Consequences

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

“So it’s all about the choice.” I said hesitantly. During the time I had been on board the Glimpse of Shadow, I could only recall the captain polling the officers a handful of times on major issues such as specific amendments to shipboard law. I had certainly never witnessed matter important enough to merit a shipwide poll.

Harrigan gazed at the bridge viewscreens showing the expanse of space in front of us, tapping absent-mindedly at the command chair. The weight of command appeared to lie heavy on him, the responsibilities creasing his forehead. There was more to the poll than the choice, I knew, or perhaps there was more to the choice.

I stretched and lay back in my chair, watching the stars pass by and waiting as the first of the votes arrived.

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Begin the story here: http://ficly.com/stories/16559

    Nice little interlude. :)

  2. Avatar HSAR

    I think I’m going to write up a result for the poll myself – just mulling over a few details right now.

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Oh, crap. I didn’t see this… Hope I didn’t steal your thunder.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Actually, feel free to write your own sequel. I can still modify mine to follow.

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very nice moment. Maybe I’m biased, but I really like this moment of reflection on both where the carto is at and what it’s like as the captain.

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