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

May 17th, 2552 Paint by Numbers.
Test Pilot/ Part-time mechanic/un-diplomatic Diplomat, Kat James Reporting

It seems that the music is key to helping us phase with The Fates. Andi does it naturally, joining her music to theirs forms some sort of bridge. There is no doubt in their minds that I can do it, since ‘The Old’ does it. There was no doubt in their mind that I will learn, but the time between now and then is frustrating, you can see it in the way Aziz looks at me, as if to say ‘You have been doing this for years– why can’t you do it now?’

They did bring some more musicians in to work with The Fates, but the results were mixed. Most of the other musicians wanted to lead or solo– and according to Andi, it’s more of an ensemble than show.

Medical and the Brass stepped in and decided that until they could figure out what made for ‘good’ shifting and ‘bad’ shifting, they would limit our lab rats’ to Andi and me. I think it’s having a profound effect on Andi. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so at peace.

The fact that she’s not on dish duty and her only job is to play music all day isn’t hurting in the least.
Aziz has tried to get me to sing with him but what comes out is a little embarrassing. So… now I’m taking singing lessons… from a lizard, yep, Lilbit’s crooning is what I need to emulate to make the transition easier.

The only thing is, my throat doesn’t do the vibratey thrumming thing his does.

Aziz seems confident that it will come in time- he has, after all, talked to ‘The Old One.’


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