“He flies out on the 26th,” said Douglas, “Ready to start on the second. So we could do… the 25th?”
“Hang on, who’s he flying out with?” Arthur asked.
Silence fell, briefly.
“I assumed it would be the OJS inaugural flight,” Carolyn said. “Was I alone in that?”
Her eyes were threatening, daring them to suggest she might be the most sentimental of the four of them.
“Someone should probably tell him that’s what’s happening,” said Herc.
“But meanwhile,” Douglas continued, “That’s perfect, Arthur. We throw the party on GERTI, the morning he leaves - he won’t suspect a thing.”