“Captain on the Bridge”, snapped the watch officer as Lillian came through the elevator doors. Nodding in reply, she made for the command seat. She’d slept soundly as the ship, ‘her ship’, the colony ship CS Endeavour, had ‘gone dark’ behind the nameless planet. Now, the sails were again filled with light and the ship accelerated once more.
A glance at the screens confirmed her notion of a velocity increase. After all, it had been 3 years, 2 months and 4 days (Earth Standard) since their departure from Wiwahal. Yes she was definitely counting the days! She’d gotten to know the ship well, even the occasional creaks and groans that ran through the ship from sails to stern didn’t bother her anymore.
‘Just three more months and 2000 settlers will begin a new life on Garson III’ ’, she thought, settlimg into the chair for a hopefully uneventful watch.
From my head via Photoshop CS6