” **Sputter- hack**! You want me to go WHERE?!!”
I had preformed an almost textbook “spit take”, wasting a healthy mouthful of my Gin and tonic, as Ernst and I sat at “The 6 Arms Pub” on a rainy night in Seattle.
I regretted even that small loss,
since service had been glacially slow that evening due to a lack of a full bar staff. I was unlikely to be able to get a refill any time soon.
The Professor patted my hand in a paternal fashion.
“Now now, my dear, you will be on the Hindenburg’s 1936 maiden voyage to New York, long before that fateful day at Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. I do hope you know I would never put you in harm’s way, Geneviève.”
” Why do you want me to go there? I’m not too crazy about the possibility of real trouble, considering the rise of the Third Reich just around the corner. And you never explained why you can’t just go there yourself…”
Confab lowered his gaze to his cup of coffee, frowning with obvious discomfort.
” let’s just say I had a rather violent disagreement with with a fellow scientist, who then stole my prototype,and vowed to do me some irreparable harm in future, or in this case, past. He cannot come back to this present day time line, due to an repairable glitch in the Time Shaker he absconded with. I’m fairly certain you will not come into contact with him, as long as you are surreptitious in your travels.”
Hope this whets you appetite for more.
There will be history, action, a new drink recipe, and plot twists aplenty in short order!