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

January 22nd, 2552 Something borrowed

Pilot with a side job, Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting

With our extended work hours, and limited rack time, you’d think another assignment would be the straw that broke this camel’s back, but— Cookie has given me a new assignment – and my own space in the shop.

My project? Taking piles of scrap, spare parts, and damaged craft and re-purpose them. At first glance, all I saw were torn bulkheads, rejected parts, trashed altimeters and a gutted dart explorer. At second glance, I saw what he saw – enough spare parts to build a cobbled together, multi-purpose vehicle.

It’s a great inspiration to learn the craft, especially when I’d be the one flying her, and we’ve already seen that cookie likes things pass/fail. If I fail – I’ll be dead.

Nothing like self-preservation for motivation.

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