Blaze's Plot Squid Story Challenge

Contest is concluded.

The rules of this challenge were:

Somerwhere in the story someone has to say "I need a beer."

That's it, however the following 'goodies' would be welcome in the story.

A pare of silly shoes.

A black kitten.

Someone trying to pop microwave popcorn in the reactor room.

Sparks gets loopy wile on duty.

A pare of fuzzy dice.

A rubber spider.

(As of April 19 2020 one of the entries was removed at the request of the author.) And the winner is:A Mission to Remember by Sue Kite *posted 14 Oct. 2008