Whisper continued down into the complex interior of the Yydryl, continuing to follow the horrific, pungent scent. The lingering scent appeared to be
erratic in its markings, sometimes almost seeming to disappear all together, only reappear several feet away. She followed the odor, now taking an
upward direction all the way back to deck six and crew quarters. Whispers tentacles whipped quickly, propelling her closer to this ever stronger
caustic smell. She slowed down as she realized from where the stench was emanating. Whisper began to stalk, slithering once again on the ceiling, then
sliding down the wall just outside Captain Cadburys quarters. The sniffing from her nostril slits quickened. She saw nothing but the acrid smell was
Whisper, still attached to the wall, dragged two tentacles in front of the Captains quarters, three more down the door. When her seeking tentacles
grew closer togeather, there was an obvious mass lying outside the Captains door! Her silvery, tiny sharp teeth revealed with a sneer, Whisper pounced
on the invisible lump. Tentacles surrounding the mass on the floor, her tiny head dipped down smelling the invisible intruder. “Gwarking, stinking,
sneaking, son of a human!” she growled.
Just then, a handsome set of tentacles rounded the corner. Her crewmate Scurvy, the only other natural looking entity she had yet to see on this
Rigellian ship. He slid out one tentacle to meet hers in a gesture of greeting. No doubt he wondered what she was doing sprawled out in front of
Captain Cadburys quarters. Normally a confident creature, she felt a pang of self consciousness upon the pleasant oily touch from Scurvy but flashed
him a sly, toothy grin and met his gaze.
Quickly, Whisper revealed her reason for her curious bodily position: “We have a stinking mass of something here. It has some type of cloak
rendering it invisible but, I tell you I could smell it a mile away.”
She could tell there was doubt in his eyes so she nodded to the area just below her. Scurvy reached down, causing her to naturally pull back ever so
slightly. Whisper was sensitive to others invading her personal space, but the nearness of Scurvy caused her to have an unusual emotion…nervousness?
She requested Scurvy to please advise the Captain and meet her in the Data Centre where she’d take this caustic smelling lump. This would get Scurvy
out of her space and an opportunity for her to regain her icy demeanor that he thawed if only for a moment. Scurvy nodded in understanding and slid
away. Her many eyes watching Scurvy until he rounded the corner.
Whisper scooped up the stinking mass and made her way to the Data Center. Gliding in she addressed antar.
“Antar we have intruder.”
“Quick, Whisper, put in on the waterfall bed!
Whisper tossed the mass onto the bed with an audible ‘THUD’. Once on the bed, the uninvited guest became visible. It looked about as good as it
smelled. Whisper sneered. Antar requested she adjust the being so it’s repulsive head was upon the pillow. With complaint, she complied. Her back to
the door of the Data Center, she could hear the footsteps of Captain Loam and smell the fragrant oil that could only come from Scurvy. She respected
her Captain greatly but would never understand why he chose the ugliest of human forms. She kept her back to the Captain under the guise of guarding
The Captain ordered antar to come with him and for her and Scurvy to watch over the new guest. “Gwark” she said to herself. The thought of being
alone with Scurvy once again brought up those unusual nervous feelings. She must get her flight physical with antar soon, she was not feeling like her
steely self ever since that last Betelgeuse Juice binge.
Captain Loam and antar scurried out of the Data Center leaving her Scurvy and this stinking pile alone.
Originally posted by Scurvy
"This is beginning to shape up to be quite the adventure. What do you think our 'guest' is?"
"Care for a drink while we wait?"
Whisper smiled coyly and turned to Scurvy. Reaching out a slick tentacle, her underside suckers gently grasped the small flask and brought it to her
lips. Her body absorbed the Rigellian ale at once having needed a drink of any libation since the moment she was made aware Captain Cadbury had been
abducted right under her tentacles. Keeping Scurvys gaze she took another long sip then politely handed back the flask.
“I don’t know what this entity is but, I do know I have lost my appetite.” Whisper flipped a tentacle back and continued. “Thank you so much
for the ale, I had previously looked in the mess hall without success of finding anything strong. I have heard there is a bar on this ship but, I
don’t thing we are going to be making much use of it on this mission. Not a pleasure cruise we are on here. If we survive this adventure, let me
return the favor of buying some rounds on the return trip.” Whisper cast her eyes downward and bit her inner lip.
Just then she heard Captain Loams footsteps approaching the Data Center and returned to her rigid posture. Soon after the Captain entered, antar
followed approaching the group now surrounding the intruder on the waterfall bed. Suddenly antar began to transform to reflect the being laying upon
the bed. Seeing the sight of her dear freind antar transformed into this hideous being, Whisper had a little of the ale creep up the back up her
Originally posted by antar
" I want to get answers from him and this is the best way."
" If you don't mind it would be easier if you went to the observation deck as I wake the intruder."
"It's alright, now go we have very little time before arriving at Betelguise."
[edit on 3/26/2009 by Whisper67]
[edit on 3/26/2009 by Whisper67]