Diary on the Star Soarer 4


Dear Diary,

Today was a mostly good day! I’ve been moved to a different cleaning team, and, alongside this pair of Septa and a Raptai, we get to clean one of the main server rooms! We were picked because apparently we were the only people who could be trusted. I can resist the temptation.

Alright, servers are not the sort of engineering I’m into, but that’s definitely a step up from clearing the food courts. And it’s far, far above being the toilet-cleaning staff. Apparently you get paid more to do that though, but that’s how it should be. Cleaning bathrooms, especially with Cassians around, is a horrible job. That maybe why the staff makes the Septa do it. There’s no denying the fact that there’s still some racism and species-ism onboard the Star Soarer. But the Septa smell weird anyway.

No, that’s not me being mean. They smell weird. I can’t put my finger on what they smell like. Like something faintly rotten but not quite. Like cheese? I don’t know. It’s not like they’re not nice, they totally are. The Septa couple I’m now working with are really sweet. But there’s something… off about them.

Hopefully this better cleaning job means I can make my way up the ranks and get a real job in maintenance or something. The plan is to hang around where the engineers and experts are and try and offer advice if they get stuck. With my scanner, when it works right, I’m pretty aware of most things going on around the ship so it’s not too hard. Things have progressed faster than I expected, but that probably means the next step will take a while. I mean, it’s been five days. Nothing ever happens to me that fast.

Speaking of my scanner though, the thing keeps on messing up. Yesterday and the day before, it was picking up signals that it wasn’t supposed to have been picking up. Today, it’s picking up some sort of weird static that overlays anything that the scanner records and plays back. It doesn’t affect transcripts mostly, apart from the odd parts where the scanner will just type out gibberish but it’s really annoying. I guess maybe I’ve set it up to be too sensitive. I’m going to try and fix it later.

Apart from that, nothing has happened that I know of. All I’ve heard is a single weird rumour that some high up person on the ship died. As to who they were or what happened or anything like that, I got no clue. Apparently though some Septa believe that the person died because their death god was angry at them for not completing their ‘holy rituals’ or whatever but I bloody well doubt that. If their god exists, I doubt they’re that fickle, otherwise they would have all been zapped by lightning or whatever by their god while they were in stasis during launch.

But from what I’ve heard over both the scanner and my fellow workers, it was definitely a death by somewhat natural causes. Was some sort of unknown health thing, not them being electrocuted or falling into one of the coolant pits in the engine rooms or something. The chatter among the higher ups suggests it was one of the backup captains, so nothing to worry about.

That looks bad.

You know what I mean. It’s a shame for this person’s family, but at least it’s not someone irreplaceable or anything like that.

Anyway, I gotta get to work fixing this scanner. Maybe that electric field from the other day messed with it.

See you tomorrow.