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

February 11th, 2552 Failure to maintain
Philosopher/Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

The universe is not a forgiving place. Sometimes we forget that— sometimes the reminder is a little hard to take. We really didn’t have time to mourn properly when the Twilight ruptured, we were too busy trying to make sure it didn’t happen again.

Today – it was just one of those things that happen, a pilot forgot the first rule of the universe— miscalculated the spin on an asteroid and… we lost the pilot and the ship.

I threw myself into my work until Mac pulled me out. He made me talk to him, and I hated him for it— until I realized it was more about him. He’d lost someone he cared about – not from an accident, but from not talking about it. I guess I’m honored that he thinks enough of me that he doesn’t want to make the same mistake.

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