Not a single protest resolved. Not a single alarm sounded. Not a single missile was fired.
Earth had decided to deal peacefully with the Lunar rebellion.
There was no need for additional expense or conflict.
No edicts. No trade. No supplies.
A complete severance of contact.
Earth provided a powerful lesson – a severe precedent for the future.
There were eventual pleas but no subsequent pardons.
Earth remained the absolute center of the universe and the bastion of mankind.
And from our green lawns on a summer night, we watched the red and yellow flashes as the rebels ripped themselves apart.