is always kept. “I can flip it; Heads the Null win. Tails you lose.”
“Intriguing concept, but this is an Eridanus issue. It will be settled between respective leaders. What say you Skaldic?”
Skaldic is a practical individual. Deep down, he has regretted spurning his Giftedness, not for any good reason other than a longing for fairness. Now that he has been around Gifted-land and is witness to its failings, he is not sure who is truly better off. Just as, in the case of his stance on Null access to hookah, he must make the proper decision for the people he represents. They trust him.
Likened to the transcendent state that is derived from the hookah, he comes to the best conclusion.
“I will join the ranks of the Gifted on one condition; that the status of the Null will not be set aside, as it has been conveniently ignored for too long.”
“Time is a wasting, right Sammy Mac?” Skaldic picks up on the spirit of this moment.
“Now we’re cooking with gas Ekcello!” Sam’s idioms have that old-fashioned feel to them. For those not of Earth, well…..
The compromising Eridanian eldest of all elders will never fully understand Sampson-speak/lingo; yet another skill only Skaldic has mastered. —