Upon hearing the Skaaran demands, the comms channels become clogged with useles chatter. A scientist wonders the effect the weapon has on viruses and advanced computers, some officers protest that living in serfdom while Commander Zeilreich isn’t sacrificed as cannon fodder is unbearable, and an intelligence officer complains that Caltrons would have been more interesting.
On Raven, however, Fleet Captain Xavier sits reminiscing about his lost youth, a former lover and the parting gift he got from the affair, a Skaaran manufactured fob watch with an abnormal division of time. Inspired, he sends a message to the intruders, “What fraction of Earth’s rotational period do you mean by ‘a minute’?”
- This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by John van Leigh. Reason: wording