And with all that new Beta Generation standing around and hogging up the ground, you’ll have to start putting the buildings on top of each other.
1 colonist Ah, I see; he wants to get back to the Beta issue.
Debars —At least this one has his mother’s sense when it comes to efficient design.
Shoal I think we should just expand the enclosure and make more space.
3 colonist The enclosure! —do you really plan on playing with that too, Mr. Debars?
Debars Now then, the expansion of enclosures is used as a last resort, of course. Two or three stories of residences and public facilities are typically sufficient for a colony of good size. Don’t worry about things like that, please. Before it’s even on the radar, this colony needs to start a growing Beta, anyway.
Now, Mr. Faraday, I doubt your mother would like to hear about what you’ve been up to with your young friend here.
Shoal No sir.
Debars Good; why don’t you two find something else to do?
Shoal Yes sir.
Shoal and Sailor leave; exit Debars and colonists, still talking
Sailor Will they really put buildings on top of buildings?
Shoal Sure they will. The whole Capitol is like that. The highest I’ve seen is six stories.
Sailor But don’t they get higher than the enclosure, then?
Shoal Yeah, they have to make the enclosure higher too.
Sailor Mr. Debars didn’t say that part.
Shoal Nope. He must have forgotten to tell them.
Sailor Yeah, I guess so.
Shoal Man, I’m bored. What is there to do around here?
Sailor Mr. Miller lets me in the kitchen usually, when he’s not too busy. Sometimes I get to help bringing him things from the garden or carrying stuff.
Shoal Is that it?
Sailor Well, no … sometimes Chief John lets me in Control if I’m quiet.
Shoal The Chief of Security? You must know each other real well if you call him John and he lets you in Control.
Sailor My dad is his best friend.
Shoal You think he’d let us in now?
Sailor Let’s go see.
Enter Foster and Pamela standing over a table
Foster [finger on a blueprint] Oh—Dr. Espinosa will live here?
Pamela [looking] Yes, that’s what it says.
Foster Why won’t he be with the rest of the colonists, in the residence section?