Part 10: In Which Will Commits Fish MurderAdrift
Lost everyone? What am I, chopped liver?
Well I guess so
Hmm. You recover quickly. Like a lizards tail.
Thats a really creepy comparison. I really hope you didnt have a pet lizard as a kid.
Ive read about being adrift, but I never thought it would happen to me dont think about the future. Lets just enjoy drifting.
What about the present? Weve got no shelter, no fresh water, no way to catch rain water, and, as for food
You mean the one Ive been carrying around for days? Sure, why not. Its not like we can get any more screwed.
Its the best thing Ive ever tasted!
One nice little detail is that our health is going to continue to decrease as we spend more time on the raft.
Here fishy fishy cmere, fishy fishy
Beautiful even after seeing it all day, I still never get tired of it.
Shh! Youre scaring the fish!
Its a buffet! Maybe we wont have to drink ou
What are you doing!! The poor fish!!!
At this point its starting to look like its going to be between the fish or you, and Im getting pretty hungry.
Oh really? Help like a school of suspiciously convenient fish?
What about that jar over there?
That jar? Not. One. Word.
We are on a ship on our way to be sold as forced labor in an unknown land. If anyone reads this, please save us Sam.
I guess that letter just proves that it could be worse. At least now we can catch rain water, so I wont have to talk to you about recycling.
Re cycling ?
Oh! I am so starved!
If youd let me catch a fish, you wouldnt be starving!
I cant hurt such a pretty fish!
Are you saying its better to starve?!
Raw fish gives me the creeps! I cant eat it!
So am I, and I dont intend to let the FISH win!
Fish feel pain! Have you ever thought of how the fish feels?! If you want to eat it, go ahead!! I am not going to eat it!!!
A typical princess. Such a bother well, if your royal highness has given her gracious permission then I suppose I will.
Beautiful tasty fish my precious
At this point we can successfully catch fish by hitting them with out flute. Dont ask how THAT works.
Will sorry I talked to you that way yesterday Ill try to eat the fish. I cant do anything if I starve.
Try to eat the fish, but not to catch the fish I think I see where this is going.
Only in peace time can you refuse food you dont like
There. Hows that one?
This is the best thing ever!
I I think the sun must be starting to get to me.
The stars are beautiful. If I were taller I could reach them.
Kara do you know anything about sun stroke?
We can hope so. Shame about Seth, though.
If I could talk to the stars I could find out where everyone is. Wait, theres an extra star near the constellation of Cygnus.
Hey, youre right. That red star in the middle.
After that talk I had with my mom, that might not be the best idea.
Will, you close your eyes, too.
Once again, not like it can get much worse.
Weve been adrift for almost three weeks now. Hasnt your hair gotten a little long? Just a little?
Im just glad that weve gotten regular, even rains that seem to provide just enough water for us to drink.
If you told someone she was one of the island girls, no one would doubt it. Also, for some reason Ive started to refer to her as though she wasnt present.
What is that ? There in the water ?
That looks more like three sharks. Id say that maybe they were dolphins, but those are some pretty damn angular fins.
We could be eaten theyre circling our raft, but theyre not attacking
Lets think about this I mean, were on the raft and theyre in the water
Ive got it! Theyre not hungry!!
Kara, theyre sharks. Theyre always hungry.
Your grandpa obviously didnt own a cat. But still, you wouldnt eat the fish until you were starving.
Thats right. Theyre going. Good-bye, sharks
The sunset was so beautiful from the corridor of the castle but now Ive come to hate it. After the sun has set, the darkness comes I thought Id never see the sunrise again
Thats lovely, in a sun-addled, over-exposed kind of way.
With you by my side, I can even enjoy times like these.
Ive wanted to say the same things to you, but somehow the words just wouldnt come out. And now youre all blurry and fuzzy around the edges
Will! Will!! Whats wrong!! Wake up!! Dont leave me here alone!
Hell be fine if he takes Vitamin C. Its scurvy, a disease caused by a long-term lack of vitamin C.
When it gets worse, the blood gets bad and the skin turns black.
I thought you said it wasnt something to worry about!
The gums bleed, and the body starts decaying
Stop! I dont want to listen to such talk!!
Ha ha ha. Im glad youre OK. You should thank the dog outside. He found your raft and came to get me.
Weve reached land!! Were saved!!!
Uhhh Kara? Where am I?
Were at the home of the kind man who saved us.
The city of Freejia is half a day to the north. If youre looking for your friend, you should look in a big town.
Well do that. Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.
You should thank the dog outside. He found your raft and came to get me.
Youre really insistent about that. This must be one incredible dog.
Theres a bit of a hint here, in that theres a red jewel in this pot. If you talk to the dog before getting it, its lost forever.
I guess so? Hes very dignified.
Well, lets go. Maybe well see Lilly, Lance, and Erik.
No mention of Seth. Ice cold.
Geography buffs might have a better idea of where we are now, especially since that looks like the prime meridian off to the left. Thats a lot of territory to cover, especially since were almost to the north of Africa when we arrive at Freejia.
People who live in such a pretty place must have beautiful hearts.
Either that or theyre spreading flowers around to cover something up.
Next update: Labor traders, by any other name