I can’t control it any longer. If I can’t tell anyone else, at least I can tell you. Josie Stein is real and I’m on the same ship as her. The hero from the Josie Stein books, the one I’ve been reading about since I was thirteen is walking around this ship! Of course, she’s not exactly like Hardtack from the books. This Josie Stein would be called ‘Soft Cushion’ or maybe ‘Spring Lamb’.
That’s not to say that she can’t make hard choices, but she just doesn’t bark orders like Hardtack does in the books. She’s sharp as a razor when it comes to strategy, though. I’ve only been on board a few days, but she’s gotten us out of more scrapes than I can count.
Oh, I can’t stop staring at her and I’m worried she’s going to notice and think I’m weird. I’ve been with countless women, but she’s not like any of them. She’s her own person – an almost superhuman person that does everything right, even when she makes mistakes.
Diary, I think I might have a crush. Is it wrong for a grown man to have a crush? I dream about kissing her every night, but she’d never be interested in me. After all, I’m just a street rat with overdeveloped biceps. What would we even talk about?
– Connor Conrad, UFS Greenstar.
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