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Day Two\Kath and Julian Introduction

Simon: (inner monologue) As I made my way to the docking bay, I noticed a Man in his mid 20’s sitting in one of the lounges. (Cue CG of him smoking on the bench) His appearance is far from professional, a bit of stubble hangs on his chin, and his face almost looks worn and forlorn. No need to be shy about it, I approach him.

OR

Simon: I made way to the docking bay when I noticed the man I saw from earlier on the bench in one of the lounges. The fact I’ve seen him twice not really doing anything kind of irks me to say the very least. I figure I should at least find out what he does do around the ship before I draw a conclusion. I approach him.

Simon: Hey.

He seems to have not heard me, or is ignoring me. Then with a delayed response, he finally looks up.

?: Hey.

An awkward silence passes by.

Simon: So, what do you do around the ship, err-

?: Oh, Julian, Julian Tristis. Something breaks I fix it. Other times, I’m just looking for broken things.

Simon: Simon, I think you’ve met my dad, err, Nolan.

Julian: Oh yeah, you’re his kid, right? (Exhales a bit of smoke) It’s about this time I realize he’s actually smoking on a spaceship filled with all sorts of combustible gasses. At the very least, it’s circulating through the vents

DECISION TIME!

- Ask him if he could put the cigarette out (-1 relationship)

- Ask him more about the ship (+1 relationship)

Ask him if he could put the cigarette out (-1 relationship): Hey, you know there’s no smoking on these vessels, right?

Julian Hmm? (Spit’s the cigarette into a nearby trashcan) I was just taking a break, chill. You haven’t been on the ship very long, have you?

Simon: Why do you say that?

Julian: Hey I can understand if it bothers you, but do you think I’m the only one, “breaking the rules”?

Simon: You mean there’s other people that smoke on board?

Julian: It’s not just that- Well, anyways, I got to get back to work. I know there’s protocol, but please try to take it a little easier, you’ll find it help everyone in the long run?

Simon: Sorry, it’s my first mission, I might have come off as a bit forward.

Julian: Hey, don’t worry about it, man. I’ll see you around. (leaves)

Simon (inner monologue) Well that could have gone a bit better, but to be fair, I was told smoking wasn’t allowed on these vessels, if I’m to be in a position of command, I can’t be too lenient on my crew. I’m sure we can patch up this misunderstanding later. It was around that time, I hear a door slide open behind me.

?: Hey, new guy, did you see Jules around?

Simon: Jules? (She has a nickname for him?) Um, actually he just left…

?: (I‘m pretty sure I can here her cursing under her breath), I was going to ask him something… important (go to *)

Ask him more about the ship (+1 relationship): So you already told me you fix things, are you a mechanic?

Julian: You bet, bro. (He leans back and exhales a bit more smoke) Been doin’ this gig for about 3 years… or was it 4?

Simon: Does the ship need repairs often?

This question really seemed to peak his attention, like he had hoped I or someone else would ask that question.

Julian: You don’t know the half of it, bro. So many things could go wrong, but nothing ever does. The biggest thing that’s ever happened on this ship since I started working was a jammed door and a broken light. It kinda wracks on you a bit, ‘what if’…Sometimes I wonder if this ship needs a mechanic at all…

Simon: So you need to rounds on the ship every day… err I quickly realize we’re on a different time system now

Julian: It takes as long as it takes, be it days or time cycles. Just know that I’m going to be at all parts of the ships whenever I think will suffice to give you the scope of things. Sometimes I actually hope to find something, at least that would give me a reason to go through all of this day-in and day-out. Hell, maybe I could actually be a real hero, you know?

He lets out a short laugh, but again, it sounded for a moment like he was serious. Not the easy person to read, I’ll admit to that much.

Simon: It must be tedious, keep at it, your whole crew supports you.

Around that time, Julian finished his cigarette and discards it in the trash, and a door promptly opens behind me.

?: Yo, Jules, have you seen my guys screwin’ around here? I can’t find those idiots anywhere.

Julian: I don’t think so, what time is it?

?: What does that have to do with anything?

Julian: Guy’s gotta eat, ya know, I know I do.

On cue, Julian gets up, gives a wave to me, and saunters off.

?: (She looks off to the side, I would have sworn a heard a few extra words to this, but the most audible is) Useless…

  • At that moment a tanned woman wearing clothes almost as casual as Julian was is standing before me, I’m a bit surprised that she has a bit of height to her as well, some degree of muscle and tone can be seen as well.

?: So, you the new kid?

Simon: Yeah, Simon, captain’s son. (I extend my arm)

I have to admit, I’m a bit put off from her haughty demeanor, but I suppose that’s no reason not to be civil. She hesitates, wipes her hand on her pants, then shakes my hand.

?: Katherine, Katherine Panzer.

I notice why she was a bit hesitant, a bit of oily substance is left as residue on my hands from the handshake. To be fair, she probably didn’t expect to be handshaking with anyone soon. Guessing from the oil, my guess is maybe she’s a mechanic like Julian?

DECISION TIME!

- So what do you do around here? (+1 relationship)

- How long have you and Julian been working together? (-1 relationship)

So what do you do around here? (+1 relationship): So what do you do around here?

Katherine: What don’t I do around here? Weapon maintenance, software programming…

(She said two other things, but I didn’t quite hear them)

Simon: I get the feeling your job’s very different from Julian’s

Katherine: Well check out the brain on the new guy! Damn right our jobs are different, while Julian’s going around klinking pipes and tightening bolts, I’m here doing the real work. Did you know I started some of the algorithms for the ETP system we use?

I have to admit that’s pretty impressive.

Katherine: Without getting into technicals, besides the fact my job actually makes a difference, I guess you could call me more of a software gal as oppose to Julian the “hardware” guy.

Simon: I get the feeling you don’t get along with Julian very much.

Katherine: I don’t have the time to get into that, I still need to find my crew, we have to get the our little project online by tomorrow or I won’t hear the end of it from Nolan.

Simon: I’m sure he wouldn’t be that harsh about it-

Katherine: Maybe if it were you he’d be okay about it, we on the other hand have to work to earn our keep. Well, see you later new guy.

I have the feeling she very well knew my name.

Cue next scene

- How long have you and Julian been working together? (-1 relationship)

Katherine: Me? Work with him? You got a lot to learn new guy…

Simon: But aren’t your jobs the same?

Katherine: I take it you really aren’t a tech person, you just assume if someone picks up a tool they must be a mechanic.

Simon: I didn’t mean it like that-

Katherine: Listen, just because we’re on the same ship doesn’t mean I work with him, or rather have anything to do with him outside of work, not that I’d expect you to know that, new guy.

I’m not sure if I should discipline her for talking to her superior like this, or correct her about calling me the “new guy”

Simon: Julian seems like an alright guy, what did he do wrong?

Katherine seems less angry in exchange for being more defeated in trying to explain the situation.

Katherine: I really don’t have time to get into that right now, besides you’re smart boy, you’ll figure it out eventually…

With that, she leaves looking for the rest of her crew.

Cue next scene

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