Well, at least this narrows down the number of suspects to whoever last was near the explosives.
After giving a few creative and anatomically impossible (as far as I knew) curses, Sands heaved a sigh. “Right, we’ve got a whole possessed ship to deal with. And those things could be hiding anywhere.”
“So what do we do?” Columbus spoke into the silence that followed Avalon’s announcement. “I mean, can we just back off, blow the whole ship to kingdom come with the assholes on it and call that good?”
I half-expected Avalon to snap at the boy. Instead, she sounded thoughtful. “Actually… yes. Yes, we can. Not back off, but the second part. They did say there’s no civilians on the ship, so let’s just sink it.”
“Can we do that?” I wondered, glancing over at Sands beside me. “I mean, just sink the ship like that?”
“Porter,” Avalon spoke again after a brief pause. “That bag of yours, did you bring any explosives?”
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