When the going gets tough
Mission: Chapter 9: Steam City
Daenelia was getting dressed, ready to go outside. She had put on her scarf, and her hat and was reaching to put on her belt, only to find its strap was caught on something. "Sowwy," Harriet said. She was cheerfully chewing on the leather strap that was the Captain's belt.
"Damn icari," Daenelia muttered. She let go of the belt which promptly disappeared down the girl’s gullet.
"This is not the time or place," Daenelia said. From the corner of her eye she saw the new guy taking in the scene. "I have business to attend to."
Daenelia turned to Harriet. "Don't eat the clothes, Harriet," she said. The bird girl belched slightly and nodded. “Won’t happen again, boss!” she chirped.
"Captain." Shanen said by way of introduction as he walked up to her. "Could be wrong but there seems to be something afoot. Can I lend a hand if needed?"
Daenelia thought while she looked in the mirror. "Yes, yes, you can. Soon I'm going to go and find a dangerous man. A mad doctor, but one I hope will help us with our situation."
Shanen looked at her quizzically. "Which situation are we talking about Captain?"
"Chago has been arrested. For murder. Now, I can believe my crew is capable of anything. But I specifically told them to keep a low profile. Chago would not simply go on a murder spree. Not now." Daenelia was silent for a second or two. "Not ever, I think. He isn't the type."
"And this Mad Doctor has the remedy for the problem?" Shanen asked.
"He is ... a special kind of doctor. He was once our ship's doctor. He is skilled in ... keeping people alive against the odds."
"A handy skill."
"So you'd think," Daenelia said. "But... he is also a cruel man. And a coward. And ... well, generally unpleasant." She looked at Shanen, while also keeping an eye on Harriet keeping an eye on the Captain's hat. "Are you up for accompanying me, as back up?"
The blonde man nodded simply. "Of course. When do we go?"