Space. "One Month"

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Space. "One Month"

Post by Myste » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:29 pm

“One Month”
Day 0, 21:00.
(The night previous.)
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She noticed that she’d been holding her breath, not for the first or the last time since she’d started her reading that night. The woman inhaled slowly and pinched a pressure point in the apex of her right ear in a failing attempt to keep a headache away. This still felt like a nightmare.

Eventually she slid the datapad back to her companion. Moving away from her seat at the small table, she filled a cup of water for herself before she realized that she’d done so more for the excuse of motion than from thirst. Instead of sipping it, the woman held the cool metal mug in her hands for a few minutes. She watched the stars outside the viewport while the cup slowly warmed under her fingertips.

“I need a month.” She finally said aloud.

It felt selfish to even suggest, but it also felt like an impossibly too-short amount of time. It had been hard to find the voice for it. She'd done similar once before, but that was years ago. But it was a bit easier after that, and she kept speaking.

When she’d reached the understanding point she felt she owed her companions, the woman briefly embraced two of them and touched the arm of the third. She slowly drank the now room-temperature cup of water and listened while the others confirmed their own immediate plans. Eventually they reached a stopping point, and the woman took her leave from the room.
"Some Mystery should be left in the revelation of a character in a play..."
- Tennessee Williams
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Re: Space. "One Month"

Post by Myste » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm

“One Month”
Day 1.
Space.
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Her time sense was off track anyway, but she'd at least made herself rest for few hours before she was up and moving again. Now that she'd given herself a deadline and the crises in her immediate vicinity were more or less resolved, she didn't waste much time.

Within an hour and a half of waking, the woman had made any farewells and was on her way. She had the clothes and gear on her body, her worn cloak, and a small sack of belongings. And the—very temporary—use of a small hyperdrive-capable GA shuttlecraft.

She spent nearly the entire first day navigating the winding backroads of Hyperspace. There were a few interesting moments, but for the most part she continued catching up on her reading. She imagined that tomorrow would be more eventful.
"Some Mystery should be left in the revelation of a character in a play..."
- Tennessee Williams
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