Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fluid Router Comms log, YC113.12.12

Private conversation: Channel ID: -26874455
Originator: Verin Hakatain
 via: RTIS Spooky Action, reg. HDHL-337X-A
Recipient: Ciarente Roth
 via: Re-Awakened Technologies HQ, Gulfonodi System.
Carrier wave analysis – secure, clean.
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[00:01:26] V. Hakatain > Nicole's comm is turned off again
[00:01:37] C. Roth > Oh.
[00:01:40] V. Hakatain > Yeah. Oh.
[00:01:55] C. Roth > Perhaps she's working and doesn't want to be disturbed?
[00:01:59] V. Hakatain > perhaps. Perhaps she's been working and didn't want to be disturbed for the past fortnight.

[00:03:06] V. Hakatain > ugh. Sorry. I didn't mean to get nasty on you. It's just... she's dropped out of contact before, like this.
[00:03:39] C. Roth > No, I understand. And last time there was something wrong, so ...
[00:04:06] V. Hakatain > The last time it happened, I found her amnesiac and half-starved in a Sisters hospital. I mean... we have a marriage that I find difficult at the best of times. We're both working pod pilots. There's not a lot of.... time to be us together.
[00:07:21] C. Roth > I know how that goes.

[00:07:30] V. Hakatain > Hah. In fact, I'm quite sure I've had something like "Date with Nicole at the Blue Garden, Tuesday 8pm. buy flowers" in my schedule on multiple occasions. What kind of a marriage is that? One where you treat your rakkai as an... appointment? I know I don't think of her that way, but that's how it is.
[00:16:31] C. Roth > Yes. It's a bit like that for me and Charlie these days too. Maybe it's how it is, for pilots
[00:18:18] V. Hakatain > Maybe. That's... honestly a slightly depressing thought.

*Conversation suspended: duration 34.5 minutes. See relevant incident report file.*

[00:52:52] V. Hakatain > I try not to worry. Hard not to in this situation though.
[00:53:13] C. Roth > Have you tried writing to her?
[00:53:20] V. Hakatain > Yep.
[00:55:26] C. Roth > No answer?
[00:56:25] V. Hakatain > They all come back with "could not reach recipient" stamped on them
[00:57:12] C. Roth > But you know where she is?
[00:57:19] V. Hakatain > In theory, yes.
[00:57:35] C. Roth > Is there someone there you can ask if she's okay?
[00:57:45] V. Hakatain > Also in theory, yes. She's on Saisio III, the Achura homeworld and in theory I should be able to call her father.
[00:58:54] C. Roth > Well, you could at least check she's okay? I mean, even if she doesn't want to talk to you?
[00:59:14] V. Hakatain > he seems to have taken a long vacation
[01:00:06] C. Roth > Oh.

[01:00:08] V. Hakatain > ...I should head out there in person. If there's one thing that can't happen it's that I'll be prevented from physically setting foot on that planet... or rather, if I am then the only person with both the power and a possible motive to stop me would be Nicole. No. I'm inventing scenarios and that's not good for my head.
[01:02:31] C. Roth > I'm sure there's a perfectly innocent explanation
[01:02:47] V. Hakatain > Hrrm. I'd like to believe that. But she's a capsuleer, a member of this corporation, my wife and under even more robust protection procedures than you and your kids are. I have to face it, the most likely scenario is that she doesn't want to talk to me right now
[01:06:43] C. Roth > She may just need some time.
[01:07:16] V. Hakatain > Spast I hope so. I just wish I knew why.
[01:09:19] C. Roth > Well, I wish I knew why Charlie seems to want to spend time at work more than he wants to spend time with me, but sometimes one has to let people do what they feel they need to do.

[01:10:07] V. Hakatain > we're a pair of joyful sunbeams tonight, aren't we suuli?
[01:10:40] C. Roth > Ah well, we foiled a would be gank.
[01:10:49] V. Hakatain > but you're right. If they need to get their head sorted out, about the only thing you can do is wait for them to do it
[01:10:59] V. Hakatain > kigurosaka. flow with the river... Thanks suuli.
[01:12:56] C. Roth > I'm sure it will work out, Verin..
[01:13:06] V. Hakatain > That's the thing about life - it always does. But not every resolution is a happy one.

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