SEND ME A ✍ AND I’LL INTRODUCE YOU TO A MUSE THAT I’D LIKE TO RP AS.
Last one I’m doing since I received this yesterday but didn’t get to it.
The low hum of electronics and pulse engines filled the cabin of the gunship as it propelled itself through the dark vacuum of space. There were rarely any great sources of sound on the longer voyages, but the pilot of the craft was used to the quiet ambiance. A row of sensors lit up, indicating the arrival in the sector that navigation had set. It would be another half hour to reach the planet itself and to reduce speed to atmosphere-safe levels, but that provided enough time for the general pre-mission checklist.
"Adam, please start an audio log," she requested calmly.
"Going to talk to yourself again?” came the mechanical reply. Even for imprinting the personality of her commander onto her ship, the sarcasm was a little strong. Interesting just how much it had developed in the past months.
Still, it amused her somewhat. That was whenever it did not aggravate her at the computer’s bossy nature, at least. “You know I like to keep track of things. At least it’s better than a brief-debrief.”
"Very well." A click sounded in the cabin as the comm unit was tuned. "Log #122, Galactic Calendar Date ███-████. Current location: Bes Alpha System. You may begin.”
The bounty hunter cleared her throat before starting. “I’ve been hired by a mining firm to track down a despot presumably operating off of Bes II. Our old GF database records indicate a wide habitable range on the starward side of the planet, but otherwise most planets in the system are too cold to sustain standard humanoid life. Further reports indicate that the primary species in the system are cooperative with the Federation and proud to be described as such. If only all systems were as welcoming.”
The Hunter shifted in her chair as she looked over some of the information Adam brought up on the panels before her. Maps, blueprints, tribal leaders, and technology dossiers. “I knew a good man from a moon of Bes III once. Far more honorable than most humans I have met, for sure. I can only hope that the rest of the system welcomes me with the same dignity.”
"We’re approaching an orbital mining surveillance platform. We’ve been requested to land prior to proceeding to any other planet in the system." Her monologue was interrupted by the voice of her ship. "We don’t have much time until we dock so I’ll remind you of the mission protocols. This is a non-combat mission except for the direct retrieval of the insurgent Coronus. He has been known to hurt civilians in his demonstrations, so you will likely find a good amount of support for your presence in bringing him in. Your Varia Suit protocols have been uploaded to account for the climate. The time interval for the bonus on the posted bounty is minus fifty hours from arrival in the system. Any objections, Lady?"
That never failed to bring a slight smile from the bounty hunter as her suit enveloped her in the seat. At this point it was like slipping into the most familiar outfit that she had ever known.
"None. It’s never as simple as it sounds, but let’s see what we can do."