This story fits between chapters 2 and 3 of Steve White and Shirley Meier's "Exodus." A big question for me is why the Rim Federation didn't send a survey ship - series canon, right? - to greet the "new aliens?" So I imagined a cabinet meeting where everything went horribly wrong, resulting in the disastrous "Greeting Fleet" policy which started the war with the Arduans.
Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,571 - Published: 2/13