Problems with Pirates and Parasites

If the Captain had a coffee right now he would sip it and probably say something smug, like, "Having a little problem over on the Cronus?"
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Hel smacked her communication, "Why isn't this working?"
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Kenny asks, "Just out of curiosity...were you the ones who knocked out our coms? Cause if not... we are not alone."
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"Even if we did, it doesn't explain why mine isn't working."

Hel stops for a moment, "What does that mean, you don't think there is another pirate group here."
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Kenny replied, "It means maybe the same blood thirsty parasites that are trying to kill my crew and yours on the Cronos, most likely made their way aboard at sometime. Our scanners barely picked them up when they were moving when they were on and now we are literally in the dark. What boggles my mind is that your android easily disabled our coms, then broke into our ship and bypassed all the security and turned off the AI in a few moments. However it completely missed the fact that we are fighting the parasites."
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"Please tell me you are joking about parasitic monsters that are nearly invisible to AI. If you're not, well....we probably should find a way out of here."

Hel pulled her weapon up defensively.
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Kenny replied, "Not only are they very real, but I’m counting on you all to kill them before they kill us."
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"I'm a pirate, not a hero. I doubt that I can kill all of them, how many are there?"

Hel looked around the area, now on high alert.
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Kenny pondered for a moment as he did the math in his head then he replied, "Well since it seems that only one parasite can use a human host and the number of crewmen missing... I can guess we may have anywhere from 3 to 26 parasites onboard the Cronos including the ones that may be inside the Cronos crew staff. Since they killed one young one fresh out of the host's gut, we only have 3 to 25 left at the most. Oh and the adult took a flame torch to the face and ran away with little damage. So pirate....hero.....its all meaningless now."
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“Yo, what’s up, Hel? Had to use the John.”, said Cham over comms.
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"Damnit, Cham! You idiot, report now!"

Hel, panicky, looked around the area, "We have hostile lifeforms, I repeat, hostile lifeforms, some kind of parasite."
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“What!? I ain’t got no damn parasites. Had this ship checked before we took off.”, Cham argued defensively.
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“Cham! Where are Davis and Rye?”, Bolaji asked with a worried tone.
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“They brought some cargo onto the Sotillo a few minutes ago and went back to the other ship for more. Why what’s up?”, asked Cham.
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“We have a situation here, Cham. Davis and Rye aren’t responding and we heard gunfire. The crew we boarded says there is some kind of dangerous parasite on that ship. You see Davis or Rye, get their asses back onboard ASAP.”, said Bolaji.
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"The guy over here says they are highly dangerous."

Hel looked at Kenny, "Have an idea what these things look like?"
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Kenny replied, "Well it would be easier to show you the video footage if the ship's computer was working. Outwardly, they seem to have a tough rubber like exoskeleton. The outer shell is incredibly resilient and also capable of withstanding some forms of small arms fire. They invariably possess distinctive, elongated, cylindrical skulls, and tails but have no visible facial features other than their mouth. The one we saw was white, but the small one that burst from the chest was covered in blood."
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"So eyeless, creepy lizard monsters. That is unsettling." Hel looked over to Bolaji.
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Bolaji shook her head. “Let’s see this video. Jojo, you know what to do.”
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Kenny cleared his throat before he spoke up, "Oh and we still don't know how they plant their seeds in use. Could be the air or they might infect us with blood or some kind of seed when they attack us. However after seeing that thing burst from that guy's gut, I don't know when I will be able to sleep again."
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"Do they produce babies or are they a result of a disease? They sound like some kind of disease than a parasite.", Hel said.
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Joe the Android went over to a corridor terminal and inserted a plastic card. The lights flickered to life as he punched at the keys. Then he gave power to Captain Kenny.
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"At least Joe works just fine.", Hel smirked.
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“You always know a Working Joe”, Jojo said in a pleasant buzz.
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She patted his head, "That's true, let me know if you sense anything odd, okay Joe?" Hel looked behind her. "Now I'm on edge."
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Captain Kenny notices the keycard Joe is using is actually a Weyland Yutani acccess card and it must be pretty high clearance.
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“Let’s see this parasite. No funny business.”, Bolaji raised an eyebrow at Kenny.
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“I scanned the Montero again, Ms Bein. It is clear of any life forms other than us.”, Jojo assured her.

Hel looked at Kenny, "See, we're clear, I doubt they can sneak up on dear Joe here. I probably shouldn't be so on edge now."

She looked at the video feed.
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Kenny scrubbed through the timeline. Hel and Bolaji see headlamps moving through dark corridors. The light shines on the headless corpse of a man who’s arms are too long. Then he scrubs further along to the Cryo antechamber where the Neomorph attacked. The team shot it with a flame thrower.
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"What is that thing!" Hel jumped away from the screen. "Looks like the love child of a human and bug!"
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“Fucking hell...”, said Bolaji quietly in disgust.
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“Oh, it gets better.”, said [i]Paddy[/i] sarcastically.
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"How many are there of these things?" Hel is now very much on edge.
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“Well that one is still on board. They killed a baby one that burst from the Dr’s skull... by our count, there could be 3 potential babies inside the surviving Cronus crew and who knows how many more.”, Paddy informed them.
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"So, how do we know you aren't infected with these things. We can just blow your heads off and get out of here as soon as we can. Hey Adisa, step away from them."

Hel points her weapon at the crewmembers.
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“Hold it, lady! We haven’t even left this ship.”, Paddy pointed at Hel.
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"Look, I don't like our chances. How do we know these parasites aren't controlling you?" Hel asked, now paranoid.
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“These things are on the Cronus, along with your guys. Davies and Frye or whatever. Now get the gun... OUT... of my face. And now, thanks to you, we can’t contact our team.”, Paddy went on.
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"Oh sorry, we didn't know your crew was impregnated with weird albino bug people!", Hel retorted.
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“So what are we standing around here for? Let’s get our people off of that fucking death ship.”, shouted Paddy. “Jesus I need a drink.”
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Kenny replied, "None of us were prepared for this. Our ship found the derelict and demanded we recover it. Sadly as we figured things out and planned to escape you guys showed up and ruined that plan. Now our crews are in danger and we have few options."
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Hel looked over to her friend, "Adisa, you get the say, what should we do?"
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Bolaji sighs, “Weyland Fuckin’ Yutani. ...Alright, here’s what’s gonna happen. Jojo is gonna stay here and take care of the ship with this one.”, she points to Paddy. “The rest of us are gonna take the shuttle over to the Sotillo and have a little powwow. We will let all of our crews into the cargo bay and figure out how we can decon from there.”
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"Fine." Hel lowers her gun, "So do we have anything to detect these things?"
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“The Montero does a good job detecting movement and bio life forms. Not sure what your ship is equipped with.”, Paddy says.
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Hel sighs, "Probably not that, we usually don't have to worry about creepy things."
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“Cham. Be ready to accept the crew from the Cronus into the cargo bay. We’re heading back on a shuttle.”, Bolaji ordered.
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“Aye, Cap!”, Cham answered.

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