Leaping Lizards by Elizabeth McCoy
Series: Kintaran Universe.
Approx. 7,580 words.
Published on May 18, 2011.
When her clanship's sensors are damaged, Captain Klarin-yal hires an expensive human expert to effect repairs. Unfortunately, the human is afraid of reptiles. More unfortunately, during the explosion, a pregnant reptilian pet escaped into the ship... Now it's up to Kinahran, a young Kintaran, to find the pet before the human flees in disgust, leaving the clanship crippled.