Ash woke up finally, and he took over piloting while I ran to engineering to help Widget. We got away from the interceptor, and plotted our course towards Akiton. Lexx told us we could change the name of the ship, So Ash and I got into the transponders and fixed things. The Astral Queen is now known as “Rambler.” We are gonna need disguises now. Sresaka needs a wig or something– it’s harder to hide a vesk in plain sight.
I got to sleep in engineering!
We were having a grand time being our own crew, until the starboard engine decided to do a whole lot of nothing. We pulled off a few panels and discovered some cables had been cut. With teeth! I was pretty sure I didn’t do that in my sleep, so we looked at a few other systems and saw similar damage. We’re patching as we go, even though Ash doesn’t like it. Finally, I happened to be opening doors in all the cargo bays, and found one already ajar. And, I found an egg– empty. Lexx took one look at that, and considering what is happening on the ship, he says we have an electrovore in the innards. Not good! They eat electricity. One of those “maintenance” guys with guns must have dropped it in here while Ash was napping. I hope there aren’t more surprises waiting for us.