"The novelty of marriage in the twenty-fifth century was a momentous event, especially on Mars. Jennifer Ross and Robert Bender decided to become married on the red planet amid the greatest news Earth had ever had. Contact with another species outside their solar system not only brought most of the station personnel together for the ceremony, but also many curious aliens wanted to know what all the fuss was about. The couple, being limited on wedding decorations, asked their friends to help with the festivities.
The travelers, taking this all in were impressed. This tradition was more than their standard contract between two ahmans. They had come from a five planet solar system where the aliens of five species were still in the process of repairing their planet almost destroyed by wars. The ahmans had experience in building off world shelters on their moons and another planet.
Three ships had propelled into the human solar system to discover, to study, and to set up a base station for their migratory flights. The five species of ahmans decided to use an interview format to inform the humans about themselves. When one of the ships was ready to leave for deep space exploration, they were surprised that two of the humans wanted to come with them into space with no hope of returning.©A.Nation