Caelum Lex Chapter 33: MutinyCaelum Lex Chapter 33: Mutiny by ~khronosabre
“ … And the oxygen masks still haven’t turned up anywhere. No one’s admitted to taking them, either,” Leta was saying, sounding as exhausted as Fiearius felt, as she walked slowly beside him down the hallway toward the bridge. Normally her presence would have been something of a nuisance, but Fiearius felt simply too tired to protest. Now that the ship had been stuck for ten days, he was starting to go off sleep.
And he wasn’t the only one. Below deck, Cyrus was a mess -- covered in ship oil, shaking from all the coffee he’d consumed, tearing apart the engine piece by piece. Meanwhile, Fiearius took
Caelum Lex Chapter 32: Day FiveCaelum Lex Chapter 32: Day Five by ~khronosabre
"So, what do you know that we don't?"
The question cracked through the air like a whip, breaking Leta out of her brow-furrowed concentration as she sat in the corner of the mess hall, her legs stretched over a chair as she read a thin, disheveled looking paperback-Aiden's. Breakfast had just ended, most people had cleared from the room, and Leta was trying to occupy her restless, distracted mind.
It had been five days since the engine had broken. Five days of the ship sitting in the black of space, unable to land safely, aimless and useless and without direction. Now, the crew was starting to feel it: tension and restlessness lingered in the
Caelum Lex Chapter 31: Out of OptionsCaelum Lex Chapter 31: Out of Options by ~khronosabre
Heavy silence blanketed the Dionysian's bridge, punctuated only by the dull thud of glass bottles meeting the dashboard. Swigging back dark bitter beer, Fiearius slumped in the captain's chair, Aiden in the co-pilot's seat at his side. The thrill of successfully stealing that necklace had all but died, the victory party decidedly cut short, when Sanilac had offered Aiden his teaching job back.
Now, hours later, the ship was off Elora and back in the air. A landscape of stars drifted past the window and a tired sort of quiet sat between them.
"Just for the record," said Aiden at last, his voice exhausted and bemused, "I didn't say I accepted t