Monday, August 17, 2015
July 11, early
I just received the strangest message from Earth. I’m on the verge of a full freak out.
There was no return frequency, no identification of the sender. It was sent several days ago, which is par for the course due to the distance the transport is from Earth. The message was one sentence long. It said: ‘Com your fathers about Commander Nang.’
That’s it. That’s all I know. So why am I panicking? Because nothing to do with me is ever small. I seem to be the universe’s fuck-over magnet. I get in one scrape just to fall flat on my face in another. It’s like tripping in a cow pasture. No matter where it happens, I know I will faceplant in poo.
I can’t take any more craziness. I’m still weak. I have Anrel to worry over now. I’ll be on Kalquor in about two months, without Oses and Betra to watch over me.
Okay, deep breaths. Nang is back on Earth. He can’t do anything to me. Maybe something bad happened to him and he wants me to know about it. After all, before he got weird we did have a few good times. He may even be Anrel’s natural father. If anything awful has happened to him, I should know about it.
But who sent me the message if not my dads? One of Nang’s clanmates? Or do I dare hope that someone from Clan Dusa is reaching out to me?
Boy, doesn’t that send a pang of sadness through me. It’s been a long time since Dusa, Esak, and Weln cut off all communications. Anrel’s other potential fathers made it a point to walk away. We couldn’t clan ... and I wasn’t sure I even wanted to clan ... and that killed the relationship off.
It had to have come from someone in Clan Nang or Clan Dusa. Why the cryptic message though? Why just that one statement?
I could wait until I have that instant feedback to Earth to find out, but I’m too wigged out right now. I know one man who might have some answers for me. Let’s see if he has time for good old frantic Shalia.