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Chapter 20 - The Broken Commonwealth[]

LCS Elizabeth Ngo
Sampan Mk IV-Class prototype Cutter.
Gibbs Star System, Lyran Commonwealth
Late 3146

The waste-extraction hoses worked well, clearing her helmet while she recovered.  "XO?"

"All systems green after jump. We made it inside a ten minute window, Mum."  Lt. Commander Linda Minh01 stated, "We're clear and traffic control has returned our ping."

"Good." Sharon undid the straps, "Bring up press to point nine one Atmospheres, secure from combat conditions."

"Aye, Mum, point nine one atmospheres. Securing from combat conditions." Linda repeated her CO's orders

Sampan III Class Cutter - Full Thrust (Ngoverse)

Sampan IV Class Cutter
LCS Elizabeth Ngo

"All in all a good shakedown run."  Sharon unbuckled from the navigator's harness, and stepped on mag-boots to the side as a junior officer took the helm.  "Thanks for letting me drive, Linda. it felt like I was growing roots at that desk."

"Any bet on Brigadier Icaza's mission?" Linda asked.

"Nope...but if I guess a'right. He's either earlobes deep in combat with Falcon ground forces on Jesenice or watching KKV's discharge excess kinetic energy into the surface."  she doffed her helmet, and checked her hair for stray vomit particles, "I'm betting he's getting his Mechwarriors on at the bottom of that well.  I doubt they're going to retreat."

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