“You fool! Labaguette woke up by himself because the world he swallowed has been assimilated.”
“Assimilated. His stomach is larger. It will balloon when he stresses out and help him fly faster and just like for Labaguette, the others will wake up in their own time.”
“We’ve wasted enough time.”
“Where are you rushing off too? Remind me.”
“We’ve travelled off course and in a direction we would have avoided, had we known the destination.”
“You were at the mercy of the winds and tides, were you not?”
“The Captain is always in charge of his ship.”
“It seems to me the Insatiable Princess may have been misled into forging her own path.”
“What would you know about it?”
“Well, for a start she’s a she and—”
“—She?” the Captain mumbles, “of course she’s a she,” he says louder and rising. “Whims, winds and tides have nothing to do with it. I’ve always known where we were going. She and I have a long standing understanding.”
“Captain!” King-U exclaims.
“Si. Esta muy bien, gracias,” the Captain answers.
“CAAAPITAAIIINE !” Labaguette yells, fully awake, from his cell cloud.
“Was ist los?” the Captain continues.
“Je suis enfermé!” Labaguette screams.
“Radiowave transmissions,” The King-of-all-Things says, “your Captain has acquired the ability to speak in tongues.”
“He doesn’t know it.”
“확실히 내가 할”
“Testing, testing, testing,” the Captain says, beaming, “and it works really well, doesn’t it?”
“Of what use is it Captain, we all speak the same—”
“—I might be able to converse with the Syck Monkey,” the Captain says.
To be continued…