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

June 18th, 2552 Slipping along a slippery path
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting

Last night was a very long night. The hardest part was getting the brass to listen and not go off half-cocked. Yes, the sanctity of the fleet was violated, yes there was an attempt on my life… they focused so much on what had happened that they missed the part where ‘If we do anything stupid – we all die.’

Thankfully Tower got it, and he got Commander Bridges to listen, and more importantly understand. But it still took the three of us all night to get them to understand that what I saw, what we all saw was a warning, not a threat.

By the time they agreed to back off, the Parataph had already retreated a respectful distance and their weapons were no longer trained on our ships.

When I made it back to my quarters, Lil’bit was curled up on my pillow. He gave me a happy little chirp and yawned when he saw me.

I guess that means I’ve done good.

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