This is the third section of the tenth chapter of Sonnets from a Proton. The novel starts here.
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Laurence re-read the letter trying to work out if it said enough and if he could rely on the Admiral to trust him over one of his own. Possibly not that was why their was both the threat and the carrot at the end. Jason was no fool and would know what he was trying to achieve, the question was could he rely on the greed of Jason.
Letters and memos had never been Laurence’s strong suit and age hadn’t helped. it was one reason he got out of the management of Fillwick and had changed his identity at the time of his rejuvenation, far too much like management.
Anyway, locked as he was in his room and with nothing to do until the computer received an update from the fleet command he drafted a letter to Alice telling her pretty much the same things.