By Vonda N. McIntyre
Orphaned Barbary reveals a brand new domestic on an area station yet runs into problems attempting to safeguard her puppy cat Mickey.
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He demanded. Close-up, Sam could see that he was slightly older than the other Thals. He didn’t look like a cold-blooded killer – more like a refugee from Baywatch. ‘This is the Doctor,’ Ayaka said proudly. ’ Delani looked surprised, and then pleased. ’ he asked. ‘Yes, I’m afraid it is,’ the Doctor answered sheepishly. Delani was clearly sceptical. ‘Alydon! Temmosus! Ganatus! ’ The names meant nothing to Sam, but Delani was clearly becoming more impressed. ’ Delani exclaimed. ’ He laughed, apparently very happy.
Usually she had the man eating out of her hand. But this Doctor... ‘It appears to be locked,’ he said, gesturing to the access panel. Chayn frowned. ’ she asked rhetorically. There was nothing in there worth stealing – or small enough to walk off with. Only crew cabins normally had locks on them. Why bother anywhere else? ‘To keep us out,’ the Doctor suggested. He stared at the panel. ’ Chayn brushed him aside, hormones forgotten for the moment. ’ She tapped in her control code for the screen. It stayed dead.
His pulse rifle was strapped to his back, and he had grenades in a leg pouch. After a few seconds deliberation, he decided to head back to his ship and get further supplies. He’d get the chance for only one attack on the platform, so he’d have to destroy it the first time out. Towing a small underwater raft behind him with several more mines and a small deuterium device, he started back towards the platform. He had the advantage of surprise here, but he knew better than to underestimate the Daleks.
Barbary by Vonda N. McIntyre