More than thirteen years ago, I met the person who has shaped my life more than anybody. We were fourteen, standing wide-eyed at the semester opening ceremony of our first year at high school. We grew up together, helping eachother through the rough steps of adolescence and early adulthood. Fru, my dearest friend, on whom I based the character of Vasily Nussbaum, Captain Metlesits's stalvart ally.
For Fru is what Vasya is for the Captain: an ally, a friend, a sibling. A moral compass who never allowed their friend to plunge headfirst into the darkness. My better half.
She said if Vasya gets a ship, it should be called USS Pratchett, after her favorute author, Terry Pratchett. Also, it should be a small, fast, hit-and-run cruiser. So here it is, Fru, your ship and Vasya's, the Abbe class torpedo cruiser USS Pratchett. She's fast, she's strong, she's packed with hundreds of torpedoes and she apologizes to no man. Or Klingon. Or Frau Lunczer, for that matter
I hope you like it, my dear friend, sister, saviour!
Model by me
Background by NASA