T he words of the captain sent the crew off to work in a frenzy. The medical officers placed the boy on a stretcher and headed to the medical bay. The other members of the crew began to search the ship, checking every inch, of every opening, every storage unit and panel, and checking under everything, they looked everywhere. They worked as fast as they could while the doctors scanned the boy’s body looking over everything to find out what happened to him.
An hour passed by quickly and the captain gathered the crew together once again. “Did anyone find anything or anyone?” The crew all nodded a no “What about you, did you find out the cause of death?” The captain said as he pointed to the medical officers. “No we found nothing sir, no signs of anything at all; it’s as if he was alive one minute and dead the next. His body is in perfect conduction. In fact I don’t understand why he isn’t alive walking around right now, I mean he is in better health than anyone I have ever seen.” he replayed, as he did the captain paced back and forth. “Drop us out of Jump mode and bring the com-systems up I will send the message.”
The ship dropped out of the Jump and began to draft through space, the crew sat and waited in silence as the captain opened a com-link to the location where they were to drop the boy off. As the captain tried to get in contact with the member The Brothers Will that was waiting for the boy, the crew began to talk among themselves. “The boy couldn’t have been one of The Brothers Will they are Cursed Humans, nothing can kill them.” Said one of the crewmembers. “If he really is one of them they must be playing a joke of some kind on us.” He was interrupted by the woman who had found the boy “Yes he really was one of The Brothers Will, I was there at their celebration to welcome him to The Brothers Will, there is no doubt about it he may have only been a young boy but he was one of them and he is dead now.”
It went quite, even the low whispers among the crew that were hardly heard stopping as they began to realize that one of The Brothers Will had really died in their care. As they, all wondered what this would mean. It went totally silent; the steady hum of the engines was all that could be heard breaking through the dead silence. Fear came across their faces as one spoke aloud what they were all thinking. “They’re going to kill us all aren’t they? I mean the youngest of them died in our care. What do we do now?” There was silence once more as they looked at one another hopping someone would have and answer to their question.
The captain entered the room. “The radio station is damaged on the world we were headed to. They have no long range com-systems, so they haven’t been in contact with The Brothers Will since before we left for them.” Said the crewmember at the com-system. The captain sat with the rest of the crew and waited for something, anything at all to happen.