Children have a way about them, a brutal open honesty that can neither fault, nor find comfortable. When a child makes peace with the fact that the ship is hurtling towards the centre of a an exploding star, the rest of the crew stop panicking.
I think the little girls matter of fact calmness makes them feel bad.
Captain, weve got twenty percent power diverted to the external blasters, and continuing as planned.
Good work. Carry on.
Its scary though, how well kids handle their own death. Maybe its just ships kids, maybe not.
I wonder how they do it, how they can just accept something like this, how they explain it in their heads.
They dont find someone to blame, not steering AI or Nav officer or God.
They just get on with it.
Twenty point five percent Captain, and weve locked sights on the co-ordinates.
Very good Gunner. Can someone from Stats get me a time spec?
Three and half li