Jayna knew that she had completely shocked Ellika. She had expected it. The girls had looked like she expected to be sitting in the bar for years before someone took on her cause. Jayna had been there herself. When she first left her home she had had nothing to do and was almost ready to go and live on the streets, stealing for a living, until her old captain had come and offered her a place on his ship. She had pledged loyalty to him that day. He didn't come from where she did, so he didn't understand the full implications of that, but the very fact that she still called him Sir, and nothing else meant that he understood at least how grateful she was. It went deeper then that of course. He could had order her to go jump out the vaccum lock and her loyalty and honor would have had her do so. But that didn't matter now. It was her ship. And she was the captain.
She wondered that Ellika hadn't questioned her when she had said that she wasn't the only one with gifts. Maybe her joy at the acceptance had blocked that part from her memory. Or maybe not. Maybe she just didn't care. She waited patiently for the ramp to be lowered, knowing that it sometimes took a while. And the fact that Quinn was the one trying to do it meant it may take a bit more. She could hear him fumbling around with the switch and the controls until she heard another deeper voice growl at him and take over. Thank you. The ramp started to lower and she backed up a bit. When the ramp lowered the scrawny, dark haired Quinn stood there looking sheepish with a taller muscled and armed man next to him. Cole. Quinn looked tiny next to him.
Jay moved up onto the ramp and Cole sent her a questioning look. They knew each other well enough that he didn't need to say anything.
"Ellika, this is Cole, my second on the ship, and Quinn, the ships gunner and general crew boy." She said, motioning to both of them in turn. Quinn just nodded, too shy to say anything and scampered off to clean up his mess. Cole just nodded his greeting. Jay's ship wasn't as big as many of the others. And the mess in the cargo hold made it look smaller, stacked up as they were with mechanical parts and food and all that. They didn't really have anywhere else to put it. There was a clean path to the stair way though. But before they moved anywhere Jay moved over to a small box on the side. Quickly she slipped her feet out of her shoes and put them in the box, locking it securely. her feet somehow seemed too long, and slight webs ran between her toes. When she moved back over, she walked on her toes as well.
"How long you had those on for?" Cole asked her as she streched her feet. Jay pulled off her jacket, revealing a tight fitting singlet top and strong arms. she tossed it into a corner and pulled a cord out from one of her pockets in her cargo pants. she reached up to tie back her hair as she answered him.
"About five of six hours," She said. When she let her hands drop her strange hair was tied in a ponytail at the base of her skull, and the hair too short to reach the tie framed her face. On either side of her neck small flaps of skin fluttered a bit as she breathed. Gills. "Where's Mya?"
"I passed her on my way down here, she was headed to the star maps. Probably trying to figure out where to go next. I take it thats changing now?" Cole muttered. She nodded her agreement, snorting a bit at his fake grumpy tone, her gills fluttering a bit. She motioned to Ellika.
"Come on, we'll have to figure out where were going first," She said as she moved of towards the stairs, still walking on her webbed toes gracefully. "Any of the crew we don't meet on the way you can meet tonight when I fill them in on what's happening."