Been having dreams lately, and it seems I forgot some important bits, or changed them to better deal with it. Let’s see you have most of your world blown up and how your recall goes….
My homeworld, Alari 3, was cut off from human society for a few years. We no longer had any wormholes in our system. This meant that we were a little behind others in human space, and definitely cut off from news- and help.
Anyways, I was a security guard for the main spaceport, and the apple of my eye, Robin worked in the Near Space Traffic Control Center. It was late afternoon and I had been on night shifts for a while. I had a card that could get me into the control tower, and had gone up to talk to Robin. I talked to her about the strange weather phenomenons that had been occurring on the planet. I asked her opinion about the crazies who said that gravity itself had changed. She called me “Perry” at that moment, and I corrected her. I compared the gravity changers to the people that think it is the end of days.
An icon appears on her screen and she says, “that is strange- that was not there before,” and puts on a headset. “Identify yourself mystery ship,” and she asks another security guard to have me leave…. So I did.
That night the night shift was boring, as usual, except the main landing field was deemed off limits. The ships are usually a patchwork mess, but on that field was a sea creature looking ship….. Which I now realize resembled the Inana….
I finished my shift, and go looking for news of the mystery ship. The wormholes suddenly reopened during my shift, it turns out. Everyone is excited about the possibility of reuniting with other human planets, but I cannot find any info on the ship.
I show up a bit early for my next shift, to see if I could find out what was going on. I was escorted by security to a hangar on other side of field. Inside there was an old ship, looking as if it should be in a museum- a ship with a wormhole engine. My boss, Raymond, asks if I would like a great opportunity. I of course jumped at it, as finally my skills were being recognized!
“How would you like to go into space?” I was given a crash course over the next week on how to deal with space, specifically differences in gravity.
The ship I was on went through the wormhole, and the bugs were there- the Silaran almost wiped out the ship, but we managed to limp home. As we were getting back, someone was broadcasting about an eminent invasion- the bugs were coming in the next few days!
An argument on our ship breaks out- the captain wants to go home, the first officer wants to run. The chief engineer grabbed me and asks me to join him in engineering. He asks me to tighten one bolt and after I do the engineer accuses me of knocking out the wormhole drive. We ended up stuck in space for 5 days, and at that point the bugs were pouring through the wormhole. The captain agrees to run- As we were leaving, I received mail from Robin asking if we can get together for coffee…… Figures….
Author note- I will be adding a video that relates to most logs. This one is from Shakira and Rihanna.