THE ANCIENT DISEASE
“Captain! Captain! Reporting! Foreign object entering our safety zone. Coming in hot and fast!”
He sprinted up to the bridge and fidgeted as the metal door dematerialized. “Hurry, hurry, hurry!” Moments before it fully disappeared, he pounced in and landed with dried scab all over him.
“CAPTAIN! That’s very dangerous!” His co-captain slapped thick goo liquid all over him.
“A foreign object passing our shield with no scratches is dangerous. I will live.” He shooed the co-captain. “SONAR CANNON UP! In a count of one…two…thr…HALT!”
Everyone went still and quiet. Even his officers hands were hovering motionless on top of the controls while their eyes were bouncing between him and his co-captain.
“Err…Captain, impact in…eight, seven…”