A new entry in the Omicron Matter – Arranging a Demonstration. John Smith has Abu Silverbeam and Sioubos At on the bridge along with their assistants. The two ships are leaving Tau Ceti station ostensibly to explore the local system. But there will be more to this trip.
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John Smith – Undocking from Tau Ceti
John Smith led Abu Silverbeam and Sioubos At and their partners into the bridge area. Neville Carter-Frasier was piloting the ship. John O’Malley was managing ship operations and Alfred Redman sat at communications. Smith thanked all the Gods of the Pantheon of the galaxy that Felicity Richards was on the other side of communications. Her disposition was becoming essential in keeping the crews working together.
Silverbeam sat in a chair next to the survey console. He looked over the unattended station with a small quirk in his smile and asked, “Perhaps I can send Iti Greeneyes to visit the engine room and see these marvelous devices at work.” Sioubos At grunt his strong agreement and waved the unnamed Hoon next to Greeneyes.
Smith nodded saying, “Excellent idea, Abu. Miss Weiz was a chief designer of the devices and should be able to answer Miss Greeneyes and.” Smith glanced at the unnamed Hoon.
The Hoon bowed deeply, “Apologies. Unqong Oiksair. Chief engineer for Master Sioubos At.”
Smith nodded and said, “Mr. Oiksair’s questions with great detail. However they won’t be working until we are safe from surveys by Tau Ceti. I suggest we wait until are undocked and in transit before they go down.”
Silverbeam waved broadly and said, “Certainly, Smith. Certainly. But a visit to your engine room and a discussion with the creator of this wonder is necessary.”
Smith turned to Redman and said, “Tell Weiz to expect guests after we start acceleration.”