The NULL Solution = Episode 169

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The NULL Solution = Episode 169

…Once a troubling tormentor, the tenacious Sampson has managed to unleash Ekcello’s inner adventurer…

“We need to run the idea of us leaving past Ekcello. His wisdom has been invaluable in the evolution of our family,” insists Celeste McKinney.

“But that was back when contaminating Earth’s timestem was the stumbling block. The Milky Way has been turned on its ear by change. Heck, aliens are not what we’ve cracked them up to be,” counters Deke.

Just like water, there is a common innate thread that runs throughout time and space. Sure some are more comely than others, but like H2O, the similarities diminish the differences.

Ekcello has been conveniently monitoring this conversation. It is not eavesdropping in his mind, seeing his mind in is tune with his entire world. He knew that this day could come, one of these cycles. He is tiring from having to hold the McKinney’s leash, such is the outward tug.

The Supreme Elder of the High Council does not have the pull he once had. The Nulls are on the loose and displays of Giftedness are falling out of favor. Those nutty Earthlings have grown on him, but their leaving will not change having known and loved them. They will always be only a whisper away.

Once a troubling tormentor, the tenacious Sampson has managed to unleash Ekcello’s inner adventurer. The thick Eridanian atmosphere used to be a ceiling, now it resembles a revolving door.

“The Seljuk spacecraft will be arriving soon,” Ekcello senses. There once was a time when the term “spacecraft” {or the Eridanus equivalent} was a banned 10-letter {or so} word. “I so look forward to Sammy Mac’s version of the Harmonia expedition.” Irony has crept its way into his vernacular.

“Let’s give the heroes the key to the city.” Deimostra summons the new Eupepsia spirit.


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Episode 169


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The NULL Solution = Episode 165

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The NULL Solution = Episode 165

…And so it is, that an opportunity lost decides the fate of a fledgling civilization…

Not everybody is buying what Harmonia is selling. Župzïð, for one, is used to calling the shots. Anyone who constructs his own world and is labeled “the Last” is not easily swayed into blind cooperation. It is obvious that they came all this way for nothing. Earth did not vanquish his fleet and if this ⃝ did, what kind of omnipotent being would unilaterally destroy his 12 ships and crews?

This all could be a masterful trick, a ruse intended to minimize the impact of such a magnificently independent world as Collapsar Axis. The Great Expanse has yet to see such a creation.

“We are leaving,” emptyhanded and skeptical, Župzïð is not called “the Last” for no good reason.

“Where are we going Great Leader?”

“Where we are allowed to be our own – to chart our own way.”

And so it is, that an opportunity lost decides the fate of a fledgling civilization. The Ÿ€Ð and their conscripts are allowed to depart Mars; the shuttle is allowed to return to the mothership, which slowly turns to go.

Image result for poof gifConversely, before it can attain cruising speed, the massive mass disappears into the same vacuum as did their fleet of twelve previously. On the other side and in a strange arrangement of stars, Collapsar Axis is reunited with the answer they searched so hard for; the twelve ships once believed to be lost.

“Where are we Great Leader? None of these stars are familiar.”

Župzïð the Last got his wish, a place where they can decide for themselves. There are consequences with a caveat; misguided and lost on the universe they had known, in favor of an alternate dimension.

Suddenly the landscape of Harmonia morphs. The four satellite buildings surrounding it decreases by one. A troika triangle replaces the quadratic square of moments ago. It appears that choices matter in this new world order. Geometry is constant, no matter which dimension you reside.

The recent configuration change is witnessed by the other interested party’s’ leadership. It seems that individual factions are replaced with the visionary goals of all 3.


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Episode 165


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