It was a early hour when the Statehood entered the port. Her engines made no sound, but the ship still shot out huge bellows of smoke. The ship slowly made it’s way down the port without the aid of any man made devices, till she reach the admiralty.
The Statehood then became beholden to the flow of water below, and smashed into the sides of the dockyard. The navy soon sent out a ship to Investagate.
They returned a hour later, the dark speced admiral awaited them on shore. The admiral greeted his men and asked them what they had found. The four men simply stepped asides to reveal two men. Both lack meat of any kind their bones easily see able through their thin skin. The one came close to the admiral, and put a letter into his hand, then dropped dead as if he was released from this world by what ever forces kept it in balance.
“What is this?” The Admiral said looking at the other thin man.
“The last will and testament of Captian James Rhodes of the Statehood.”
“What happened to him?” Asked the Admiral.
One of the men that searched the ship spoke up. “We couldn’t find Rhodes anywhere in the ship sir.”
“And the cargo?”
“The cargo is gone Captian.”
The Adrimal took and long breath through his nose, and pushed up his glasses. “You, the survivor. What happened to the crew and cargo.”
The Adrimal took a long look at the man. He was missing a arm and one of his eyes, both seemly cut off with a steady hand.
“The cargo made it. But…” The survivor looked down at his remaining arm. “We ran out of supplies…fuel…the world was so dark.”
“Sir.” One of the naval officers broke in. “What do we do with the Statehood.”
The Adrimal looked down at the will and read it carefully. The called the officer forward. “Bring me these people, and have them show to my officer in two days time.”
“And him sir.” The officer glanced at the survivor.
The Adrimal looked deep into the survivor’s still good eye. “He’s to broken to be a threat to us, we can stick him with the next crew.”
“Next crew sir?” The Officer asked but he was to late, the Admiral was already off back to his office, and the Statehood was being pulled into the repair yard.
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Neil Nolette (Snail)
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