LEAVING (any gender, mid-twenties on up)
When your captain gets back from the infirmary she wants me to leave. Leave the ship. Leave and board the enemy ship-- and by the way, we’re not going to call it that, anymore, okay?
Now, I think it’s pretty clear that it’s been a rough couple of days. Your captain and I really tried to work together on this mission but... we just don’t see eye to eye. And after the last battle with the en- with the other ship well... but we don’t need to revisit that. We all had to live through it, those of us that surv-
But, yes: When the captain was entering the infirmary, I was contacted privately by the leader of the other ship. I was pretty sure that things were done between me and their army, you know, after I took the oath for this dimension. But sometimes... yes: Sometimes you have to trust your gut and the leader and I talked. And I’m going back to him.
That wasn’t what I planned, okay? It’s very important to me that this mission go smoothly. But that’s not going to happen if your captain and I are fighting each other and it’s definitely not going to happen if there's another war between the dimensions.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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