It is currently the 14th of January, of the year 3306. I have left the war behind.
It's true, what you just read: I had a change of heart. I've left the war, the system, the Inner Orion Spur, all of it behind. The neutron highway I've plotted for myself is lonely, but it is mine. That alone, I believe, is the first step.
This is not to say that I disagree with what LOAN stands for. I will forever be indebted to those people, whose experience at the wheel of a starship far outweigh my own. But, the Harvest demands a journey, and so does my own soul. Who am I to disagree?
So far, the journey has been wonderful. I have much enjoyed the sight of a neutron star wiggling about, for which I have christened them "wiggly bois". It truly is marvelous, the things you see out in deep space, with only your ship as company.
I hear the war in Chamunda is near its end. This is, of course, the deciding day in whether or not our victory is assured. I almost regret not being there at the end, where the might of the Harvest can crush the opposition. But she and I are far away now, way off in the distance, where the only things to find are the things that no one has ever seen. It's almost bittersweet.
But in the words of the great Douglas MacArthur, as he spoke them almost 1,400 years ago, "I came through and I shall return."
I shall return to the stomping grounds of my comrades, and gladly inform them of all that I have seen on my journeys into the black.
I knew I would leave the war behind. Call me AWOL if you will, but the Harvest didn't much enjoy it and, to be honest, neither did I.
As I close this entry, turn in for the night, and remark on today's leg of our journey, we traveled nearly 2,000 light years in such a short amount of time. I would not at all be surprised if we reach our destination tomorrow.
Of course I will see you again, dear reader. Until then, I will be among the stars.