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Ships In The Night No More (Tag Dalton)

Posted Feb. 23, 2024, 5:55 p.m. by Commander Dr. Royal Sinclair (Executive Officer) (James Sinclair)

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“Makes perfect sense.” he said. “I did kind of the same. My first year was really hard. I lost my granddad three days before I started. So I was pretty reserved the first year or two. But I do have a couple of friends I still talk to. But I went through the motions of socializing… at least until I wasn’t going through the motions anymore.” and he chuckled.

Royal

She smiled. “I’m glad you have people you still keep in touch with. Those connections are important.” Cori drew circles with the tip of her fingers in the condensation on the glass. “I was just started to figure out socializing on the Saracen when I… disappeared again. It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that that is no longer a concern. Or at least not in the same way as before.”

~Corinne Dalton

Royal leaned back and crossed his arms on his broad chest. “So tell me something, Cori… are you happy? Not right now specifically… but are you happy to be flesh and blood again? Or do you miss the computer core?’ He smiled at her and said “And no wrong answer. I just want to know.”

Royal

Her eyes went wide and for a moment Cori didn’t have words. But she knew the answer, the truth. She nodded. “A little, yes. It’s hard to explain how extraordinary it feels to be connected to something in such a deep way. To feel so… expansive.” The shock disappeared and she her gaze became softer, awed. “I had everything about the Saracen at my figurative fingertips. I was the Saracen. And I was also me. And I miss having the database accessible at all times. There’s a great deal in my memory, but it’s not the same.” There were many things that had been complicated and difficult about being trapped in the system, but there had been a few gifts. Not everything had been terrible.

~Corinne Dalton

Royal nodded and said “Well… finding connection, especially for humans, is one of our primary psychological and biological drives. We look for it in how we live, how we work, who we spend time with… it’s all about connections. So to have such an intense and all-encompassing connection with something, even a computer, would be a feeling not easy to forget.” and he took a drink, watching her face

Royal


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