rredmond wrote:Will is going to quietly nod in agreement as Artie is talking, and watch the crewmembers to see any reactions, or telling signs of anything out of the ordinary. While Artie has their attention Will, nonchalantly, trying not to call attention to himself, puts the safety on and slips the gun back in his belt under his shirt/suit jacket to hide it. And he will head with the group to find out what's going on as well.
"Oh, very well," replied Green. "You lot follow me. Lars, when you're ready, number one awaits."
Turning around, the Chief Engineer saw Catherine. "Dear girl," he said, "don't worry, we've everything under control. You ladies may return to bed." Nodding, Catherine withdrew, closing the door.
Green led the way downstairs, moving directly forward as soon as he reached the bottom. Some of the crew were in the mess, deep in discussion, but they clammed up as soon as they saw passengers. Green nodded to them but did not stop until he reached the end of the passageway. The door on the right was open, but Green knocked anyway.
"Yes, Mister Green," came the Captain's voice from within, "have you good news for me?"
"Well, sir, mostly. Mister Lars has thrown the bomb overboard. However, I'm afraid he ran afoul of some passengers."
Seeing Green's glance toward Will and Artie, Captain Pelton stepped out into the passageway. "Well, now, fellows, is there some problem here?"