Working Fish, Final ChapterIt was a Saturday afternoon, and though the store never seemed to get very busy, Mr. Han was having a big sale on a sizable shipment of aquariums. They called it a truckload sale or something. What it meant, however, was that there was a considerable discount on new aquariums for sale and that meant customers. For most of the day, too.
Cassie found herself answering a number of questions about the difference between salt water and freshwater setups. Shelly was delegated to assisting at the cashier station, as Mr. Han himself was ringing up a number of the orders. And the three other employees who worked the store, Mike, Jason and Katie, were either working in the truck out front or the back room with the tank equipment.
"That'll be 184.79 today." Mr. Han cheerfully took the patron's credit card. "There we are. Thank you very much."
The customer left with a smile on her face as Jas
Captain Mary vs Anju Vanderbick
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It might have been hours. She might have travelled for miles. The rocking of the barrel had stopped... finally. Though Anju had always thought of herself as someone who could take even the hardiest of beatings, the constant undulation and flow of the barrel against the current of the Lado River had certainly brought her constitution to its ultimate limits. Fortunately, that same force had not brought the barrel to its breaking point.
There had been no sense of time, nor any sense of movement any longer. Although it would take much of her remaining strength to do so, she began to kick at the wax sealed end of the barrel. On the third blow, the seal finally gave way and Anju was able to crawl out.
Upon exiting the barrel, she found herself surrounded by water in the partially submerged lower deck of a ship. There was limited lighting, but Anju could see other barrels much like the one she had exited.