DerelictThe ship drifted listlessly in the void of space, alone and untended, its running lights dark and its engines unlit. Against the inky blackness it was all but a phantasmal spectre drifting between the stars. It might have been drifting for decades without notice and could have continued for decades more had it not passed through the view of an interstellar telescope which had noted the shifting starlight patterns as the ship drifted across its area of observation. Now it was an item of interest and the race was on to be the first to claim the derelict.More Like This
Kallie checked the charge on her carbine as the rest of the salvage team did the same. She jumped suddenly as the team's cyberwolf stuck its massive mechanized head in her face.
“Tavis!” she snapped as she pushed the wolf away from her. “Get your walking trashcan away from me!”
Her fellow salvager came over with a chuckle, putting his hand on one of the cyberwolf's handholds and guiding the autonomous mechanoid.