The Colony Part 2

This post will be a short story that explains a bit of who Neev is

 

Neev woke up to the ding of a notification, throughout the ship, he could hear the droning of the loudspeakers. The leader of the colony was making an address, he figured as he automatically tuned out the sound. He meandered over to the break room and grabbed a coffee, as he chugged it back, he heard voices of the other colonists. “Drat,” he thought to himself, “I walked into another meeting again, didn’t I?” He smiled awkwardly as he sat down, pretending like he meant to come in here all along. He only half listened as his fellow colonists prattled about this and that, staff morale, rumours, gossip and semi truths. Neev was startled back into reality when he heard his name called; “so what is your opinion, Neev?” “Oh… uh…. well… I’d love to answer but I really need to get back to work, engineering duties y’know” he stammered as he headed for the door, pausing to take a scone from the snack tray. “Man, that was embarrassing,” he thought to himself, “I really need a way off this place”

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