Sunday March 2, 2008

Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse
Prologue: Drydock


Captain Tagon:Enough sight-seeing. How are the repairs coming?
Kevyn:The shipwrights are still working on the infrastructure. There's a test of artificial gravity scheduled for a few minutes from now.
Captain Tagon:It sounds like they're making good time. I didn't think they'd get the rec-deck drained for at least another couple of days.
Kevyn:Did you tell them it needs to be drained? Because I forgot to mention that.
Captain Tagon:They'll probably figure it out just after the gravity comes back.
Shipwright:Annie plant at five percent. Restoring deck gravity now.
Shipwright Foreman:I'm seeing a little wobble on scan. Is something shifting there on your deck?
Shipwright:Could be. There's some air movement. . . quite a lot of it actually. And I think I hear running wateaaAAAUGHurgle. . .
Shipwright Foreman:Repeat, please? I'm losing you over the sound of the. . . is that a toilet?