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The furniture was tiny, built for small bodies, and the walls had painted murals of cats and dogs, the comfort animals kept in the arboretum wing and not allowed on this level.
He thought the murals cruel, but then, he thought sending little kids to boarding school while their parents gallivanted across the Universe equally cruel. He had had a lot of prep to do, and that meant doing some of the prep here, in the Third Level Mess. The Mess was all about little kids, after all.
He had chosen the middle of Ship Night, when in theory no little kids would be using the Mess. And he knew that the systems in other parts of the ship, systems that monitored kids his age, were better designed.
He supposed if any of the little-littles had successfully screwed with a security system, they would have been moved to the gifted track immediately. He had no idea how the gifted track worked for the littlest of kids. He had arrived at age nine. His tests—off the charts when it came to mathematics, science, and technical aptitude—convinced the administrators to send him to the most prestigious school ship in the Fleet.
He never would have cried underneath these murals if he had arrived here when he was young enough to eat in the Third Level Mess Hall.
He would have celebrated. Tonight, he was the first to arrive in the Third Level Mess, and he was jittery. The Third Level Mess was mostly dark. Five dim overhead lights failed to properly illuminate the space. The fifth light—the brightest light—was off to his right.
It shone over the long rectangular counter designed for the adult staff to serve the little kids their food. Instead, it was better to have adult assistance, so when a child did break down, he did so with someone nearby who could soothe him.
Crowe had seen a lot of soothing here, much more than he had experienced at home. No one monitored this section of the ship after dinner either. He had double- and triple-checked that himself when he had come here in preparation for the competition.
He had gotten the idea, and before he had even told Tessa about it, he had gone to the three main competition sites—the mess, and two different ship bays—to see if the competition was even possible. It would take some luck and a whole bunch of skill. That was what he loved about it, and that was why he was so very excited.
In the last fifteen minutes, his team had started to arrive. Ten of his friends, sliding in one at a time, some of them fist-bumping him as they passed, others just hovering near the bench beneath the mural, which provided the only truly comfortable seating.
The bench was at adult height, probably because whoever built it had had some kind of brain fart and forgotten that this room was for little-littles. This was when they lived in Denver, just outside Tornado Alley, where the only weather you had to fear was a white-out blizzard and a dump of snow.
But in summers the family traveled east to Myrtle Beach, or what remained of it: And it was something, sitting in those glassy rooms, high above the blue sweep of ocean, watching the Atlantic hurl its weather up the coast.
First the gray clouds would thicken, deepening to slate. Then came a slam of windy pressure, a thick clatter of bursting drops. They were on the edge of it, there, in South Carolina, receiving the tail ends of downgraded storms.
A storm had a life cycle, ending in landfall, a slow decline over solid ground. It was technical, mathematical. Like a science experiment. Priya listened with wondering eyes. Storms were beyond science, for her.
They were mysterious, mythical—great godly beings that came howling from the sky. In childhood, she would put her hands to the windows, yearning for something at the heart of those giant cycles of pressure and vapor, a message carried by a spirit who spoke in the whooping voice of wind, whose couriers were waves and rain, who came ashore as a harbinger of ruin, but also, one imagined, as an emblem of awe.
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