SF Drabble #241 “Just Messing With You”

“Will it work?”

“Your design seems to imply it will. We have found no flaws in the mathematics.”

“Yes, but you know, right? You already have faster-than-light drives; you could tell us what we’re doing wrong…”

“Our drives operate on a wholly different principle, as I have explained. You have followed a path of inquiry we never seriously investigated  because of what may have been false assumptions.”

“Which were?”

“Our theories implied that the warping of the universe would be non-local and irreversible.”

“Non-local and irr—”

“But if your world is not destroyed, we may wish to license your design.”

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