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Old August 10th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Max Black (Engineer/Steward)

Max rises at 04:00, just like every day. Logs into the Engineering terminal to see if any red flags have been raised, just like every day. (A string of yellow cautions a mile long that will just have to wait a little longer and two new red warnings, bringing the total to five - all not critical systems so they, too, will need to wait a little longer, just like every day.) Max hates jump space ... 16 hour days dealing with the public plus his regular engineering duties. Of course he doesn't work all of those hours, but he needs to remain on-call in case someone needs something.

Today or tomorrow the ship will exit jump space and Max will be free to focus on Engineering and the Doc gets to deal with the passengers jump sickness complaints and medical screening.

Max perks up at the chance to play cards with some of the crew ... at least until time to start baking breakfast. The cards like him today ('there really is no substitute for luck' he thinks as he rakes in the pot of pretzels).

The lurch washes over him as the ship transitions from jump space. Max sighs.
"Deal me out" he says as it passes, "Time to deal with the public and check on the M Drives."

The drives are fine. By 06:30 trays of baked goods are ready to enter the oven, and by 07:00 the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls and muffins and bread fills the galley and commons, silently announcing that breakfast is now being served.

Last edited by atpollard; August 11th, 2013 at 12:39 AM.. Reason: Update ship status