Tu's Story Part 2 Fated Detour

Tu's Story

 Hypnotised by the passing stream of starlight, Tu was finding it hard to keep her eyes open & stay awake and she was really hungry.

Close to a familiar space station, she was pondering whether to take a quick detour to grab a bite to eat to give her energy for the last leg of her journey home & she could refuel her Terrapin at the same time. Feeling revitalised just at the thought, she decided to go for it & set her starmap for the location.

The space station was unquestionably a dive, but Tu had discovered it to be one of the places where friends and trusted associates of her homestead community, seemed to gravitate to. For a good while, this seemed strange to her, as the look & initial vibe of the place couldn't have been more different than her homestead, which was surrounded by peaceful nurtured beauty & kept tended & cared for. More recently, however, as she became aware of the region's politics, she understood the counter culture it was part of & as she discovered a bit more about the history of the abandoned mining facility she began to realise that the ideals that the place stood for weren't so very different from those of her family, especially Bob & Rebel her grandparents & many others in her homestead community & network..

Tu navigated the asteroids & safely landed, something made her check that the artefact was still tucked safely in her suit pouch before, feet dragging, she wearily made her way across the hangar.



As Tu wandered around the junk store to see if there was anything useful to take back to her homestead, she is spotted by a Aki, SubVerse colleague of her grandfather known to many as Conspiracy Bob.

Aki had been cooped up in his hab all day & decided to take a wander & stretch his legs around the station. He mostly kept himself to himself, but observed the comings & goings in his crummy neighbourhood that was the spaceport & was pretty familiar with it's people & patterns. He had seen Tu appear on the scene a month or so ago & being a trusted SubVerse member, it hadn't taken long to come to his attention who she was.

 He would have just kept half an eye on her until she left, had he not also noticed that he was not the only one watching her. Recognising the stalker to be Red, whose disturbing reputation was well known in the region, he was worried that his furtive interest in Tu posed a threat to her, he decided to contact Bob.

After a lengthy & creative string of profanity Bob fell silent to think. After a moment or two, he asked Aki to be ready to create a diversion on his instruction & to also discreetly tell Tu to contact him immediately, stressing that until then to not let Tu out of sight.


Thanks to all particpants during the planning and execution of this event. More to come...

Tu's Story Part 3 Home Sweet Home
StarLog #M237
 

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