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?