March 4th, 2552 Wall Flower
Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/Wall Flower – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting
With all the briefings and all the discussions, the fact that I would be staying with the main fleet while the Valkyrie and the Memory headed out, the fact that I’d be watching from the sidelines didn’t really hit me until now.
I mean, I knew I was supposed to catch the Pavane and take her to the Twilight after she returned after her first landing, but— I didn’t expect to be sitting on the observation deck of a damaged ship, watching my home and mission go sailing off without me.
They are on their way to VV 271.1, and I’m going to have to watch them make history with the rest of the fleet. I’m part of it, I’m part of history but I am so far removed. I came to the dance, but it looks like my job is to clean up after the party.