“Yeah, Alliance cutbacks and all that bureaucratic nonsense. Soon we’ll be expected to all use the same Mobile Armour, probably why we haven’t been assigned as well.”
Seth found this response odd for some reason, maybe because it had sarcasm in it or maybe it was something else. He had never been good at tell when people were being sarcastic or not. However if it was sarcastic or not Seth had to agree with what was said, It did seem like everything was a little cheaper than what Abel had written in his letters home. Perhaps it was because of treaty or as Laine had said maybe it was just the bureaucrats just trying to get more money by making it seem like they had less. Whichever one it was, Seth decided that he should dwell on it as it was better then living in a small apartment barely making the money for rent and food.
“Are we getting settled in alright? I just need to make sure you’re all in the right room.”
As he had been deep in thought he hadn’t noticed that someone else had now joined there little group. This time however it was a Female and after a quick look he saw that she was ensign. In response to what she said he just kind of nodded his head in a non-committal way and tried not to stare at this ensign even though she was quite pretty.
“It’s nice to see you again ensign.”
Now yet another person had joined them, this time it was kid, he must have been only around 13 years old. This really surprised him as he had always thought that the military was really strict about its rules but here was someone who was well below the minimum age in an official uniform. Of course he had heard of child prodigies skipping grades in school or something like that but one so young to be in the military was unheard of to Seth. “I guess what they say about anything being possible is true…” he thought.
Next thing he knows is that the ensign and the boy were gone and Laine was saying :
“Everybody else just saw that right? The boy? In uniform… And I was just joking about Alliance being hard pressed, yet they are now hiring children!”
Seth’s first thought was “I guess he was joking about what he said earlier then.”
“I guess he must be extremely good if they let him join, but it is still insane that they let him in. I would have thought that the government would have something to say about it but I guess not.” Seth said while walking in to the room and throwing his bag on one of the beds.
(((I agree with the posting order)))