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Chapter 272 of Book 3 is in the queue

March 28, 2014
Posted at 3:00 pm

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...Moments later, the petite redhead stood beside "her" scout ship. After a slight hesitation, she slowly walked around the craft doing a visual inspection of the exterior. Satisfied, she stepped past the port side landing jack just as the belly hatch swung open and the stairs extended. Outwardly, it would appear that she climbed the few stairs with confidence, but inwardly, her mind was in turmoil. She felt as if she had done this many times, but she knew that this was the first time she had actually, physically mounted these steps.

At the top of the stairs, she spoke, addressing the scout's AI, "I'm Ann Kinsley. May I come aboard?"

"Certainly, Lieutenant Kinsley. Welcome aboard," the scout's AI responded formally, just as it had in the simulation, except it no longer addressed her as Ann...

Have a goodun;