Title: News Conference
Author: Sage SK
Date Started: 4/4/2013
Date Finished: 4/4/2013
This was taking too long, Feral mused. He couldn't comprehend what was so complicated that the press insisted on asking for answers. Regardless, he decided to give them one more explanation before heading back inside.
"As stated before, two of our Enforcer pilots were discharged due to reckless behavior. Former Lieutenants Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson were asked to leave the force effective immediately. The Enforcers pride themselves on being Megakat City's protectors. We can't afford to have one, much less two kats who clearly can't follow the rules or the law. Are there any more questions?"
A hand went up in the sea of reporters. "Is it true that said 'reckless behavior' involved attacking Mayor Manx with fruit while he was on the golf course?"
"Specifically bananas? While flying overhead?" asked another.
Feral sighed. "Once again, those are merely rumors." He tried to ignore the chuckles. "If you'll excuse me, I'm sure you have enough to print in the newspapers tomorrow." With that, he turned back inside, disregarding demands for a few more questions and met Cougar halfway.
"They didn't believe you, did they?" Cougar said, as he and Feral walked back to the commander's office.
"Or they're making sure I'm not going senile."
"At your age, Commander?" Cougar grinned. "Never."
"Anyway," Feral returned loudly. "Any word on the alternate hangar?"
"All set, Sir. The TurboKat is being transported as we speak. Clawson and Furlong are ready to go."
Feral nodded and handed the Captain a large manilla envelope. "And, are they ready for this?"
Cougar glanced up at his superior. "Affirmative."
It was a rare occasion for Feral to see Captain Cougar serious. But, the younger kat's face became set, determined. And, the Commander knew right then and there that there was no turning back.