I don’t really know what happened. There was a bright flash, a loud bang and then my lights went out.
I woke up slumped in my chair. Engines were off and the ship was adrift in a kind of nowhere part of space, no speck of light in sight.
“Ship, where are we?”
“Hello, Ylaria. Are you ready to start your trial?”
I looked up into the darkness and said, “Is this a joke?”
“No, you are here for your judgment.”
“But what did I do?”
The ship laughed.
“You live. That is against our rules.”
“That’s not my fault!”
—- to be continued —-