Sailor You're that old? Do you remember colonization?
Shoal Sure I do.
Shoal Well, I mean I am Beta, but I remember some.
Shoal [laughing] Cool?
Sailor My dad says it. It means interesting.
Shoal I know what it means; it's just funny to hear it from a Beta.
Shoal So, you want to eat with us?
Sailor Well—sure. Can my dad come, too?
Pamela Of course, love. Let's go sit.
Pamela, Shoal and Sailor sit.
Enter Foster and Grey
Foster Who isn't here?
Grey Kent and Cindy, the Harper girl and Old Mrs. Koch.
Grey Mostly. Cindy’s in bed with a toothache.
Foster Have Miller pack up a few dishes and get them out to the ones who didn't make it.
Grey Sure thing.
Foster Any sign of the new arrivals?
Grey Debars showed up awhile ago. He's over there feeding Capitol stories to a couple families. The two engineers have just left their houses and are headed this way.
Foster Where's the architect?
Grey Not sure. Wasn't Nathan supposed to go get him?
Foster It's a woman. She's here with her son, too.
Grey Oh? I see…
Foster Were you able to get Debars's equipment into the garages without trouble?
Grey Yes, and the trucks have all been collected, washed and sheltered, and we fired the reception transmission to the Capitol via the autooperators. It's all taken care of, okay, Chief?
Foster I know—sorry, Mason. I trust you. It's just that I get a little paranoid whenever the enclosure's in question.
Grey Don't we all. But I was in contact with you the whole time, Chief, and you had everything under