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My first ship

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 @ 9:21am by Chief Warrant Officer Akina Jrez

Mission: All Souls Descend. Season 2, Episode 6

It was a ship. It wasn't much of a ship but it was his. He looked it over. To call it decrepit would be to pay it a compliment. The paint was peeling and cobwebs adorned the hull plating. He knew that inside was no better.

It was everything his heart desired.

He knew what the engines were capable of - given tender care and a few modifications. Then he would make a few more and.... Slowly, slowly catch the monkey wasn't a Rule of Acquisition but he thought that it should be.

"Would you like a tour?" he asked. He knew he did not need to do so but given what they would see, he deemed politeness to be necessary.

Inside was no better than the outside.

"Are you sure this is what you want?" his mother asked.

"Mother, this is what I've always wanted. You know that."

"Then, Akina, I wish you all the best."

They hugged. He knew she did not agree but she was not going to persuade him out of his conviction to be a trader. He hoped...he trusted...he..... He wanted her to believe in him and this was how he was going to achieve that.

He turned to his father and they hugged too. "With this, I can establish trade lines. Start out small and go from there but this ship will give me the opening. From there...well, who knows where I'll end up."

His father jumped up. "Go, son."

His mother took him by the shoulders. "Go, my son. Go with the blessings of the three of us. We are here. If you need us, call."

His father smiled. "He does not need us. He will make his own path. Go! Go and forge your destiny."


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