It seems that the new generation of pilots in the Federation are not as keen and as aware as those of us from the old days. Silly boys thinking they’re men, having experienced little combat. Meanwhile they’re playing hot-shot because they wear the badge. These kids are in it for the title, not because this is the life that called to them since their first memories as a child. Loose lips sink ships and with these new pilots ships are sinking fast. A true Elite would’ve know that Androids like myself are quite skilled at reading lips, even in the shadows of dark corners in empty nightclubs. All true Elite pilots possess a firm hold on their situational awareness and are always on the watch. It’s not only what keeps us alive, it can lead to things. Gold, secrets, locations to far off lands, adventure.
The young pilot was crying while he was being held in the arms of one of the brothels madame’s. It looked serious. This poor kid has no idea, but he will learn, even if he doesn’t want to. You do not go telling secrets to sex workers in the cities. They have no care for you. You’re just another customer. But, you should never trust people with your secrets in general.
“The job is done but now my brothers missing. He’s a good man. Why did he do this and whey in the hell is he taking it all the way out there? Defenders of Talmor? The Lens Bearer?! What does that even mean? He knows my ship cannot make that trip and that I can’t follow. If they find him they’re going to kill him. They’ll also kill me.”
The madame squeezes him tightly and must’ve asked him about the destination and this kids brother name. These ladies, especially the older ones, are quite skilled at extracting information. Afterall, information is money. Rubbing his back and running her fingers through his hair she whispers something into his ear.
“His name’s CMDR Panther. He says it’s a thousand Ly away and he will be safe there. SYNUEFE UY-R..B34-0… SYNUEFE UY-R B34-0 4!? Planet A! 4A!?! SYNUEFE UY-R B34-0 4A! That’s it! I’ve got to get out there!”
I don’t know what this kid’s on about but it has caught my interest and I so happened to be headed in just this direction. This stop will only be a few jumps off of my course. I only stopped in that night club for a quick drink while my ships sensors were being repaired. I’m old and retired and I have yearned for some excitement. If CMDR Panther is here, I will find him!