REPUBLIC HQ, HANGAR, IN FRONT OF THE MILLENNIAL
Perdante raised a skeptical eyebrow at Mica, the Republic officer with the spiky hair, as he shook her hand. Immediately she had a thousand questions she wanted to ask Captain Starr, such as: Are you sure these dolts are even competent? How did they become Republic officers anyway? Did they pass their entrance exams by bribing or "entertaining" their instructor after class? How in space are they EVER going to help us on this possible kamikaze run?
Instead, she kept these thoughts to herself, saying only, "Charmed, I'm sure", to Deedledumb and Deedledee. This one, Mica, will be Deedledumb, she decided.