This is Wesley Fraser. I have been assigned the important mission of obtaining a new water chip for Vault 13, my home, and for this reason I have ventured aboveground. I am humbled by the important task before me, but determined to succeed. I was under the impression I was the first person chosen for this task, but evidence suggests that may not be true. No matter – I will succeed where others have failed.
I have secured transportation for my endeavor. It is a four-wheeler that I found abandoned in a garage outside the Vault. I managed to repair it to a functioning level, as well as charging one battery for my trip. I’ve never travelled farther than I could walk before, so I wish to leave nothing to chance. I can’t imagine this mission will take more than a day or two as most, but if possible once the Vault is saved I wish to ask if I can return aboveground for additional archeological research.
Thus far I’ve not encountered any other living inhabitants aboveground, which is to be expected due to the nuclear wasteland. My Pip-Boy reports radiation levels are within tolerable limits, but I do not wish to remain outside without protection for longer than I have to. It got unexpectedly dark, so I have stopped by vehicle to save battery life, and will spend the night on the soft, sandy ground until morning. When I awake, I will secure the replacement chip and return to base. Good night.