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

July 31st, 2552 – Effect and Cause
Pilotcicle and sometimes Target Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

It seems that while I was gone for three days, Kat time, as far as the fleet is concerned I was only 4 hours late on my return.

Yeah, showing up 4 hours late, looking like I’d been in a dog fight with a few other ships and then spent three days in space with nothing but a damaged ship and limited repair capabilities didn’t quite mesh with what they were expecting. Me being unconscious with a good head start on hypothermia and dehydration really didn’t really help.

The first thing I saw when I woke up was Druckab hovering over me saying “You should not have fired on our ships.”

I tried to point out the fact that I hadn’t but he insisted that the Ani would not have fired unless fired upon. In fact, he continued until it was pointed out to him that while my ship did have weapons— as a convicted felon, none of them were armed.

Fortunately, the cameras and Fipp’s watch helped them figure out a lot of what had happened while I continued to sleep it off.

So – as near as I can tell the effect was enacted prior to the cause. I don’t know, I’m just going back to bed and letting the brass sort it out. It’s not like I could get into more trouble.

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