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: You know, I was born in the wrong millennium. Shannon O'Donnell
: I'll stick with the modern age. Henry Janeway
: The classical age. Greatest literature mankind ever produced. Shannon O'Donnell
: No antibiotics. Henry Janeway
: Families that take care of one another. Shannon O'Donnell
: No cars. Henry Janeway
: Air you can breathe. Shannon O'Donnell
: No telephones. Henry Janeway
: What a pleasure. Shannon O'Donnell
: Shorter lifespans. Henry Janeway
: Lives that were worth living. Shannon O'Donnell
: No cold beer! Henry Janeway
: ...There you got me.
: Glorious Hector, son of Priam, slips past the Greek front lines bringing much-needed supplies to the embattled city of Troy.
: Any customers this morning? Jason Janeway
: No one here but us galliforms.
: I'm in a transitional period. Henry Janeway
: From what to what? Shannon O'Donnell
: From what I was doing to what I'm going to do.
: I love to see places I've never been and try new things. I'm kind of an explorer. Henry Janeway
: Really? Hm. That station wagon of yours doesn't exactly look like a sailing ship. Shannon O'Donnell
: It's a rocket ship. Henry Janeway
: My mistake.
: I've learned a few details about the Millennium Gate. It's a self-sustaining city, an experimental biosphere. It's never been done before. Henry Janeway
: What's wrong with the biosphere we're living in now? Shannon O'Donnell
: Nothing. Henry Janeway
: Exactly. Shannon O'Donnell
: But this project will help scientists learn more about our environment, possibly even recreate it on other worlds. Henry Janeway
: Other worlds! Don't we have enough problems on the one we're on? Shannon O'Donnell
: Yeah. Which is why I'd like to get the hell off it one day. Henry Janeway
: I think you're taking this exploring a little too far.
: Zeus himself watched over the travelers. We should follow his example.
: [indicating his library
] These are my traveling companions. They'll take me anywhere anytime. Shannon O'Donnell
: It's not such a bad idea to experience the real thing every now and then. Henry Janeway
: I prefer my books. Shannon O'Donnell
: Maybe you just never had the right guide. Henry Janeway
: Is that an offer? I could make a similar argument: not such a bad idea to, uh, settle down every now and then. Shannon O'Donnell
: Is that an offer?
: They have offered us 20% above the market price for our properties. You know what the catch is? We've *all* got to sell. Shannon O'Donnell
: Everybody must love you. Henry Janeway
: Hm, yeah. People I knew when I was growing up, family friends, it seems like they've all just turned against me. If this were Roman times, they'd feed me to the lions. Shannon O'Donnell
: To the good old days.
: This time, Rome withstands the Barbarians.
: Half the town is out there, you're on the news, maybe you'll even go down in history; you have made your point. Henry Janeway
: Well, obviously I haven't, because if I had, you wouldn't be asking me to sign my life away. Shannon O'Donnell
: Maybe, if you'd looked up from your books once in a while, you'd see what's in front of you. Henry Janeway
: Oh, please, no more speeches about the future. Shannon O'Donnell
: As long as I don't have to hear you pontificate about the past. Henry Janeway
: It's a deal. Glad we had this chat. Goodbye.
: Why are you here? Shannon O'Donnell
: It was the cookies. Henry Janeway
: Cookies? Shannon O'Donnell
: I was on the interstate. I stopped for gas. And I bought a bag of chocolate chip cookies in a convenience store. It's a little ritual of mine; whenever I get back on the highway, I like to treat myself. Henry Janeway
: I see. Well, um... what does this have to do with anything? Shannon O'Donnell
: They didn't taste good, Henry. It wasn't the same. I just kept thinking about you, and how I wish you'd been there. Henry Janeway
: Actually, I prefer oatmeal cookies. I'm allergic to chocolate. Shannon O'Donnell
: Oh, you don't know what you're missing.
: You know, Mr. Moss offered me a job in Canton, even though I failed to keep up my end of the bargain. I guess he felt sorry for me. But I'm prepared to turn him down - if you want me to stay with you. Henry Janeway
: [after a pause
] I suppose I could... reopen my shop in that monstrosity you wanna build. Shannon O'Donnell
] And I'll have a few connections. I could probably get you a nice remote location, so nobody would bother you. Henry Janeway
: Not much profit in that. You sure you won't drive away again? Shannon O'Donnell
: No. But if I do, we'll make the trip together.