THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 226
…Sammy Mac, that pretentious Earthling, has mastered the art of changing the tone of a conversation with the Supreme Elder of Eridanus on a dime…
At times like this, Celeste will listen; merely listen for positive signs of sanity in her man.
Out of a combination of boredom and sarcasm, Sampson starts whistling the slow, soulful, deep-south 19th Century slavery tune, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.”
Ekcello must have been snooping, whisking in behind Sampson’s rendition of yet another strange sound from a likely strange source.
#What is that curious music you produce Sampson McKinney? I did not know you could musically communicate#
“It’s called whistling Ekcello old man. If it tickles your ears, well if you have ears, then your senses, I have a million more like it…” He jumps into the, “Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey”.
Sammy Mac, that pretentious Earthling, has mastered the art of changing the tone of a conversation with the Supreme Elder of Eridanus on a dime, before it has a chance to start. Whenever he did this, the Eridanian man of meditation’s expression takes on #Now where was I?# look, extremely unsettling for one of such intense concentration.
“Yes, Deke & Gus,” Celeste steps in to address an issue never far from her heart; quickly and longingly in her audible voice.
#The High Council has begun to journey back to your Earth and its yielded disturbing revelations concerning their future#
#Only in the sense that they are in the forefront of a flawed space vehicle propulsion project#
“They haven’t abandoned The SOL Project!” A proud papa speaks of children he never had a chance to see grow up. “I knew my boys would become astronauts!”