Listen up y'all, you’re a boy or a masculine nb person or a whatever the fuck you want to be whether you wear heels and fishnets and booty shorts and text your best friend/so about the cute bra you just found or you wear snap-backs over short hair and a shirt you got in the men’s section and briefs and some kind of typical Dude Shoe.
Listen. You are what you identify as. It’s just that. And if you don’t know how to identify that’s fine! Identity isn’t a word, it’s how you feel. You are how you feel and you can use a different word to identify every day or hour until you find the right word.
Captain H’roll’ah Was very pleased with how the trend of hiring these “Family groups” of humans was going, reporting various levels of efficiency from %5 to even %40.
His crew was getting used to the presence of other species too, while they made for a strange, and brutish species, they were still rather intelligent, and hardy.
While searching for more groups to take on in maintenance, he came across a pair of ‘Siblings’, and while they weren’t on the list together, he hired them each individually. He would team them up together, or well, that was his intention.
But oh, did the trouble start when they arrived. Shouting, echoing through the ship halls. He had put them into a co-supervisor position in the engineering department, but H’roll’ah was reconsidering his choices.
“Ann, Mel, what seems to be the issue?”
The first woman, a tall human, even by their own standards, flared up in rage. “Why would you bring that incompetent oaf on board! She is useless! Barely competent for even janitorial duties!”
Before H’roll’ah Could even attempt to mediate, the second woman, a stout, heavy set woman shouted back “ONE TIME! I Mistake a fuse for a fenevew drive compartment and I never hear the end of it!” “WE ALMOST DIED”
“BUT WE DIDNT!”
The captain, almost terrified with the incredible noise these humans were capable of making such loud sounds.
Despite their impressive statures, he got between them and tried to speak above, “I think it would be best if you Mel of clan Richards, went on break! Ill be speaking to both of you!”
The staunch woman stormed off, making loud thuds as she trudged off. “Do you mind telling me what was going on?” He directed to Ann, “I thought the Family units that the humans operate with were close?”
The woman sighed, pinched her brow in a frown and leant back against the wall. “Not all families get along.” “But you grew up together? Does that not make for a tight bond?” “Not in every case boss. She was favoured by my Parents, which can lead to issues.” “What sort of issues? Your efficiency is down over fourty percent! I need the best out of every one of my crew!” “These sorta things cant always be fixed, Maybe its best if I move to a different part of the ship, or maybe just drop me off at the next space port, I’ll grab another job”
With a sigh, he nodded. He never could quite understand humans. “Can you continue to supervise for now, I’ll go off to talk to your sibling”
She grunted and jutted her head up, a sign seen in most creatures as a threat, but to the humans, apparently a sign of acknowledgement.
H’roll’ah Entered the mess hall and sat beside Mel. He would try a human tactic for her. “Hello Mel of Clan Richards-”
“Mel is fine” she interjected
“Sorry, Mel. Why are you and your siblings always attacking each other like the Gloraxes of Spicheil 9?”
With a shifty glance, the woman rolled her eyes, clearly not wanting to talk. “We never saw eye to eye. We went our seperate ways, and intended on not seeing each other again. we didnt think that the same ship would hired both of us.” “I hired both of you, as most family units operate rather well together”
“Not all, in fact, many human families dont get a long. Its just the way it is.”
“Our species tends to work remarkably well together, but humans are always attacking each other. I understand you had millennia of war with each other” H’roll’ah had been looking into human history, as he wanted to understand them better. “Yeah, its cause we are all very different. We may get angry at each other, and we may do some nasty things, but its what makes us all different, y’know? Its got its own strengths”
H’roll’ah Nodded in agreement, but he knew now he would have to seperate them “I think I understand. I’ll assign each to different parts. On your report it says you are proficient at navigation planning, would this suit you?”
Mel nodded, and Got up. “Ill head there now, thank boss, I feel a bit cooler now”.
H’roll’ah Sighed, and shook his head. He was really starting to get interested in these creatures.
why is it that people see Arabic tattoos on Instagram and are like “omg goals!! Want it!!” because aesthetic but GOD FORBID u hear an Arab person speaking Arabic in a supermarket because then it’s no longer artsy and they are terrorists and Debra is shaking in her boots and fearing for her safety while a Middle Eastern male is just telling his friend to grab some Bear Paws