Today on Quantum Vibe: Filling out the force Strip 1060 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-03-27
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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Once more around the conference table.
Maureen: What about the strike force?
Li: The optimum size for this would be a squad of five trained fighters.
Nicole: Well, we have four right here.
Li and Maureen.
Li: I don't think we can include Maureen, I'm afraid.
Maureen: WHAT? Why not?
Li: I need you to cover for me back at the office.
Li and Maureen, different angle. Li lays a consoling hand on Maureen's arm.
Li: And I don't just mean pushing papers for me.
Li: We will need several days to train and prepare the squad and I need you to … obscure my absence.
Li: You're the only one who can do this.
Murphy and Li, with a dejected Maureen between them.
Murphy: That leaves us three. I am highly skilled in combat, and Nicole is aikidoka.
Li: Aikido is not really optimal for an assault force but it I think we can build on that.
Maureen (softly): If you say so.
Murphy, Maureen, Li, Nicole
Murphy: What of your former fellow … ah, pirates?
Li: I know a few I could ask, but ...
Li: Aside from Mo, who wouldn't be useful, none of them was ever close to Seamus.
Li and Nicole
Li: Any of them would join us if asked, out of loyalty to me.
Li: But I can't in good conscience ask them to take the sort of risk we're taking.
Nicole: Now I'm feeling guilty for bringing you into this.
Li, Nicole and Murphy
Li: Don't feel like that. Seamus saved my life in so many ways, I feel it's an honor to have this opportunity.
Murphy: On that point you and I have a great deal in common.
Maureen, Li and Nicole;
Li: That still leaves the question of filling out our squad.
Li: We could use some extra muscle. Someone strong as a Beltape.
Nicole: Well it just so happens I know a couple of Beltapes who would do anything for Seamus.