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A Modest Proposal

Posted on Mon May 12th, 2014 @ 2:43am by Lieutenant Paul Agustus & Captain Wesley Chase

Mission: The Great Hunt
Location: Turbolift A
Timeline: Currents

Paul was walking in the halls searching for the captain. He finally found him found him in the turbolift.
"Captain," he said as he entered the turbolift." May I ask you something?"

"Sure, whats up?" asked Wesley

"Well, I've been thinking that with a job like ours we need a sense of comfort. That's why I am proposing we get a dog on board the ship when this fiasco is over."

"A dog?" asked Wesley very skeptically.

"Let me explain,"Paul started."Animals have been shown to help release stress and comfort sick and dying people. And dogs are very loyal and smart. Also, most of the crew is allergic to cats, including me. Don't worry, I would keep it either in my quarters or in my office," Paul finished, hoping his argument had persuaded his superior.

"Sounds like a slippery slope to me. If I approve one beast, more will be required for fairness sake." Wesley said.

"Yes, but we can also use a dog for other things too. It could be also a bomb sniffer, guard dog, child comforter, mascot..."

"Ok, I am sold. Where do you plan on getting this dog again?" Wesley asked.

"Either when this fiasco is over or whenever you want to get one." The Lieutenant replied, trying his best to suppress the smile that had begun to appear on his face.

"Why don't you contact the XO and see if he can arrange for another ship to deliver one via a shuttle set to automatically rendezvous with us. He can settle the coordinates et cetera."

"Yes sir." Paul said. He walked out of the turbolift, his mind racing, thinking of names

 

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