Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Location: Starbase Arcadia
Timeline: MD 2
K'Muss was in his "off duty" uniform, as he called it walking through Arcadia. He loved it, he was always semi athletic. But walking can only do so much, boredom was setting in. He'd debated something sporty, only to find someone to take along.
Unlucky though in that department he started to fall on the old standby..bug his brother and sister in law. "Wonder what RJ is doing now?" He said to himself as he changed direction, just in time to see his new CO. "Oh, hello Captain!" He said, ears perking.
Charlotte had been strolling while reading through a pad. It was a bad habit but one she'd failed to break. The sound of her new Engineer's voice caught her slightly off guard. "Ah, Mr. K'Muss Good to see you. Shore Leave is treating you well I hope?"
"Reasonably well, Captain. Thanks for asking." K'Muss smiled. "And yourself?" He asked.
“Busier than I had hoped, but not too bad,” Charlotte replied. “I’be been reviewing the attendees of the War Council they’re hosting here. Are you up to anything in particular?”
"I was just on my way to meet up with RJ. Do you want to join me?" Kit asked
Charlotte thought about it for a moment. "Hmm...I suppose why not. I've got some time to spare before the events this evening." She gestured forward. "Lead on, Mr. K'Muss."
"It's not that far away." He said. "And Captain, if you want to you can call me Kit," he smiled as he led them down the path.
"We'll see," Charlotte said in a straight tone. She'd honor his request, but didn't mind toying with him a little bit. After a few moments, they arrived at their destination. "So your brother...he's human right?" She was trying to recall the Ensign's convoluted family tree, but it wasn't coming straight.
"He is. And his wife." He smiled. "Ah we're here!"
The doors opened. "Kit!" RJ said, hugging the Caitian.
"Hey bro! Oh, Captain Reynolds, Lieutenant Robert Jervic. Or RJ." He said.
RJ stuck his hand out. "Any Captain of my brother is a friend of mine," he smiled.
"The pleasure is mine," Charlotte said, shaking the man's hand. "Hope you don't mind me crashing your lunch. I had an hour to kill and your brother invited me along."
"I don't think she believed me when I explained our family," Kit laughed.
"It's all true," RJ said. "Come on in!"
Charlotte stepped inside behind them, thanking RJ’s wife on the way in.