Here’s the next episode of Space Opera.
I looked at Nolan, fighting my urges to let him have it. “There was a human settlement here just three hundred years ago?”
“I’m as surprised as you are, Captain,” Nolan said.
“That’s supposed to make me feel better?”
“Are you guys seeing this?” Deneuve asked, staring at his hand-held.
I glanced at Deneuve, then back at Nolan. “I want to see the survey you looked at.”
“It’s still possible the survey was right, Captain.”
“You guys really ought to take a look at this,” Deneuve said. I put my hand up to pause him.
“Explain,” I said, feeling the anger rise in me, “and it’d better be good, Nolan. You’re on thin ice.”
“Remember the Vikings?”
“Captain, heads up,” Deneuve shouted.
“Dammit, what?” I said, whirling around towards him.
“The Nanos show three creatures heading this way at a good clip, sir.”
“Dammit,” I said, rushing over to look…
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