Comic 386 - Sulky
30th Oct 2013, 11:11 PM in Poison
Sulky
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pkrankow
I bet there was a chain of command, but I doubt Iri has any sway with that person.
araconid
And so lay their leader in a bed of silk, sightless, unhearing, unspeaking. The crew was silent as the casket was closed, and draped with a grey shroud. The crew remained silent as the wooden box with its morbid cargo was tipped, gracelessly, over the stern. A splash, the final, resolute conformation of his passing was heard by all. The crew remained silent. But the sails creaked and the rigging strained, as the ship herself continued. The world had not ended with his passing. Just stopped momentarily.
The crew, like the ship, moved on.
And the captain, finally, was at peace.

Just little excerpt from a short story I'm working on, thought it fit nicely here.
view
Nice sentiment, but unfortunately pirates aren't known for moving on.
araconid
My pirates did - its either move on or sink at this point. Theres a reason the captains dead, but he put up a hell of a fight.
view
Funny you should mention sinking or swimming, since it has a very different meaning to spacers.
Sheela
Well, if your captain mess up, he'll just have to pull himself together and get back on his job!
More like an unwilling ally.
mal3
For a second, I was trying to figure out whose GIANT HAND was on her shoulder...then I realized it was actually hers in the foreground.

Thought I missed something there.