03-08_space_station

“Can I ask you something?”

Anny flicked a few of the overhead switches, and with their course effectively set, she leaned back in her seat.

“Yeah, what’s up?”

“You don’t… talk much about your past.”

A smirk appeared on her lips.

“Strictly speaking, that isn’t a question. What do you want to know?”

“Why didn’t you want to go back to the station? Your dad seemed happy to see you again.”

She sighed, “It’s just tough. I never felt like I belonged there, you know? It always felt so small, so tight, like I couldn’t breathe. I left when I was sixteen to see the rest of the system and I never exactly planned to look back. I call Mom and Dad for holidays and that’s pretty much enough.”

“And your mom, she’s…?”

“Off exploring somewhere. She never settled down long enough to even marry Dad, let alone stay on that tiny station. Guess I’m a lot like her in that way.”

“Are you going to leave SYMM some day, then? Take off for something new?”

“I’m not sure,” Anny admitted, “I like when we can help people and we get to travel a lot. So I don’t think I’m going anywhere any time soon.”

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