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Two Brief Scenes from a Space!AU

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fair is fair

"Captain Kurosawa, I think I am not remiss in saying that your quick, heroic actions have very likely saved the lives of everyone on this space station. I'll be sure to mention this incident in my report to the general staff. I would not be surprised if there was a medal of honor in your future - or perhaps even a (small) bonus. We need soldiers like you in this war."

"Thank you, sir."

"I stood by and did nothing! Does that mean I get a medal, too?"

" ... Captain Tanizaki? I really don't think - "

"Oh, that's just typical. You think doing nothing's easy or something?"


("She's right, in a way, you know," Yomi murmured to Chiyo. "If she'd tried to do anything, we'd probably all have been dead by now.")



try, try again

"So there we were, surrounded, no ammunition left, miles away from the nearest outpost - "

("Oh no!")

("It's just a story, Chiyo-chan.")

" - and I knew I had to do something. So I took my last grenade and I tossed it at the biggest bug I could see, because I figured that one was probably the queen bug. Which it was, too. Ha! You should have seen those bugs scatter after that."


"Yes, really. What, you think I'm lying? Is that what you're thinking, you little runt?"

"N-no, sir."

"Good. Do you know, it took me sixty-three tries before I got that stupid mission right? And then only because I bullied some snot-nosed kid into letting me look at the walk-through. Ugh."

"... It was just a holo sim?"

"Well, duh. You don't think I'm really going to go out there and let a bunch of bugs try to eat me? What do I look like to you: stupid?"