Forgive me Ralph
Chapter One: Solidus.
Solidus grew up on one of the main systems, where his family ran a lucrative cardboard box manufacturing company. They supplied the highest grade cardboard boxes throughout the known galaxy. Big boxes, little boxes, square boxes, and even round boxes. But Solidus grew tired of the sedate and boring nature of the cardboard box industry and set out to search for his life long dream, the much fabled green chicks. Many others had also set out on the same quest and failed, but Solidus was determined to finally find every space traveling males dream, green chicks.
He finally ended up on Promethia Major, where he decided that if he can’t find his dream, he would make it. Using what funds he had left he purchased a run down tavern and a barrel of green fur dye, and opened up the theme restaurant “Green Chicks”. It became an overnight sensation, hiring the most beautiful ladies and having them dye their fur green was an inspired stroke of genius. Men could finally see and be served meals by the green chicks of their dreams. Business was booming, with chain restaurants opening all over the Promethian systems.
But the days were numbered, the Federations policies becoming more restrictive, they took more than they gave. Every week new taxes and new laws and restrictions were placed on the business. The final nail in the coffin was the obscene tax on the green fur dye, which finally forced the “Green Chicks” restaurants to close.
Solidus worked hard to make his dreams a reality, only to have it crushed by the bureaucratic and selfish Federation, swearing revenge he quickly joined up with others like him to fight against those who crushed his dream, Solidus had joined the rebellion, but while Solidus was a grade A businessman he was not much of a space pilot. He was blasted into itty bitty pieces by a kill drone.
While Solidus may be space ash now, his legacy still lives on. Every once in a while you will still see someone walking around with a “Green Chicks” T-shirt. And fathers still tell their sons about how for a short time the universe did in fact have green chicks in it.
Yes, sir. I agree completely. It takes a well-balanced individual... such as yourself to rule the world. No, sir. No one knows that you were the third one... Solidus. ...What should I do about the woman? Yes sir. I'll keep her under surveillance. Yes. Thank you. Good-bye...... Mr. President.