This week with Arlene and Jeff:
..."Do we have a choice?" Ann reasoned.
The two locked eyes for an instant before Arlene gave the order.
"Move us clear of the belt and warp us out."
"Any direction as long as it's away from Earth." Then a second later, "Belay that order."
Ann stared at her partner, but Arlene grinned back at her. "I've always wanted to say that ever since I heard it on Star Trek."
"Arlene, they are going to find us in just a few minutes. They're accelerating hard, but they must think their scanners will find us even at that speed."
But Arlene was shaking her head. "I don't think they're expecting to find us just yet. I think they're coming as fast as they can to get in front of us. Then knowing they have us bottled up between them, they'll reverse course and come down the center of the belt doing a slow and much more thorough search. If they do that, they might well find us no matter where we hide in the belt. So, we need to be somewhere else."
"Somewhere else? There isn't anywhere else."
"So, let's review what we know. First of all, we have a marvelous scout that is capable of stealth that's probably beyond what the aliens expect us to have. Then we strongly suspect that they will be searching in the interior of the belt, since their scanners would have picked us up near the outside, or at least I think that is the case. So, where does that leave us?"...
Have a goodun;