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Andrew



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"No, its not better than being drafted. Dr. Holt swindled me into coming. I would rather be forced than manipulated. Ridiculous! I thought that man was my friend but he fed me to the fucking hounds for some petty cash. Not to be sound brash, but that man was like a second father to me. He knew I didn't think this type of trip is safe. We don't even know exactly what we are going to get into. There is no control only baseless predictions. We are not predicting the weather. We are playing with thousands of peoples lives here.

It just takes one fuck up to leave us stranded or worse here. Everything around that is keeping us suspended in space right here is a loose string of theories that somehow managed to yield practical results! Even if we are completely sure of the science we are absolutely not sure of what we are getting into out there! This is a fool's errand! "


Alex realizes that his tone of voice has become more than conversational and quickly cuts his rant short.

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((Alex's Plot Points +1 = 10))

Science|Physical Sciences (Robin) d10+d8 vs. Formidable (15); roll 7

Robin is taken aback by Alex's outburst a bit at first; after allowing him to calm down, she speaks. "I'm not too clear on FTL Theory myself; I can't imagine what goes into something like that. But I'm sure that was just an oversight on Dr. Holt's part; he told me right away, if I remember correctly, and I had some doubts too at first."

She pauses awkwardly for a moment before asking, "What will you do, Alex?"

-- Later --

After several hours (with a lunch break, thankfully) of emergency guidelines, X-Colony 1 layout briefings, Stellar Navy seminars about military hierarchy, (most enjoyably) experiencing zero-G and re-entry into Betalla's atmosphere, Alex and Robin find themselves at the terrestrial spaceport from which they'd departed.

"Well, that was fun," Robin says, popping her neck audibly with a slight grimace. "I guess I'll be seeing you during castoff in a few weeks -- unless you come by the engineering building before then. I can't abandoned my projects, you know."
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"Yea, you will probably see me around there. I have to go talk with Dr. Holt before we leave. I guess I got some business to settle with him." Alex wonders to himself what that business actually is. He won't know what to say to him till he actually meets him face to face. His legs, still getting used to being on terrestrial ground again, feign for an instant to make him fall. However, he manages to steady himself quickly.

"I don't know if I can ever get used to space travel."

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"Bye!" Robin waves to Alex as she departs.

Alex finds himself standing outside the starport lobby with his train ticket back home -- or at least to the station closest to campus -- tucked away and waiting.
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Alex finds himself at the train station before he realizes it. He had been lost in thought on the walk here. Images of Dr. Holt ran through his mind. He couldn't believe such a caring mentor had thrown him into this as if it would have been good for him, Alex! Alex is angry and as he boards the train his thoughts turn toward revenge, or worse.

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Alex sits aboard the train lost in his brooding as it makes its way back to NSC West Central Station.

Because it is the weekend -- especially since it's the afternoon on the weekend before Colonization Day -- the campus office complexes are typically empty of personnel. Indeed, because of Colonization Day, even the custodial workers would be absent. Alex knows, however, that Dr. Holt teaches a few courses via video link from his office on this day of the week; regardless of the holiday, he would still be there well into the afternoon and finishing up the classes soon.
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Alex departs the train and immediately heads to campus to find Dr.Holt.

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Alex finds the campus practically deserted, abandoned for whatever revelry or relaxation the students have decided to engage themselves in over the break.

Perception|Sight (Alex) d8+d4(pen.) vs Average (7); roll 8

As Alex approaches the engineering school, he notices that the lights throughout the building are off, save for one office on the third floor: Dr. Holt's.
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Alex begins to solemnly make his way up to Dr. Holt's office, not quite sure what he is going to say to him.

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Alex makes his way up to the third floor. As he rounds the corner toward the hallway that Holt's office is in, he notices that the lights there suddenly go out as well. As he walks into the office, he sees Dr. Holt before him, making a few quick notes by the light of a battery-powered lamp. Gnaeus looks up, startled. "Alex?"



-- End --

((Alex's Advancement Points +3))

The story continues here.


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