9.17 - Number | Stuck Station

9.17 - Number

Apr 20 2012 Published by under Chapter Nine

“Yes,” Daniel said.

“Excellent,” the Tour Guide said.

Why don’t you ask me if I want fries with that? Daniel thought.

“Would you like fries with that?” Tour Guide said.


“Sorry, another bad joke. A former crew member taught it to me.”

Daniel wondered if that had been Jeska.

“Given the constraints you listed,” the Tour Guide said, "the total possible  population —  not actual, mind you — of Containment Facility One is …”

Then the Tour Guide said a number.

“What?” Daniel said.

The Tour Guide repeated the number.

It didn’t help.

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