". . . Yukariah Heap announced today that all ties with CN Leonis are now broken, and has ordered all noncitizens out of the Leonian bases in Metropolitan Areas one, three, and four. A Vote is expected later this week to make these announcements official."
A shaking Centaurian hand brushed the display's pause key.
Mercurand shot out of the Sirius hyper hole and zoomed toward the attackers at near-relativistic speed. "Defense Force control, this is Mercurand," Ken beamed his announcement to the startled Gate Guard. "We're with you. And we've got a little surprise for those Sirian bandits!"
The Pentagon War is continued in chapter 17.
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