(A-Z Challenge, read sequentially from A-Z! [Hint: Click HERE and scroll to the bottom.] Or don’t, that’s fine, too.)

“Lemons are universal it seems, Ann,” Jabari said as he turned to face her. “Get it? Universal?” He smiled wide at her.

Ann gave him a dubious look before turning her attention back to the now quiet engine room of their ship, Mae. “You worry me sometimes, Jabi.”

“Ha! I thought it was funny. Regardless, this pile needs some serious work. Not sure where we are going to get the credits to get the tune up it needs,” Jabari said as he went back to the terminal showing the red marks from the diagnostics test it was still completing.

“Without the primary drive it would take months to get to the Palisades, we are up shit creek if we don’t get this fixed. Who knows how long Mar will be there,” Ann said, frustrated as she glared at the engine impossibly hoping her anger at the situation would somehow fix it. Ann sighed as she buried the right side of her face in her hand, “Going to find Sachi and tell him we’re stuck here on Luna until further notice.”

“He will be ecstatic about that I’m sure, considering we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him anyhow.” Jabari’s tone was soft and nearly inaudible.

Ann still heard him as she was exiting the engine room, “You wouldn’t know what to do with yourself without our adventures, Jabi.”

“Stop calling me that!” Jabari called after her as he pushed a few more prompts on the screen to finish running the analysis of what work they needed to be done.

“Just let me know when you get the quote from the mechanics,” Ann called back as she turned the corner towards the airlock.

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