Her pad powered up immediately and, already set to Emma's account, popped open a message.
"Hey! I've got a message from Kamp," she called out. People nearby turned towards her and the room quieted when they saw her puzzled face.
"They want a cat."
"What?" The support lead tumbled off his chair in confusion.
"They want us to bring them a cat." Emma held up the pad, hitting the end of the power cord.
"You mean a pet-bot?" someone asked.
"No. A real, live cat. They say they've arranged for a kitten to be delivered to our ship from Lunar Base."
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