Today–8 July YC121–marks the ten-year anniversary of an event that absolutely no one but me will ever care about. The police have closed the case, my family has moved on, our neighborhood has forgotten her, but I won’t.
Ten years ago today, my mother passed away. The case was never officially solved, but everyone knows who pulled the trigger: Her husband. My father. And then, being the coward that he is, my father vanished from Caille completely.
Not that I care what happened to him, other than that I’ll never have the answers that I want from him. I do know that he was a waste of a human being. A con man, a drug dealer who was never home to take care of his wife and daughter. Sure, he made bank, and we lived like the rich, but it was like I never had a father at all. I never got what my mother saw in him.
But my mother! She was an incredible woman. Smart, funny, loving. She had almost finished capsuleer training! She had so much ahead of her, such a bright future–only for my drug-dealing dad to waste it all. For a 16-year-old girl–that’s me–to be left grieving and empty, with no one to look to for the rest of her teenage years.
(Yeah, so now I work a dead-end retail job on the Crystal Boulevard and write capsuleer porn as a hobby. Exactly. You really get me.)
Anyway, everyone else may have forgotten, but I haven’t. And I write this here because I get a ton of hits on this site for the slashfics, and I’ve never asked you guys for anything before–and I’m not really now, either. Because the chance that one of you will run into that bastard is probably something like 0.00000001%.
But I do want to tell you, just in case you do see him, that the one good thing my mother’s family did was put the rest of her training-school money toward a reward for her murderer’s capture. And the reward money does still stand, a decade later. That’s right, if you see this man, and you bring him to any law enforcement agency in Caille, you’ll be richer by at least 1m ISK!! Yeah, ISK!!! 1m ISK if you bring him in dead, 10m ISK if you bring him in alive. Information leading to his capture is also worth 1m.
His name is Ira Falconer, and he looked like this 10 years ago. Obvs he was last seen in Caille 10 years ago, but I’d be willing to bet he’s still dealing drugs somewhere. He’s also half Krusual and part of some Circle or other, so he could have run to them too.
If you know anything, anything at all, please please please reach out to me. And if you see him, don’t let him get away.
Anyway, that’s enough about that. Thanks for reading. I’m working on something extra special for you guys, and I’ll post it on Friday. Here’s a hint: A huge fleet. Big ships. Lots of people. Data corruptions. Invasions!!!