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

September 4th, 2552 – Evac
Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Catering Truck Driver Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

The military has a simple philosophy: things go wrong and you need to be prepared for whatever may come your way. Their way of dealing with this reality is to drill. You drill so every reaction every action is planned, and ingrained.A

The problem with this philosophy is that it doesn’t take into consideration the fact that things go wrong in drills. Like today, things went very wrong. Two of our scientists decided that they needed to drill as if our bugging out wasn’t just a strategic retreat but rather a full-blown bug-out.

Instead of getting themselves and the essentials (ie everything they need to survive the evac) to the evac point, they hauled every piece of equipment they could pack and then yelled at me, their evac pilot, to leave my ship, and the people I was evacuating to get the rest of the equipment.

I’m pretty sure I”m going to be highly featured on several status reports and complaints when we get back to the fleet— but I got my charges off-planet, and I only had to slap one scientist to do it.

Thankfully, the Gumbo is equipped with video so we can record what happens and what goes wrong with her, including her pilot resorting to melodrama theatrics to get the job done.

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