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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tokyo 3, Japan
Two People, Two Paths
Divided Destiny, pt. 11
"Hand me drive #4 from Standard Lab #03."
"Anyone found anymore of the Astronomy database?"
A groan escaped Fate's throat as she rubbed her eyes from her computer terminal. It had been just over two weeks since the evacuation of
. The Evacuation Transport were their home for several days as the convoy traversed the
landscape. They had it easy compared to some of the workers and ConVec drivers who sped on ahead and probably drove non-stop to establish the outpost. By the time the rest of the colonists arrived, the core structures were online. A few cargo trucks were unloaded and diverted to start hauling raw ore from the new mine to the Smelter. Food stores were stable but building materials were lacking as food was made a priority during the evacuation. From what she had seen they had managed to load only two Residence kits onto ConVecs. That meant housing would be extremely limited and many would end up taking up refuge where they could, most of which was in the tubes connecting the structures. Typically this was against the law and enforced by the police, but given the situation they didn't have much of a choice. Supplies were distributed and food was rationed until they could establish a more stable colony.
"What's the status on the Chemistry Database?"
"We've managed to reconstruct about 78% so far."
"Make sure we get that completed Biology Database backed up. I doubt we want to have to rebuild it again."
All the scientists were kept busy since they arrived. Two simple labs were constructed for them to work out of. Right now their priority was to reconstruct the various databases they had managed to bring with them. In the panic and confusion of the evacuation data had become mixed up. Some managed to download parts of a database onto hard drives while others had put bits of different ones onto the drives. This meant they had to go through each hard drive and sort out the information. With some luck they hoped to get all the databases restored within the next week or two. It was tedious work, but it had to be done.
Some hours later the sun had set and plunged the colony into darkness. The lights of the structures illuminated the immediate area around them but it was much less compared to the original colony with the Light Towers scattered around to push back the darkness even farther from the colony. Looking out one of the lab's windows, Fate could make out a few moving specs of light. From what she had heard, the mine that had been established had a lower yield of ore than they had hoped, which meant they had to keep the Cargo Trucks working 24/7 to get the metals they needed. Thankfully the task could be automated from the Command Center though they had to drive slower at night due to the lack of lights along their path to and from the Smelter.
A glance around the lab showed many scientists had left to join their families for the evening. A few, like herself, remained behind. The lab was just as good a place as any right now to sleep and it wasn't as crowded as the tubes. Desks and equipment were pushed aside to give them more room to lay down the sleeping bags they had been provided. With the lights shut off, Fate laid down and closed her eyes. Hopefully sleep would come quickly to her tonight and spare her some relief from her worries and fears.
As morning came to the colonists of
, Fate yawned and stretched from her position on the lab floor.
A) Take a short break from the lab and walk around the small outpost
B) Take a short break from the lab and head over to the other lab
C) Change to Nanoha's PoV
Please post your choices
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