Minisode: Nova and her Ship JEANNE It’s a piece of shit NOVA (Defensively) It’s perfect JEANNE It’s a D-class, and it’s already half dead. NOVA Exactly. Nobody’ll look twice at it and its been fitted with a hyperdrive engine JEANNE (Blandly) You said you didn’t want to die. NOVA What do you care? I paid you back. Besides, it’s a fast-moving ship that’ll fly under nearly every radar out there. It’s like it was made for me. JEANNE You can do that easily on a C-class NOVA People monitor C-class cargo and some even check their comings and goings. D-class ships are almost always mundane and most people hardly like looking at them much less remembering they saw one. And a D-class with a hyperdrive engine? I’ve never heard of an Inco doing that. JEANNE Because what you’re talking about is crazy. How the hell did you even hear about this? You do know that you’ll die in that thing, right? NOVA (Off-handedly) I won’t die. JEANNE (sighs) The hull isn’t meant to handle the strain it’ll break apart in a few jumps NOVA I’ll learn how to repair it JEANNE (In disbelief) After every jump? NOVA I’ll need to replace the shell, and after that, it’s just maintenance. JEANNE Nova this is stupid. NOVA (mumbles) I want my own ship. JEANNE You have your room and I thought NOVA (With fervor) I want my own ship. JEANNE I hate it when you get like this. Think about it for a second, this is stupid. NOVA I have the money (beat) and I think it’s time I got my own route. JEANNE You’re good at what you do NOVA I’m okay at what I do. Just decent enough to not get myself killed, but I’d be good if I got my own ship and route. JEANNE I’ve invested a lot of time and money on you, you’re not getting that deathtrap. NOVA You don’t own me anymore JEANNE We both know if that were true, you wouldn’t be asking. NOVA (heavy breath) I’ve never had anything that was mine Jeanne. This would be mine. JEANNE (pause) You’re not buying that one. We’ll find a better ship and a newer engine. NOVA (beat) I can’t afford a C-class. JEANNE I didn’t say anything about a C-class. I’ll hit up a friend and you’ll get your deathtrap. In exchange for giving you some lead though, you’ll be sharing the ship NOVA (complaint) I don’t want a partner JEANNE To teach you how to take care of the fucking thing and teach you your route. NOVA You can just give me a list JEANNE Non-negotiable. You get the ship, you get the partner. NOVA I hate all your workers JEANNE You’ve never met Alula. NOVA I’ll hate her JEANNE (chuckles) I’m not so sure about that, she has a way of growing on people.