JOURNEY HOME - DAY 05
LAUNCH: 02/20/3305 - 2100GMT, Sagittarius A*
LEG 6 - DEPARTING: 02/24/3305 - 1448GMT, Skaudai CH-B d14-34 (Sacaqawea Space Port)
Sol (Abraham Lincoln Station) - Reroute - Mainani
LANDING: 02/24/3305 - 0309GMT, Mainani (Mies van der Rohe's Claim)
After my stop at the Collection of Wonders, I returned to Sacaqawea Space Port and something Jaques said was eating away at me. Jaques has had his unfair share of troubles with both The Federation and the Empire. I know that Federation can be tough to work with, hell, it took me long enough to reach my rank with them because of their unreliability to offer ranking missions. One thing I do know about the Federation is that they take care of their own. My father was a Federation Man for life and those that knew him and worked with him knew he would never betray the Federation. Jaques said that they have been known to cut a man loose if holding on was against their better interest, but they wouldn't go out of the way to destroy his life. The Empire on the other hand has been known to use spies to infiltrate and sabotage Federation operations, even as far as retired pilots. My father must have known something too valuable for the Empire to let him live and my mother had to pay that price as well. I decided to alter my plotted course. I started talking to some other freelance pilots at Sacaqawea Space Port and they said the fastest way to get in with the Empire is to start at the bottom in Mainani. The sweet rest of Sol has to wait, I have to know if the Empire is responsible for my parents' death.
It was a long journey. I skipped the rest of the outposts on the return and headed straight to Mainani on a hybrid neutron route. I departed Sacaqawea Space Port at 1448 and landed at Mies van der Rohe's Claim in Mainani at 0309. I had several halts along the way. The Universal Serial Bus from my control console malfuntioned and needed to be replaced. Halfway through the trip I became incredibly famished. I've spent a lot of time in hyperspace and my body was catching up with my mind. I'm going to take a long needed rest and I will begin my induction and ranking within the Empire tomorrow.