“Have a seat, Pat.” Zave pulled a paper out of a file in his desk. “I know you are wondering about these tests. The first one is easy. All you have to do is take the Oath of Citizenship. Are you ready?”
“Citizenship to what country?”
“Ouima’s planet, Mertz, of course.”
Pat’s stomach leaped to his throat. Why would I want to become a citizen of a planet that tried to conquer Earth and enslave its people by contaminating its food? The planet that was responsible for my father’s death and the disappearance of many of Earth’s people? “I don’t want to do that.”
“It will save your life. Why wouldn’t you want to?”
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