Made it back to the bubble with both my health and sanity intact. Miss HM was in a much better mood once we pulled into Ashby. Don't think I'll be taking rich tourists on a three-day trip anymore. Still never got her assistant's name. Soon as the ramp was down her and her entourage were on their way out...didn't even get a chance to thank them for flying with Coleman Enterprises. At least she transferred the full amount to my account.
Once I got everything settled at Ashby I headed out to Decait to pick up the Vulture. Took her to Farseer Inc to get the drives worked on. Man does she scoot now! Can't wait to take her out to collect some scalps later this week.
Heard Jim had some trouble out in the NGC 7822 nebula. He made it back in one piece, but from what I understand his ship was pretty banged up after a botched autopilot accident. I keep trying to tell him the AI he has on board are trying to become independent. If I'd known he was out that way, I would've linked up with him while I was out there.
At some point I'll upload the photos I took while I was out there. They weren't necessarily all white dwarves. There were a few white stars, Class A and F, but mostly blue-white Class O. Found one Class A that looked like liquid diamonds...gorgeous. Oh, and I got my name on a whole system! Yep, made a first discovery of a whole system while I was out there.
As much as I enjoyed going put into the unknown, I'm glad to be back in civilization. The beer just tastes better with a hint of scummy spaceport in the glass. Think I'm gonna take a day off and recover from the trip before I go back to chasing credits. Maybe I'll see if I can get up with Jim and find out exactly what happened to his ship.