I decided to rent an Ares for some of the riskier places in my trip. I managed to persuade them to waive the insurance fee but in return I had to agree to make my Algos and everything inside as collateral plus some deposits. The Ares was not new but it was still in very good condition, fitted with enough inertial stabilizers and optimizers to make its alignment time under 2 seconds. 1.74 seconds to be exact. Continue reading “Day 2: Rent An Ares”
I visited the Honor Guard of Empress Catiz. As a Gallente I certainly did not like many of Amarrian “cultural practice”. But I must admit the empire had impressive fleet. Those Titans were huge! I spent hours touring and marveling at them. The duty guard was nice enough to let me tour but only after they put a device on my Algos to disable weapons and drones. I asked them what if I ram them using my ship. He said “It doesn’t matter” and everyone in the guard room laughed for a whole minute.
“Why do you have to go, father?”, I saw the confusion on my son face on the hologram screen. He had started his year-long boarding school last week. “Don’t worry, son. I will come back to you whenever you need me. I promise”, I tried my best impression to look and sound firm. “Now, study hard and make me proud. I’ll call you again later, alright?”. He nodded and I ended the comm. Although it was hard but I had been thinking about it for a long time. All my life I had always avoided risk, whatever it was. Sure, I would take risky decisions but only as a last resort. But something had been bugging my heart. Somehow I felt that I was not living my life to the fullest. Something was missing. And now I knew what I had to do to fill the emptiness. I had decided to leave everything behind and travel to the four corners of the galaxy. I would be putting jump clones in some places. And for the ship I had decided to use my trusted Algos. This was it! There was no turning back. And I could feel my wife was smiling from among the stars.