"A new ship landed today," the girl said impatiently. Her brother rolled over with a grunt.
"So?" he mumbled, only half coherent. He'd been sleeping and though he loved his sister dearly, he wasn't entirely pleased to be roused from dreamland.
"A new ship, Cole," Raelyn Lark answered, bouncing impatiently on her brother's bed. The information more than the bouncing was what finally woke Colin up.
"New?" he exclaimed, bolting upright. "Not been here before? Go scout! Tell me who they are and what they do. I'll be along in a minute."
Raelyn grinned eagerly and bounded away to do as her brother had ordered. For his part, Colin was hurrying to get dressed also. Maybe they could finally get off this hell-hole.