, 10:13 PM
“Hey Captain?” Malavai asked one morning as he prowled the bridge for insects.
“Yes?” the Captain asked stiffly.
“How does this work?”
The Captain turned to look. Malavai was on his hands and knees with a magnifying glass looking at the floor.
“The magnifying glass?”
“No,” Malavai said, shaking his head. “I don’t care about that.”
“How does what work?”
“Are you my dad or my brother or am I your clone? How does this work?” Malavai asked smartly.
The Captain opened his mouth then closed it. He had no idea.
“You’re not technically a clone,” the Captain said thoughtfully.
“We share the same genetic sequences.”
“True,” the Captain muttered quietly.
“Soooo, am I a clone?”
Malavai turned his head up and looked at the Captain with an innocent gaze. The Captain chewed the inside of his cheek for a brief moment.
“What do you want to be?” he asked stiffly.
“Malavai,” the boy said quickly.
“We’re both Malavai.”
Malavai scoffed. “You’re the Captain, I’m Malavai!”
“You can’t just steal my name,” the Captain huffed.
“I had it first,” the boy pouted.
“You did not, now stop it.”
“Go… torment someone else or something,” the Captain grumbled.
“I’m gonna go play with Twovee!” Malavai shouted as he ran off.
“Leave the droid alone!”
The Captain never realized how annoying he was as a child until that very moment. Damn.
I'll probably die if you group with me, but I'll go out with both lightsabers drawn stabbing someone in the face. Probably you, but it's cool. Forever Shenanigans!!