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More from Onyx Sun. The good news is that I finally finished entering the changes I made on paper. The bad news is that there are still giant loose ends to tie up. But I’m getting there. Slowly.
Picking up from last week.
“Don’t leave before I come see you in the morning,” Josul said as he dropped the two of them off at the Onyx Sun.
“I was hoping to secure a cargo before we left,” Taliya replied. “So no worries there unless someone has loaded my ship and left me an advance and a contract. And since I’m really tired of mystery cargo I sincerely hope that no one has.”
As Taliya and Ayess boarded the ship she was nearly overwhelmed by a rush of emotions from it, a swirling mix of things that she couldn’t sort out: fear? horror? anguish? terror? guilt? All of those seemed to be involved and she wished she could talk to the ghost and find out why.
“Welcome aboard, Ayess. Let me give you a tour of the ship, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.”
“May I ask…?” Ayess hesitated, not sure what ni-es boundaries were.
“You mentioned a ‘mystery cargo.’ Is it something real?”
“I’m not sure. The ship belonged to a smuggler before he was arrested and I bought it from a broker. A whole lot of people think there is still something on board but no one will tell me what it is, other than it’s rumored to be some sort of experimental weapon. And the ship has been gone over by the broker and at least two different law enforcement agencies and no one seems to have found anything. All I know for sure is that the ship’s scanners have an extended reach and that it’s a lot faster than it has any right to be.”
“And that is the danger that you face? People wanting a cargo that isn’t here?”
“That pretty well sums it up, but the ship has a new identity so it should be safer than it has been.”