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Matt
 player, 409 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 04:21
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Khesanadu to Poznan
"If I can keep my hands off you until we come out of Jump," he laughs quietly.  Brent holds her closely and cradles Joxe as she falls asleep.  He lays awake for a while and then falls asleep himself.
JR
 GM, 674 posts
Sun 2 Sep 2018
at 02:26
Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
The next day after entering jump space, Brent comes into his shared cabin. Joxe is sitting in the desk chair with the data chip from her parent's house in hand. She smiles wanly as Brent enters.
Matt
 player, 576 posts
Sun 2 Sep 2018
at 04:29
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent closes the door behind him and takes a seat on the bed next to Joxe.  "Have you been able to open up the chip yet?  Maybe they got out before things got too bad."  He leans over and rubs her shoulders lightly.  "Do you want company watching it."
JR
 GM, 675 posts
Sun 2 Sep 2018
at 19:13
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Joxe takes a breath. "Dad never was one for videos. It's just text." She plugs the chip into a padd and passes it to Brent.

The text reads:

12/XI/1155

My dearest daughter,

I hope this letter finds you well. Your mother and I have been helping to keep our town running since the attack.

We lost nearly all of our space based infrastructure, and most of the cities and towns were destroyed. Somehow, we survived. I hope that you and your cousins made it through to Montezuma, although we heard later that the war had come to them, too. Hopefully, you're reading this after being able to come back here with the Concordia and your cousins.

Joxe, we have to move away from here, as the raiders have gotten more and more bold. Some friends have offered to let us come with them to Execute, as they say the navy squadrons didn't do that much damage in that system. When you come, be careful about the raiders.
We heard that they are operating out of Kiepes. That doesn't surprise me, as that whole planet is one big mess.

Anyway, we are packing up to leave. Your mother and I both love you very much. We hope to see you soon.

Matt
 player, 577 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2018
at 07:33
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent read the message silently. "So they may have made it off to Execute.  We'll have to swing by there.  What happened with your cousins, do you know?"
JR
 GM, 676 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2018
at 13:21
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Joxe smiles sadly. "This ship was originally named the Concordia. The couple you found in the crew lounge were my cousins."
Matt
 player, 578 posts
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 05:00
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent nodded as he recalled that the couple on the ship were Joxe's cousins.  "So what do you want to do?  We can go to Execute but your parents are likely to have passed away in the time since this was written."
JR
 GM, 677 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 02:59
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"I know," she says with a sniff. "Unless they used low berths. We can check the planet when we arrive. I don't think anyone could survive without tech, though."
Matt
 player, 580 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 04:28
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent hugged her.  "You were in a low berth.  We found at least one other survivor so far as well.  It's possible.  We'll at least try and see if we can find them or any records of them.  That much I promise."
JR
 GM, 678 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 13:06
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"Thank you, husband." Joxe leans into his embrace. "I think we should share this with our friends. The part about Kiepes is especially worrisome to me."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:06, Thu 06 Sept 2018.

Matt
 player, 582 posts
Fri 7 Sep 2018
at 05:04
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent kisses her gently. "The information may help guide our movements along the Main.  Certainly if there are raiders left after all this time we should be wary."
JR
 GM, 681 posts
Fri 7 Sep 2018
at 05:50
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"That was a long time ago," Joxe says as she studies the letter.
Matt
 player, 584 posts
Sun 9 Sep 2018
at 21:01
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"There doesn't seem to be any traffic around the systems we've visited.  There is nothing really left for anyone to raid so the raiders may be gone as well."
JR
 GM, 682 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 13:36
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
True," Joxe nods. "But, there might be others like us out there."
Matt
 player, 586 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 04:35
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent thought through it.  "Even so, ones like us must be few and far between.  There are no signs of any recent visits to any of the worlds we have gone to.  That doesn't mean we let our guard down though."
JR
 GM, 685 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 05:45
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"That's true. Should we tell everyone about what we've found?"
Matt
 player, 588 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 06:19
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"We should definitely do so if you are comfortable."
JR
 GM, 687 posts
Fri 14 Sep 2018
at 03:51
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"I'm glad you're here with me, Brent. You've given me a family again."
Matt
 player, 589 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 01:55
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent tightened his embrace around his wife.  "I'll always be there for you Joxe.  Together we can make our own light against the darkness outside and more later when the time is right.  I want to bring a family into this world with you."
JR
 GM, 688 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:34
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"I hope you weren't planning on sleeping much tonight." She sighs and relaxes into his arms. "Let's go out and talk to everyone before I change my mind and lock us in here for the next day or two."
Matt
 player, 590 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 04:38
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent laughed. "This is important but when we are done I intend to christen our marriage bed in every possible way."  He kissed her then and let his hands travel over her body.  "Or maybe we just wait.  After all we are going to be in Jump for at least a week."
JR
 GM, 689 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:43
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Joxe leans back into Brent's arms. "Oh, please, don't let me stand in the way of a good christening." She giggles and sighs as he caresses her.
Matt
 player, 591 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 20:01
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Brent laughed and lifted her in his arms.  He carried her the very slight distance from the desk to the bed and laid her on it.  "Your marriage bed my lovely wife." He laid down next to her and taking her head in both hands kissed her deeply.
JR
 GM, 690 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 20:39
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
"Computer, lights to night."

The lights dim to the night setting, just enough to see by. Joxe settles into Brent's embrace with a contented sigh...

And since we aren't an adult rated game ;-)
Matt
 player, 592 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 05:04
Re: Brent and Joxe - During Jump from Poznan to Execute
Fade to a soft black...