As he worked with Peters and Gyrit to kill the fire Brother James prayed and asked forgiveness for his act of violence against the beast.
The cloying smell of it's death hung around him like penance and for this he was glad. Maybe the gods would not forsake him this once. Maybe a trial, maybe a bleed, maybe just an illness or drowsy limb.
The old gods would not have tempered his breach of pacifism so easily.
The work was largely administrative now, a lack of oxygen in the hold and the ships own systems having fought the fire successfully.
Jim M over 4 years ago
Interested in reading more? @vicr189 has taken this and is running with it like a crazy person with a pair of scissors