IC: Captain Jason Lasso Bridge, Johnny Boy Lasso had never got the opportunity to deal with his droid's circumstances directly; rather, Dude had rolled out of the Mess Hall, beeping and squealing about how no one understood him. On his exit out, Lasso could of swore he saw a blue Cowboy due rag with the red words "Fearless" on it, attached to the droid's right roller housing. But Mr. Biggs had inserted that the good ole' captain was seeing things. Due rag or not, Lasso knew he had a crisis on his hands. A droid with a personality crisis. Or, as Biggs had put carefully, the droid was dealing with the fact that Lasso was never here anymore.Nnot "here" meaning starting with Lasso's suicidal trench run against the bridge of the ImpStar Imperial Justice and resulting memory loss. Truth be told, if Lasso would confess his demons to himself, he struggled nightly with remembering his past, even close comrades he served with. There were times that 'Yav, his trusted Second-in-Command, was nothing more then a new face with a few months of experience with the crew to Lasso. Patch 4, the Imperial Convoy...all of those were "lost" memories, more or less fragments that he tried tirelessly to put back together. Most days Lasso faked it, hoping blindly, trusting blindly, that the Elf wouldn't stab him in the back. Winterkill, Havah Jeth, even Dak...memories, fragments, of a life he struggled to understand, struggled to know, and struggled to forget because of the pain of not knowing any of it, but somehow living through it all. The bottle had become a good, dear friend. A good, dear enemy. But for now, Jason pushed all those thoughts aside. The bridge had called him up here because they were nearing the final jump transition point to the final leg of their journey. And protocol, this close to "home," directed that a Senior Officer be on the bridge. That left the Commander, the Security Chief, or the Major. Lasso didn't know if 'Yav was available this early, Taab was busy doing a security sweep, and Havah...well, Havah was a good question. A question that Lasso may have to deal with sooner then later if Jason's fears were true. But also, a fear that both Havah and Jason now shared. A fear that they both acknowledged during that faithful meeting with King Alex "The Just" and the Mercs for the first time. That fear of...failure. Of death. Of being the only one left alive, when you should of been the one dead, when everyone else around you was dead. The blue tunnel of hyperspace collapsed, snapping the Johnny Boy back into real space. Out there, nothing. An empty piece of space with nothing but distance stars all around. The transition period should only take a few minutes. "Hyperspace exit successful," Chief Helms Officer Andrew 'Guitar' Monk, a human, announced as he checked his console board. "Redirecting course to point two three by point O Five," the Gungan Helms Co-Pilot Jityar 'Drums' Ba'tar said as the view of darkness in space started to shift as he brought the Johnny Boy to starboard. "Passive sensors clear," Sensors Officer and Chief Petty Officer Wa Yay, a Gossam female, reported from the starboard crew pits. "Secondary active sensor sweep clear," her new partner, a B1 Battle Droid named T, said from the second sensor station on the starboard crew pits. "ComScan clear," reported April, a new member and human female, from the starboard crew pits. "Passive communications clear," DelPike, the new Communications Station's Tech, and a Troig, declared from along the starboard crew pits.; the two head alien could run both the primary and secondary communications by themselves and both as effectively as two separate people; the second "head" spoke next, "Active communications sweep clear." "Hanger Control reports clear," directed Herdferd the Toong from his new post at the Hanger Control station along the port crew pits. "Damage Control clear and Maintenance clear," Ronnie the Xextosaid from his new station at the Damage Control and Maintenance Station on the port aft of the bridge. Standing in Taab's stead at the starboard aft Security Station, one of the security droid (a B1 Battle Droid), announced, "Security clear." "All weapons report ready and clear of enemy targets," Otter the Nosaurian reported as the new Chief Gunnery Officer from the port Gunnery Station #1, replacing the old Gunnery Officer that had left at the last port. While not experienced enough to fulfill the "Chief Gunner" role, Otter was the best they had; he had served with the Corellian Defense Force aboard a DP20 Frigate as a gunner for four years of a turbolaser battery before heading out to the Corporate Sector trying to find a new life. It not being battle conditions, the other members of the gunnery bridge team were not present. Lasso looked at the holograpic read-out in front of him, "Engineering reports ready. All systems green. Helm, you may begin with---" Yav did a quick appearance, letting the bridge crew know what he was doing, then left just as quickly. "---Hyperspace launch," Lasso finished. Soon, the JB was back in hyperspace for her final leg home. Jason looked out at the blue tunnel and sighed, getting up, "Chief Petty Officer, the bridge is yours. I'll be in my study." "Yes, Captain," Wa Yay said, quickly assuming the Commander's chair. Lasso proceeded to his Ready Room, where the door shut behind him. Finding his chair, the Captain put his legs up on his desk, leaned back in his chair, and decided to get some shut eye before they reached home. TAG ANYONE OOG: Just tried to detail the bridge crew to give it shape. I will add these members to the QR as soon as I get a chance. I know the post is rough, very tired at the moment. And just as a FYI, this is the "morning crew". But for sake of game argument, this "crew" is usually the one we see in battle like in Star Trek Voyager, this is the "battle crew".