The two incoming vessels made no moves to block our exit. This heartened us and caused us to re-evaluate. Perhaps we were misreading our situation.
The robotic warship was riding station a good distance away and showing no signs of interest in our movements.
The Captain ordered the ship to half speed as the distance closed, and on his mark Tomas set a new course in an easterly direction.
The warship continued to ignore us, as our ship picked up the pace to cruising speed.
Our sense of relief grew with the new day and no signs of pursuit. I fell to contemplating other things.
What was it that Emil had given in trade for these three cargo containers?