AT&T finally got me back on line, so here it is -- late.
This week with Arlene and Jeff:
"Optimal, Commander," Diana responded.
"AI, slow our approach by fifty percent, and from this point on, enhance your search for enemy surveillance." Then to her Second, "We have found six small surveillance installations so far. Obviously the number of pickets, and probably their sophistication, will increase as we near the base. From now on, we will assume nothing is safe until we prove it; even then we shall endeavor to remain suspicious of everything. We have air for four more weeks and consumables for at least that long. The only other restraint on this mission is that we must deliver our package and destroy the base. If we manage to damage or irritate the fleet to some extent, that will be a bonus. Should that massive capital ship have to remain out of the war long enough to divert to another base for supplies, that will give our Commander a slight reprieve which might affect the war's outcome. We will destroy that base, or we will not be going home."
"Yes, Commander," the AI and Diana voiced as one...
Have a goodun;