• Nick Richards

Chapter 7: The Emptiness of Space - Part Three

“You wanted to see me?” said Janen as he entered Wenden’s cabin.

“Yes, thank you,” said Wenden, holding a small metallic device in his hand. “Can you show me how to use this?”

Janen looked at it and said, “How have you been shaving up until now?”

“With my blade, but Vialon gave me this and I don’t know how to use it. He just figured it was obvious.”

Janen laughed, took the device and walked over to the mirror. “Watch,” he said as he put the small device close to his cheek. He flipped a switch on it and a light came from the front that shone on his cheek. At the same time it made a small whirring sound, and every place the light touched was now devoid of facial hair. Janen stopped and showed Wenden the difference between the area that had the light and the area next to it that still had signs of hair growth.

“You don’t have to rub it against the skin?”

“Nope, just have to be within a few centimeters of the skin and it does the rest. Just be careful not to wave it around, or point it at your eyebrows or hair on your head. It is perfectly harmless, but it disintegrates hair completely.”

“So if I point it at my head I will become bald?”

“Not quite that dire. Here, let me show you.”

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