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Purify - Chapter 21 Epilogue

Ken, Len and Den accompanied Carrie back onto the Tony Robinson.

“Carrie! Good to see you again. Welcome aboard. I hear that you have been having adventures without us?” asked Danno.

They had put their little misunderstanding behind them and embraced like old friends.

“Nothing as adventurous as yours by all accounts,” replied Carrie.

“I hate to break up this happy reunion,” interrupted Ken, “but we should get back to Time Control as soon as possible.”

Purify - Chapter 20 Coming Home

Carrie was in the slide arrival zone of the solar system when she got word that the Eric Laithwaite had returned and made contact with TIO Rio. She received instructions from Stakus to make contact with Ken and the others to lure them to returning the Slider to the control of Time Command. In case persuasion didn’t work they also gave her the codes to take over Eric remotely.

Taking one of the inter-planetary Slip-Streamers, she manoeuvred close to the Eric Laithwaite and radioed Ken. He seemed to be in a good mood and even invited her to Jaunt aboard.

Purify - Chapter 19 Rescue

The String Slider Tony Robinson emerged back into the normal three dimensions in the Telubi region of space. It took Lisa some time to get a fix on their co-ordinates.

“I’ve never done a directed slide before,” said Tibor, “It feels kinda weird.”

“That will be the time displacement,” said Lisa, “you feel it most when you are directing and it is worse when the destination is ages ago, as the photon flies.”

Tibor got up from the Slide Guide chair and immediately wished he hadn’t.

Purify - Chapter 18 Cathy

Cathy had been exploring a planet in the Telubi three system, looking for a suitable destinations for her tourism company. She ran New Worlds, a tour company for the new age as it says in her publicity.

New Worlds looks for planets that haven’t developed a dominant intelligent species yet and then adds then to their catalogue of holiday destinations with a list of the attractions.

Purify - Chapter 17 Needed

Tibor woke with a start. “Oh no!” he exclaimed aloud to no one in particular as he was alone in bed at the time. It was six in the morning. Hurriedly he got dressed and headed out from his New London hotel room. Tibor was from Canada and there was no time on this stop-over to get back there so he had been put up in the Brannigan for the duration. It was a good hotel though not one he would have chosen himself due to the high cost. A Slider crewman’s wage did not reflect the importance of the work they were doing for mankind nor the dangers.

Purify - Chapter 15 Return to Earth

The next day Tony reported to captain Danno in his quarters. “We have had some amazing finds down in trench one. An almost complete set of Guger Royalty paraphernalia has been discovered and it is being put on display in the finds room.”

“You mean Lisa has ’fessed up and is, as we speak, putting the jewels out in the mess for us all to see?”

“Yes captain,” said Tony disappointedly.

Purify - Chapter 13 Time Information Officer Rio

Stakus and Uli didn’t have to wait long for TIO Rio to make his move. They were already watching him very closely since he tried so abysmally to put them off his scent regarding the possible explanations of the signal echoes and Captain Danno’s cryptic message.

Purify - Chapter13 Lyral Six

Lyral six was about to commit planecide for reasons that made perfect sense to its inhabitants. The reasons always made perfect sense except to an outsider. To an alien, observing their planet having just arrived in their star system, a planecide never ever made any sense at all.

Purify - Chapter 12 Why not?

The next morning, after getting very little sleep, the crew of the Tony Robinson had convened in the mess for breakfast. Lisa as the first to ask something that had been bothering both her and Carrie since shortly after they had jaunted back on board.

“Captain, why is the main viewer deactivated?”

“You mean why the blinds are down on the window? What is it with you people and all these Star Trek references?” Danno asked.

“The blinds are down because we didn’t want to worry you. You see, we’ve got company.”

Purify - Chapter 11 Putting it all together

As is his wont, Commander Stakus stared out over New London trying to figure out why the time rebels would need a String Slider ship, why there were so many echoes of the Canus Seven planecide signal and why Captain Danno had sent the “We are Early” message. That last one was the most puzzling of all. It is impossible for Time Control to send a String Slider to a planet early. Either the String Slider malfunctioned or slipped through too far due to a rupture in the space time continuum or Earth got the signal sooner than it should have.