Episode 7

DISCLAIMER: This episode was heavily edited, this has similar feel but…this episode was a doozy

SAWA

Nova is straight ahead

NOVA

Sawa!

SAWA

Hello captain.  Hello Ilara.

ILARA

Background

Good evening Sawa.

NOVA

No “good evening” How many times have I said not to bother me at work?

SAWA

Thirteen.

NOVA

(Impressed/delighted/obvi too high to function)

Wow, that’s a big number.  I didn’t get hurt badly enough for you to boot up on your own did I?

SAWA

Do you not recall restarting me nine days ago?

NOVA

You’re going to freak out if I tell you the truth aren’t you?

(Frustrated)  You don’t have to worry about me all the time.  I do just fine by myself.

SAWA

Captain, it is my job to care for the captain and crew

NOVA

(Joining the android) captain and crew, (beat) yes, I know. Damnit Sawa, (confused)I can’t, I can’t! (delighted) I can’t! Could you be a dear and shit that data importance to low relevancy?

SAWA

Understood.  Are you properly oriented to date, time, and location?

NOVA

(Annoyed)

It’s cold as hell, so this has to be Iurus. 

SAWA

 Are you aware of the time and date?

NOVA

Lu- who the fuck cares?  (Continues vaguely as SAWA soaks over her) I never know the date, just the days I promised it would take. Nobody knows what day it is.

SAWA

New information acquired. Hatov has indicated that speaking with you would aid his mental health.

NOVA

(distracted)

A who now?

SAWA

Prince Hatov

HATOV

(Cutting Sawa off after “Pr”)

I asked her to bring me here.

NOVA

(Curiously)

Oh, you.  Your eyes aren’t what I’d imagined. (Excitedly, beginning to relax again) I thought maybe, but nope, wrong again.  They’re still very pretty.

HATOV

Excuse me?

NOVA

(quietly, fabric rustle as Nova climbs his shirt)

Uncomfortable grunt from Hatov

They look like galaxies.  Have you heard of Eolarans? (chuckles) I think they lost a few stars in your eyes.

HATOV

(softly)

You don’t know what they mean?

ILARA

I’m sorry, she is unwell.

ARILIA

Papa broke her.

NOVA

Not broken.

HATOV

I have questions, I need you to answer.

NOVA

 I can’t just give information.  Do you have anything to trade?

HATOV

What?

NOVA

Don’t you know how this works?  You ask people like me for information with something more than air in your account and we go *swoosh* meeting all kinds of big bad’s or in Ilara’s case maybe fluffy’s and doink into your hand it goes.  A bit outdated I know but

HATOV

(In disbelief)

You’re an Inco.

NOVA

You got it, galaxy eyes! (beat) Something’s wrong.  Sawa run a scan?

SAWA

Vitals are stable, the fuckwit who

NOVA

(giggles)

Not on him.  On me.

SAWA

Vitals are stable but both your respiratory and heart rates are slower than normal.  Your behavior is also irregular.

NOVA

That’s funny, I feel great, but I guess that’s what’s wrong isn’t it?

SAWA

You’re emotionally unstable.

NOVA

Okay, ouch.  Kid (beat) We, we’re going to talk about this later. Right now, I need to get back to my ship.

HATOV

You’re an Inco

NOVA

(beat)

SOooooo?

HATOV

You hurt people for a living.

NOVA

(Annoyed)

I don’t hurt people, other people hurt other people. Do you think they’d stop just because I’m not around?  (Beat) You got a pretty eyed mom or dad on this planet to take you in?

HATOV

(Uncomfortably)

I need to find my family.

NOVA

(Dreamily)

Don’t we all?

SAWA

Captain, it would seem that you’re in need of assistance.  Permission to bring my onboard model here

NOVA

Denied, Emmed was supposed to keep you on the ship.

SAWA

Emmed did not keep me on the ship.

NOVA

(Surprised)

Oh, I guess not.

SAWA

Is this cause for concern?

NOVA

Maybe?  I don’t know.  A lot of people seem to think so.  You (beat) kid, decide.  You have questions, guess what?  Me too. But I’ll be sweet and I’ll give you a freebee if you take me home.

HATOV

(confused)

A ship is not a home

NOVA

(snorts, and laughs)

Of course, it’s a home.  (Beat) oh my god is he really this sheltered?  What kind of shit have we picked up?

SAWA

Hatov are you sheltered?

HATOV

No, and I am not (beat) shit.

NOVA

(laugh)

HATOV

You need my help.

NOVA

Yup.  Ilara here made a little itty-bitty mistake.  (mutters) Most things on Gnorria either taste horrible and are fine or taste horrible and kill you.  This is a special case.  This one tasted horrible but it’s fun.   You need more fun things ILARA.

ARILIA

Papa, can’t we keep her home?

ILARA

Mmm.  Are you able to take her? 

HATOV

(Uncertainly)

Ehm

NOVA

He’ll take me.  (Sternly) You won’t.  We, meaning me and him, have things to discuss.  Big matters, important business stuff.

ILARA

(speaking over Nova)

I’m trusting you with her.

HATOV

(clearly confused)

I’ve never, but she’s (beat) why do you care what happens to her?

NOVA

Because I’m de-fucking-lightful

ILARA

I find that I’ve grown fond of her.

NOVA

Aw, how sweet.  Have you gone and gotten soft on the inside too, Ilara?

HATOV

What is wrong with you? 

NOVA

I’m so tired.  I’m trying to keep it together, but I can’t do it galaxy eyes.  My schedule’s shot to hell and you are a thing that needs dealing with

HATOV

I am not a thing

NOVA

(Giggling)  you’re cargo. Besides dying in space is a lonely way to go.  Too quiet. 

ILARA

I thought you said quiet was good.

NOVA

(Seriously)

Please take me home.

HATOV

Sawa, did she really save my life?

SAWA

I am unable to answer that question

HATOV

(quietly)

Of course, you can’t.

(A long pause)

Do you think you can keep yourself together long enough to reach the ship?

NOVA

You have very pretty eyes

HATOV

(Panicked)

Uh, Nova?  Can you keep it together?  Sawa what do I do if she can’t?  I don’t think she can.

SAWA

Analyzing.  Command to keep onboard model on the ship overridden.  Data transfer occurring in one minute.  Prince Hatov, I am unable to run both systems simultaneously.  You will be left alone for approximately 15 minutes.

HATOV

(panicked)

No, access denied, ehm, order canceled.  I can take her.

SAWA

Transfer occurring in 50 seconds.

HATOV

You can’t leave, I am ordering you to stay.  Sawa, you are not to transfer.

SAWA

Only the captain can give commands.

HATOV

I am higher ranking than some (beat) some glorified street rat.  You must listen to me.  You cannot transfer.

SAWA

Only the captain can give commands.

HATOV

(Hissing)

I am a prince

SAWA

I have been informed.

NOVA

(Clearly rousing)

Sawa, keep your sorry metal ass on the ship or so help me. 

SAWA

Understood, override canceled.

NOVA

There.  Better?

HATOV

(distracted)

Uh…yes?

NOVA

That’s great.  But I need to (beat) I need a nap.

HATOV

(Shocked)

She did not listen to me.

NOVA

I wanna go home

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