After a spell of honking random system and finding diddly squat, I decided I'd get the 'puter to give me some info on the known local space.
"Invalid data selection" she said
I tried a remote call to the bubble via the relays too, but whilst that tends to get me somethin' useful near the core, out here it's a lotta nothin' maybe due to the distances the data has to get. I mean, it is, I don't maybe it. Damn, ma words are slipping; been out here too long.
So, I can keep spiralin' around these systems hoping to come across more Earths or a 'Goid base, Guardian homeworld, or some such thing, or I can haul my ass some place else. Truth be told, I ain't trusting my own mind, nor the fella's at this point - much use he is anyway, standing there starin' at me - and he's like 2 feet closer to the controls now anyhow. LIl' so and so.
I did download some "known system" data before I left Shinrarta a couple months back. Out here, that data ain't likely to be... what's the word... old? Obsolete! Data is data when it comes to worlds and such. They might be a few light seconds farther out, but they're still ere..
Turns out there is somethin' interesting a few clicks north of here. Ovomly. Back in the day, this sector would play havoc with jump drives and getting a bead on any one star was a chore - less you just ride it out in 'cruise, and that's never a good idea if you like your sanity in check. I had planned on turning tail and see the bubble again, but this is sorta on my way home, sorta, so I'm headin' that way for a spell.
The fella is like a hat stand now. He's here all the time, and that's all I can say on it. When he gets the console - maybe a month from now, we'll see if he phases through it like he does me. Figures; well, he's here and I'm movin' so he must be here
, right? I'm almost excited. Certain though, if he IS real then I ain't docking in Jameson without an armed guard. Don't fancy that, thanks.
Ships been tip top since I left the Z's local systems, so I advise you stay distant if you like bein' alive. No stress though. I got through it... didn't I?
Heh, I wonder.. what.. what was that? You say somethin' lil fella?
Funny thing. Just moved in to Elysian space. That's a border us humans made up. How'd he know about that?
How'd I know what he's sayin?!