Sissix and Rosemary, again from Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I finished the second one last week as well, which has another cast of excellent characters. I love how cozy and lived in these books feel, while still being really thoughtful on challenging your persepctive- it’s not something I’d come to expect from science fiction.
Anyways. working away on other projects, but fan art is an all to tempting anxiety break :)
“ as she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things. first, she was travelling through open space. second, she was about to start a new job, one she could not screw up. third, she had bribed a government official into giving her a new identity file. ”
“The truth is, Rosemary, that you are capable of anything. Good or bad. You always have been, and you always will be. Given the right push, you, too, could do horrible things. That darkness exists within all of us. You think every soldier who picked up a cutter gun was a bad person? No. She was just doing what the soldier next to her was doing, who was doing what the soldier next to her was doing, and so on and so on. And I bet most of them — not all, but most — who made it through the war spent a long time after trying to understand what they’d done. Wondering how they ever could have done it in the first place. Wondering when killing became so comfortable.”