Post by Karon on Nov 19, 2019 23:03:34 GMT -6
Karon's PL: 33,000
Zhida's PL: 5,000
The smoke pluming behind the small spaceship as it fell through the sky was visibly from the capital city of Konats. It wasn't crashing straight to the ground, nothing so dramatic, but it was obviously having a rough time. The ship would fly several meters, then drop straight down before righting itself again and flying several more, only to fall again and repeat the process over and over. Eventually there was a final, abrupt fall, straight into the desert sands. The seal on the ship door hissed as it unlocked and then two ogres stepped out, one blue and one red. The blue one, a tall lanky man, shaded his eyes from the sun and groaned.
"Kais, this place is hotter than home."
"You did say you wanted to go someplace warmer." The red one, a much younger girl, quipped as she followed him out.
Karon, the blue ogre, rolled his eyes at her, "If you're going to be smart, use it to help me fix this damn boat." He went around to the back of the ship where the smoke was still billowing from and starting kicking panels until one popped open. The cloud of black smoke rushed out at him now that it wasn't confined, and Karon staggered back coughing and waving his hands in front of his face. That was not his smartest move, he would admit.
Zhida, the red ogre, stood a few feet back, well away from the smoke. She sighed, "I've studied a lot of subjects, but spaceships aren't one of them. This is the first one I've ever rode in! If someone's got to fix this thing, it's you."
Karon scratched his head, "The last time I flew a ship was before you were born. They didn't exactly look like this inside..." Not to mention this was a pretty run-down used ship they'd gotten for cheap on Vegeta. It wasn't any surprise it had broken down, but he'd been hoping it would last them until Earth. Instead, it had started making worrisome clunking noises and handling erratically, forcing them to land on the nearest planet, this dustball. Karon sighed to himself. Of all the places to get stuck.
While he puzzled away at how to repair their ship, Zhida took a few steps away and held her hand up above her head. A bright ball of ki shot up high into the sky, like a firework, then slowly floated down. It dissipated before it hit the ground. They didn't have real flares, so that was the best she could do. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable would spot it and come to help them out, because she didn't have much faith in her boss's mechanic skills.