Journal 12/31/11

Finally finished with the yearly review of the flight crews. With around thirty fighters on two different ships now, it's a bit more of a challenge than it was in the past, but overall things seem to be in good shape.

Sarakai resolved the Jemadar situation successfully. I'll have to let Hiri know, look up where we 'moved him' to and all that.

I went to dinner at Cia's, which Cami made under Cia's supervision. Veggies and lamb chops, which were delicious, and cake for desert. I went and offered to have Cia and Cami over for my cooking sometime, once everything's worked out. I hope Cia realizes that I'm not much of a cook - though I'm sure she'll be very polite about it.

Cia's not in a great place, right now. Things aren't going the way they should. I'm going to go lean on that doctor,Tarak Agiani, make sure he understands that it isn't just Cia's life that's depending on his work. I'm sure he would rather still be able to worry about his ethics, once this is all done.

NEOCOM SYSTEMS FILE:Incoming Correspondence: Sarakai Voutelen 21.12.111

TO: Sarakai Voutelen, CTO, Utopian Ideal
FROM: Amieta Invelen, XO, Utopian Ideal
AT: 9:00 21.12.111

Please resolve the situation we discussed, planetside. PD to be maintained, legend and cleanup info attached, subject to your modifications.

Handle it personally.

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Journal 12/21/11

Saw Cia at the Bazaar. She was wearing gloves, looked thin. Something wrong with the transplant. I'm having Nari go take a look at her. At least CJ came through with that geneticist - Tarak Agiani - convinced him to come work with us. He has taken a little persuading, but I'm sure that between him and Nari's team, they'll come up with something soon. There isn't any other choice.

At least Cia seems to finally be getting a bit of a fighting spirit. Not about herself, exactly, but she lost a ship. Lost crew - Mitch, his clone didn't work or something, ancestors shelter him. It'll be rough on Nerila, if she ever turns up, though depending on how Cia does, that might be the least of Nerila's problems. Anyway, Cia is seeing how it feels to be able to do something, to take the fight to the enemy after they take something from you. It's a little strange, Cia enjoying combat, but it's a start. Just so she doesn't overdo it. It's easy to get addicted to something like that - to get drunk with it and stupid, or to start to need it.

But, I mean, it's Cia. I'm sure she'll be fine.

We talked about gardening a bit too. I've got a plant I can't identify, which I bought from a booth at the Bazaar I can no longer find. It's a succulent, and not from Pator or Rens, or any other Minmatar system that I've checked. I was thinking about it though, and I realized maybe it was from one of the Ammatar worlds. So I'm investigating that now. I'm worried if I can't figure it out, I won't know if it has any special nutrient or climate requirements. Everything else in the garden seems to be doing wonderfully.

I talked to Hiri too. She's been having problems, with that ex of hers Jemadar Abrastin. I convinced her to let me give her a hand, she doesn't need to be distracted from her job when Cia might need her - and bullshit lawsuits down on the planet by the shithead don't help with that. I told her we would convince him to move away and take up mining on an asteroid or something. I guess people believe what they want to believe. Spirits know, I do sometimes.

Journal 12/12/11

Silver and I went to Cia's celebration - she's been up here a year, now. Hardly seems like just a year. It was a good year, though, I think.

It was quite a production, and as usual Cia's table didn't disappoint. There were a number of other people from the alliance there, too. Kj, Ken, CJ, Ulf, and Treyvn - that sort of strange fella from the Dry Day party.

Even Sara made it for a bit.

We had a sort of tomato dish, and then the duck, and dessert was chocolate mousse. It was all delicious!

Cia didn't eat enough, but she never does.

Talked to Ken - he wants to do the operation soon.

It was good - I think EM is good; Re-Aw is good. I think they might know something about what a corporation is supposed to be.

Journal 12/10/11

Grabbed a bite to eat with Cia at Michell's. I guess she was worried about this campaign EM is conducting, against the Mary and whatever Caldari are helping them - me and Silver being Caldari. I told her, not like it's CalNav or something. Just podders.

Nerila's gone - disappeared. Might be the drug thing, Tanith and S&S are on it.

Hiri has something going on too. Have to find out if it's related to her shithead ex.

Cia's serving duck at the party Saturday too. Should be great.

Journal 12/05/11

Went to the Rifter Hangar for the alliance thing. Cia was there and Ulf, CJ and Efrim, and Mata via holopresence. A number of other pilots too. Sarakai showed up, with a message.

Nari needs a geneticist. Most of the people we've got are normal medical staff or NHB folks - not much call for geneticists. Up till now though, they've managed, but trying to come up with a cure - a permanent cure - for Cia, they need a geneticist.

Best one in the region's a man named Tarak Agiani. He won't talk to us though. Won't talk to Nari. Only does academic work.

We don't have the time to cater to Agiani's quirks.

I had a talk with CJ while we were there - at the bar. She's going to help.