This mission has finally started. Earlier this morning we got the go ahead to leave the moon”s orbit and head to Mars. Ryan and I got were let loose on the controls. For about 2 hours we maneuvered our beauty into position and than sat down for the next 4 hours to double check the flight path and equipment. This is where Experiment 39 failed. There was a critical miscalculation in the equipment, which resulted in the ship”s engines overheating blowing up half the ship. The crew was let go while a new ship was being constructed. As not to repeat those mistakes Ryan and I double and even triple checked everything. Once we were sure that everything was good to go I kissed the pictures of my father and grandfather and we let out fair Laika free.
After a long day”s work I head for another 20 mile run. I had to stay fit for my inevitable training. I decided my schedule would be easy for the next month or so, just to ease into the routine. While on my run I heard those noises again coming from the Trash compartment. I wasn”t too worried as nothing came up on our diagnostics. But just in case I informed Xander and Evelyn,
Ryan and I wanted to watch more old sci-fi movies, but couldn”t drum up any other interest. Specifically, I couldn’t convince Evelyn to join so I couldn”t see the point in watching. Instead of forcing the issue further we decided to save it for another day. We decided to break out a chess board and clock. I know a little old school, but always good fun.
I was pretty rusty against Ryan. We ended up each with a win and stalemating the third. I will have to go over my choice of opening moves, just couldn”t play the Pirc defense well enough. Maybe I can get some interest and we can play a 4 person game of chess; a fun game that I haven”t played since I was in high school. I think Xander would play, but not sure which one of the girls would be up for it. I haven”t really got to know Jill, maybe I will talk with her tomorrow.
So…this chapter is a bit…different. O_o I apologize in advance…
Venkat Darkrider waits against the thick trunk of a tree in the still of the night. The fog is heavy, the air is biting, and unknown dangers lurk in the darkness. But he welcomes each of them all the same.
He hears footsteps approach him, dainty but laced with swagger, and recognizes them as coming from his traveling companion, the Gumpaler. Though they had both agreed on this course of action, she is still an unknown threat to him and cannot be trusted, so he keeps his grip steady on his crossbow and his mind tuned as she makes her way nearer.
She comes to a stop in front of him, somehow easily making out his location in such indiscernible obscurity. “It’s done. Even if he somehow survives that, he is in no condition to stay with us,” she explains.
43 seconds of the first 2 hours of a 6+ hour session of Dominant Species, the most ridiculous damn game in stores now. Sadists rejoice – there’s an extended cut below the break. Continue reading «Dominant Species»
It has been one week since I have seen my partner. She had left me to talk to Mr. Guy Jones but never resurfaced that night. I had left the car for her and walked home. The next day I rang up the driver to see if she had returned home, but he informed me that he had strict instructions that his services would not be needed. I would have checked in on her had I not been expecting to be scolded for checking up on her. So I can only infer that Lauren had decided to continue her discussion with Mr. Jones or she had decided to track down her ne’er-do-well brother.
I wouldn’t say that I didn’t enjoy the break. I have been able to get some needed sleep and relaxation since we don’t officially have a case. In addition I have had time to hit the streets. Jeff has appreciated the time we have spent, since as of late he has been left out.
I had started the day in the office, but Jeff and I were quickly getting restless. After some food I decided it was time to stretch our legs and head out of the office. Our recent escapades had raised a new club located in East Lake, The Blue Bird, to our attention. East Lake is an up and coming area and caters to the newly wealthy and young. The area contrasts South Lake which is primarily made up of old money.
The Blue Bird has been described to me as a “hip joint” or the place to be. I’ve been told that the house band is one of the best in all of Four Lakes and is accompanied by the best singers. Usually I wouldn’t be caught dead entering a place like this, but the drinks have been rumored to be the strongest around.
We are still not on our way yet. We should be leaving in the next day or so. We had a send off party from the Moon base, but that was just okay.
The real exciting news is I have set up my brewing equipment. The first batch of cider should be ready in 20 days. I went with cider so that it reduced the brewing time and I could drink sooner. I haven’t decided if I am going to share with anyone other than Evelyn, but will see how I am feeling that day.
Speaking of Evelyn, we have been getting along swimmingly. She helped me get the equipment from Jill’s lab and helped me brew. We have been setting up base in the abandoned rec room. Seems as though most just want to watch movies, which sounds so boring to me. Eveyln and I have been thinking up ways to improve the ship and reading a bunch of books. We also have been considering making up a drinking game to play. We were able to route some of the security feed from the main areas to the rec room monitors. So our plan is to make up rules for what the other do and drink when we see them do those things. Should be a great way to pass the time.
Eveyln has said that she and other have noticed some noises coming out of the trash shoot. I haven’t heard anything, but you never know. She is keen on setting up a trap for what ever is down there. So tonight we gather some weapons and tools to investigate. I think its just some equipment that is loose, but we shall see.