The Yydryl's decor felt unusual to Mucklebones as she stepped from the Sprint
and into the Landing Bay. Droids scuttled about with equipment and ignored the
thin -but clean Crone Of The Canyons.
Her time on Carbiox had accustomed the Hag to more blunt-colours, earthy dyes
and weathered paint had be the norm on the 'old-world' planet.
The walls of the Bay seemed to promise warm colours, but since Ship's internal
struggle with the Zombies, the hue was faded, as if a disease wracked the Yydryl's
"We need to take care, Lassie... The Dark Lord works with a fever that would rival your
Ship's... and my man is in danger" Muckles said calmy over her shoulder. Silo13 smiled
at Mucklesbones' slender neck and answered "I know, and so we need to work together"
Her offer of a truce from the bickering to the 'newly-washed' crone maked the Gray in
front falter on her way to the smooth-green door of the elevator.
"Aye..." Muckles agreed with a sigh "... that ugly tyrant fares better with divided foes"
and stepped into the small room with the lilac-haired woman.
Silo and Muckles stood quietly together as the small room made it's way to the centre
of The Yydryl, The pistol was still available but hung easily at Silo's side.
Mucklebones ignored the weapon and yet, turned to face the younger female.
"Your liberal use of yon water..." the Gray's face had lost most of it's lines and the coal
-black eyes of Muckles indicated a genuine gentleness "... has revealed me in a different
light... may I I reveal more?" Muckles' voice still held a dry-sound, but the words were full
Silo took a single step to one side and looked into the Witch's questioning face.
"If you make a move to escape from your duties in healing Ship, I'll burn you down where
you stand" Silo said levelly and trained the gun at Mucklebones' midrift.
"I understand" came the answer with smooth tones and Muckles sucked in a deep breath.
It was the way the hair came out of her head -that caught Silo off guard initially, the long
Hell-red strands oozed from pores on the smooth skin without any interuption and as the
length increased, a smile from the Crone did too.
Passing shoulder-length, the tresses grew like scarlet-coloured roots and Silo had to admit,
it brought a beauty to the slim features of the Witch. The fringe slowed at the high brow and
Silo had pondered if those hairs would cover the Gray's eyes -imitating Boy In A Dress.
The burnished fibres stopped just above where eyebrows should be.
"And one more thing..." Mucklebones whispered softly and closed the large lids of those
dark-pool eyes and Silo leaned slightly forward.
"There!" Muckles announced quietly and showed two bright eyes that implied an
intelligence that had been hidden for too long, the lids lifted from the cool-blue
aquamarine orbs and Silo gasped at the grace that resided there.
The two females were still looking at each other as the elevator door swished open.
"SILO!" came Carpet's voice and caused the mauve-haired girl to swivel in a 'Gunslinger
-style' stance, the Crone was surprised at the swiftness of Silo's ability in bringing the
pistol to target.
The Mili-being leapt at the Core-being and together, they held a happiness for a few
moments. Muckles waited politely during the reunion.
"How... in Gwark's-name did you get here?" Silo asked as the cloth-like friend furled and
unfurled around her feet, Carpet seemed to glow with joy.
"I don't know... er, I just 'popped' in here!" he said as he saw the tall red-headed
alien beside Silo and stilled his actions, Carpet realised his task that Death had 'asked'
him -could be accomplished very soon.
"Hello... Mucklebo... Mucklebones, is that you?" he stuttered at the transformed Gray
standing in the far-too large poncho and Silo grinned at Carpet's surprise.
"Hello Carpet... do you have something you wish to give me?" the crone asked lightly and
crouched down to the smaller being.
Carpet thought that the passing of the glass flute would be more-secretive and confusion
made his coat turn from a purple contentedness to dull blue, "er... yes, it is from Death"
he said and was glad that the truth was out.
Silo's eyes narrowed for a few seconds as Carpet produced the object from his flat rippling
body and she gasped a little at the beauty of it.
"Yes... I know. The Crystal Flute... the instrument to close the Big Rip" Mucklebones said
softly and plucked the gift from Carpet's nap.
Silo showed a puzzled look at the slender see-through flute in the Witch's smooth-skinned
"If music be the food of the Gods, heh?" Muckles chided and glanced at the once-Tavern girl.
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