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

September 24th, 2552 – Planet 424717-B
Pilot/Explorer Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

I know that Dancer’s Retreat, Tequila Sunrise, even Explody Bug World started out as numbers but 424717-B is my planet, and unless someone decides to take it from me— it will be my job to do the initial survey.

I’m excited.

Okay, that’s the understatement of the year. This is what I’ve been waiting for. This is why I’ve worked so hard to start an actual life here in the fleet. Sure I’ve learned and I’ve grown and I’ve helped discover a few things but this— this is my survey. This is the planet I chose to explore.

I know there are protocols, and safeties, and a myriad of reports involved but I’m primary— as long as things stay smooth.

And everything I think and hope is just begging to jinx it. Have I mentioned that pilots are a superstitious lot?

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