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Offline Nadisut

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2017, 01:06:36 PM »
She eyed the door uncertainly for a few moments, then cautiously walked out of the cage, still moving on all fours despite revealing her sentience to them, as that was the most comfortable for her. Sitting up, she looked at both the men, still playing with the thread in her hands. "It seems I have no choice. I help you, or die. I help you, or never see home again. So, it seems we have a deal." She offered a hand to shake, as was custom back home for closing deals. "What exactly do you want me to do, anyway?"
Ice

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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 03:59:34 PM »
Looking over at Malcom, she added, "You've been quiet. Is something wrong? You never did tell me what a spy is, or why you think I would be one." Then she added jokingly, trying to lighten the mood, "Does your friend make deals with everyone new he meets, or just pretty females like me?"
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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 06:00:54 PM »
Ice raised an eyebrow at the offered hand...paw?  His armored hand would crush hers, so instead he held out his finger for her and shook with that instead.  "A wise and sensible choice."  When she asked what she would be required to do.

"You are hear by being enrolled in our bio weapons development program.  We'll be bio engineering ...eh, creating a new creature that will have several useful abilities to suit our needs.  Your DNA and advice will be pivotal to that being a success."
« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 06:51:21 PM by Ice »

Offline Malcom Renolds

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2017, 06:47:58 PM »
Malcom did smirk at her newfound sense of humor, however.  "Ice will make deals with anyone that can get my overall goals to the finish line....no matter their beauty." He finished with a wink.  "And did we not?  How strange.  I thought enough was said to make that plain.  My apologies."

"A spy is someone who is representing a hostile party that is trying to obtain secrets from their target so as to harm or thwart said party.  Considering the way you came to us.  That definition would be a cunning way indeed for a spy to infiltrate and gather valuable information on us."


Offline Nadisut

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2017, 07:22:23 PM »
She listened to Ice, then Malcom, and was about to reply--when the full impact of Ice's words actually registered.

Her fur went through a rapid color change as she reeled in shock, white then yellow then brown, then finally settled on a muddy orange. The look she gave Ice was one of pure indignation, though instead of the desired intimidation effect, it only served to enhance her cuteness, especially since she was wrinkling her nose at him and standing on her hind legs with her arms folded over her chest.

"Alright that was just rude," she said, "Backing me into a deal like that! You promised no breeding! Creating a new creature with my help... You think I don't know where babies come from?" Then she raised an eyebrow at him, "I saw the way you were looking at that venomous quill shooter, even if the other two-leg male didn't... If you think I'm going to let THAT thing anywhere near me, you've got another thing coming, deal or no deal!"

Then the orange in her coat shifted to yellow, and she asked suspiciously, "What exactly did you do to me while I was asleep? I don't normally wake up feeling like I got drunk from bad fruit and slept in a basket full of needles..."
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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »
Ice tilted his head and looked at her with a very confused look indeed.  "I beg your pardon?"  The scientists said in a most insulted fashion.  "Are you implying that I had some random animal rape you while you were knocked out!?"  He asked while standing up from his chair, a deeply annoyed look taking over his face.

"Perhaps you are familiar with how babies are made traditionally.  But there are other methods which don't require...natural processes.  Besides.  Breeding an animal with a sentient would never work.  You two are simply incompatible."
« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 08:41:42 PM by Ice »

Offline Malcom Renolds

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2017, 08:47:06 PM »
Malcom put a hand on Ice's shoulder.  "Calm down.  You did render her unconscious and perform tests."  He then turned toward Nadisut with a small smile.  "That was however, when you were insisting on playing the part of an animal.  So perhaps, both of you need to calm down."  He finished with a small sigh.

"Look.  Put in vastly simpler terms, we can take a blood sample of each subject and make a copy or merge the two to form a new creature with a lot of effort and genetic analysis."

"Eh...that's not exactly how it...."  Ice tried to say before Malcom cut him off.

"Like I said.  In far simpler and rough terms, that is how we can get around, eh, "making babies" naturally."

« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 08:47:45 PM by Malcom Renolds »


Offline Nadisut

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2017, 09:14:06 PM »
Hearing Ice, and seeing the change in his mood, she visibly relaxed, fur going pale blue for a moment before returning to grey. "Oh thank goodness! You had me worried there..." She looked up at him, meeker now, and turning pink, "I'm sorry, that was very rude and mean of me. But, after that idiot pet store shopkeeper tried with the tookas... Oh they didn't actually... you know. I did fight them off before they got too close. That last one was meaner than the rest though, he got... too close for comfort. You've seen the scars on my back... I would much rather not go through that again." She shuddered, fur flashing brown and yellow for a moment. "The stupid two-legs didn't even bother cleaning my wounds after I nearly killed that last tooka," she actually spat on the floor at this, then quickly realized what she had done and wiped the mess up with her tail, "They got infected, and I would have died if that green headtailed one hadn't taken me and the creatures away and healed us."

"I come from a... What's the word?... Simple? Simple home... We don't have all this..." she gestured around at everything in general, "tech... tech..." She wrinkled her nose again, trying to remember the word, "Tech-nolo-gy? We don't even have the big metal flying boats you two-legs use to move through the stars. I had no idea there were... other ways of doing that sort of thing. So, when you said all that... I took it the wrong way. Forgive me?"

To Malcom, she said, "Oh. That... Actually sounds interesting..." Green began to color her fur, and her expression turned to curiosity. "Wait, tests?"

Looking at them both, she asked, "What kind of tests? What did you find out?" A shade of pink crept in, and she asked uncertainly, "Um... Did you...? Did you happen to find out, how old I am? I don't know... I lost track of time after being caught. I think I'm an adult now, but... I can't really tell. I was... you know that age between child and adult? That's where I was when I got caught. Not quite grown up yet, but not a child either. Also, is all that food in the cage for me, or is that another test? I haven't eaten good food in a very long time. Just animal pellets and... ick... meat, and not even fresh. A meat eater wouldn't touch what I got fed by that stupid shopkeeper! I hope he never goes near animals again!" Her fur colored red again, but she soon calmed down as she sudden realized something important.

Shaking her head, she said with a little smile, "You know I still don't know your names, and you don't know mine? That's no good. My name is Nadisut. Nice to meet you."
Ice
« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 09:20:37 PM by Nadisut »

Offline Malcom Renolds

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2017, 10:04:53 AM »
"Whoa, whoa, whoa." Malcom started off trying to get her to slow down. "So many questions.  Let's take things one at a time.  First for the introductions. We should get those done properly now that we're all on speaking terms.  The easily offended and grouchy one there, goes by Ice.  And I, as I mentioned earlier, am Viper."

He waved off what was sure to be her first reaction.  "And don't worry about forgetting it.  I understand.  But it's good to meet you."


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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2017, 10:14:09 AM »
Ice snapped his attention toward his brother.  "Easily offended? Grouchy?  That's rich coming from you." Malcom merely smiled and rolled his eyes as Ice turned toward Nadisut.  "Anyway," Ice continued after clearing his throat.

"In regards your other questions. Without more samples from other individuals of your kind to compare against, we are simply unable to accurately deduce age at this time.  The food however, is for you and is not a test. We just thought you might want to have real food ." The scientist finished with a shrug of his shoulders.

"And you needn't worry about repeats of your experience at your last port of call.  I don't hire idiots.  Oh...and apology accepted." He finished, having nearly forgotten what she was even apologizing for.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 12:13:03 PM by Ice »

Offline Nadisut

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2017, 01:19:19 PM »
She smiled as Malcom introduced them and told not to worry about forgetting their names. "I don't think you'll have to worry about that," she said, then she pointed to herself and said, "Kushiban names are short and one word too. That's what I really am, by the way. My people call ourselves Kushiban. Our home is called Kushibah."

To Ice's comment about her food, she turned a bright pure blue and squeaked, "Thank you!" It was clear from her stance, and through the Force that she was resisting the urge to hug him, she didn't know them that well yet. As she turned away, they would notice that her eyes no longer matched theirs, but instead had returned to a rainbow of colors now that she was no longer paying attention to them.

Wasting no time, she rushed back into the cage and snatched up a vegetable. She didn't so much eat it as inhale the food, soon having eaten several of the smaller ones in quick secession. What finally slowed her down a was a bout of hiccups. She turned an interesting mix of pink and orange as she tried to suppress the hiccups, but continued eating at a slower, more reasonable pace.

She seemed to love the vegetables, and although the nuts took her a few moments to crack, she sampled those as well. She had pushed the fruit off to one side, but kept her tail curled around them as far as it would reach. "Mine," she said through a full mouth, pointing at the fruits, "Treats, saving those for later."

Swallowing that mouthful, she sighed contentedly, her hunger satisfied, though still hiccuping. Realized that she was still being watched, she blushed pink again. "Uh... So, what happens now? I know I'm not a spy, but if you two still need to check... How does that even work? I don't even know where I am. How will you two find out where I came from?"
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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2017, 12:35:47 PM »
Ice had his attention turned to his data pad while he was jotting down notes as she spilled them.  "How?  Oh I'll throw out some feelers for anyone out there that may know about a people or planet by what you call them.  Will probably add a picture of you so they have a reference of what your people look like as well.  That way, even if they know your kind by a different name, we could still get a hit.  Will probably offer a reward for anyone with usable intel.  Usually that's the only way to get things done."

"In the meantime..."  He said while laying a data pad next to her.  "If you can fill out this questionnaire a few of my scientists wrote up, I will get started on trying to find your home.  I'll probably have you meet with them later to discuss more questions they may have.  These questions will mostly involve things we can't deduce from our scans.  Things like general tendencies of your people.  Quarks, habits.  Things of that nature.  The long term plan is to create a specialized group of spies, saboteurs and assassins of our own.  I would very much like to know all we can so as to ensure their physical and mental stability and happiness."

"From there, my people will work with you to create a training program that is easy for your kind to pick up and understand.  Preferably I'd like the training exercises to be a game of some form or another.  I find games are the easiest way to teach just about anyone.  As they are usually fun, it also helps with memory retention.  Does that all make sense?"  Once she answered, he point to Malcom.

"He will also be around from time to time to explain different scenarios agents will come up against, and work with you if necessary to help create your training program.  Anyway, if that is all.  I need to leave.  I have other things I must tend to.  So any last questions?"

Offline Nadisut

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2017, 12:52:17 PM »
Her coat turned yellow-green again as Ice rattled off the list of things he wanted to know and what he was planning. The poor thing's face held a look of total confusion as she listened, nose wrinkling and brows furrowed as she tried to puzzle out just what he was talking about.

Looking over the datapad, she stared at it for several seconds, before turning back to them both and saying, "I can barely speak Basic, remember? I can't read it yet. And... do I even want to know what sab-o-teurs and as-sass-ins are? Um, there are two things I need before you leave. I need something hard to chew on. My teeth are getting too long, and if I don't wear them down, they go like this--" she gestured with her hands, showing how the two sets of incisor teeth would lock together, "--and I won't be able to eat or drink. Also, can I have a bath, please? I itch." She sat down, scratching at another flea with one hind foot.
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Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
Looking over the datapad again, trying to figure out both how it worked and what the writing said, Nadisut got an idea. "Maybe if you read these out to me, I could write the answers in my own people's words. You could probably learn mine faster than I can learn yours, since you know two of them already. You would have to give me something I could actually write with though. I don't know how to use this thing," she gestured to the datapad, "and I don't want to break it by mistake."
Ice
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 04:56:55 PM by Nadisut »

Offline Malcom Renolds

Re: A New Minion in a Small Package
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2017, 03:44:57 PM »
Malcom chimed in at this point.  "Let's get your personal needs taken care of first.  We'll have plenty of time for work later.  You can follow me, and I'll take you to the washroom facilities.  We'll have something brought in for your dental requirements while you are bathing."  While they made their way to the washing facilities, a couple guards ended up forming up behind Nadisut.  Upon arrival, Malcom spun around to see their guest.  "You go ahead and head on in.  These guards will keep watch over you.  When you are finished, just ask to be brought back in to the office.  Enjoy your bath."

And with that, both he and Ice disappeared to let her enjoy her bath in peace and private.  When she returned to the office, Malcom and Ice were no where to be seen.  Instead there was a hologram of a human female about her size standing by her cage.


"Ah!  Nadisut!  Welcome back!  Did you enjoy your bath?"  Came the cheery voice of Cortana as she beckoned the Kushiban on over.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 03:49:36 PM by Malcom Renolds »


 

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