Space Janitor 083 – Down the hatch

No, if it had been there, then he for one would have gone down. The other Space Janitor (083) would have done the same thing too. While Shep knew the Space Janitor’s heart was in the right place, he believed that the brain was absent in this case.

What if the little Space Janitor had fallen down the hole? Shep knew that he would have to go down there.

The ice on his lashes was softening. Shep thought it best to persist with the eyelashes. Shep tugged at his eyes. It took a while, but they started to give. The eyes opened. Shep’s vision was blurry, and everything was a nondescript fog that he could not see through.

Shep blinked rapidly hoping it would become apparent. Opened his eyes as wide as he could. The fog came into sharp relief. Shapes became detailed, and he saw familiar things. Shep sat for a moment, taking it all in before him. The room was large and empty. There were puddles on the ground that looked like water and gunk. Some areas of floor wall and ceiling were marked by the corrosive properties of the gunk.

Shep looked down, and in front of him, there was a large hole. How deep it went, he did not know. Although the mutt had melted his foot, his sacrifice was more than a repayment. Shep edged his way over to the hole and prepared himself for the descent.

The climb down would be slow, but there was nowhere else for him to go.

Shep steadied himself on a rung of the ladder and lowered himself.

It struck him.

What would happen if the little Space Janitor had failed and the gunk was still active?

How would he fight it without his own pack?

What would he do then?

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