Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vacation Ho!

"Shorts? Check.
Dressy stuff? Check."

Looking around my room, I made last run through my checklist of things to bring.

"Spare ammo? Check.
Sun Screen? Check."

Space is all good and well, but once in a while it is fun to go planet side - experience real sunlight, breath real air, and all that. And after all the excitement of the last weeks, not to mention the daily industrial grind, a vacation sounds just right up my alley.

"Holovids? Check.
Life Insurance? Check.
. . . aaand that's it."

Satisfied, I zipped close my bag and shouldered it.

"You're outta here?", called Eta out from her desk as I left my room.

"Yeah. Two weeks of lounging and mindless relaxation await!", I replied, adding "You should try it some day."

"Naah, I'd be bored halfway into the flight down."

I chuckled, "That's the point."

Eta grimaced, and I threw her a casual salute. "See you in 14, Sis. Don't blow the place to pieces while I'm gone, please?"

"Bah! You're no fun!"


And with that, the door closed behind me and I hurried to the docking level. I had a shuttle to catch!

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