A flashback to when Jun made history!
“What, do you think they should join?” Scruffy’s scowl bored into Jun.
“I don’t see how it would be different from any other branch.” The new recruit answered, before eating a forkful of broccoli. It needed salt.
“Yeah…” The plain guy spoke up. “The other branches are doing fine.”
“The other branches don’t have to worry about an XX mutation.” Scruffy Guy replied smugly.
Just then, a tray slammed down beside Jun.
“I heard that the radiation waves beyond Mars would make them infirtile.” The tray’s owner, a middle-aged man, joined into the conversation as if he was always there.
“Why?” asked Jun.
“It was proven.” Scruffy Guy looked at the rookie incredulously. “Does the name Mason Connery ring a bell?”
“Yeah, I know about that guy. I know what he said.” The dark-haired ranger ate a spoonful of mashed potatoes. “But it doesn’t make sense to me. If X chromosomes were an issue, then we’d all be in trouble.
“You wouldn’t understand. Our Y chromosome is what protects us from the radiogenetic alteration.”
Our. Us. Good. People were buying it. Jun saw an opportunity to change some minds. If people accepted the rookie as one of their own, maybe they’d listen.