a pilfered Mordern business log

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2147

Time: 02:43

Reporting Officer: Amelia Rouge

Location of incident: Unsure. Earth.

Description of incident:

I’ve found them. The missing Providences of Miralay. Sure, one of them is a clueless twat with the social skills of a six-year-old and the other is unconscious, but one will wake up in the next few hours and one will be rectified with the mind shedding.

Serlis Greenland and Eponine Westal were retrieved at Rotary Park at 02:00. Eponine was found in a comatose state and was diagnosed with a slight concussion due to blunt trauma. He is expected to make a full recovery. Serlis was found kneeling next to him murmuring nonsense and refused to leave Eponine at first but was eventually convinced to get in the vehicle and let my subordinates do their jobs.

The Providences have been successfully transferred to the outpost in southern Minnesota. Medical officials in Miralay have been instructed to begin decreasing the potency of the current Providences’ life extension therapies without informing the populace until the identities of the newly-found Providences have been confirmed with DNA testing. This is to ensure that a state of undue panic or general unrest does not arise and cause disturbances.

***

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2147

Time: 13:38

Reporting Officer: Amelia Rouge

Location of incident: Minnesota Outpost. Earth.

Description of incident:

Eponine Westal had a mental breakdown before breakfast that required multiple subordinates to hold him down to prevent him from doing harm to himself. He complained of what I suspect to be heat flashes and hallucinations caused by extreme stress and threatened to cause harm to himself if it would prevent him from fulfilling his role as the Providence. Attempts to reason with him were unsuccessful, so after half an hour of throwing a fit and cursing at the staff, I had him sedated and escorted to a private room.

Serlis Greenland is adjusting well to the sudden change. Despite her extreme clumsiness, which I suspect is due to errors in judging distances caused by her supposed imprisonment in a contraband sleeping pod, she is exceedingly polite with everybody with only a few occasional outbursts. We had a delightful breakfast and lunch.

Reports have been submitted to the legal authorities concerning the Providences’ disappearances from their neighborhoods. Due to the limited information contained in their legal files, there is not much action that can be taken against the parents. Keeping fingers crossed for a neglect case.

***

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2147

Time: 17:54

Reporting Officer: Amelia Rouge

Location of incident: Minnesota Outpost. Earth.

Description of incident:

Preparations are now underway for a return to Earth. Judging from the improvements to the hyperdrive, we should be back on Miralay by this Friday. Eponine’s behavior continues to be frantic and self-destructive. However, giving him a notebook in which to write down his thoughts and emotions instead of screaming them and disturbing the rest of the Miralayan workers seems to temporarily quiet his fretting. He is monitored during his writing sessions, and the notebook is confiscated when he is finished for safety and security reasons.

I do care for these children- because they are children, after all; Serlis growing up without parental guidance and Eponine, from what I can tell from Serlis’ testimonies, being raised isolated from the rest of the world. There is something deplorable in having pride in one’s lineage suppressed, and I fear it will take Eponine a while for his phobia of all things Miralayan to subside. Hopefully his therapist will help him through his exceedingly morbid thoughts that he writes in his notebook as well as his separation and performance anxiety.

Although, this morning, Eponine did attempt to use the excuse of being the Providence to try to order me out of the room during the morning exercise drills. It’s a start, at least.

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Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2147

Time: 09:28

Reporting Officer: Amelia Rouge

Location of incident: Minnesota Outpost. Earth.

Description of incident:

Eponine continues to exhibit suicidal thoughts as displayed in his notebook, which will be submitted to the psychiatrist upon return to Miralay. This has not been disclosed to him as I fear it would cause him to cease writing truthful thoughts down and feed us information that we want to hear instead of need to hear. The more that he spills in that notebook, the better treatment he can receive on Miralay. In addition, I have begun setting up an appointment to get his Providence dot surgically restored to make up for his maiming at the hands of his parents. Purely for cosmetics only, as the brain connections have been severed for far too long to reverse the withering of the brain-machine interface.

Serlis remains emotionally stable despite full knowledge of Eponine’s paranoia concerning her and all things Miralayan. I believe she has picked Mirt as her personal retainer. A fine choice if I do say so myself; Mirt seems to take her unrefined emotions down a few notches with minimal effort. Eponine refuses to respond to any requests and only comes out of his bed to go to the bathroom and for meals. If only I had another Mirt to give him.

We will leave for Miralay tonight after dinner. The ship is being prepared as I write. Everything is running exactly as planned.

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