My name is James Edward Sinclair, I am twenty one and a pirate. Well, it was not what I wanted to be but there is not a lot of ways to get ahead on a frontier world. I made it a point to cross train in several areas. Besides being a certified pilot and engineer I was one of only a handful of people on the closest three systems that could build and run a ghost projector.
The projector was what let pirates get close to a ship before boarding. I kept making adjustments as we made our approach to the large star yacht, "captain? They are using a secondary sensor array."
"Just keep us hidden you worthless piece of shit."
I gritted my teeth, 'one of these days I am going to kill him' I thought. It was only a few minutes later when Scar yelled, "capture! Boarding parties!"
I turned and ran to the forward hatch, "Sinclair going through!"
I did not even slow as I grabbed the swing bar and swung into the tube behind Jasper and Dover. I came out of the tube with a flip up in a somersault. I had my old service laser in my left hand and a fairly new blaster in my right. Dover was down on the deck and Jasper was beside him kneeling.
I fired down the corridor with the blaster on auto and put two shots through a crewman running from the other way with my laser. I dropped to a crouch and rolled to the other side of the passageway. In three long steps I spun around the corner and shot the two men running away. I holstered the laser and pulled my stunner from the small of my back.
I was moving towards the bridge when a young girl ran out of a cabin and right into me. I did not even pause as the stunner cracked and she dropped to the deck. I stepped into the doorway with my blaster up. Two bodyguards turned with blasters coming up. I fired twice and moved on.
I hit the bridge doorway and pulled the manual override. I stepped into the bridge firing my stunner on full auto, "captain bridge secure."
I shut down the engines and the radio before moving back into the hallway. I was hearing areas being secured and moved back towards the forward entry point. I stopped to look down at the young girl. She looked sixteen with long golden hair. I knelt and did a quick search of her body before pulling a small tube.
I touched her temple and waited and she woke with a groan. I pulled her up before pulling a restraining strap from a cargo pocket and securing her hands in front of her. I pulled her after me as I continued towards the boarding entry. I came into the small entry last and the other five boarders were already there with the captain, "I took a slave captain."
The captain looked at me with a sneer, "you do not take anything scum."
He reached for the girl and I pulled my blaster and shot him between the eyes. He dropped to the floor and the room was silent. I smiled, "does anyone else want to dispute my claim?"
They shook their heads and I knelt beside the captain's body. I quickly pulled off the two new engrave blasters in their shoulder holsters. I took the command wand from his belt and stood back up. I looked at Scar and tossed the wand to him, "command is yours captain."
Scar snatched the wand and looked at it before grinning, "alright get the cargo shifted to our hold."
I thought about the weapons I had seen used and looked at the dazed girl, "I am going to search the cabins."
Scar stared at me, his hand resting on his blaster, "fine but that is your share."
I looked at him with narrow eyes, the cabins normally produced very little in real value, "when this run is over find a new ghost."
Scar blinked and hesitated before nodding. I turned to pull the girl harshly after me. I stopped in her room first and pushed her against an inside wall, "stay there!"
I started beside her and moved slowly around the room. Besides a locker secured into place in the other corner there was a small portable desk. I opened the top center drawer and stared at two pads of mega credits. I pulled them out and thumbed through them. Each one of these pad was worth as much as the whole ship.
I unsealed my tunic and shoved the two pads inside. I found a small stack of bonds in the last drawer and moved to the clothes locker. As soon as I opened it I knew I had hit it big. I looked at the girl glaring at me and pulled a slip bag out of another cargo pocket. It did not take long to put the jewelry into the bag.
I walked to the girl and held out the bag, "do not open it and do not even breathe about what is inside."
I threw everything loose in the cabin inside the locker and pulled it out into the corridor. I went back for the desk and then I stripped the two guards. I tossed their weapons into the locker and pulled the girl after me as I headed to the captain's cabin. It took ten minutes to clean out his cabin and pull his locker out.
I pulled it after me and grabbed the girl's locker at the door, "take the desk."
She only looked at me angrily and I sighed, "girl you are mine, My property. If the captain or anyone of the crew gets you they will all take turns. Now get the desk."
She hesitated and then put the slip bag on top of the desk and pulled it after her as she followed me. It was not that easy for her with the restrains but I was not about to release her. The rest of the crew would take that to mean she was fair game. I stacked everything in one corner of the hold and glared at two crewmen drinking by the other hatch.
I led the girl back to the yacht and headed straight for the pursers office. I just tossed everything into his locker and finally turned to the ship safe. A small descrambler unlocked the safe and I opened the door to stare at stacks and stacks of mega credit pads. I looked at the girl and smiled, "looks like you just got to keep your jewelry."
I tossed everything into another slip bag and pulled the locker into the hall. It took me another hour to finish the cabins. Besides finding two more mega credit pads everything was like it should be. I hooked the lockers together and pulled everything back to the ship. Scar was by the hold door, "about damn time!"
I looked at him and growled, "would you like to take a walk out the airlock?"
His face froze and his hand came to rest on his blaster, "careful how many times you threaten me."
He did not even see my blaster until it was pointed between his eyes, "I am sick of this crew thinking they can walk on me while hiding behind my back. The next man that pisses me off I will kill. Do You Understand!"
Scar swallowed, "yeah."
I holstered the blaster, "this is the last of my loot. Who is taking the prize?"
He rubbed his chin, "Jock and Sanchez."
I nodded, "once I secure this I am taking my slave to bed. I have been up three days and need some down time."
Scar nodded and turned away and I watched until he was around the corner and finished pulling the lockers into the hold. I secured everything and took the girl's arm and led her through the maze to the small cabin that was mine. I had my own for one reason, it was small and cramped and no one else wanted it.
I pushed the girl onto my narrow bed and started stripping. Everything went into my locker, even the slip bags and then I palmed the door locked. I pulled the girl up and undid the restraints. I started undressing her and she went crazy.
I slapped her once and turned her to face me, "listen to me girl. You are my slave, my bitch. You keep fighting and I will toss you to the crew. I am a calm man and I have always been a gentle lover. You allow me to use your body and I will protect you, feed you and provide what you need. Fight me and I will let the crew use you and then sell you to a house on the planet."
She was trembling and swallowed, "I ... I have never..."
I nodded, "good, now stand still so I can undress you. I am to tired to do anything with you right now but sleep. You will have to wait for a shower too."
She hesitated and then murmured, "I need to use the bathroom."
I looked into her face when I finished undressing her. I nodded to the wall behind her, "pull the Jack out. That is the best I can do right now."
She looked at me and turned to stare at the wall, "but ... you can see..."
I laughed, "you will get used to me seeing everything you have. Now use the Jack so I can get some sleep."
She walked to the wall and hesitantly pulled the hanger down to see the toilet. She carefully sat with her legs closed and I grinned. Her face was red as we both heard the splash of her pee. A minute later she was looking around and I nodded to a small drawer to one side. After she had wiped and closed the Jack I folded back the covers, "tell me you are going to be able to sleep."
She hesitated before shrugging and I turned to a narrow wall cabinet and pulled out what looked like a thick blue neck collar. She looked from the collar to me, "what is that?"
I smiled and put it around her pretty neck, "it is a Somblance."
She kept trying to look down to see it and I gently pushed her into bed. I rolled her onto her side and shifted her over. I slid into bed behind her and kissed her naked shoulder before reaching around to the front of the collar, "sweet dreams."
I pushed the small button and heard her sigh before calling for the lights to go out. I lay behind her listening to her soft breathing and smelling her sweet scent. I woke to the soft glow of my clock. The girl was still sleeping even though the time on the Somblance was up. I slid out of bed and used the Jack before sliding back in behind her.
.... There is more of this story ...