I can’t believe we are about to ship out and maybe get a chance to fight something for real. We were just made scouts and already, all I can think about is being an Apothecary. Vren smiled at me once today…I think he knows I’m the most loyal! Taking care of Gene Seed is what I was born to do and one day I’m gonna be the best Apothecary ever…well, at least as good as the best…meaning as good as the vast majority of all other apothecaries with the same experience and gene seed. After all, if there wasn’t the occasional defective gene seed pool, I wouldn’t have a job to aspire to…hehe. Oh yeah, we are going onto a human ship in order to rendezvous with another ship and check out some strange occurances. This will be a great chance to impress Vren. I really hope they don’t have squash casserole again in the mess hall. It makes the whole damn company more gassy than a neutron star.
Last night I dreamed that the Emperor himself was giving me a medal for being the greatest Apothecary ever…and he actually commemorated my gene seed, reserving it to be replicated for a super special elite fighting force that would be used to eradicate all who oppose the empire, and then I got a mighty war axe that shot pulses of blue energy and would come back to me if I threw it, and then Vrendarious was there and he told me that I was the best student he had ever seen, and then Andronium farted really loud in the bunk next to me and woke me up…damn squash casserole! It was right before the wake up alarm though, so I was up and ready when Vren entered and roused everyone. Oh yeah, then Vren gave Android the task of checking the engine room, and I could tell Vren also wanted me to tag along and make sure things didn’t get out of hand. Later, he said something about a problem with the spirits in the machine and Vren seemed to think it was important. It’s a good thing that I went along, or “fix-it man” may not have had the confidence to pull something like that off.
I think its wierd how we all look the same…I mean as an aspiring apothecary, I totally get how this happens. I mean, duh…we all come from a narrow albeit elite line of gene seed. But I think when i am Grand High Apothecary Commander (a title I shall create)I will engineer a varity of gene strains that retain charateristics needed to make great space marines while also providing a variety of appearances. Hmmm….back to studying apothecary thingies.
Apparently the fact that we made it through the warp is a really big deal according to “Mr. I’m a Big Shot Fix-It Man Whiny-Butt Smarty Pants Everybody Look At Me Talk To the Machine Spirits Andromeda” I mean, talk about drama…he wouldn’t be quiet about it. He practically wet his pants and why? Because he thought the warp was gonna swallow us up. How many times have we used the warp without a hitch? Okay, maybe only a couple, but Vren said one time that he has used it lots of times. Space Marines use it every day, and that’s what we are now. Still, Androgenous does seem to do a good job talking to the spirits, so I’m glad he’s on my team…a true testament to the power of the gene seed. Oohh, Oohh, Vren just came in and told me that I get to go with a team and investigate an imperial ship that’s not responding…He so thinks I’m awesome! First to Serve!
Dear Sweet Lovely Diary,
Thank Cold Hard Logic that I am alive to write in you tonight. Cacchius, Double Tap, Andre, and myself just served up a whole casserole dish full of super nova fury on some crazy altered imperials. Honestly after three days on this cramped ship with their little high pitched voices I wanted to pinch a couple of their heads off, so it was probably fortunate for our sanity that we encountered some of the wee folk who had been changed as it were. Seems like Ole Androlo may have been on to something with those machine spirits. Turns out the engines in the ship that we boarded were altered in the same way as the ship we are on, but to a higher degree. Vren led us to the control deck on our ship where I’m pretty sure that I made the puny imperial leader pee in his trousers. He came clean after I stared him down, and told us pretty much squat…he doesn’t really seem to know much. Anyway…I guess time will only tell if we are able to make it through another warp or not. You know, I think I really built up even more trust between Vren and I…I’m pretty sure he’s going to go ahead and make me an apothecary any day now.