Another Parasite?

January 1, 2184 EC // 7.3.6 SW
11:22/21 SW-CP-Local Time
Sotillo > Showers

After about 45 min, Captain Adisa Bolaji of the Sotillo entered the showers to check on her friend Helen Bein. There she discovered her lying ungodly pale and slightly bloody in the shower.

"Oh no, no, no, no." she said in quiet panic.

Rushing over, Bolaji checked but it was already much too late. Hel was dead with a gaping wound in her chest; a stream of cold water ran what little blood she had left down the drain.

Adisa, with tears in her eyes, quickly turned off the shower and pulled Hel out, kneeling beside her and clutching Hel’s head to her chest.

‘Godammit.’ she thought.

After the briefest moment of grief, Bolaji heard some shifting sound somewhere else in the shower so she pulled out her pistol, laid down Hel’s head and stood up, cautiously looking around for any sign of another parasite. There was a sort of hiss as she rounded the other side of the shower and an eyeless, snake-like creature slithered quickly passed her with a high pitched shriek.

“Oh Jesus!” she shuddered and fired her pistol in the direction of the creature but it circled the showers that formed a sort of island in the center of the room. When she found it, the thing was forcing itself down a shower drain. The damned thing must be able to chew through metal. She shot at it again but it was already squirming its way into the bowels of the ship.

Lyron Cham came running. "Yo, man! What the hell!? You shoot her?"

"No, it was one of those bloody parasites."

"Hell naw! You serious? Man, fuck this, man. I'm out."

"Where are you going, Cham?"

"I don't know, but I ain't staying her with no parasite, Bo! Let's get the FUCK out!"

"I was tiny, like a snake. I can take this fucker just like the other one."

"You touch her? Hey! Hey man! You touch her?" Cham shouted.

"I'm fine." Bolaji turned out and left without another word with the determination to kill the little beast.

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