"Well, Gentlemen, you found me. I-I-a-suspected you might try to get away when the darkness first came, so I ran to your ship and stowed away here."
"I always wanted to ride on one of these old models. And besides, I wasn’t having too much luck bringing back primitives with that transmat beam.. I thought I’d try and see how I could do with your machine."
"Now wait just a minute! You mean you expect us just to put aside our mission and allow you to use our ship to transport fighters for your stupid war?"
Reaching into his pocket, the stowaway pulls out a pistol. "I’m afraid, Gentlemen, you have no choice.
"Oh yeah?!" yells Kerry, knocking the pistol to the floor with a mighty sweep of his arm..
Walt reaches down and picks up the pistol. "What’ll we do with him now?"
"Let’s throw th’ baggage overboard."
"Yeah! We don’t need th.’ likes of him."
"What are we waiting for?"
They start to grab the man, who raises his hands in protest. "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! I have something which could be quite helpful to you."
"And what might that be?"
"It’s called a turbo-thrust amplifier. It’s a little device which I developed just before they abandoned these ships for the transmat beam. It can give added thrust and, therefore, allow you to go further back in time than is possible without it."
"And you’ll show us how to use this device?"
"Certainly, in exchange for letting me stay with you."
"What do you think, guys?" Walt’s eyes scan the faces of the others.
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