Making a Comeback
Written by Tsavu Irika.
Four years to the day. Unfortunately, she'd missed the last shuttle out The connecting shuttle ran late due to a pirate raid. The next shuttle, unsurprisingly, had simply continued out at its' normal, scheduled time; out here in lowsec, if a shuttle didn't show up on time, they simply bade farewell to men or women they barely knew, and quietly hoped no such distraction would occur along their own route. The pirate raids were more commonly sporadic than organized, speaking more to boredom and convenience than any real malice. Most shuttles ran only partially full, and were of no real interest to the local pirates; most shuttle pilots, however, dreaded taking on VIP passengers, or 'cargo of unusual interest', as the importance of these things, mingled with the tendency of secrets to leak like air from a faulty seal, in lowsec, meant most of these shuttles did not make it through.
Few of these pilots remembered what had happened four