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

February 20th, 2552 Psych Eval
Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

4 months since I was assigned to the Vision Project, 3 Months after leaving Tera-prime and being dumped on the Valkyrie’s view, a month after we lose half of a ship’s crew and just days after another pilot is killed – they finally think that maybe they should give me a Psych eval.

The Psychologist, counselor… whatever you want to call them, wanted to get to know me and know what makes me tick— how I was coping with the reality of the dangers of my assignment and how it couldn’t be reversed — I was stuck in a world where one wrong move— anyone’s wrong move could cost me my life.

I’m not sure how their write-up looked when they sent it on to the powers that be – but I was honest.
I pointed out that I chose this life over being sti\uck on a rock for the rest of my life. I chose this life because life is for living – and it may be dangerous, and it might be short… but at least it’s mine and of my choosing.

Hell, if I thought they’d have let me— I’d have volunteered for this job. It is why I don’t regret doing what I did. It may have been the wrong decision or a collection of them that brought me here— but I’m here and I”m going to take it as far as I can.

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