Brave New Verse
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|Subject: New Beginnings|
Adam tells me I can use the on board ship VI system to keep personal logs so this is my first attempt to do so. He assures me that these logs will be kept in confidence and I have no reason to not believe him. In either case, I want to begin keeping a personal log outside my research notes.
It was easier than I thought to leave my life behind and venture out into the black with Mazie and her crew. I can’t but help feel responsible for what happened to her and Adam. Back then I told myself there was nothing that I could do to help the boy. Now I know that was blatantly irresponsible so it’s time to atone for past transgressions. Adam seems content with his lot here, and after a brief psychological evaluation I’m convinced he’s being treated well. I’m not about to let him go again so for the time being I’ve decided to make the Calypso my home.
I have a fair amount of personal wealth accumulated and could probably live comfortably on board this ship until I’m too old for space travel, but all the same Mazie insisted I have a cut of her profits. She’s certainly an interesting person with an even more interesting moral compass. So far I’m impressed by what I’ve seen and there’s no denying she’s very good at what she does. This isn’t the ideal environment for Adam but he could do a whole lot worse than Mazie. While I recognize Adam’s work in the form of the laser pistols the crew has been outfitted with, she doesn’t seem to press him to research like the Alliance did and lets him work at his own pace. She also treats him like one of the crew and holds him accountable for his work. While my initial reaction was that he was far too young for such treatment, the discipline actually seems to be having a positive effect on the boy. For now, we have an uneasy arrangement which will hopefully last as long as it can. Maybe I can help her and Adam find some peace in what happened to them since I highly doubt their alterations are reversible (a fact I neglected to mention to the captain for the time being).
My primary concern at the moment is the other crewman on board the ship. His name is Shin Mai, which is probably the only true thing he’s told the captain. I recognize him from old Alliance files. He’s a master assassin for a Tong, though we were never sure which one (possibly multiple Tongs). He specializes in infiltration and assassination and I suspect it is highly likely he picked up a bounty for Mazie and is biding his time to learn more about her with the intention of either capturing or killing her. I admire his level of discipline and commitment, but it will be a long time before I drop my guard around him, especially since Adam’s future is on the line. The captain seems to trust him which could be a fatal mistake if she isn’t careful.