Dieter blinked at her, smirking a little when she was finished for lack of a more appropriate response. "Yeah. Damn, Vi. Guess you're not all that naive, after all. Guess you just wear nihilism better than the rest of us." He'd hoped that the dark attempt at humor would at the very least have lightened his mood, but the comment wasn't so easy to blow off. "Did you have someone - er - people before? Not throwaway postings on shit crews - people who have a damn. How long have you been on your own?"