I woke up to New Earth's twin suns as they peeked over the hills that surrounded Neo Terra City. I sighed, and looked over to my clock. 4:56. My alarm was set for 5. I turned off the alarm, and got out of bed. As per my routine, I checked my calendar. Friday the twelfth, 2357. I sighed. One more grueling day of work, and then blissful weekend.
My morning routine was a blur. I showered, dressed, ate, and was out the door around 5:30. From my average-sized apartment on the top floor, I took the stairs ten floors down to the subterranean parking garage, where I ran into someone I knew. She was a recently graduated officer from the Academy where I worked. She had been one of the better students.
"Good morning, sir." She said.
"Hm? Oh, good morning, Anna. How have you been?"
"Pretty good. Actually, there was something I was wondering about."
"What's that?" I asked.
"Well, I went into intelligence after graduating, specifically Swarm Operations."
"Oh? That's nice. What's that got to do with