Serenity – May 2020

Sir, we have a green light.
Inspection’s positive and we’re clear for up-thrust.

Think she’ll hold together?

She’s tore up plenty. But she’ll fly true.

Make sure everything’s secure.
Could be bumpy.

Always is.

Taking her out…should be about a day’s ride
to get you back to your girls.


Ready to get off this heap, back to civilized life?

I, uh…I don’t know.

Good answer.

So, you gonna ride shotgun with me, help me fly?

That’s the plan.

Think you can work out…
Okay.Clearly some aptitude for the…
It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross.
You know what the first rule of flying is?
Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I’m about to say.

I do. But I like to hear you say it.

You can learn all the math in the ‘verse…
but you take a boat in
the air that you don’t love…
she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the worlds.
Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down…
tells you she’s hurting before she keels.
Makes her a home.

Storm’s getting worse.

We’ll pass through it soon enough.


Ning Jing…