Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Midian City Tober's Diary #4

Tober's diary is composed in a small, hardbound book that she keeps with her.

Well, it took a lot of convincing, patience, persistence, and doing a few other things I'm not particularly proud of, but Tracy and I both got ourselves on the cruise ship. Well, technically, I'm on the ship and Tracy is still in Port One for now until next month when her position will open up. So, the ship will come back and pick her up and she and I can do what we really intended to do: get our asses out of Port One.

There's nothing left for me at home: Tracy is my only friend, I'm working a menial job, I'm on parole, and my dad is gone. Leaving Port One for good means I won't be able to visit my dad's grave, but as corny as it sounds, he is always in my heart with me. I know that if I stay in Port One, things will only get worse for me. I don't want to keep going on the path I am now. I want to start fresh. I want to start a new life.

I figure if we find an island that we like, we can jump ship and just disappear. Tracy and I are "resourceful" and we have cash we can bring with us to get us started. Nobody will bother to look for two young small-time criminals when there's way worse people out there. Or so I hope at least.

I have to say, I've only been at this job for a couple of days now and it's already much better than what I was doing back home. I was right; the food is good, the air is fresh, and the work is easier. And I get tips! If I liked being a maid, I'd be set. Actually, it's really not bad at all if you don't mind being a servant for others. I really need something a bit more intellectually stimulating, though.

Anyway, we're coming into port tomorrow to pick up a new group of passengers and then head back out to sea. I'll write more after that.

9 comments:

Chloe Streeter said...

Ooooh, it looks like smooth sailing for little Tober now . . .

Yay!

October Hush said...

Heehee...I knew you'd like that. Yup, things can only go well from here on out, right? I mean, what could possibly go wrong? ;-)

Katrina Mishow said...

Oh dear lord, you did not just say that! Both of you! Never say those things! Everything's bound to go wrong now! Lol. It's like, universal law that as soon as someone says either one of those things, everything goes to hell!

::Sobbs, cuddling the poor kitty that's doomed to suffer now. Then giggles, poking at the two of them.::

October Hush said...

Oh come on, Katrina...everything's coming up roses for our little Tober. You should be happy for her! It's all going according to plan ;-)

Katrina Mishow said...

Haha! I didn't say I wasn't happy for her! I really am and I hope things can turn out well for her. I just know that phrase will kill all hopes of things -actually- going better. Ever. Lol. Like I said, it's universal law. Probably something to do with commedies and trajedies. And Murphy.

October Hush said...

Well, we already know that things don't turn out well for poor Tober, but she doesn't know it yet of course. She has no idea what cruel fate is in store for her!

Tiana Meriman said...

indeed things will go worst but i hope she'll enjoy the time she has for now being relatively happy. i just hope nothing bad happens to tracy it would be terrible if tobie lost someone else dear to her :(

Chloe Streeter said...

Being all for revisionist history, I think that a certain freckled neko should stop Tober from boarding the ship and rush her back to a certain skybox in Farstone where she'll be safe.

Wouldn't that make a better story? :)

October Hush said...

Aww, that's so cute *pets you*