Minisode SAWA (Booting noises) Something is wrong with Nova. Captain, your blood pressure is low, heartbeat is rapid and weak. Is this cause for concern? (Pause) Is this cause for concern? (Beat) Hello? (Long pause) Searching for Nova. Searching for Nova. (Ding) Located. (Long pause) Commencing retrieval protocol. (sound of hatch opening, walking through sand, the sound of a market) RANDOM P 1 We’ve scarves here, scarves, delicate, airy, light RANDOM P 2 The best fruit in all of Canos, pretty droid, pretty droid come over here RANDOM P 3 That’s a very old android, it’s not going to work. RANDOM P 4 Try the water, anyone with biology similar to VIoprans will enjoy a nice, long, high. RANDOM P 5 Is your tablet up to date? Get the newest database connected tablet today! RANDOM P 6 Droid, droid, come here, let me tell you your master’s future. RANDOM P 7 Don’t you want to know your future? My robotic friend, even you have a fate, you know? Sound of shop fades Sound of shop fades, sounds of shuffling, labored breathing SAWA Captain? Are you here? Footsteps and a groan Nova? NOVA (Weakly) Oh, Sawa. I, uhm, (slight laugh, followed by a gasp) fuck that hurts (beat) I’m fine, just (beat) gave out here (beat) apparently. SAWA Would you like me to carry you back to the ship? NOVA I can walk. SAWA There’s a lot of blood captain. NOVA Yeah (beat) it’s mine (beat) things went south. Didn’t (beat) move fast enough (beat) I guess. SAWA I don’t believe you are in any condition to walk, Captain. NOVA Try me. SAWA I cannot recommend this course of action. NOVA Sawa (long pause) Ninety percent of the things I do are (beat) ill-advised. SAWA I still cannot recommend this course of action. NOVA Shut up and help me up. SAWA Understood. (stumbling, maybe a high keening that fades) Nova, can you walk? Silence Captain? Beat I will be carrying you unless you indicate that this is not the desired course of action. Okay captain, I will be carrying you to the ship NOVA (Gasps) I’m not dying here. SAWA Captain, please stop moving. NOVA I’m not dying here. I’m not dying here. I’m not dying here. SAWA Captain, you’re acting irrationally. I request that you stop moving. NOVA I’m not dying here. SAWA My apologies captain. NOVA (Gasp) Fuck. Why? (beat) oh Sawa (beat) I don’t (beat) think I’ve ever (beat) been happier to see you. SAWA You’re happy to see me Captain? NOVA I’m always happy to see you Sawa. I love you more than I love my ship. SAWA Keep talking captain NOVA Did you know Canosian blood is blue? I wonder why that is? Do you think they’ve ever seen a human bleed?