Three hours later Carter was getting tired of being cleared out. He had a very bad poker face. Twitchy hadn’t done too bad, but she hadn’t bluffed once. Batnter and I could hold our own, but Rimana was clearly the best.
“I wonder what the other people on this ship are doing,” Carter yawned.
“Let’s find out,” I said, looking at Twitchy. “Call the doctor.” Twitchy went to her station and nodded at me after hitting a few buttons. “Doctor Bayou,” I called.
“Er, yes, hello?” his voice answered.
“What are you doing right now?” I demanded.
“I, ah, was, that is… Watching a movie?”
“I see. Which movie?”
“Fate of Earth, the second one,” he admitted. A sci-fi/horror movie. There were five of them, and another was going to be released in the next year.
“Very good,” I said. “Carry on.” I motioned for Twitchy to cut him off. She nodded. “Now call Gazook.” She nodded again. A horrible rumbling filled my ears. “Gazook?” I called. “Gazook!” There was a pause, and the noise started up again.
“He’s snoring,” Twitchy said.
“Are you sure? Hello! Hello!” A pause. “No one is answering.”
“We had better go down there,” Rimana said as the noise grew.
“I agree. Twitchy, Rimana, come with me,” I decided. We went to the elevator.