Things Change Quickly

As I boarded the ship things were exactly what you would expect to see for a nice quiet trip around the solar system. And then a moment later, things changed completely. It became obvious that the UN World Government was going to stop us. Actually, it became obvious to everyone but my new friends.

I don’t yet know who they are, but it seems most of my companions are ex-military types. Actually, For all I know they may not be ex-military, but they all know how to handle themselves which things get sticky. Being a civilian and something of a bookworm, I had the good sense to stay out of their way.

I don’t quite know what to make of my new friends. I do know that I now live in interesting times. I don’t yet know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess it’s time to have a beer and think about that question for a little while. I wonder what things I forgot to bring. If we didn’t bring it, we’ll either have to make it or do without.

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