March 10th, 2005

faint smile

It's who I am

From theatrical_muse: What can you say is truly yours?

My lock-picking and safe-cracking skills! I know I learned from Serrin when I was a kid, but by the time I was 14 I was already the best in Londondome, possibly Earth. After getting into Central Control that time, I think I can claim the galaxy now. Or at least the Federated worlds.

I once told Kerril that a thief was who I am, not what I am. See, no-one but my mum ever valued me for anything but that, and it was the same on the Liberator. I didn't think Kerril would love me if I couldn't be clever in the only way I knew. But she did, and lately I've found some friends who like me for being me and not what I can do. Still a bit novel, that.

All the same, being a cracksman is what defines me. It's the only thing I can do that no-one else can, and it's what makes me anyone's equal.