Ace’s Diary

A Long day…

Last modified on 2009-07-23 02:17:57 GMT. 42 comments. Top.

I finally got a call after six months from my contact at HQ. He barely acknowledged Jack’s death in the line of duty. I gave him an ear full, I told him that I and my team were done doing the W.A’s. dirty work. I said, I know that there is a war to be won, and I am still a patriot, I still believe in the cause, but I won’t put my crew in that kind of danger again. My hero days are over, I look forward to being just an explorer.

Speaking of exploring, Dr. Stone came today and gave a presentation to me and the team. He explained just what the hell this new engine will do. According to the doctor, not only is this thing a spaceship but, it will travel from one side of the galaxy to the other. It uses this new method of travel called folding space. I’m no physics expert but, I remember enough from the Docs physics classes in college to understand basically how it works.

The ships hull arrived in pieces yesterday; I went over it with a fine toothed comb. Comparing it to the blueprints, I noticed a few things that need to be changed. I may not be a genius like Dr. Stone, but I know aerodynamics and aircraft, she needed some finessing. Cal and I must have spent all day and most of the evening on changing the hull, correcting all the little flaws. I’m so tired right now, I can barely see straight. With such a long day, I should sleep great tonight.

What Went Wrong?

Last modified on 2009-07-23 02:18:30 GMT. 28 comments. Top.

I blame my self for what happened. We should not have taken a mission on such short notice, we didn’t have enough time for a proper shakedown of the ships new features. The papers want to call me a hero, but my co-pilot and long time friend is dead because I wasn’t fast enough, wasn’t smart enough. War or no war, I’m through with these damn missions.

Dr. Stone called yesterday, he is sending some modified designs for the Thunder 7’s new experimental engines. He never mentioned Jack, I wonder if he even knows; he’s been so busy with the redesign and all. The redesign, the damn redesign has set us back by six months. I haven’t even flown in weeks since the mission, I just don’t want to.

The Thunder 7 project was on track until Dr. Stone got this new design assistant who insisted that the whole project was going in the wrong direction and needed to be redesigned. I didn’t want to take such a huge set back, but I had a gut feeling this assistant of his was right. Why is he being so secretive about this new assistant, why can’t I meet this guy? Just another one of Stone’s many quirks I guess.

I keep playing the whole thing over and over in my mind, if I had just run back there and grabbed Jack before the ship exploded, or if I had known that the seperation would happen so quickly. I don’t know, I can’t think about it anymore tonight. I just need to concentrait on the Thunder 7 and getting it finished.

Hero For Hire

Last modified on 2009-07-23 02:15:18 GMT. 26 comments. Top.

I got the breif today from my contact at Western Alliance HQ. Looks like the Nazi’s are trying again to get a craft into space. They want me and Jack to go stop it. I haven’t talked to Jack yet but, I think we should take this assignment. The Nazis want to go into space for only one reason. . .to rule it. I feel sure that Jack will want to go on this mission and kick some nazi butt as bad as I do.

The Thunder Six will need to be put through a good check of all systems and the new seperation feature before we embark on this little adventure the government wants us to go on. She has taken quite a few beatings on the last four missions, and I want to be prepared.

Cal dosen’t know it yet but, he will be setting this one out. I need him to stay here at the ranch and oversee the begining of construction on the Thunder 7. This ship will be unlike any of the other craft we have built together. The Thunders 1-5 were basically just souped up jet fighters, but the Thunder 7 was designed to do alot more.

I need to get some sleep tomorrow will be a long day.