I'm one of the terminal ticket and security checkers. I am Ralph, I have been up here in the orbiting Moon station for over a year. One day on one of my regular rounds, making sure everyone boarding had their tickets ready, I noticed a striking young woman sitting in the waiting area. She was dressed in some kind of yellow outfit. As soon as I checked her ticket, I heard an animal 'meowing.' Quickly I looked into the cage she had placed on the floor and was surprised. No one has had an animal up here before. She graciously showed me her permits and we talked a bit until the announcement came to board.
Hi, I'm Matt. I'm not as bad as Alice would like you to believe. Work and life is hard here on the Moon and when I do decide to marry, I want to be back on Earth offering my chosen better living conditions. Don't talk to me about children up here, they would either be in the way, get hurt or die, and not to mention distracting. Alice didn't see me when I saw her board the shuttle. I don't know why I was there, I wasn't going to stop her. When I heard about the aliens, I almost caught the next shuttle to Mars, but the word was out, no visitors at that time. Later when the tunnels were being dug, I wanted to be there as a tunnel crew boss, but running into Alice would be uncomfortable. I recently heard that she has a new boyfriend. I don't know how I feel about that, I guess she's not the girl for me.
I saw Alice when she first arrived on the shuttle to Mars. I am Corporal Wendell. I read on my manifest about her cat, so I wasn't surprised to see the cage the ticket man carried in for her. She was a good looking woman, maybe I will transfer to Mars after my enlistment here is up.