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”
“Barbz!! I’ve got accepted!”, I said to him after I opened the door. There he was, walking into my room with some boxes and a dozen of beers.
“Congrats, but not surprising at all”, he said putting all of them on the table.
“What do you mean? How about you?”
“Me? Yes of course I was accepted. And that is also why I’m not surprised at all. The moment they accepted me, which by the way a person who have many secrets that I actually hoped to bury, I knew they would accept you”. Continue reading “Day 48: Nullsec Here We Come Part 1”
“Okay, I’ll start”, the lady on the left said. She glanced over her tablet and then looked at me.
“I can see that even though you are mostly a miner, you have trained almost all your core skills to level 5. This is quite impressive. It means you are a focus person in achieving your goals. I have seen people who posses many skills but only at level 1 or 3. Jack of all trades maybe interesting but they are no good in time of crisis. Most importantly for me is your honesty. I like it. I’d like you into the corp”, she said it with a very sweet smile. Continue reading “Day 47: A New Chapter Part 5”
I felt it as the longest awkwardly terrifying silence in my life. The silence was killing me. I felt that I should say something. No! They should say something, they were the ones who were the interviewers. They should say something! But they all just looked at me.
“Haha! Very good!”, suddenly I heard the person on the left said that. I was shocked. Not because what she said, but how she said it. Her voice was the most mesmerizing voice I had ever heard since…. my wife’s voice. Her voice was feminine and yet commanding. Continue reading “Day 46: A New Chapter Part 4”
He pointed something on his tablet to the guy in the middle and he nodded.
“Is there something wrong?”, I repeated my question. I began to feel bad about this.
“Not really, don’t get us wrong”, he said with a smile as if he was trying to calm me down.
“We have many ex-military from ensign to high ranking officers. They are actually easier to merge into our corp activities especially fleet battle because they already have the discipline”. Continue reading “Day 45: A New Chapter Part 3”
We submitted our application to the null corp along with authorization code for them to have read-only access to all of our information on New Eden’s universal databank, this included our personal identification, asset, bank account, and mail messages.
The next day we received a message from them.
“Barbz, I’ve got the interview schedule. It will be 3pm today. Did you receive yours?”, I ask Barbz over the comm in my room. Continue reading “Day 44: A New Chapter Part 2”
I spent the day mostly by just lazying around in my room. After all the action yesterday it felt very nice doing nothing. I should had been glad that we survived but somehow my mood was low. I just lost my motivation to do anything right now, either mining, mission, or even traveling. I just felt I wanted to sleep.
“Beep! Beep!”, I heard the door buzzer. Who could that be? Continue reading “Day 43: A New Chapter Part 1”
I loved this place. The asteroids were abundant and quite near from major trade hub, and yet somehow not so many miners visited the place. I and my wife had been mining for few hours and our ships were almost full.
“You know, our baby just called me ‘Mama’ for the first time this morning”, she said over the comm. I could feel the happiness in her voice and it made me happy too. In fact I just loved her voice. I often closed my eyes when we were talking over the comm like this. Her voice was firm and yet had a slight tenderness at the end of every words she said. It was just perfect for me.
“Oh, that’s great. Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Can I call you Mama too?”, I teased her. She laughed. Continue reading “Day 42: Jump Into The Unknown Part 4”
“I’m warping us out of here!”
“How about the drones?”, I naively asked. He didn’t reply, well I guessed the drones were definitely cheaper than our ships and our lives.
From D-scan I could tell our ships warped just in time the gankers arrived at their bait Procurer. Our drones were still fighting for a short moment until their connection to our ship was lost.
“Why did we warp to this moon, Barbz?”, I asked when I noticed we didn’t warped to the gate. Continue reading “Day 41: Jump Into The Unknown Part 3”