a new start
I was on my way to Persephone. I bought passage on a Firefly headed that way with my last credits. Supposedly there’s work to be found there.
I talked to some of the crew, checked if any of them had any advise to offer as to whom to talk to for work. i got a few names.
A few days out there was a collision alert and the ship stopped. The crew retreated into the cockpit and barred us off.
After some time we managed to find out they’d all died when the hull in the cockpit got breached.
That’s when I decided to claim this ship as my own. I talked to the other passengers and offered payment if they stayed on. This got me a pilot, an engineer and a medic;
And apparently one of the shuttles was rented semi permanently by a companion. I made a similar arrangement with her.
So far it seems none of them are fond of the alliance, which is a bonus.
The engineer seems very capable, and she’s got a nice ass.
The pilot is giving me headaches however. He’s a goddamn cleptomaniac. And I’m considering marooning him on the next planet.
So far we’ve done a few runs for some shady characters. I’m guessing local Persephone mob or something similar. Not that I care. They pay, so we’re good.
I also saw one of the guys from back in the day being led away by feds. They put him in jail, probably on some trumped-up charges. Since i didn’t want to draw too much attention to us, i asked our engineer to make a simple explosive, and smuggle it into his cell. He managed to get away, and it caused a great fuss in town. But we left on a twenty day trip. by the time wxe were back things had settled down.
So far we’re making a profit.
Right now the only thing that’s really pissing me off is our pilot’s attitude. If he keeps it up he’ll find himself marooned if he’s lucky. I’ll fly her if it’s necessary, even if it leaves us a bit short on hands and guns.