We took on some cargo unexpectedly. Actually we had carried it here. The owner, one of the refugees from Stan’s tropical island requested passage and transport of his belongings.
The port authority granted him permission. And shortly after loading was completed we were cleared to leave.
The Captain didn’t waste any time taking us out.
We felt all eyes trained on us as we passed the warship. To our relief they remained in place.
Two other ships departed at the same time. But they soon split from us to take a northerly course.
We were all alone as we headed south.
Our passenger, Mr. Kagi, asked for an audience with the Captain. He proposes we make a run for it.