Snowflake and her friends went through the motions. As Jasper investigated some cargo, he bugged Emily.

  "Do you want to see how this laser scythe works?" He added a smiley to his message.

  Emily stared knives at him.

  Undaunted, Jasper turned on the beam at close range to an authorization panel to the bay closest to him. It stuttered and went out. The line drawn by Jasper was so fine that it could only be guessed at under a magnifying glass.

  Just then, a perturbance could be felt in Jasper's bay. The Black Ambition had, with its quantum flip-flop drives, traversed several dimensions to find the shuttleport. It appeared in all its awful glory, a sleek thing of devastation and destruction.

The End

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