The day felt so long but finally I finished today’s assignment. I felt tired and sleepy but I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep because so many things were on my mind. I decided to spend the day in the pub alone.
“Hey buddy!”, someone tap my shoulder and I knew right away it’s Barbz.
“Hi Barbz, good to see you. Where have you been? You haven’t told me what your assignment is”, I said. Continue reading “Day 58: A Miner’s Normal Day (Sort Of) in Nullsec Part 1”
“Did you know her?”, I asked.
“I always wonder what her eventual husband looks like….”, she ignored my question. She was looking at me but her gaze showed that she was deep in thought.
“Oh yeah, I knew her since we were kids. In fact we were best friends”. Continue reading “Day 57: The Mystery Of The CEO Part 3”
We got a beacon to guide us to which part of the station we could dock. It turned out even though the structure was destroyed, a small part of it looked intact, or perhaps someone repaired it for… secret meeting like this?
After we docked a squad of men escorted us to a room. Along the way debris were everywhere, but surprisingly when we entered the room, it was clean and tidy, although dimly lit. At the center of the room was an round table with chairs and a person was seating with men behind her. It was the CEO! Continue reading “Day 56: The Mystery Of The CEO Part 2”
I always felt those strange feelings whenever I entered a wormhole. Feelings that I had never used to. Modern ship nowadays of course was designed to stand wormhole travel and protect its crew, but still I felt as if my mind left the body for a brief second. And another few seconds for me to shake off the dizziness.
Once I was inside, I quickly activated directional scan to check if there was another ship. Nothing. So far so good. I then set the course to the wormhole exit I had from the corp bookmark and warped to it. Then entered the second wormhole to emerge into the lowsec system and set course to home. Continue reading “Day 55: The Mystery Of The CEO Part 1”
Being a janitor was not bad at all. I studied the drone operation manual last night and I was amazed. The drones actually had many other capabilities other than cleaning the hangar. As I suspected, they could also be used to clean ship, but for some reason I didn’t know they were not utilized for it.
The second reason I felt happy doing this job was my supervisor, a Gallente called Zobault Thardell was very helpful. His nature was very detailed oriented and precise and luckily he was also very patient in tutoring me. And over the years from doing this job he had developed techniques and methodology to do the job very efficient. I liked it. Continue reading “Day 54: First Experience As Janitor In Nullsec Part 2”
The next day, early in the morning I arrived at security office. I didn’t see Barbz. The time was still 6.45am.
“Good morning, I’m here to get the assignment”, I told the guard manning the reception.
“Just put your right hand here”, he pointed to a flat screen in front of him. The screen lit up when I put my hand on it and a second later the result came out. Continue reading “Day 53: First Experience As Janitor In Nullsec Part 1”
“Ouch!”, I grimaced. When I accidentally pressed my right shoulder to the wall. The fighting was over. It took corp security 5 minutes to arrive at the bar and they quickly subdued all of us by using stunning laser. The majority of us were rounded up into this big room, I guessed some kind of storage room. Some were taken to the clinic because of their injuries. And few even were brought to clone bay to be re-awaken into a new body.
“You okay buddy?”, Barbz asked me. Continue reading “Day 52: Nullsec Here We Come Part 5”
“You are a miner, aren’t you?”, one of the guys around the table said to me.
“Yes, I am. Do you have problem?”, I approached him.
“As a matter of fact, yes I have a problem”, he stood up. Now I realized he was very big and tall. He looked quite old, like a 50 years old man but his muscular body gave a chill to anyone who thought of fighting him. Continue reading “Day 51: Nullsec Here We Come Part 4”
The thing I liked from the Ares or interceptors in general was they were so responsive. So responsive that you really felt them as part of yourself. It was very different if you flew bigger and slower ships. You might feel tired sooner or even a bit of pain from exerting your mind trying to control those big ships.
The journey was uneventful. I was now in nullsec systems. The traditional wisdom was not to jump from gate to gate directly. But I was in an interceptor so I thought I was immune from bubble. There would still be risk if there was gate camper waiting for me on the out gate with several smart bomb battleships. So far I had never been killed that way in my Ares. The ship was strong enough to survive 1 smart bomb. Continue reading “Day 50: Nullsec Here We Come Part 3”
“Father!”, my son walked briskly towards me. There was something different about him. He’s not running as he used to. And now that I noticed it, I got impression he’s got taller than the last time I saw him. Kids nowadays they grew up so fast.
“How are you, son?”, I hugged him. I could confirm he’s taller now.
“I’m fine father. Where is uncle Barbz? Continue reading “Day 49: Nullsec Here We Come Part 2”