What do you do when you’re standing all alone on a plain but need to get to the castle to save the princess? (Yeah, terrible meta-whatever … deal.) Break the problem into bite-sized chunks.
Problem: We need to get to crazy dumb off-the-routes point in the local system. Solution: Why steal a ship when you can just rent one? The last thing we need right now is more heat from the county-mounties.
Problem: Need scratch to get a rent-a-ship.
Problem: Spaceport is on lockdown so even if we had a ship we couldn’t get off-planet.
Someone Else’s Problem: The spaceport is closed because the tarmac is under siege by a pack of jur-ass-ick rapists.
Someone Else’s Problem: Buncha soft-bellied merchant types are about to start hitting things with their coinpurses if they don’t get off this rock like RTFNow.
OPPORTUNITY!: Get the spaceport to pay us to clear the tarmac. Get the merchants to pay us to clear the tarmac. Rent a ship and use the cleared tarmac to get off-world.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Now if we could only get iZac to lay off the robohooch and drive like a sane.
Props to Kit. He’s a dick but he does have a habit of pulling our bacon when the clutch has gone pear shaped.
So now Kit and I are exploring this derelict ship in the ass-end of the local system while Kavita, iZac, and Tor keep an eye on our progress. That gleam in my eye? This ship already feels like home. The only thing that would make this day better is if I could find a game. I’m feeling lucky…