July 25th, 2552 – Return flight
Scout Pilot/travel agent/Chef Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting
Our return flight was routine which worried me to no end. We took our time checking out the final 3 possible exploration sites, one I felt really good about, but for the life of me I couldn’t say why.
G-Man, David Sorensen, thought I was daft going with ‘feeling’ instead of leaving it to the scientists to figure out where we go from here. Turns out his wife is one of the scientists, also turns out she’d warned him about me and told him that if I got my hooks into him it was over.
Hopefully, respect and not hating each other doesn’t count as getting my hooks into him. As it is, we didn’t kill each other, weren’t attacked and there were no exploding bugs following us around.
He said that was a sign of a good mission, I said it makes my teeth hurt. He said that just meant I had a healthy dose of caution to go with my feelings about places.
Turns out not killing each other and mutual respect were not relationship ending events and Nica, G-man’s wife, invited me round to tea. I think David warned her about my coffee, but to be fair, I’m still trying to perfect my engine roasting process.
Now I get to wait while the fleet crunches numbers and the science teams debate about which prospects are best. My money’s on Team Gumbo.