This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...But Jeff was shaking his head. "Di, this surveillance of the aliens is an ongoing thing. As we've discussed, Ship thinks there's a very strong chance they will attack Earth. The only way we will know when they start this way is to continue to have someone watching them all the time. Right now, the only ones of us who are trained for a scout are yours truly, Ann and Arlene. Ship is adamant that she will escort me if I leave this planet. That would leave Earth defenseless while I'm gone. Until someone else is trained, I'll have to continue using Ann and Arlene. If these beings do attack, and Ship thinks that the alien ship is designed for just that, our only hope to reduce the possibility of monumental loss of life is to know when they're going to do it. One strike by a massive object coming in at high velocity would kill millions of people, and we have no real idea what other weapons they have...
Have a goodun;