The Austela–Crow Letters: 10

Re: Found you at last!
To: Austela Arsaeria
From: Kai Loreli Wyn
At: Y 23,984SRB, M 08, D 17, H 23:43 2SC/3+4.5

Austela,

I’ve just noticed the date – you said you should be past the last nexus by now, but when is it you arrive at Rythe? The itinerary doesn’t delve into that level of detail, sadly. And anyway, it appears its content isn’t all that useful to you to begin with. To think that they’ve relegated you to a generic role.

Pouty-face (my friend, I wish you’d listened when I tried to explain how to put together a decent insult) can go stick in Varna. I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunity for you to deviate from schedule and make your own impression on the Rythians. Thus you gain experience, test yourself, and mark yourself remarkable.

All quite an easy task for you, I imagine.

Now, do let me know when you reach the planet. That is, before, during and after you land. We’ll be firing messages off to each other at crazy intervals, but we’ll manage. I want to hear what it’s like there, learn how they live, see if there’s anything they do better that I can surreptitiously adopt. If you don’t reply to this, I’ll know their acceptance of a delegation was a trap, they probably don’t have a tourism order, and I shouldn’t book a holiday there.

You get redundancy payments?
Crow

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