Fandom: Gundam SEED
Disclaimer: No ownership implied, no profit gained. This is a fanwork.
Characters/Pairings: Original Junk Guild Cast, Cameos
Summary: Intern Get
Mizue nearly groaned as she stepped into the spaceport - there were plenty of lost looking travelers wandering about, but only one skinny blonde girl huddling against a support column, clutching a bag with the Junk Guild logo stitched onto it.
"I hate interns," she mumbled, but Wiki had already started forward towards the girl.
"Hey!" Wiki called, running up to her. "You're our new intern!"
"I... guess so," the girl replied. Mizue frowned as she walked closer - age didn't matter much to the guild, but the girl looked young.
"I'm Wiki!" Wiki said with a smile, holding out a hand to shake.
"I'm Alta," the girl replied, echoing the smile and taking Wiki's hand. "Alta Pettersen."
Mizue was working on a scowl when Kasey reached to rest a hand on her shoulder. "Give this one a chance," he said softly. And Mizue nodded - she would try, at least.
They closed the remaining distance in silence.
"Are you healthy?" Mizue snapped as she stepped beside Wiki. She gestured at Alta's head and inch-long blonde hair.
Alta nodded and smiled. "I thought this would be easier to take care of. Well short, but... my sister got carried away."
"Sister?" Wiki questioned.
"Mmm-hmmm," Alta replied. "I have six sisters and one brother."
"Space must seem quiet already," Kasey commented, chuckling. He held out his hand. "Kasey Thorndike. And this is Mizue."
"How old are you?" Mizue asked, still looking Alta over.
"I'll be nineteen next month," Alta replied with a slight blush. "I'm a natural -- I know I'm growing a little slowly..."
"Being out here will help with that," Kasey said as he reached for Alta's bag. "Come with me. I'll get you settled on the ship while Mizue and Wiki contact our clients."
Alta nodded, and let Kasey take her bag. "T-thank you!" she stammered, and attempted a bit of a bow. "I really appreciate you accepting me onto your ship."
"Temporarily," Mizue noted.
"Why are you joining the Guild, anyway?" Wiki questioned, half-bouncing in place. "You like machines?"
"It seemed like a place that could use me," Alta admitted, softly. "Although I didn't graduate at the top of my class, which was mostly Coordinators, I did just finish up a two-year nursing degree."
For a brief moment, Mizue was speechless. And then, finally, she smiled and reached to put a hand on Alta's shoulder.
"Welcome to the Junk Guild."
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