I always thought that 'happily ever after' implied one had the desire to settle into some blissful but dull sort of retirement. Like Cinderella and her Prince Charming or Gebulous Eronas and the Rutan. I, however, intend to keep right on going as long as I have the temerity, tenacity, and the regenerations to do so. You see, my happily ever after would be to continue doing precisely what I am doing now. Traveling! Seeing the Universe. Experiencing alien cultures and, upon occasion, sharing with them the benefit of my expertise. And if a few despots are deposed or wars averted along the way, well! So much the better.