AI War - The New Recruit
"So, you're fresh out of recruitment, are you?"
The Ensign turned around to see who was asking, and immediately snapped to attention when he realized the man standing in the doors of his new quarters was the Commander.
"Sir, ye', sir, just arrived from Murdock colony, sir."
The Commander casually returned the salute. "At ease, buddy. I see you were under captain Malley, am I correct?"
The Ensign relaxed. "Ye', sir."
The Commander chuckled. "Thought so. Well, we're not too tight on protocol here. You done unpacking, Ensign?"
"Ye', sir." The Ensign nodded. The Commander gestured to follow him and walked down the corridor, the Ensign following.
"I always thought Malley was a bit strict on discipline," the Commander continued. "But I guess it's necessary when you're leading a rebellion in
a captive system against a thousand-to-one odds."
"Ye', sir, when ye'r fightin' AI shock troops with hull cutters an' minin' drills, good discipline will go a long way, sir."
"Indeed." The Commander smile