Avatar Author: HSAR Master of the Armory and Chief Nibmaker of Our Strange and Wonderful House. It's a pleasure to meet you. Like many others in this community, I have no qualifications for writing except a head full of ideas and a passio... Read Bio

As I made my way through the familiar route up to the bridge, I noticed that the crew had been very busy doing repair works. Everywhere shining new metal plating covered hull breaches and bundles of heavy-duty cables tripped me up.

The pressure seals had been lifted from the bridge, but there were still signs of the repairs as temporary consoles had been rigged up in the seats where the previous ones had been fried. Harrigan turned round immediately in response to a subtle motion from Furlough, his expression unreadable. I nodded and took my place, logging into my console. Not much had changed, but I checked in on the repair progress and generally did my best to look busy while gathering my thoughts on what I had been doing last time I had been at my station.

The captain’s chair shortly buzzed over to a position over my shoulder again, and he quietly tapped me on the shoulder.
“Carto, can I have a word? "

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Begin the story here:

    Sequel inbound. :)

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Love the line for Harrigan at the end. He’s really a neat, stoic sort of character, but likable for some reason.

    Nice visual for the semi-repaired ship as well. It works nicely as he wanders back from his unconscious time.

  3. Avatar HSAR

    I love Harrigan as a character. Stoic is a good way to put it.

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