One of the nice things about starting the Terran Federation small was I got to know everyone, at least at first. And even when we were starting to get into the thousands of people, I still knew most of the movers and shakers.
But on the down side, it also meant that, more often than not, when something particularly hairy came up someone I knew and liked would probably be putting their life on the line for my dream.
This one? This little episode?
“We’ve got six shuttles, small craft, leaving the cruiser, dropping for the planet.”