The Hero Business

They say heroes are born, not made. But “they” are wrong. As usual. All you have to do is game the system a little bit.

See, I didn’t join the Space Corps to serve the greater good or help mankind or any of that other crap. I joined up for the money. You win the Order of the Milky Way and you’re set up for life. 100,000 gold credits in your bank account every year, a glorious retirement and beautiful women hanging off your arm at all the great parties on Celestia.

If you’re a living Order of the Milky Way recipient. Damn thing doesn’t do me any good if I’m dead.

That’s why Cecil was supposed to be already on Asur-549, setting up the trap so I can be a hero and save my entire squad single-handed.

Yeah, being a hero takes real work.

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