First Entry

Posted on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 @ 4:33am by Lieutenant JG Zanna Rem

"Computer begin recording." Zanna said staring at the monitor.

"Well I did it! Captain Becker recommended me for Department head training and I passed! Not only that, but I made it through bridge officer training. No more shuttle runs." She took a sip of champagne from a glass sitting next to her. She sat in an overstuffed lounge chair.

"No more shuttle piloting for me..." She drifted a little and then looked scared.

"Between this log and the big empty I am scared out of my kriffing mind. I got posted to an Intrepid Class... I have been reading over the specs, I heard they handle well. But that also means no skipping gravity wells, no simulations, no safe spaces." She quaffed down more of the champagne.

"Space is wonderful and vast, some folks have religion and others have beliefs in science or the Great Bird, but for me being out there, in the stars... Out there is just like sex, adreneline and Christmas all wrapped up in one big thing." She set down the glass, then steepled her fingers.

"A lot of folks have put a lot of trust in me, my biggest fear is making them worry or worse letting them down. Mom says dad would have been proud. I hope so, its a long walk to Alpha Centauri otherwise." She threw back her head and laughed.

"Alright, it is time I signed off and went to party with the rest of the graduates, maybe go get drunk with the rest of the aliens. Computer End recording."