She nodded in understanding at Irina's explanation, "I too come from genetically altered stock you might say, there is no shame in being uplifted as more than you once were." She waved a paw dismissively at the concern, "You have enough presence of mind to treat with me as an equal, and saved our lives, that speaks more of you in my eyes than a terabyte of biological read outs of your genetic code on a med screen ever could."
Autumn tilted her head, as Sunny's remark chuffing in slight amusement as the notion of her regurgitation being mistaken for an offering of food, recalling the non gene lifted canines of her spices often fed their own pups in such a manner. "Be glad it was an offer of food they took it as, and not a courtship ritual." She added with a short barking laugh, hoping her own attempt to make light of the situation would help Sunny overcome her discomfort quicker.
She looked back to Irina with what she hoped would be interpreted as a friendly smile, even if it was all teeth and tongue. "I don't think food will be much of a problem given your ship still has it's original food stores for the former crew mates." She kept a wary eye ont he creatures, still uncertain as to the extent of control Irina held over their actions.
Autumn glanced over at Quan as he voiced his suggestion, giving a thoughtful pause, "While it might be technically possible, I do think they might imbalance the local ecosystem, and if people colonize there, cause more problems down the road, and possibly face legal penalties for introducing and alien species to the planetary system should they ever learn it was us."
She took a breath, realizing her view may put her at odds with her captain, but her own honor ranked above that of his profit margin. "If you wish to return them, as ships captain that is your right, and given you aided us in saving our lives from the remaining crew," She gestured to the mess that used to be Cornelia, "For my part, you have my aid with this endeavor as repayment for the life debt." She leaned forward and lowered her voice slightly. "After the debt is settled, we can discuss other arrangements, of mutual benefit to your self and my crew."
She turned to look at her comrades in arms, knowing Yulo would likely be vocalizing an opinion as well soon enough. "Who else is with me in the endeavor to return these Kotori to their rightful home, and then possibly aid Captain Irina in restoring, or reselling her vessel, a matter for later discussion?" She looked back at Irina, staring deep into her eyes for a moment. "Assuming you're willing to accept our aid and any others who support Sunny and me in this undertaking?"
A larger and more impressive ship than the Prize, in need of crew as well. I wonder if she'd be willing to pay better than our current profit monger? At the very least I'd have quarters big enough to stretch out in without banging my snout into a bulk head.