Episode 3: Boy SAWA (Garbled, accompanied by rapid beeping) Heart rate is increasing, respiratory rate is increasing. HATOV (Wakes up gasping) SAWA Hello, my name is Sawa. I am this ship’s life support system and aid. It is listed in my protocol that I should say hello. HATOV (panicked breathing) SAWA Nova said you might find this useful (Clattering. And a high-pitched whine until that fades) Can you understand me now? HATOV (Hesitantly) Y-yes. SAWA Understood. Hello my name is Sawa. I am this ship’s life support system and aid. It is listed in my protocol that I should say hello. HATOV Hi SAWA Hello, my name is Sawa HATOV You’ve said that SAWA I am this ship’s life support system and aid HATOV I’m Hatov SAWA New information acquired. Hello Hatov. Nova would like to know what you are. HATOV What is…Nova? SAWA Nova is the captain of this vessel. It is also the term of a star that exhibits a sudden increase in brightness only to return after an indeterminate time. Nova the captain would like to know what you are. HATOV I am a prince SAWA New information acquired. Hello prince Hatov. HATOV (Hesitantly) What model are you? SAWA I am a 4th generation health android. I am also this ship’s life support system and aid. I am outdated but Nova has shown no inclination of buying a replacement. HATOV We’re on model 13 now SAWA New information acquired. Thank you, my data is out of date as I am not permitted to supplement with information from the galactic database HATOV Why not? SAWA Nova has denied me permission HATOV Why? SAWA Answer unclear. HATOV Where am I? SAWA You are on a D-class ship owned by Nova currently docked on the snow planet Gnorria-658 HATOV D-class? SAWA A D-class ship is a vessel not recommended for hyper space jumps, used predominately for the transport of materials across interplanetary distances. This ship, however, has been fitted with a hyperspace engine and is capable of short hyperspeed jumps, however, all jumps are ill-advised. HATOV Is she crazy? SAWA Today Nova was noted to have behaved in a manner indicative of sadness. However, there have been no signs of mental instability. HATOV She has to be crazy to run this set up. SAWA There have been no signs of mental instability HATOV God you’re old. SAWA Nova has indicated that my age is not a problem HATOV How is this Nova, as a person? SAWA She is 162 centimeters tall, with brown skin, her hair is cropped but I suspect that it is a dark brown and fast growing. She is a human with no planetary status, born in space to a mother with no documentation. HATOV That last bit you probably shouldn’t have said. SAWA I have been given no orders to indicate that that information is of a sensitive nature. HATOV Do…do you know what happened to my, to the people I’m…I was with? SAWA New information acquired. I was unaware that you were with other people. I was activated after you were brought aboard. HATOV Would Nova know? SAWA I do not know. She has not spoken to me much about you. HATOV What kind of person is Nova? SAWA I am unable to judge the captain’s behavior in such a way. HATOV Has she…left anything for me? SAWA She has left you a message. Would you like to hear it? HATOV Yes. SAWA Understood. Old message plays HATOV She is not what I thought she’d be SAWA She is the captain of this ship. HATOV Why does she want you turned off? SAWA She is unable to perform hyperspeed jumps while I am active. There is not enough fuel for both to occur simultaneously. Would you like to turn me off? HATOV No! (pause) no, I’m, I don’t…I’m not ready to be alone. SAWA Gnorria is known for its snow, underground cities, cozy atmosphere, warm blankets, and strong liquor. HATOV I’ve never heard of it. SAWA If you have documentation, you are free to explore the planet. Nova has left behind a coat and a heat mask for your use. HATOV I do not have any documentation. SAWA There is extra documentation in the top drawer of the captain’s desk. HATOV Why are you telling me this? SAWA It is my duty to care for the crew. This includes assessing and caring for mental health. You seem upset, protocol indicates that fresh air may help. HATOV I am not part of the crew. SAWA Nova granted you temporary crew status while you were unconscious. You have been designated “the fuckwit who decided to spacewalk without a goddamned suit. Sawa, who the hell does that?” HATOV (beat) Without a suit? SAWA “without a goddamned suit” prince Hatov HATOV When will Nova be back? SAWA Would you like me to repeat the message? HATOV No, just (beat) how long until sundown? SAWA Approximately 55 imperial hours HATOV What? SAWA Days on Gnorria 658 are 76.58 hours. HATOV I can’t wait that long. Do you know where I can find Nova? SAWA I am aware of Nova’s current location. HATOV Can you take me to her? SAWA Nova has indicated that she does not like me interfering with her work. HATOV My mental health would improve if I got in touch with Nova SAWA New information acquired. Priorities recalculating. Sawa's primary directive is to care for the crew. Would you like me to take you to Nova? HATOV Yes. SAWA Understood. I will direct you to the clothes left behind. Is there anything else you wish to know? HATOV What is it like on Gnorria-658?