As the Libation
was a half hour out of the Raxus system, Leeadra came over the loudspeakers, directing Hosk to the turret and asking everyone to man their stations. Squall's out of it, she didn't respond. Jojee speaks up for her, saying she's sick, so Jojee takes over the pilot chair and Lee heads back to the Engine Room. As she's handing over the reins of the ship, she asks you and Seesk to prep for boarding "just in case". Like the last time, things are nervous, tension is high. It's a long half hour
You come out of hyperspace on the far edge of the Raxus system. You feel the sudden hop from FTL to normal space, that odd molasses moment. "Oh. Dwang. It's a kriffing... Star Destroyer."
Seesk pulls you over to one of the escape pod bays which has a view outside. You see this:
Hosk mutters,"I guess we won't be fighting any Primers."
After a moment, Jojee says over the loudspeakers, "We're being hailed. I'm patching it in to you, Lee."
You hear a staccato voice, female, sounds like a Correllian accent. "I repeat - medium-class freighter, your transponder IFF codes are twitchy. Please identify yourself."
Captain Leeadra responds politely, "This is Captain Leeadra Navaro of the Libation. We've got tech and trade goods bound for Secundus. I'm happy to see the Imperial presence here. Those Prime ships have been a real pain. I'm sorry our transponder's giving you trouble. I can run a feed to you direct."
There's a long pause. Several minutes long. Seesk moves back and forth on her bare feet, nervous. Finally, the loudspeaker crackles to life, "I've got it now. Captain Navaro. Thanks for your assistance. Please proceed to your destination. I've informed the Secundus spaceport of your impending arrival."
The entire ship heaves a sigh of relief. Within maybe fifteen minutes, Jojee's pulling the ship down, only a couple hangars away from the last time you touched down."Seesk, please get things moving when we touch down. I've got some check-ups to run down here, so I'm leaving that to you. Ladro, Jojee, once we're down and secure, can you come back to the Engine Room, please?"