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Chapter 81[]

Can you tell me where can we start over?[]

KCGS Golden Lake
Boojum Shipyard
Boojum IV Orbit
Kowloon, Lyran Alliance
3067


Nicole took the helm herself, and guided the wounded warship into the dock at Boojum IV's repair facility, nudging and judging the thrusters to align the quarter-million ton ship  into position for the cradles to close, skeleton-like, over the damaged hull.

Speed: Relative 0 to the dock, she sighed and released the thruster handle.  "Ladies and gentlemen, we're home."

The pressurized Hab-pod extended an umbilical to one of the few undamaged external airlocks, as crews began unrolling the 'baggie' over it-the baggie isn't really necessary, except to keep parts cut away from floating away until the work is complete.

Their three month patrol had lasted a year, a large portion of that year, with battle damage that couldn't be handled in a commercial yard.

At the airlock, Nicole handed out Liberty chits and leave slips, before exiting, the last of her crew to do so, on a well-deserved month off.

The Shuttle to Spider Moon was jubilant, and bulbs of press-liquor and Strooty were being passed around the cabin, and though her officers partook, she did not.

She had an inquiry board to face.  Getting shit-faced before your debrief isn't good form.


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