"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."

-Edward De Bono

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Quite a Loss (sequel to Quite a Find)

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"Harper?"

Harper looked up from the console he'd been working on to see Trance, Beka, and Tyr looking back at him. Well, Tyr wasn't looking at him; he was just leaning against the wall beside the door flipping his favourite knife repeatedly in his hand.

"Yeah, Babe?" He answered Trance.

"Do you have any more of those 'kip-kats'?"

"It's Kit-Kat Trance, and, no, you and Beka ate them all."

He turned back to the console. Trance and Beka looked at each other and then back at Harper.

A few seconds later Seamus Zelazney Harper could be seen running for his life down the corridors of the Andromeda Ascendant yelling at the top of his lungs: "I'm sorry!!!"

Tyr and Dylan sat on Command Deck watching the hunt from the vid-screen feed. They sat on the edge of one of the platforms eating something that they had found in Harper's stash called 'Beer nuts' and drinking something called 'Bud'.