The party members start to get tired of waiting, especially Taeva who is most in a rush to get back to Tarsus. There is not much else for the party members to do now – the novelty value of high-tech Collace highport now waning after they have spent so long here and everyone has finished shopping.
At 13.00, Grim finally gets the call that he has been waiting for. Kiimii tells him that she has now assembled all of the crew members and departure time is set for 24 hours’ time – at 13.00 the following day.
Grim passes on the news to the others and there is much relief all round that they will shortly be moving on to Tarsus, especially from Taeva.
“Nice one!” says Max. “I reckon we should go out an’ party tonight as it’s gonna be our last night ’ere for a while.”
“I’m not sure that’s such a good idea,” says Jie.
“Awwww, don’t be so borin’, girl,” Max says. “You gotta let your ’air down a little from time to time.”
Jie sighs," Well, alright then – if everyone else is going then I suppose that I will accompany you. But just the one drink."
The party members head off out for a few drinks that evening to celebrate their final night on Collace. Grim, William and Arvor know that they have to be up early to join the ship, however, and so they have to head back to the hotel before midnight.
Despite her earlier protestations, Jie definitely seems to be getting into the party mood now and says that she doesn’t want to go back yet. She says that she wants to go dancing.
Max has a grin from ear-to-ear entering a club with two attractive women. It’s not really Taeva’s scene though and she’s had enough after one drink. Max doesn’t really like the loud techno either and so tells Jie that he will escort Taeva home (forgetting the fact that, if there was any trouble, it would be Taeva protecting Max’s ass rather than vice versa). Jie tells the others that she will stay for just one more drink and see them back at the hotel later.