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New Canaan Snippet #3

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ASCELLA (con't)

“Have you given any thought to what we talked about?” Captain Andrews asked Tanis.

“What? About the governorship?” Tanis asked.

Andrews nodded, and she saw Sanderson and Sera looking at her with great interest.

“I don’t see why you can’t take it,” Tanis said. “You were the governor at The Kap. Everyone would follow you.”

The captain shook his head. “I’m not on the colony roster, I’m crew,—which makes me ineligible. You, on the other hand, are colony; you can be named the governor pro-tem for the colony setup phase before elections are held.”

“Andrews, really, you’re splitting hairs here,” Tanis sighed. “That charter is from five-thousand years ago. The crew’s not going back to Earth, we’re all colony now.”

“Well then,” Andrews replied quietly. “It makes no matter. I really don’t want to be the governor. This trip was supposed to be my last. Sure, it was never going to be a milk run but that’s why I was up for it in the first place. One last adventure.”

His eyes swept across their faces as he paused. “But that’s just it. I’ve had my one last adventure. I’m ready to retire, maybe take up fishing. I hear that’s what you do when you retire. Lots of fishing.”

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