Andreth Prime Allatrian-ith-Ancalyx Vallasélan, currently of Suite 141, Gildedrest, Starbridge City, Gáling (Ring Nebula), to Technical Services, Artificial Immunity Division, Riverside Eubiosis Foundation, greetings and many thanks for your prior assistance.
I have never been so sick in my life. Well, obviously. I’ve never been sick in my life.
And I do appreciate the difficulty of keeping up with every single type of bacterium and virus across hundreds of different garden worlds; please do not infer an opprobrious implication. But this really is becoming absolutely the outside of enough.
It’s not the pain. I’m a gamer. I play war games with the algetics turned on. This doesn’t bother me. Except that it’s not proper pain, of course, it’s a stupid little nagging ache that doesn’t go away, even if it is easily quenched. It’s just annoying, but it’s not the problem. It’s the fluids.
Yes, fluids! I have the most vile substance oozing out of my nose, of all places. The nose which is, not to put too fine a point on it, not a fluid orifice. It is very much a non-fluid orifice, and one not generally given to oozing anything. I’m quite willing to admit the risk of pain and inconvenience and maybe even reinstantiation from some blasted alien disease, but this is just too disgusting to be borne.
Anyway, to cut right to the meat of the message, if I may, I sent you chaps the immunity-data dump yesterday morning, Empire time – could you give me some idea when you’ll have the service pack ready?