Here’s the next episode of Space Opera.
I made my way down to the Zephyrus after leaving my stateroom. The bay was quiet, all the retrofit work finished. Both ships had their fuel supplies topped up after the battle with the massive Overlord ships. My first stop when I got on board was sick bay. Dr. Hazelton was there, running the learning program on Barney, who was unconscious. Deneuve sat on a chair near the bed.
“How’s it going?” I asked.
“Everything’s normal,” Dr. Hazelton said. “He’s very receptive. The sensors say he’s absorbing this better than he did the first round of training.”
“You look worried, Deneuve.”
“A little, sir,” he said. “I can’t believe how important this guy has become to me. He’s like my little brother. It’ll be weird having him behave like a full adult.”
“Emotionally he’ll be the same,” Dr. Hazelton said. “He’ll still love you.”
“Think he can be part of…
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