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Source Melchizedek.0294 Shuttle 001
Near β Hyi, 3rd Planet
Ascension 00h 25m 45.07036s
Declination –77° 15′ 15.2860″
Distance 24.37ly
Equinox J2000.0 SOL
Year 3782, QEC adjusted

[Relay detected from Shuttle 001]
[Autotranslator enabled...]
[Voice recording initialize...ON]
[Crew autodetection...ON]
[Narrative mode...ON]
[Autodisconnect after 5 minute silence...ON]
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** audio recording mode auto activated due to vocal stress    **
** detection. relaying audio to Melchizedek.0294 base station **

[Voice detected: Stephanie Janssen, Specialist First-class]

Janssen:

  and a big butt!

[Voice detected: Eva Hämäläinen, Navigator]

Hämäläinen:

  That's not fair. It's genetics.

Janssen:

  I don't care. It's not right. I'm not doing it.

Hämäläinen:

  You'll be demoted, or worse. She'll--

Janssen:

  I don't care! This is her doing, Eva. I'm not letting her get
  away with it. She's going to listen or--

Hämäläinen:

  Wait--

Janssen:

  --bash her face with a--

Hämäläinen:

  Stephanie!

Janssen:

 --vegetable mush--

Hämäläinen:

  STEPH! Stop. Look.

Janssen:

  Wha--shit. How long?

Hämäläinen:

  I just saw--

Janssen:

  Shush. Wait a sec. [inaudible]. --should do--

[System transmission suspended. Standing by.]

[System encryption enabled. Relaying audio to Melchizedek.0294
base station in pass-through mode. ]

Janssen:

  --it. Okay, we're good. How much got through?

Hämäläinen:

  Only some nonsense and your screaming.

Janssen:

  Good screaming? No, wait, nevermind.

Hämäläinen:

  Steph, you can't do this. She's not going to change her mind.
  Seriphs don't do that. You're just going to get hurt and it's
  not going to help anyone. Least of all--

Janssen:

  I can't do nothing. Please, Eva. It's wrong. It's just wrong and
  horrible. I keep seeing him out there, in the cold dark. You
  remember what that was like on the Melchy when we had each
  other. You remember how he got. And what if he's hurt.

Hämäläinen:

  Ymmärrän. I know, I know.

Janssen:

  She can't really stop us. What's she going to do? Hit me?

Hämäläinen:

  Turn off your access? She can do that, you know.

Janssen:

  She can do that?

Hämäläinen:

  I think so. She'll tell the Melchizedek to ignore you, or put
  the locks on you. How is it said?

Janssen:

  No way. That wouldn't fly. If we were in flight that could cut
  out my air or something. She can't just execute us.

Hämäläinen:

  I don't know, Steph. I think she can do whatever she needs to
  do. She's Ecclesia. They don't change their minds and they don't
  stop. She'll cut you out and stop you, and then what? You'll be
  locked up and no good to anyone. No good to Jerome or Sandy.

Janssen:

  No good to you?

Hämäläinen:

  I'm not leaving you. Don't think like that. If you get locked up
  then I'm locked up.

Janssen:

  No way. Prezzi won't leave us together.

Hämäläinen:

  She is Ecclesia and does not stop, but I am not some balloon
  full of eels to be--

[Moisture detected on control console 01. Disabling display.]

Janssen:

  Eels? What the--

Hämäläinen:

  You broke--the terminal is out. Are we still transmitting? Why
  are you looking at me like that? You are the one that spit all
  over the--

Janssen:

  Eels! That's not a thing.

Hämäläinen:

  Isn't that the saying for. Oh I don't know anymore. Yksi kieli
  ei ikinä riitä. What was I saying?

Janssen:

  About eels or how you love me so much you'll fight the Church
  for me?

[Silence recorded for 4:15]

[Soto voce] smooth and soft like [unintelligible]

[Silence recorded for 3:51]

Hämäläinen:

  --[unintelligible screaming]

[Silence recorded for 5:00. Automatic disconnect triggered.]

** audio recording mode auto reactivated **

[Voice detected: Eva Hämäläinen, Navigator]

Hämäläinen:

  You know we can't do this.

[Voice detected: Stephanie Janssen, Specialist First-class]

Janssen:

  I have physical evidence to the contrary.

Hämäläinen:

  Oh gross. No, I mean the rescue.

Janssen:

[Audible sigh detected from Stephanie Janssen]

  I know. She's going to win and they really are going to die out
  there all alone and in the dark. Whatever that thing is…

Hämäläinen:

  No.

Janssen:

  No? You just said--

Hämäläinen:

  No, we can't do this… alone. We need a plan and we're going to
  need Spinelli or Reed at the least. I think we can count on
  Hendrix too and probably Simms.

Janssen:

  You don't mean to ask then? You think we should--

Hämäläinen:

  It's the only chance they have, right? You said it so. I believe
  you. They're out there and they need help. If I let you run
  ahead at Adeyemi then…

  I'm not going to lose you. I just can't. Before this mission
  I never thought this would be mine, that I would find someone
  like you. Perhaps I'd not have agreed if I thought I had
  a chance at it on Earth. But here you are. And these people are
  family to me now. Jerome is your dad.

Janssen:

  Work-dad. Not, like, my actual dad.

Hämäläinen:

  Yes, and he is like a little brother to me. A very annoying one
  who doesn't knock, but a brother.

Janssen:

  Wait, so are you my work-aunt then? Cause that's--

Hämäläinen:

  You're ruining this.

Janssen:

  Sorry. [Cough detected] Go on.

Hämäläinen:

  Uuh! Olet raivostuttava ja mahdoton enkä voi kuvitella enää
  sekuntiakaan sitä ilman.

Janssen:

  That's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard and I don't
  understand a word of it. You won't lose me. This plan will work.
  What is the plan again?

Hämäläinen:

  You are an impossible creature, my flower.

Janssen:

  That's what they say about me. Stephanie Janssen, Specialist
  Impossible! Boop!

Hämäläinen:

  [Squeek detected]. Oh I'm gonna--

[Laughing detected]

[Silence recorded for 5:00. Automatic disconnect triggered.]

[End of encrypted envelope.]