Wednesday, 9 March 2016


“Yes as a matter of fact I think I do. While you were flying the starship around the planet I located the engine room and had a look inside. The engine is very similar to the Torus engine on the shipwreck and so I wouldn’t worry about running out of fuel. I also have a question for you, Drew.” Dick said. “Would it be OK if Courtney came along with us?”
Out of the corner of my eye I saw Nick flash his smartass, triumphant grin at me, which I pretended not to see. Then he chimed in,
“Sure, Dick! I don’t see any problem with that, do you Drew? After all, you’re taking Mel with you! It’ll be a nice holiday for you all!” Then he broke into song,
“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or two…”
At least the rest of the crew chimed in with me when I exclaimed,
“Shut up, Nick!”

He tried to look crestfallen, but that look is very difficult to pull off convincingly when you’re chuckling to yourself and writhing about in your chair.