April 21st, 2552 Who’s protecting what from whom.
Survivor of The Second Twilight of the Gods Incident/Schrodinger’s Undead Kat Reporting
I now have two sets of guards – the first set is making sure I don’t touch my own ship. The second set is making sure no one touches me.
It took me the entire day to realize that the biggest problem is the fact that the brass made their decisions based on tainted information – they’re doing what the not-us people wanted them to do.
I also realized that no one has asked an even more unsettling question about the non-crew beings- what happened to the people that they replaced? If they’re willing to kill to keep this, whatever it is, secret and stop me – odds are they’re gone as well and no one is investigating that, or if they are it’s above my pay grade.
Since the brass isn’t planning on changing their course Cookie came up with a new one for me – Something they haven’t thought of – the Gumbo Mark II. Since I can’t work on or with the original Gumbo – I’m taking a new set of spare parts and building a new one from the ground up, taking everything I’ve learned from the original, everything I wished I’d done differently, everything I wanted to do and everything we’ve learned from the seven and building a better Gumbo.
It’s not like we don’t have the parts – This one might even have the parts we need for me to make her capable of not-quite faster than light.