Sarum Prime Vi
It was sundown when I realised it.
The day had been a good one. We got a lot of work done, and the spirits were high. We were proud: The war against the minmatar had pushed our production capacities to the limit, but we had delivered. We met every qoutum. We didn't compromise on quality. Production costs had been within parameters, although sometimes we had to push our slaves a bit harder then I would have liked.
So why was I feeling unfullfilled?
Why was I staring at the sky, were the first stars were appearing?
why am feeling guilty?
The Andropov family is one of the most loyal followers of the Sarum family. We have served them for centuries. I am serving them now, on planet Sarum prime VI.
But am I serving them in the right capacity?
I have a longing for the stars. I am a pod pilot. I need to fly.
Do I dare to return to the fold?
I would have to retrain. I would loose ships, and it would cost the live of valuable slaves manning my ships. I went through this before. Slaves were lost when I went from a navigator to a combat pilot. If I rejoin the ranks, lives will be lost again.
And crew doesn't have clones.
Is the price too high?
This morning I received a message that I can only describe as divine guidance!
A controller of the Sarum family visited our offices. As we worked through the reports and the numbers he mentioned there is a new drive for pod pilots.
Apparantly, although the empire is quite satisfied with the military progress, there is still a need for pilots.
Although I never was the most lethal pilot in domain, my expirience does give me a edge towards new pilots.
I'm even qualified to fly battleships if I re-enlist!
The controller stated they were happy with my work at the ammnuition plant, but he clearly hinted I was over qualified for the current job.
There fore I am happy to announce: I am returning.
If God is willing, I will serve the empire as a pilot in PIE inc once again.
Just as proud.
Just as stubborn
Just as happy.