The group captain stared at Dave and made a solid line with his brows.
"That's the blasted war for you," the group captain chuckled.
And there's blessed little else a group captain can do in this crazy war.
"I get what you mean, sir," Dave said to the group captain with a faint grin.
They followed the group captain out and over to the officers' mess.
The group captain chuckled and made a little gesture with both hands.
"group captain Farnsworth wishes to see you two officers at once," he told them.
For a brief instant shadows crossed the group captain's face, and he looked grave and filled with concern.
Dave shot him a sharp questioning look, but the group captain shook his head firmly.