A new entry in the Omicron Matter – Arranging a Demonstration. The customers have been switched between ships. That is the only way Millicent will get to know both sides of the coalition. But can she manage to gain the trust of people she has been fighting.
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Millicent – New Passengers
Millicent stood by the shuttle bay door as a new set of passengers disembarked. Abu Silverbeam and Iti Greeneyes stepped on board and quickly headed towards Millicent. Silverbeam nodded curtly to Millicent. Greeneyes looked at Liam and said, “I have a message from Alfred Redman for Liam O’Hannigan.”
Liam rolled his eyes and waved her over. She leaned and whispered something in his ear. Liam smiled briefly and said quietly, “After business is settled and you’ve ‘ad your tour, find me. I’ll break some out for the three of us.” Greeneyes chuckled and slapped him on the shoulder and headed on. Millicent raised an eyebrow in his direction. He looked forward and said, “Sailor bonding.”
Jason came out with the Hoon, Unqong Oiksair knitting his hands in distress. Jason held up his hands and said, “The slug…Mr. Sioubus At refuses to come out.” He looked at the ceiling saying, “He says our ship isn’t fit for our presence.”
Oiksair looked at his feet saying, “I am sorry, Miss Morgaine. He was mad about leaving Mr. Smith’s ship and he won’t do anything when he is like this.”
Silverbeam smirked, “He really does not like you.”
Millicent pursed her lips saying, “The feeling is mutual.” She looked at the shuttle and said, “Is it secure?”
Jason shrugged, “It’s locked down. The engine is cool. It is going to get cold in here.”
Millicent rubbed her eyebrows, “Mr. McNeill inform Miss Woodson our guests are on board and she is to start arranging transit. Go to your station. Mr. O’Hannigan take our guests to the galley and make sure they have the stimulant drinks. Take any interested to the engine room if they wish more information from Miss Campbell or wish to study the engine more.”
Silverbeam raised his hand, “If I might join you, Miss Morgaine. At least Sioubos At let me talk.”
Millicent eyed him and then blew breath out through her cheeks, “I’ll take aid where it comes, Mr. Silverbeam. That is more true now than ever. I’ll take any that comes. Go Mr. O’Hannigan. Get our guests settled. With Mr. Silverbeam’s assistance I can hope to extract Sioubos At. But Miss Woodson is not to wait.”
Liam saluted and headed to the group of people in the hall saying as he left, “Aye ma’am. But don’t go risking yourself for nought.”
Millicent said, “Not to worry, Liam. I never risk myself for nothing.”
Liam said in a low voice, “Not reassuring, Millicent. Not reassuring.”