Things had been good recently, I’d felt pretty good out there among the Planet Lave stars. I was destroying the local mafia family one bounty kill at a time – and having fun doing it.
Sidewinders are still my favorite opponent just because of their maneuverability.
That has all changed though just recently, when I happily accepted an assassination mission, assuming the target to be a criminal, much like my previous engagements had been. It was only when I came upon my target, that I realized the truth: My target was an innocent civilian. Julius F Kennedy is dead, and it’s my fault.
Had I read the briefing properly, I could have backed out of it… But having accepted a mission, given my word, that holds more significance than any other moral reasoning.
I’ll have to have a serious think about my future. Although I can readily accept the death of a criminal, I’m not sure I can accept being the criminal… Who knows where that path could lead?