“Here, sit here.” Lexx smiled slightly, reaching over and pushing the chair next to him so that it would swivel around invitingly to Chel. He was doing his best to be pleasant and the look on Chel’s face was making it easier. She didn’t appear to be that angry now, but the tone in her voice still held that emotion. “It’s a couple of hours away, so I thought you might want to come down here.”

“We’re actually going somewhere?” Chel made herself comfortable in the chair. Stealth sat next to the chair and purred as Chel reached over to scratch the cat’s shoulders.

“Yes.” Lexx went back to entering data into the ship’s computer on a screen touch pad. Chel could barely make out the separate keys and emblems on them, but Lexx didn’t seem to have a problem at all. “Where we’re going, no human has been or even seen.”

“In only two hours?” Chel stared at the screen before her, an uneasy feeling building in her stomach as the stars seemed to move, yet there was no sense of movement. The Rift was turning. There wasn’t even the slightest indication of an engine moving it and it just didn’t seem right to Chel to move without feeling the movement. It was almost dizzying.

“While The Rift may not look like much,” Lexx smiled and almost proudly went on, “It’s still a Class B Star Ship. We can jump over vast areas of empty space and I’m sure you know that space is mostly… space.”

Chel nodded, “Yeah,… but what do you mean jump?”

“To put it simply, we move really fast. I have to send out a tracer to make sure no other ship’s get in the way, in case you’re wondering.” Lexx pressed a flashing button and without warning the stars blurred and vanished, “We’ll be doing quite a few of these to get there, that’s how far it is, but we can go just about anywhere in the universe that we need to get to in hours.”