Regardless of the rules of physics and mathematics, of governments and cultures, there was one law in space which Captain Ina Hansen categorically, unfailingly adhered to. Murphy’s Law.
She had followed this edict ever since she was a little girl, sat at the table with her spacefaring father. He was always regaling the family with accounts of the fantastical, insane adventures he’d experienced on his travels. Though they were always entertaining, a fair few of his tales were permeated with disaster; the ship had malfunctioned, they’d been attacked, some of the crew had tragically been lost. He would sugar-coat the more gruesome ones but these stories always carried a message, which her father reiterated at every chance he got.
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