JJ and I were on the New Jersey bridge, waiting to be relieved by Cyrus, Tim, and Izzy. They arrived after about fifteen minutes.
“Hi, Captain,” Izzy said. “JJ.”
“Hello,” JJ said.
“Thanks so much for coming up,” I said. “We’ve been up too many hours. You’re our relief team. You’re all well enough rested to work, I hope?”
“I’m good,” Tim said.
“Me too,” Cyrus said.
Izzy smiled. “I was bored. This will be a welcome change.”
“Good. We should get to the natural worm hole in six hours. We’ve got battle pilots watching for Overlords ships, and the AIs as well, although the main focus of the AIs at present is to find any weak spots we might have in the New Jersey.”
“Ah, don’t want Simone to do unto us what we did unto her, huh?” Cyrus asked.
“You got it.”
Tim’s brow furrowed. “They wasted two…
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