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neverjoinyou wrote in singularity_rpg
[A figure appears in a black jumpsuit, brow furrowed in concern though his stance is ready. The only sign of any fear is the slight flexing of the fingers of his right hand, as if seeking something it knows is not there.]

Do you read me? Leia? I've tried to find an encrypted channel and I'm not sure it worked, but I'm taking the chance. I seem to have fallen into a station I've never seen before, and I mean "fallen" literally. I don't know how I got here, but if you are tell me so I can come find you. I'm told people stay here, but I can't find any mention of the Empire. I can't be that far off the map.

Leia, come in.

Lando?

Threepio?

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Your encryption failed.

Which Empire?

Yeah, I'm getting that.

There's only one I know of. Everyone's heard of it.

And it is called only the Empire? That is highly uninformative.

Well, the Galactic Empire, but that's not really any more specific.

No, it is not.

Who are those to which you called?

Sorry. [A little bitterly.] When there's only one, they don't get convenient labels.

My friends. The people I need to get back to.

You seem upset.

I doubt you capable of such a return.

I am upset. But it's not your fault, I'm sorry.

I'm getting that no one is. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop looking.

I do not particularly care.

Your energy would better be spent on other activities.

[That's blunt, anyway.]

Really. Do you have a suggestion?

Uncovering Hypatia's secrets.

Which I would only do with the intent of finding a way home. So it's the same thing.

You have no care for acquired knowledge?

Of course I do. It's just that right now, there's too much at stake for me to care for it as much if there's no end purpose.

Knowledge is its own purpose. Discounting it as secondary is foolish.

I don't have that luxury.

[Yeah, he remembers Yoda's words. He still couldn't have acted otherwise--duty calls stronger.]

I can think of nothing greater than the acquisition of data.

Then you've never lived in a world where everyone lives in fear.

I simply do not fear. [which is a lie but shh]

That's not what I mean.

If your life is threatened, or your family, or your freedom, anything else is a luxury.

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