Spent the last couple of days working on a program for the computer system the others are getting. Of course they come back a mess. When I mentioned a shower they decided to smear some of the gunk on me. It was funny. Now we’re all going out for a few drinks. I keep finding myself distracted by my program. It’s kind of a different way of securing the ship. We’ll have the basic security protocols, but I’m attempting to put in a fail-safe. I give the proper command and the entire system switches to abyssal, and all security protocols are reset. If I do this right the individual(s) trying to take over the ship, or hack the program, will first need to understand the language. I’ve only met two or three people who do. Rhyn knows. I hope the software works. We’ll see what happens. That’s for later. Right now, it’s drinks, stories, and maybe a little adventure. Rhyn is right about one thing. I spend too much time at the computer, and not enough time socializing.
That was harder then it should have been. I was asked to watch the ship. This seems to be a regular thing, but I can definitely use it to my advantage. It turns out the woman wasn’t really abducted, just had to get away from the corporation she works for. It’s a common enough occurrence. The abduction was just to keep the corporation from searching for her. Someone wanted her, because as I was looking over the hull I was knocked out. I came to in engineering and found myself in the middle of a fire fight. Bring as I’m the best pilot on this ship, I ran to the bridge and took over the controls. I got us away from our attackers and we started the four-day flight to Akiton. Good thing I’m learning the language. Then we find out someone planted an electrovore egg behind a panel. About half way through the thing hatched and started chewing on the wiring of my ship. The traps didn’t work, but we did eventually kill it. If I get some time and supplies I’m going to upgrade and maybe set up a system of monitors in areas where we can’t easily explore.
I think we are about to do something very stupid. The worst part is Rhyn has vanished, again. He has a bad habit of doing that. He’ll just vanish. I never see him go. I don’t understand how he does it. One second he’s there, I turn around, and he’s gone. I hope he gets back safe, and soon.
We figured out who took the woman, I’m fairly sure they were hired to get her and take her to the people who are holding her. We are going to attempt to join a card game and get some information. I fear it’s going to turn into a fire fight, just when we need to really keep a low profile.
*Sigh* Let’s get this over with.
Getting off the station is going to be harder then I thought. Larger ships tend to verify backgrounds, and have the resources to do so. Smaller ships don’t need people. However, I may have a way. I meet this guy looking for work. I don’t really need the funds, but it’s a good way to show our skills and maybe get him to “Captain” a ship for exploring exoplanets. I already mentioned this to him, and I get the impression his two friends will go were he goes. The Vesk may even be a good cover. I’ll need to set up some emergency backups in whatever ship we’re on, but that should be easily done. First, let’s finish this job and go from there.
It started out like every other day on this station. I get up early for my morning meditation. That takes about an hour, then do some stretches and simple exercises. After a hot shower, it’s breakfast and the check the “board” for some work. I do simple computer fixes for people. Nothing major, but enough to pay the bills, live comfortably, and discreetly donate to the Liberators of Pulonis. My brother and I were/are members, but we kinda had to leave Pulonis after that last mission. We’re supposed to be keeping a low profile, but Rhyn tends to be a little hot headed. I was walking around the station, just completed a job, when I saw the Vesk soldier. Maybe it’s nothing, probably just my paranoia kicking in, but something about that Vesk looks familiar. Very familiar. He didn’t see me, I think. If so, he didn’t recognize me. Anyway, that’s enough for me to move on. I contacted Rhyn and told him to pack light and meet me at “The Spot,” our predetermined location, just in case. We’re going to join a crew and get off the station for a while. Like I said, it’s probably nothing, but better safe than sorry. After all, I heard the rumors. Vesk soldiers looking for Liberators to take to Vesk Prime for “trial.” I don’t want anything to do with that.