If you asked me what I could have, ambitions I’d fulfill if I could–well, get T-7 off our back. That would be a nice start.
Just give us a fighting chance, all right? Do you seriously have to be stirring up trouble where none needs to be? The universe hands us trouble enough, if you’ve ever faced the Void, or even a day when the machinery didn’t work right. Chance dogs our footsteps at every turn, and there’s a good reason that three of the four faces of Luck allude to disaster.
Dis-aster, the stars not in our favor: the odds, cosmologically, have never been in our favor. So why stick your bony thumb in the scales and make it worse?
The narrator is Taryn the Outlander. From character interviews for the Ship’s Heart universe.
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