Seating on the command seat, casually drumming her gloved fingers on the metal handrest of the command seat with a seemingly bored look, lazily monitoring the bridge crew of The De Grace minding about with their duties. Looking back at the calm blue expanse of Hyperspace, Sora resisted the urge to yawn and instead focus back onto the monitors connected to the chair.
Despite the sheer boredroom she and a couple of others were facing, the Imperial Captain decided to distract herself with the same mission brief sent to her days ago on her command monitors.
The mission; Escort three Class Four Container Transports to the outlying colonies in the Outerrim to provide Humanitarian aid to the colonist and if possible eliminate the local gangs and pirates there while their forces consist of a single Imperial-II Class Star Destroyer, Two remodeled Munificent-Class Star Frigates and Four Arequitens-Class Cruisers. A sizeable Escort fleet if she asked herself that.
And to be honest, Sora didn’t mind taking the Escort mission. She could use a break from the excitement she had to deal with when it came to finding rebels or dealing with large pirate fleets. Her thoughts soon ended having noticed one of her crew members approach with a report.
“What is it?”
“Ma’am, we’re coming out of hyperspace with the rest of the fleet just outside of the Abrion sector.”
“This early? Why are we stopping just outside of the sector we’re supposed to arrive at?” She asks, her eyebrows were raised in confusion yet curious as to the reason behind it.
“I received a transmission from Admiral Khan from the ISD Magnificent detailing that he was informed by the crew of one of the Container Transport that they notice something was off with their Hyperdrive and requested permission to exit with the fleet to check their Hyperdrive for any issues to avoid any unfortunate accidents and was approved.”
Stroking her chin, Sora inquired further. “Have the others been informed?”
“Yes, ma’am. ISD Magnificent contacted and informed the rest of the fleet of this development and are now exiting hyperspace as we speak.”
Nodding once more, Sora would give her arms a quick stretch, flexing her finger a bit before sitting up straight in a dignified manner. “Alright people, you know the dance, once we exit out of hyperspace, I want our shields raised, point defense hot, TIEs ready for immediate deployment and perimeter patrol and our Stormtrooper contingent prep for any boarding parties. Get to it, people!”
The crew would simply shout out confirmation of their orders, proceeding to perform their duties with high degrees of professionalism. Having worked under Sora for a good three and a half years, they all come to known Sora being a rather cautious woman, usually taking precautions in every mission they participated in.
Soon enough, their view of the blue expanse starts to stretch out with white lines, signaling them of the ship’s exit from light speed to real space.
The moment they exited hyperspace, the crew was greeted with the usual black inkiness of realspace that was always complimented with the dazzling stars painting the black canvas around them. Soon enough, they would start seeing their comrade ships appearing and exiting from hyperspace with soft thumps that could be felt inside of the bridge. In an instant, the fleet was in formation, the cargo transports in the middle, two Arequitins Class at the front with the rest spaced to cover parts of the fleet, each Munificent Class Star Frigates stationed on each side to cover the transports and lastly at the rear end of the Fleet was the one and only Imperial-II Star Destroyer.
“All ships reporting in ma’am”
Smiling to herself, she had a feeling two of her good friends and fiancees; Akari and Yu who were in the same fleet did the same thing as her.
Though she had a gut feeling that something was going to happen.