DNA Hackers Part 21

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The captain’s voice came across the intercom. “Dropping out for cool down in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.” He hit one and the ship pulled as it dropped out of the Jump. The captain continued to explain what Will and Alin would be doing as he did the ship jerked. The ship was caught in the gravity of the star of the system they were in. It would slingshot them across the system in three hours. “Alright, while you reprogram the engine I will get to work on getting the engines main drive to class three and ready for the second core.” Said Alin as he walked behind the engine.

As Alin worked, on the engines Will reprogramed the engines and their controls to allow them to work at a higher level. Within an hour, he was done but that was only the first part he had to reprogram the ships control system as well. He headed out to the ship’s cockpit and went to work reprogram the whole thing; he even redid the design of the controls so they were more to the liking of the navigator.

The three hours of cool down went by very quickly as the ship’s crew worked as fast as they could to get everything ready for the new upgrades. The last planet in the system slowly pasted by them as the navigator locked in a new course. “Listen up everyone we don’t’ know what the upgrades to the ship will do so everyone strap in it might be a bumpy ride.” Said the captain as he strapped himself in for the ride. “Brace yourself lunch in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…”

The ship jerked and everyone was pinned to their chairs as the artificial gravity for the ship compensated. The captain’s voice came back on the intercom. “It will be a few minutes before the second core kicks in and…” He was interrupted as the ship lunched forward once more. The gravity-core had kicked in. The captain looked over at Will who was unstrapping himself from the seat. “How long do you have till we reach the planet?” Asked Will as he got up out of the chair. “I don’t believe this, but the system is showing that we have 20 hours left.” Said the navigator, Will just looked at him with his normal smile as he walked back to his room. Once he closed the door, he began talking and as he did, the other Morfean showed itself.

“So what do I call you? I mean I don’t remember you having a name.” Asked Will, as he sat on the edge of the bed. The creature slowly changed it figure and soon had a human body with a face of its own, then it spoke. “Well, I have never had a name we do not use names for each other the same way you do, but I can think of one, call me John.” Will looked at John and asked another question. “Well, John when are you going to let the rest of the crew know that you are on board, after all you can’t keep hiding for the rest of the trip. Besides me, you are the only one that has any real idea of where we are going and why we are going there. I’m sure you will be able to answer the many questions that the crew has that I don’t yet know how to answer.”

Continues in DNA Hackers Part 22 or go back to DNA Hackers Part 20

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