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LAZARUS: Back on Mars, Schultz used a private skiff to shuttle to Westward and back. Ever wonder what happened to it?

ELLIS: I figured he blew it up with the rest of the decoy. *

LAZARUS: I don’t think he did. I think it’s right…here. In this empty area.

LAMONT: It’s labeled “Emergency Storage.” How can you be sure?

Lazarus in his bunk, a rainbow light shining on his face as he sleeps.


Author’s Note: Ellis is referring to the beginning of Westward’s new, secret mission. A decoy of Westward was launched from Mars and then exploded, allowing the crew to fake their deaths. The smaller, real Westward was concealed inside of the decoy. -e