Vila Restal (vila_restal) wrote,
Vila Restal

Star One

From theatrical_muse: What's the furthest away you've ever been from where you were born?

The edge of the galaxy where Star One was; I suppose that's furthest from Earth. That was where Central Control for the Federation's computer systems was, you know: weather and climate, space ports and traffic, commerce, food distribution, trade, you name it.

How did you get there?

On the Liberator. I still miss that ship. Wasn't just a thing of beauty and a joy for not half long enough, it was also my home.

Why did you go?

Ah, now there's a question. The simple answer is that I was on the Liberator and that's where it was going, so I didn't have a lot of choice. You see, Blake wanted to bring the Federation down, and up till then I'd agreed, but this plan to knock out Central Control was a bit much. The Federation's an evil system, but all I could think of was all the millions of innocent people who'd be killed or hurt or starve, but when I said that to Blake, he just glared and said, "Don't you want the Federation to fall? Yes or no." Well, course I did, especially after what they'd done to me, so I said, "Yes, but--" and he just said, very quietly, "Then that's all I want to hear from you."

What could someone like me do? I just shut up. I didn't go down to the planet with them though; at least Blake didn't ask me to do that. But in the end, he didn't destroy Star One. The Andromedans did it for him. You know, I wanted to cut and run when I saw their invasion fleet but I stayed at my weapons station and we held them off till Space Fleet got there. I've been told that makes me a hero, but at the time I just thought it was one of the stupidest things I'd ever done.

Did you return or even want to come back to where you came from?

Sort of. Back to inhabited space, anyway. I certainly didn't want to go back to Earth itself, though we did a few months later. But that's another story.

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