Sarah stepped out onto the bridge of her ship, Seven of Seven. As part of the Second Fleet of the Armada, she was part of a standard patrol for the pirates that lurked in these parts.
"Status?", she queried as she lowered herself into the command chair.
"Nominal, Commandant. All systems are running at full capacity. All crew members at their stations."
"Very well then. Execute FTL jump."
The ship lurched, then seemed to move sideways and bolted forward through the abyss of space.
They had just left the periphery of the Nexion system, where they had been patrolling for the last three days. Now, their relief had just come in and they were now speeding back to the capitol.
"Flawless jump, ma'am. Estimated time to arrival is one hour.
"Good. Hold speed and course. We'll report in to Command when we drop out."
She lifted herself out of her chair and began walking toward the door.
"XO, you have the con."
"Aye, ma'am. I have the con.", he responded.
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