Captain Fire 197 – Busted

The crew had earned some time off, not that I truly understand how the 197 and it’s crew came to be. Hell, I hardly even see Captain Fire.

And so for some reason, perhaps the need to feel like I am carrying my weight around here, I decided to approach Captain Fire in his cabin.

As I went to knock on his door, it slid open, and Jono stepped out.

“Hello Nisho…” he said, fairly friendly, and maybe a bit surprised to see me at Captain Fire’s door.

“Come on in Nisho…” Captain Fire called from inside his quarters.

Jono smiled and went on his way. I stepped into Captain Fires room which was rather darkly lit.

He stood looking out a great window, staring into space.

“Have a seat…” he spoke without looking at me, and so I did.

“I’m sorry to bother you Captain, I–” but he turned and faced me, and interjected.

“It’s no bother…” he replied. He had a way of putting me at ease, and so I relaxed.

“How can I help you?” he questioned.

“I just want to make sure I’m carrying my weight around here, I hate to be a burden…”

He started to pace around the room and speak.

“Let me tell you a story Nisho… When I first parted ways with the Federation, I was no older than twenty two myself…”. “I had no idea how I would survive…”

I wasn’t quite sure why he was telling me all this.

“But I’m just the cook… Right?” I replied. He approached me.

“Not anymore… Jono was right, you’re honest, and we need that… Consider yourself one of our team…” he insisted.

“Now… Go relax with the rest of the crew… You’ve earned it…” he said as he shuffled me out the door.

I thanked him and went to the Crew Rec Room. Mino and Tyo were playing Ronto Billiards, well Wardon and Tamaron were playing some form of Milodo Checkers.

Meanwhile Jenna was reading something, so I approached her, and sat.

“Congratulations Nisho…” she said as she looked up from her reading.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to having my mind read” I replied.

“Sorry…” she said.

“No, I don’t mind… You’ve been nothing but kind to me from the moment we met… Thank you Jenna… For everything”.

This seemed to make her blush, great she’s even prettier when she blushes.

Suddenly Jono stepped into the room.

“We’ve got to move out, we’re being tracked by a Federation Ship… Seems as though they didn’t like us blowing up that Moon Station… Everyone to the Bridge”. Uh oh.



PICTURE CREDITS – Captain Harlock, A Digital Painting



Part One – Captain Fire 197

Part Two – Captain Fire 197 – Beginnings

Part Three – Captain Fire 197 – Meet The Crew

Part Four – Captain Fire 197 – The Mission

Part Five – Captain Fire 197 – Kylod 7

Part Six – Captain Fire 197 – Growing Pains

Part Seven – Captain Fire 197 – Sahnon Moon

Part Eight – Captain Fire 197 – Eltoy Kill

Part Nine – Captain Fire 197 – Operation Detonation

Part X – Captain Fire 197 – New to the Crew

Part XII – Captain Fire 197 – Alone on Kalnos 9

Part XIII – Captain Fire 197 – Reflections

Part XIV – Captain Fire 197 – The Turens

Part XV – Captain Fire 197 – Trauma at Cliqo 1

Part XVI – Captain Fire 197 – Words Can’t Say

Part XVII – Captain Fire 197 – Escape

Part XVIII – Captain Fire 197 – Finding Nisho

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