Novel: The Celestion-5 is set to be humanity's first manned ship to Neptune. For such an important journey, you'd think some care would be put into choosing the crew, but no! It was mostly random selection. Half of the crew are rookies fresh out of high school, and the other half are still absurdly young. This group of assorted goofballs will have to band together to survive the journey to Neptune and back. Updates daily at 9:00AM PST!
Newest Chapter: Mia comes into contact with pure, unadulterated nature. But how much is too much of a good thing?
“Jail time’s not worth killing for. To me at least.” Mia moved her pine cone and rock hoard farther away from the shore. The back of her hand brushed against some grass. It felt surprisingly silky.
“I’m a pacifist, so murder’s kind of like against my whole thing.” Jun moved the same rock around in their hand. “The captain seems very–” They cut themself off. “Hey Mia, you want this rock?”
“Huh??” Mia didn’t register the question at first, too mortified at being caught petting grass like a weirdo. “Sure, thanks.” The change in conversation was abrupt, but she’d accept a free rock any day.
“You look like you’re really enjoying life. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you this happy before.”
“Me either!” Emil added.
Their words took Mia by surprise. She couldn’t remember being this happy in a long time. Even then, most of her best memories were tainted, and being let down became so routine, she could only trust written words to bring her joy without disappointment. Sometimes those failed her too! Her books would always be there for her, but she didn’t know when she’d get the chance to experience this planet again, if ever. She should enjoy it. Nothing bad happened yet, so maybe she should let go of her fear, too.
“I knooow, it’s so cute!” Roxie gushed. “You should’ve seen her reaction to ants!”
Mia’s face grew red from all the attention. “Uhhh, I’m going to see about collecting more rocks.”
Big things are coming in tomorrow's update!