Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop
Back in my suit. Breathing is important, even if it does deprive the world a chance to marvel at my tentacular elegance.
Captain. Status update. Pre-flight checklist is being performed. We shall travel to the nuclear pulse factory.
There we will onload a robotic workforce and transport them to the Pournelle/Niven station. Humans are in danger.
I know that phrase. Your safeguards are in effect. You're going to do this whether I want to or not.
Well, if something is inevitable, the only course of action is to figure out how to profit from it.