Novel: Bad press calls for desperate measures. For the Interstellar Forces, sending a small crew to Neptune was the bet they were willing to make - at the risk of losing what little respect they have left (and maybe some lives).
A roll of dice and a lack of options led to the selection of the Celestion-5’s crew, a collection of inexperienced astronauts ranging from space-loving dreamers to cynics only in it for the money.
It’s them against the universe, and their odds are a gamble at best. Learning how to live together can only help. Though with the crew’s pervasive personal problems, that might be the real journey.
New Chapter: Jun busies themself with the mystery of the missing crewmate, but what should be a straightforward case throws a few unexpected turns.
“Yeah, I haven’t seen him in, like, days…” Jun realized something. “Not since you found your phone, actually.”
Leon winced. Something must’ve happened that day.
Before he could answer, Roxie nudged him. “I think this calls for another manhunt~! Our last quest for glory came to an unusual end.” She looked over at the captain, who looked away.
“Ah, I don’t know.” Leon answered. “Ángie could be anywhere at this point. When he doesn’t want to be found, he won’t be.”
“That just makes for extra challenge! Besides, it’s not safe! What if he turned into a ghost?” Roxie’s voice trembled. Jun guessed it was for dramatic effect.
“Rookie,” Emil turned toward Leon, “you said Angelo does this kinda thing a lot, right?”
“Yeah. If hide-and-seek was a sport, he’d go pro.”