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

August 29th, 2552 – Proceeding with Caution
Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Grunt in training Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

The exploration team deployed this morning, with me waiting in the wings just in case I was needed.

Sitting just outside the planet’s atmosphere I had a lot of time, and very little to do, other than the usual, keep alert and be ready to run at a moment’s notice. I guess my life hasn’t changed that much— other than the fact that the view is so much better.

I’m still not entirely trusted, I’m still waiting for things to fall apart— but I am trusted by the people I care about – Cookie, Mac, Tower, Dancer, Skip, G-man and Fipps, so there’s that.

I was about to relax when I saw a well open up in the distance. It was a small one, far enough away that the sensors didn’t go off. But it was close enough for me to recognize it for what it was.

I radioed the others and we jumped away and went into stealth mode. At least there weren’t any exploding bugs.

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