SF Drabble #81 “Stalker”

The sensors had picked it up a week ago, while I was taking spectrograph readings of the big blue gas giant’s atmosphere. It was in the trailing trojan point, just sitting there.

When I started my burn to move into the inner system, it followed. I never saw any type of drive flame, but it was matching my course, about a day behind.

I’ve tried to hail them repeatedly, radio and laser. I’ve even modulated my drive flame with a simple numeric message. No response.

If they don’t answer soon, I seriously might drop some ball bearings in my wake…

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