“Okay.” Sean said.
Several seconds passed, then, “Captain . . .”
“You are not relaxing.” Collins said over the chamber speakers.
Several more seconds passed.
“Captain . . . “
“You’re still not relaxed.”
Sean laughed. “Doc, it’s a bit of a challenge when I got dozen of wires protruding from me.”
He heard Collins’ chuckle. “Well, yeah, but I still need you to relax. Think about something you’d rather be doing right now.”
Sean said, “Okay,” and closed his eyes. He started thinking about bedding Loggar, but figured that wasn’t going to relax him.
“Captain . . .”
“Think about a nice pleasant walk on a beach somewhere nice.”
Sean concentrated. A walk on a beach. What type of beach? Is the sand devoid of life? Will something jump out and eat me. Is the water too close? Where’s the next exit Ville? What am I breathing? Would I be able to drink the water? Can I . . .
Sean still had his eyes closed, “I’m relaxed.”
“No, Captain. Open your eyes please.”
Sean did so . . . and nearly startled himself. “What the . . . ?”
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