122-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

May 1st, 2552 Motion Detected
Exploration Team /Test Pilot/ Parttime Schroedinger’s Kat/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting

Last night I had a revelation into the minds of my friends. Fipps likes me because I am a mystery— a riddle to be solved. Tower protects me because I need protecting— except when I’m in flight, then he sees me as in my element and at home— except when someone is trying to kill me by lobbing bits of space debris at me.

And then, helpless to do anything else— he yells orders. Like I don’t need someone to tell me that if that giant I beam that came at me from out of nowhere and disappeared as quickly hit me, it would be all over for me. No, I was doing quite enough yelling for the both of us, thank you very much.

While this is not my first rodeo— it is the first one where the risks are more than just “oh look I’m flying an experimental craft.”

I get it— I die now, there’s no me to bring the future back to us, but it’s not going to do that much for my day either.

On the bright side, Fipp’s energy detection system picked up a fluctuation right before the I beam appeared and another one right before it vanished. He said to give him a few days and he’d have something for me.

I hope he hurries, I don’t think my blood pressure can take much more of this.

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