I'm so glad I decided to try out for a position on the ES Siren. We mightn't get much, but we're fed, given clean clothes and a shower once a day. That's a hell of a lot more than what I've seen everyday civilians get. Guess this is my new family now. I can only hope my parents are still proud of me. I'm going to go and see them on my next training day off. Especially now that everything seems to be in place for us to leave any day now. It might be my very last chance.