Soon we will be released to be on our way.
In no way were we assured of this outcome at the beginning of our ordeal.
Some time in the night our shadow had slipped around to our front and by morning lay athwart our course. To the Captain it was clear that they would have us halt. Tomas concurred, identifying for the Captain its lone weapon trained on us. A rail-gun.
The guard burst in. The ship had contacted him, following expected protocols. Its recitation of the password removed all of his doubts. His orders required him to transfer his container to its deck.
At that moment Elijah came in to advise the Captain it was safe to accede.