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The story continues…
That speck caught Lyn’s eye again, the Aphrodite intruding on her guests’ view of Saturn’s E ring, right as Natalie pointed out how it formed from icy jet plumes in Enceladus’s south polar region.
Ani opened a mind link. Capt—
No. Lyn cut her off. We’re not moving again. I’m on my way. Let’s have a little chat with our Aphrodite friend. Randall out.
This was her sector of the orbit. No one was going to mess with her last tour. She rose from her seat, nodding politely to Natalie. She slipped out the door and descended the stairway that circled the elevator one flight to the Bridge Deck. Holograms from past tours lined the walls. Smiling guests ogling Venus, excursion pods zipping toward Earth’s moon. Everything on Endurance was geared toward making the guests comfortable and inviting them to explore, with large windows and the domed top deck. Yet the ship had an intimate feel. Cozy hallways, carpeted and quiet. Discreet handrails and polished fixtures. She crossed the landing and short corridor past her quarters and conference room. A small, beetle-shaped house bot ducked into its compartment in the wall. Housekeeping, Sharyn’s realm, kept a low profile and bots hid when people approached to avoid tripping hazards and to add to the illusion that on an Omara Tour you never had to see the cleaning.
To be continued…
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