Joesph had been sitting and observing the interaction in front of him. Like a curious goat, he paused mid chew, his eyebrows raised, and listened to what people were saying.
He had no idea who he would pick as a leader when the guard, Josh, had mentioned it. Joesph knew very little about the people around him. Some of them, he was meeting for the very first time. It was refreshing to see someone a little more lively come into the room in the form of this Xena character. Is was also good to know that Joesph wasn't the only scientist on the ship.
After a brief moment, the man, in the coat, Jason, got up and briskly walked off in a hurry. Joesph swallowed the mouthful that had been lingering in his mouth for the past few moments and shrugged in confusion. Must be something tense between them, Joesph thought to himself, I don't really want to make a mistake about who's going to be leading us, though. I'd better scope out my options.
Joesph put down his fork and leaned toward the guard nearby "Hey, Josh, right?" He said, "look, I don't want to seem dumb or anything, but..." Joesph looked around the room and then back to Josh "... I have no idea who I should be nominating for our leader. Who do you reckon are the best candidates?"