“Ay lad.”“This your first time on Old Hilga, I see.”
I nodded and covered my mouth to hold the gag caused by the motion sickness.
“Don’t worry lad, gets bit bumpy on landing but she generally holds up.”
“’Tis near hundred years since she had a problem landing on this damned rock. That’s when she burned up.”
“’Twon’t take but a bit for us to suck the water up and head back to earth for the delivery.”
“Only take 26 months to get back. Don’t you worry, we’ll put ourselves into deep sleep and you won’t even notice.”