“I still don’t understand how you became captain.” “Acting Captain,” Day corrected Zunzheim. “Acting Captain.” Zunzheim rolled his eyes. “Because after the accident I was the only one qualified. I tried to turn it down. When all the dust settled, it was me, a nurse practitioner, three marines and half of the maintenance department left onboard. Maintenance didn’t want marines in charge, so it’s me. Boucher was the ranking marine, so she is first officer.” “Maintenance would rather have a suicidal, misanthropic captain than a marine?” “Maintenance is suspicious of authority figures,” Day answered. “They have their own informal command…

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