THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 56
…Mamma Celeste McKinney never requires much of an excuse to hang around those crazy kids…
“I am not feeling well.” Ordinarily that isn’t a problem. But this is spoken by an Eridanian, specifically from Cerella who never complains about anything. She directs her concern in the direction of Deimostra McKinney, the closest thing to a contemporary she has on Eridanus.
“You haven’t been eating Deke’s cooking have you?”
“You didn’t get too close to Skaldic? You don’t want one of those nasty viruses from a Null, right?” The 1st Earthchildofspace is being sarcastic.
“No Null contact.”
“I don’t have a clue and seeing there are no real doctors here, I’m going to ask my mother.”
“You do look a little worn down Cerella. Have you been taxing your mind lately?”
“A tax is a form of monetary penalty. I do not see the relativity.”
“Okay, my mistake. I thought the Earth colloquialisms had left me.”
“Sammy Mac has them all.”
“So true,” for no other reason she puts her hand on the place a human stomach would be. A pleasing vibration emanates to her palm, in the key of A. “I don’t know much about Eridanian physiology, but I’m detecting something “extra” inside you.”
For all the perceptiveness at her disposal, the patient doesn’t get the “extra” reference.
After exchanging quick forth & back glances, Celeste and Deimostra start dancing around like they have ants in their pants. There are no ants on Eridanus, but there is one pregnant Princess.
For those in the know, there are few secrets on this world. Deke takes the news right from the top of his blood relatives’ thoughts. His wife is pregnant with an intergalactic reproductive miracle. This is not a run-of-the-mill ordinary new life brewing.
“What are you smiling about all of a sudden?”
Prez Roy sees no reason for Gus’ suddenly unexpected joyous countenance.
“I don’t know, something just came over me.”