Bad news. In the past couple of days, the 1st Fleet detected and neutralized several dozen Shivan scouting patrols in the Sol system. Nothing more than fighters at the moment, but today the SD Lucifer reappeared on sensors for the first time in weeks. Guess where we think it's heading. If you've got any family or friends on Earth, try to discreetly convince them to take an off-planet vacation for a week or so.
Here's the good news. We've been able to translate those Ancient records -- or enough to get the information we need, anyway -- and it looks like we might actually be able to beat the Lucifer. The only question is whether we'll be able to do it before it reaches Earth; I have a sick feeling we may not be able to.
I don't hate the Vasudans anymore. That doesn't mean I want to be all buddy-buddy with any of them, but I'm no longer out for revenge. The desolation of their home planet more than paid for all of the atrocities they committed during the T-V war; I have no desire to demand anything past that.
I am, however, pretty worried about whether we deserve the same thing. Someone has to be pulling the strings up there; the discovery of those Ancient records was the single greatest instance of good timing in all of Terran history. But if there is such a thing as karma, and if Vasudans have taken their medicine, then we're next in line.