Major Tom’s dander is up. His cub is dying of the Morient Virus, and he knows their sworn enemies are responsible (the Baastards!), but bureaucats order him not to go to their planet to recover the antidote. Well, it’s easier to beg forgiveness than to ask purrmission.
Purr Mission is a science fiction short story, and the first story in the “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire” series.