King Arthur and the Knights were startled, when Captain Slanker re-entered the room.
He had only been gone less than a minute, but appeared to have aged some 10 years.
He approached the King and the Knights still seated. He said, "I know this always catches you by surprise, but I have returned with some very good news.
When myself and my crew left, for what seemed like minutes to all of you, in actuality was over 12 years for me. When we left, we took the bodies of Sir Uberschwanz and Sir Iguana back aboard our craft. They had been in a state of preservation until 6 months ago, our time. During the last decade, a Federation team of rejuvenation scientists discovered a method to bring back to life, soldiers and very important people that had died or been killed in combat. We used this process on your two Knights and...(steps aside) I'd like to reunite you with your fallen Knights. Sir Uberschwanz and Sir Iguana stepped into the room with very large smiles on their faces.
They were heartily embraced by their brother Knights and there was much rejoicing.
But the mood was somewhat somber as the realization of what had transpired, begin to slowly settle in.
Even though the technology that enabled their brothers to again stand before them, there were still lingering doubts.
With the deaths of Sir Uberschwanz and Sir Iguana and their resurrection, the Knights of BetterMan felt uneasy and no longer invincible. Sir Uberschwanz said that although he was extremly greatful to Captain Slanker and the Federation, he would never again want to go through such an experience and was going to retire and live the remainder of his life in peace.
Sir Sonic Celt also decided he would leave the Knighthood and return to his home to spend more time with his family. Sir Marty and Sir Sikdogg echoed this and after a gala night of partying and sorrowful goodbye's, the four left their BetterMan brothers and retired from the round table.
(This is a picture of our ship, "Far Search".
This ws taken by Captain Slanker, just after Mister Kingpole had turned hard 180 degrees to go between the two trailing pirate ships.)