Within the Stellar Virgin, Mark Lynn paced the confines of what had been Verdugo’s chamber. The Tele-Magnum, repaired and rebuilt could be seen in the small alcove. Mark’s face was gray and haggard as he faced Lucero and Palanth, seated on a couch against the wall. Military I Hide A Lot More Than I Show So If You Think You Know Me Shirt “No word from the Panadur Leader, and we cannot wait much longer! If my calculations are right, the Terran Fleet should be nearing Europa’s orbit. We cannot afford to be caught on the ground.” “Do you suppose the Council would listen?” It was Palanth hoping against hope. “Try them, Mark; we can spar for time.” Then in sheer desperation: “I told you, Terran, those bipeds would never come through with that infernal radiant energy!” His features also showed the strain he’d gone through, even the ubiquitous handkerchief was missing.