The ore’s onboard and I’s just about to lift-off when I’d felt a rumblin’ in my gut. That’s when I member I had’n ate yet. So, I reversed the hover
lifters, landed Hiatus back down softly, and headed for Pitts Diner.
Man, I tell you I’s so hungry once I got in that ol’ place I could ate the chair I’s sittin’ on.They’s got some good grub there; jus’ like Momma
used to make.
I member Momma used to make this ol’ cassero’ wit’ noodles, fish and cream’a mushroom soup. It didn’ cost all that many credit’s and since we weren’
much to havin’ many we’d eat that stuff nearly ever’y week. Daddy’d eat it but didn’ like it much.
Nother thing Momma make and Daddy like’ to eat was called Goulash. Don’t member why she called it that. All’s it was, was ‘em spiral noodle wit’
mater sauce and groun’ beef. We eat that wit’ some butter’d bread and boy-howdy, that was some good eatin’!
On them special ‘ccasions she’d make some scallop taters and ham.An’t nothin’ like some warm scallop taters ‘n ham on them cool Texas Sys’em
Pitts got some pertty good taters and ham, so I’s got me some. Guess, that’s what made me get all rem’niscent and such. I’s sittin’ there eatin’
them taters and thinkin’ a home.
Funny thing happin’ when I’s sittin’ there, all’s bout finish’d. This ind’in come’d on in wit’ the big ol’ head’ress n’ all. That ol’ feller be
talkin’ ta me tellin’ me he needs a ride but I barely be understanin’ a word he was sayin’.
He said this here to me: Chief Nebula, need big starship to carry many horses from Fort Bush to Colorado.Chief have many credits. Chief will pay
starship captain when horses safe on Pueblo Station.
This here what I said to the Chief:Listen here Chief, I’d be happy to take ya and them horses to that ol’ station in Colorad’y. Only thing is I an’t
got the Jump Gate codes to that Colorad’y sector. But I’s be flyin’ right past that Fort Bush so I’ma willin’ ta take ya there, won’t cost ya none.
So guess who’s on board this ol’ Hiatus now. Some ol’ ind’in chief, who’s talk so funny I can’t un’stand much of anythin’ he’s a sayin’!
This here’s Sam Lonnigan an’ I fly Rhino’s for livin’.
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