Oops, did I steal that?

“This doesn’t feel right,” I shouted over the engine.
“That’s because you have to get used to it,” he yelled. He reached above my head in the crowded cockpit and flipped a blinking yellow switch. The engine went from a ferocious roar to a quiet purr. “Is that better?” he asked, flashing a smile.
“Yeah, I guess,” I said. I stared out the window, watching the billions of stars fly past me. “Hey, how fast are we going, anyway?” I asked.
He checked a gauge. “About 3000 hymerkilosh a second,” he said.
I whistled. Wow, I thought, that’s amazing.
“Hey, this is a top-of-the-line ship,” he said. “Of course we’re going to get up to speeds like that. And that’s about only half of what this baby can do.”
I stared at Rainn, amazed. He’s totally crazy! I thought. He turned back to the joystick, navigating the huge ship like it was a simple computer game way back when those were around.
“Are you okay?” he asked me.
“Yeah, yeah, I’m fine,” I said, putting my head back on the seat.

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