Michael was bored. High school is all well and good, but when you spend much of the year in a hunter gather tribe, it could get a little dull. His homework was done, his father out fishing, and nothing good was on TV, so he decided to IMS Gren. They had met and sort of made friends a few years ago or so, and they still liked to chat on occasion.
She usually goes by Nova, lately. The old world, where Grenadine is a valid name, is long gone and she's happy for it.
What's up? School more boring than usual?
Same old, same old. Mostly Miracles these days, which is good, I suppose. How's the Island of Us?
Same old, same old. More and more airships, and that Nick is building a second fuel factory. Airships coming and going... Gets a little old after a while. Sometimes I fly out to sea for hours and hours until I can't see any.
I used to try and do that. Except, you know, swimming. How's your mum?
Now that I don't need so much watching as a little kid she's turning into the 'cooking mama'... Very popular. Of course, it helps that she's the only restaurant in the terminal.
I'll try it next time I'm around. I'm amazed she copes as well as she does, being the only baseline around most of the time.
She always was a very laid back person. Got us into trouble sometimes back in Ostmark. And we get baselines passing through on the passenger liners sometimes.
Zaneta talks a lot about the passenger lines. Says they remind her of the old days.
I hear it's a tussle between them - Nick wants to make them faster, efficient. Zaneta thinks they're charming when they're relatively luxurious like this. So do I really. Who needs to go halfway around the world in just one day?
Yeah. Zaneta actually grew up with zeppelins. They were like airships, but more explodey.
Yeah explosions are only good when they're from fireworks or something.
Have you and Cor finally admitted it yet?;)
I have no idea what you're talking about.
That you're basically boyfriend and girlfriend.
We're friends. So what if we hang out together a lot. Have you heard false rumors about kissing or something?
Maybe, maybe not. Some of them might have been from Aether, though.
And Aether always tells the truth about everything, right.
How are the others?
Seem okay by and large. Portal's getting good at reading, finally, and I think Angie and Joey have been doing swimming contests. I stick to the air though, still not a fan of ocean.
Bah! You don't know what you're missing. Simone still tinkering?
No duh. She's an Inventor.
Invent anything cool lately?
'Weather seeding' or something. She can make it rain and sometimes make it not rain and mess with the wind some. She complains how limited it is a lot though.
Sounds like her. Stoney would be like eighteen now, wouldn't she?
Yeah, she is.
I think she's stopped trying to convince her parents to move away from Faded Springs. She hangs out with Simone a lot. Learning something called 'civil engineering'.