Aboard The Scythe - Alsakan System
Kaine was napping when the comm beep woke him. He'd long since set his buy'ce to only alert him for important messages, so he wasn't irritated. Without opening his eyes, he reached across to the side table beside his bunk where the helmet rested. Finding a recessed button with practiced fingers, he pressed for audio and was rewarded with a fail beep. Sighing, he sat up, opened his eyes, and dropped the helmet over his head.
Immediately the HUD flooded up across his vision. After a moment or two of commands, Kaine brought up the text of the message. A welcome one. Loreena Arenais was a friend, and somewhat of a protege of his. He'd met her years back, when she was still a child, and she had fought like a warrior. That had piqued his interest as well as earning his respect, and he'd made sure to form a friendship with her.
Activating the recording function, Kaine dictated a brief reply, which he sent out to the recieving address.
A quick chuckle, and then he dropped the serious tone. ::Good to hear from you, ner vod. I never doubted you for a moment. If you send me your coordinates, I can come to you, or we can meet on, say, Folor. Thats far enough from the fighting that we shouldn't run into any trouble. It'll be good to see you.::
He ended the message, and ensured it had gone out properly, then contacted the bridge.
::This is Kaine. Let's prepare to get underway.::
The crew, well practiced in ferrying the General around without usually knowing why, didn't bother with questions. If they needed to know, he'd tell them. A ship with crew on shore leave took time to recall them all back to the ship, so even though Kaine didn't yet know their destination, letting the Scythe's crew get a head start back to the ship would save time, and they could be on their way all the faster. He, meanwhile, was going back to his nap. Rank had its privileges, and he was already aboard.
Edited by Kaine Australis, Yesterday, 02:30 AM.