Lieutenant, what's the status on that coffle of pirates? Blake asked, pausing in the cruiser Suhayar's gangway. Her ship was docked at a refueling station, taking on badly needed supplies after their latest patrol.
Her cousin grinned at her. Already offloaded. Once they're deloused and scanned, the ones that have already been ID'd and tried in absentia will be going up on the auction web tomorrow. Wanna watch the show and see what your combat bonus is going to be?
Blake made a brief face. No thanks. I've got better things to do than watch Scum on Parade. I need to oversee our repairs. That last action had pushed the Suyahar's crew to the limit. The pirate galleon proved to have good legs, and Blake's ship had given her a long stern chase, trying to catch up to the galleon before it either slipped over the Ardactavian Hive's border or managed to hook up with more of its kind to gain an advantage in battle. But in the end her ship