The Space Force kept Rosalie and Rosalind busy in the years that followed, recruiting new spacers, troubleshooting problems, or just flying the flag for nervous planets to feel good about. Even back then, when an Ageless showed up to help stiffen a defense, the defense got real stiff in a hurry. Those girls were a force multiplier, and wherever they went, any bad guys who showed up ended up having a really bad day. They were a whirlwind, and nobody knew how to handle them. Even our own people couldn’t figure them out. They decided they’d done enough to prove their point in time, and they really wanted me on their team every bit as much as I wanted them on mine. The hook was in. It was the reeling in that was the tricky part, but we managed it in time.