The air was hot & humid – sticky like molasses, & had a cloying sickly sweet smell.
I remember the mosquitoes were every-damn-where, biting the fucking hell out me.
The sound of blasters & heavy artillery was off in the distance. I felt the ground beneath my ship roll & it felt like an earthquake. I broke out into a cold sweat, & started to feel the beginnings of panic.
I felt as if I was on the ocean somewhere in the tropics, lost & adrift…..
I woke drenched in cold sweat, waking from these dreams was always difficult, well I use the term ‘dream’ rather loosely, they were more like nightmares.
Tsah Li, would have to keep an eye on the Nav-Com, she really didn’t want to have an insane AI, running about loose in this Multiverse.
A few generations ago, this is precisely what had happened, & those AI who’d lost their minds, committed acts of mass atrocities – trying to genocide the Human Species, before they were hunted down, & destroyed.
No, best to not let the Nav-Com lose itself in it’s newly formed emotional capabilities.
“Nav?” She said casual-like, while sipping on her Choco-Caf, & flicking through the Holo-Nets.
“Yes, Captain?” The Nav-Com AI replied, sounding slightly like a petulant adolescent – a slight sneer in it’s voice.
At the tone in her ship’s computer, Li, arched an eyebrow, & wondered yet again why she installed the personality/empathy subroutine?
Oh yeah, because space is big, & she’s lonely, but not lonely enough to have another human aboard her ship.
“Nav, could you please, send a coded message to Captain Nebula Stargazer of the ship the Dragon’s Claw? Thanks.”
“Sure thing Captain Tsah!” Said the Nav-Com AI, sounding rather perky.
Once again Li raised an eyebrow, looking sideways at the ship’s main computer console, mentally noting to contact the manufacturer of the personality/empathic program about her Nav-Com AI’s mental health.