The floor was cold against her feet, but the looming arched ceilings and metal columns did not frighten here. It was her first time at The Empire HQ and it was everything that she had every dreamed of. Ever since Kisua was a young aisha, she had heard stories about The Empire before bed. Her father was a scientist there and filled her mind with wonder. It was with that wonder that she had come here today to apply for The Program to become a Space Patroller.
The Empire was established nearly 1000 years past, by the long reigning family of benevolent Shoyru. The royal family was always honest and just - for their primary goal was to keep peace over their network of galaxies. So rare, it was, to find such great rulers and Kisua felt it to be the utmost honor to serve them. For they had treated her father well in his passing days...
After all, it was her destiny to be a space patroller. And she knew that it was time for her to join the ranks
Kisua awkwardly adjusted her space suit. It was tight in all the strangest places and her breath fogged up the glass of her helmet. ugh, i wish i didn't have to wear this darn suit!
Despite her grumbling, Kisua was more than ready to get started. She looked around her and saw Neopets of all shapes and sizes. She noted with amusement that there was an over abundance of grundos. typical
, she thought, with a roll of her eyes. One by one, they filed into the space pod
As the engines rumbled to life, Kisua closed her eyes. She wasn't nervous. No. She was just... excited. She had been in The Program
for nearly two years now and this was going to her first real trip into space. She was part of Class 5 out of a total of 10 Classes. Although 99 other Neopets had signed up with her, after just two years, the number had dwindled down to 32. If the training at HQ was tough, she could hardly imagine how difficult the space training would be. She strapped herself in tightly, peering over the shoulder of the Ogrin in front of her. She was ready
They were here! After 3 hours of jittering about in space, they were finally at the space station. Not everyone had faired very well on the trip, but Kisua was raring to go. As soon as the doors were lowered, she bolted out into the loading bay. She was met with floor to ceiling windows, and past those windows.... was space. Pitch black with faint glittering stars in the distance. She couldn't believe she was here!
She and her class mates filed into a small storage room and waited for the instructor to begin speaking. "Welcome, to Virtupets Space Station. Here, you will begin Phase 2 of your training. First and foremost, we will be distributing your Scout Units. These Units are going to be your companions throughout your deployments and they are absolutely essential to your research!
Kisua excitedly received her Scout Unit package and tried not to obliterate the box as she tore through the packaging. It looks fantastic! The shiny aluminum glinted under the lamps and Kisua ran a finger along the array of buttons on the remote control. I'll call you Ausik. Let's ace our training together, okay?