The NULL Solution = Episode 126
…like an unlucky coin, you and your people turn up around most of the turmoil in this galaxy…
The Ÿ€Ð haven’t ruffled any feathers so far,” Sampson observes.
“If you mean being overly aggressive, they have not. Sure, they may have conscripted a few folks, but not a shot has been fired.” Skaldic ponders some more. “They have lost their home world, a fleet of ships and much of their identity. They may be looking for someone to blame.”
“Are you looking at me or Deke? We’ve been a couple of choirboys lately!”
“Hey, you Eridanus guys are the music-majors in this man’s army. A choir on Earth is comprised of the very best singers… at a house of worship… church… which means they are always on their best behavior.”
“Your galactic reputation does not match that description. You are a stowaway gang from a planet that nearly destroyed itself and you seem to be bent on procreating & colonizing wherever the spacewinds blow.” So much for that fan club thing.
“That is harsh Skaldy. I thought you were my friend.”
“I can appreciate the “bad penny” reference, but if it weren’t for bad luck, we wouldn’t have any at all. 1st our space station blows up, stranding us. We find a ship to survive on, only to be hauled all the way out here, without our permission. Sure the McKinneys have made a couple babies along the way,” Sam looks Deke’s way, “but we also helped out a few new friends here and there. Spread some new technology around. Can you think of any harm in all that?”
“I would be honored to accept the position of Ambassador to the Axis.”
“We want to prevent conflict, not start it. Ekcello and Cerella are contemplating hyperphysical contact without delay.”
You needn’t hit old Sam McKinney over the head with a hammer. —