“Boss, you've gotta wake up!”
I was receiving strange signals from outer space. But all I could see was a beautiful nebulae. And from it emerged a thousand mining barges. And they were singing with deep voices. “Come with us! You can shoot us all day long! Ravage and pillage our fittings!”
“Boss! Wake up!”
Oh, that beautiful deep humming of mining lasers soon to be shut up and shot down by burning projectiles.
“Boss! Get up now!”
Some ugly bright star appeared from nothing. So bright! Like staring directly into a pair of dual focused lasers.
“Fuck! Get that light out of my eyes!”
“Here, boss, have some synthetic coffee.”
“Where is my bottle!”
I think I said that. That was the intended message. Although it didn't really sound like that.
“I poured it out in the pod goo drain.”
My head was making that structural integrity warning sound. It was ringing in my ears.
I wanted to kill this person talking to me.
“That was some pristine bubbles from Luminaire, you fuckhead!”
I screamed out the words as I lashed out in the general direction of the light and the ugly voice. I think I lashed out. It sounded more like… No, I was not lashing out against anyone, I was throwing up in the direction of… Well, there are no directions in space. I was in space.
“No, boss, you emptied the last bottle of Luminaire bubbles two weeks ago. You have been drinking the samples of the new product line Saftsuze’s Aftershave with Pro-B Nanite Sexystubs Formula… whitch is basically fifty-fifty alcohol and rocket fuel…”
I got some ugly flashbacks of being utterly sick, undocking in my pod to self destruct just to get a new fresh clone to soak.
“Who are you?”
“It’s me, boss! Blique Cins! Your mechanic!”
I threw up on him.
“By the Amarrian gods, Sins—”
“It’s good to see you. Or, at least hear you.”
I squinted. Something was on it’s way up again. I swallowed. And something dawned on me.
“But… didn’t we die?”
“Yes, sir, you did, but I was rearranging inside the container when ship exploded. I hid inside the packed hull repper and managed to slip out just before the guys who looted your ship sent it to the reprocessing plant. I almost ended up as some biological titanium alloy...”
He started laughing.
Fuck me. This guy was laughing. I remembered him puking all over my cargohold before our first expedition. This guy was quality.
“Well, the ship is ready, boss. You wanna undock and selfdestruct again to get you freshened up a bit?”
“What ship? You just told me we exploded!”
“Yes, we did, but I took the liberty to make your second Astero ready for some exploration. I believe she is called Angelita. Remember? You bought her along with Anastasia. I’ve made some custom modifications to her. I think you will like the spa area.”
I think I will.
TLDR OOC: I’ve been away for a while. I am back again.