Freefall 3881 - 3890 (H)
Freefall 3881

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

You can't rush onto the station. Rover17 and I have to negotiate how you will work here.
Why wasn't
this set up in advance?
Good question. Why didn't you guys set this up in advance?
An emergency occurred. Normally, we would have kept working at the nuclear pulse facility. This situation was not anticipated.
I answered my own question.
And that is a positive example of circular logic.
Freefall 3882

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

We also need to find a place where these guys can stay and set up their dream machines and charging stations.
I thought of that. I brought blueprints of our tritium production reactor and purification process.
To put on the walls. Something to remind us of home and make the place more cozy.
Oh. Good idea.
Freefall 3883

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

I'm going to set up a meeting between the union and management so we can get these guys working. You need to get to the maintenance shop and accept that job.
Should we
leave these
guys without supervision?
I'm in charge?
It will be a learning experience. Hopefully one that stays contained to just this ship.
Freefall 3884

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

You came for the job?
Sam made some good points. I shouldn't let this opportunity pass by.
Whew! What did you roll in before coming here?
Ah. I took a shower on the ship. I'll run to the apartment and take another shower.
No time, we're about to close up. We can fix this.
Hearing “We can fix this” rarely reduces my desire to run.
Freefall 3885

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

Toss a rag in a plastic bag, hit it with a generous dose of degre­aser, and you're good to go.
It's stronger than your smell and it's associated with the maintenance shop.
Ms. Ambrose. Have
you decided to work with us?
Thank you.
I'm a mother. This isn't the first time I've had to cover up a stink in short order.
Freefall 3886

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

Full honesty. I can only work here for a month. Prearranged reaction mass deliveries puts a hard limit on when I have to leave.
Honesty from my position. While I need techs, you are more valuable as the first A.I. I'm allowed to hire and get into the union. Your captain has the station manager's ear and I'm using you to get a foot in the door.
So my job position is pawn?
Knight. The pay is better
and you get to move around more.
Freefall 3887

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

Now that we've both been honest, do you want to work with us?
Yes. I will work hard and I think I can learn a lot here.
You're an engineer and you think you can learn from the maintenance technicians?
Freefall 3888

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

We'll get you set up with a locker and coveralls tomorrow morning.
Thank you.
This should work out. You being in the shop will help the other guys used to doing their job alongside an AI.
Are the other
guys really fast learners?
You have tiny feet and yet you still find a way to make me worry when the other shoe is about to drop.
Freefall 3889

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

Okay, what's going on?
When this station lost power, the robots at the nuclear pulse factory went into human safe mode.
And you went and got them so they didn't hurt themselves trying to get here. How many?
Twenty four.
Twenty four. Could be worse.
Sam is going to negotiate for them.
Why do I set myself up like that?
Freefall 3890

Provisional Title: Sqid in the maintenance shop

Bringing in twenty four robots all at once isn't going to go over well.
This is going to be total chaos.
Actually, Sam does pretty well in that environment.
Sam! That's his plan! He's a one sqid invasion force! He's trying to make our environment like his using social terraforming!
I don't think so, but please don't give him any ideas.
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