This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...Selina hated to ask, but while trying to keep her voice normal, she inquired, "Is it nuclear?"
"Oh, shit," got past Diana's lips despite her having tried to clamp her mouth shut.
"How much acceleration?" Diana asked.
"Basically, one hundred gravities, although that is fluctuating somewhat. The mine's drive appears to be operating at absolute maximum. I also do not detect any evidence of inertial dampers - at least any that appear to be highly efficient."
"Assume that the mine can maintain one hundred gravities of acceleration indefinitely. How long to intercept?"
"Point to point, twenty one minutes and ten seconds, but I might remind you that with its payload, it does not have to intercept to annihilate us. However, the exact distance remains vague since I am unable to determine the size of the nuclear device it carries."...
Have a goodun;