Talon Intelligence Squad - Chapter 6 The Regrouping

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  1. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<It has been changed. E-mail me if you have any comments about the current situation. talonsquadleader@yahoo.com Idiot's Array, thanks for the list. That might clear up some confusion. Go the board if you have anyother ideas about the plot or ways the non-posters should be eliminated, please. Thanks. Post, people. Post!.>>

    [This message has been edited by Talon Squad Leader (edited 04-16-2000).]
  2. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Just bringing up some lost posts...
  3. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Trika Kenobi had fallen asleep on the bed in her singel room. But a startling noise had aroused her, sending her flying to the lightsaber on the nightstand by her side.
    "Trika, you in there?"
    Quis...
    Trika rubbed her eyes. "Yeah, what's up?"
    "I think your pie is burning."
    Trika jumped out of her bed and and to the oven, opening the door and letting out the black, smoky air. She started to cough.
    "What's going on?" she heard someone yell from outside the door.
    "Don't worry!" Trika yelled back. "It's only some of Bullwinkle's food!"
  4. Darth Agent Mulder Jedi Master

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    <<Yes! It's getting dull sitting around twiddling my thumbs!>>
    *****
    Darth Agent Mulder was smiling all the way to the supposed rebel base. Tomorrow he was due to arrive.
    The "Talon Intelligence Squadron" members were in training, pretending to be pirates. Mulder had given up "pretend" quite a while back. This was real war...no pretending now.
    Tomorrow. One day. Several rebels would be dead.
    Mulder smiled. Tomorrow...
  5. Laguna Jedi Knight

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    <<<Trika, if the new posts haven't appeared, wait for the page to load, then right click and hit refresh/reload.

    [Sidious voice]That will find your missing posts[/Sidious voice]>>>
  6. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    Kevin was in the briefing room giving the mission profile and objective. Trika, Jaren, and Telia would go down to the planet and have some "downtime" acting as the small crew of a small Lambda shuttle. They would get a hotel and hack into the planet?s main computer, a hard job but one that Trika insisted she could do. Telia and Jaren were perfect intrusion experts, and would lend a good hand being that they were expert snipers as well. Meanwhile, Bullwinkle would lead a team on the other transport, the Hawk and do a little bit of scouting on the outer edge of the planet, gauging responses and security tactics. A simple mission. <<There you go Mulder, a way to kill some of the non-posters.>>

    Kevin and the others would fly and raid a small transport, one of planets suspected smuggling ships. The planet was suspected of dealing with the former Sith, Darth Agent Mulder. This last remnant of the New Empire was suspected by central intelligence of being a harbor for the last vestige of mercenary fleet. The raid would allow Kevin and the others to find out if this was true or not. He dismissed the crew and hoped the mission would go well. But hoping didn?t always cut it in the Universe.

    <<Okay, people, we have our assignments. Post, post, post! Mulder, you can add any of the nonposters to the scout ship. We don?t care. Just don?t kill anybody who has posted, please. Trika, here you go. A time to hack. Go to it.>>
  7. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Cobra, who was the gunner in Tuurgn's Y-wing, was in a happy mood. First of all, the third best pilot of the squad was infront of him. Secondly, the Togorian had asked him to be her gunner.

    (Sorry its so short. I've been wrighting 3 fanfic's on my computer and haven't had time to post)
  8. Jedi-Jade Force Ghost

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    Telia looped her arms around Jaren who was piloting the ship. "Jaren, this is going to be great. Even though we are on a mission, it will sure be nice to get some sort of rest."

    "Your right, Tel. Maybe we can find time to make this into a second honeymoon." He leaned back to give her a short kiss.

    "Well, I will try to make sure I won't get too much in the way." Trika called as she walked into the cockpit. "I knew I was sent on this mission for more than hacking. Kevin sent me with you guys so I could babysit you two!" Both Telia and Jaren reddened slightly.

    "Trika, keep that up, and I'll keep you on the list of babysitters for whenever Jaren and I decide to have our own kids."

    "I, uh, think we should keep our minds on the mission, for now." Jaren cut in quickly. "Besides, we're ariving on the planet shortly, let's be prepared."
  9. LeiaB Jedi Knight

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    m...Reyanna and Carre were standing on the bridge of the Black Star Destroyer. Outside, the planet Bolvanger's tan surface was shinning like a beacon in the night sky. Several figher ships were approaching the Destroyer as they returned back to the main hanger.

    Reyanna stood as tall as Carre, her long black hair was a striking offset from her pale Bracken skin. Her long black cloak was still covered with dust and blood. She turned he silver grey eyes to her adversary.

    "We have left a small garrison at the rebel base. The planet is scarsely populated. They have been commanded to prepare for future mining efforts and keep the inhabitants under control." Reyanna added..."Which should not be a problem."

    "Then you made an example of the General and his men?" Carre smiled.

    "Of course, My Lady...General Drien meet his death in front of the cities highest ranking citizens...after his officers were disposed of for his enjoyment that is." Reyanna opened her ivory hand to revel her personal lightsaber, "I personally disposed of the General with this. The Empire has control of the planet now Carre, our job here is finished."

    "You have again impressed me Reyanna, well done." Carre nodded.

    "Thank you Carre, but there is more." Reyanna added, "The Rebels spoke of movement in the Talon Squadron. It may be useful when we speak with Greywolfe."

    Reyanna's smile matched Carre's this time. They were a unique pair, both devoted to the Empire, both fearless, both feared. The two ladies walked away from the bridge as the ship lunged into hyperspace.



    [This message has been edited by LeiaB (edited 04-18-2000).]
  10. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    <<Great setup TSL.>>

    Jaren quickly shook the thought of children out of his mind as the blue-green sphere of the planet Tannin slowly grew in the front viewport. It wouldn't do for him to be distracted on his first command.

    Jaren guided the shuttle Perrigrine smoothly toward the day-side of the planet and entered the normal flow of space traffic headded in towards the planet.

    He gave the chrono on the instrument panel a quick glance and did a little math in his head. If everything went according to their planning, Trika, Telia, and he would be on planet in about an hour. That gave them just enough time to get into character and go through a final equipment check.

    Jaren turned in his seat and passed a critical eye over Trika's disguise to make sure it was suitable. The hacker was dressed in the simple jumpsuit and cap of an Imperial pilot. "Ok Trika, you have the controls," he ordered, standing and starting to move to the cockpit door. "The planet control tower should hail us in about twenty minutes. Telia and I will be in the back making final preparations." And with that he shut the door to cut off any comment Trika might have made.

    As Telia gathered her make-up kit and began to apply her own disguise, Jaren walked through the ship to ensure that all of their gear as properly hidden. Trika's computer equipment was stashed in the engine compartment where the emissions from the hyperdrive and repulsorlifts would help to diffuse any sensor beams directed at the ship. The sniper rifles had been disassembled and placed in the equipment lockers among boxes of tools and spare parts. If they were boarded by the Imperials it would be a lot harder to locate their weapons. Jaren hoped it never came to that.

    As Jaren approached, Telia looked up from where she was putting on her wig. "You know our equipment hasn't moved since the last time you checked it," she commented as if she had been reading his mind. "You're nervous about commanding your first mission aren't you?"

    "Yeah, I guess I am," he admitted. He picked up the Imperial Captain's uniform hanging in the corner and began to change into the tunic. "This is the first time a real mission is counting on me making the right decisions. I'm nervous that something could go wrong, but I'm also confident in my team."

    "That's good to hear," Telia said standing. "And I'm sure the nervousness is just temporary." She looked over his uniform and made a slight adjustment to the collar.

    "What you said about children, were you serious?" Jaren asked as Telia handed him his officers cap and gave him a kiss on the cheek.

    "I know we haven't discussed it," she began slowly. "But maybe it's time we started thinking about it."

    Jaren's response was cut short by Trika's voice over the intercomm. "Sorry to disturb you two lovebirds, but I just got off the comm with control. They have been informed of the imminent arrival of the newlyweds, Captain and Mrs. Avian here on their honeymoon, and everything is set for our arrival. We should be landing in about twenty minutes."

    <<TSL, you've created a monster with the whole 'name stuff after birds' idea. I love it. >>
  11. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<I'm happy that you are happy. I think. eek.gif >>
  12. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    <<Refresh doesn't work when half of the entire page won't show up.>>

    After a successful landing with no problems, clearence wasn't a problem. The two love-birds were entering the hotel, Trika close behind.
    As soon as they got into the room, however, Trika came alive. She had the biggest grin on her face the entire time she was unloading the computer equipment.
    Holding one end of a cord, Trika searched frantically for a data port entry. "You guys seen a hole in the wall?"
    Jaren and Telia shook their heads.
    "Dang it," she commented to herself as she slid under the huge bed. "It's under there."
    After maneuvering out from under it, everything was set. Trika sat down on the side of the bed and pulled out her computer, madly popping in disks and sending each code through her very own decrypt program.
    "Entry denied."
    Trika frowned at her computer.
    "Thought you said you could do this, Trika," came Jaren's mocking voice.
    "I swear I can," Trika kept her calm. General Ski had the same doubts as nearly everyone did. Hacking first into the hotel, and then getting permission into the planet's main computer wasn't exactly a piece of cake. "I swear it," she said again more for her own confidence rather than to anyone.
    "Access denied."
    Telia laughed.
    "Shut up," she mumbled under her breath, mainly to the computer. She punched in several new codes and commands.
    "Yes!"
    "You did it? You got in?" Telia asked.
    "No."
    Jaren looked at Trika puzzledly. "What's the excitement about then?"
    "I just figued out how long it will take me."
    Telia leaned over the computer. "How long?"
    Trika smiled. "Give me ten hours."

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  13. Darth Agent Mulder Jedi Master

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    The scout ship the Hawk had landed on the planet, the Talons filing out to begin their search for whatever it is that they seached for. The members included Milan-Kenobi, Ruby Jade, Rinin, and the cursed moose named Bullwinkle.
    And they will all die, Mulder thought.
    Darth Agent Mulder turned to his commander, Jeremiah Smith.
    "Is everything in order, Commander?"
    "Yes, my Lord."
    "The element of surprise is with us at this very hour. Are your troops in line, Commander?"
    "Yes, my Lord. We've successfully surrounded the scout group."
    "Good. Order your troops to open fire."
    Smith gave the order.
    Thirty minutes later, the four Talons were dead.
    *****
  14. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    <<I think Mulder enjoys his work just a little too much. >>

    "Ok Trika, Telia and I are going to do our part of the mission and keep up our cover. We need to be seen acting like Captain and Mrs. Avian if our story is going to be believed," Jaren said standing up from the bed where the hacker had spread out all of her computer equipment. Wires ran to power outlets and communications lines, stacks of disks lay piled on chairs, and Trika sat in the middle of it all with a big smile on her face.

    "Sure guys, whatever," Trika replied absentmindedly. Now that her computers were ready to go, she was totally engrosed in her work.

    "If you need anything, give us a call," Telia put in.

    Trika only nodded, not even looking up from the lines of code dancing their way across the screen.

    "Watch out for that platoon of stormtroopers down the hall," Jaren called.

    Trika was typing furiously now. "Ok," she said.

    And with that, Jaren and Telia were out the door.

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  15. Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Master

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    Okay, I was going to do this two days ago, but my computer was down, then my internet was down- ugh.
    -----

    Darth Greywolfe fingered the button in his hand. The button that would cut the oxygen to the bacta tank.
    As of yet, the ysalamiri had kept both Sith Lords from healing at all.
    The ship was set to blow in just a few minutes.
    He cut their oxygen.

    Ty-gon Jinn sat in the cockpit of his X-wing.
    His R2 droid beeped.
    "Yes, Shorty?"
    Several more beeps. The translation showed on his screen: "Would you like me to switch on the autopilot to follow General Ski?"
    "No, I'm going to fly it myself," Jinn replied.
    "Then would it be okay if I shut down?" the droid beeped.
    "Of course," Ty-gon said, annoyed by the droid.

    Obi-wan turned around in his cockpit. Mara had just made the jump to hyperspace- they didn't have a lot to worry about now.
    Mara turned around as well, and they kissed a few times.
    "You want to go on another date when we get back?" Obi-wan asked, then kissed her.
    "Sure," Mara said, and she kissed him again.
    Suddenly the commlink buzzed- a message from General Ski.
    "Great timing," Obi-wan muttered, then switched on the comm. "Yes sir?"

    Greywolfe smiled as he knew Invidious and Predator were dying. Their lungs were filling with bacta water.
    A commander came up to him with a small machine that monitored the two Siths' vital signs.
    Now both were dead.
    Suddenly, the monitor went blank. The ship had exploded- preventing them from breathing life back into their bodies.
    Greywolfe's mind went back to Darth Mulder. He looked at the commander. "Make sure their are no people with a similar enough genetic codes for them to possess. Clones, children, twin brothers- all must be eradicated."
    "Yes, my Lord."
  16. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    Talon was flying through hyperspace. He messaged each fighter personally and made sure they were ready for battle. The hyperspace counter went down and he and the squad reverted to realspace. Right into the middle of a barrage of turbolaser fire from the Admunian freighter, Skull and Crossbones. He silently cursed as he lead the squad out of danger.

    "All fighters, report in. Lock S-foils in attack position. The element of surprise is gone. Deploy by wingmen and knock out its engines. X-wings, provide suppression fire. A-wings, launch missiles at that communication array. B-wings and Y-wings, stand by with ion cannons."

    Talon Squad, now under the guise of being the Krayt Dragons, a pirate-like squadron, reported in and roared into battle. Several fighters were escorting the freighter, flanking it like small parasites. As soon as the sensor blips of Dragons came up on their screen they moved into a double diamond pattern and prepared for a head-on collision course with Kevin?s squad.

    The four B-wings moved in behind the rest of the squad and started to unfold into their ungainly attack position. Kevin and his wingman, Captain Ken, started to engage the fighters.

    The Y-wings started a run similar to a Death Star trench run on the hull of the freighter. Kevin wished them luck. A small Z-95 Headhunter started to move into position behind the Y-wings. Kevin flicked off a pair of lasers and was surprised to see both strike home. A proton torpedo launched by Ken finished off the decimated fighter. They swung around and looked on for more targets.

    Meanwhile the freighter was putting a good fight. It shield were down in several places, evident of the Y-wing and B-wing penetration tactics. But its turbolaser provided a crossfire that allowed no one to get a shot off in to those holes. Kevin and Ken had destroyed several more fighters when he heard some bad news.

    "Five is hit! I repeat, Five is hit." That was Krayt Dragon Three, Mara Jade.

    "Five, this is Leader. What happened?" He got nothing but static.

    "Leader, this is Three. She took a bad hit from a stray missile. Most of her main stabilizer is gone. She has the fighter under control, and I think she can make hyperspace."

    "Thanks Three. Stay with her and keep the fire off of her. As soon as her communications are repaired, give the escape coordinates and get out of here."

    "Understood, Leader."

    Kevin sighed. That was too close of a call. He could feel Kaiba mentally, which was good. She sent him a reassuring thought. She would be okay.

    "Leader to group. We have had enough close calls today. Let?s give this bad boy the worst we can. Nineteen?"

    Lieutenant Callisto spoke up. "Yes, sir?"

    "As soon as this thing is ready to blow she will send out a series of short wave communications in the form of some final laser blasts, right?"

    Lieutenant Callisto, his communication expert, would surely know of this. "Yes sir, she most likely will." Any ship with a total loss of communications would last attempt to get the ship?s whole database out to a surviving member of the fleet this way.

    "Be ready to retrieve this data then. And be sure to lock it down as soon as you get it so we can evaluate it."

    "I?m already on it, sir."


    [This message has been edited by Talon Squad Leader (edited 04-19-2000).]
  17. Alpha21 Jedi Padawan

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    This should go after Mulder's post
    ***
    Callisto's A-wing was in hyperspace, when he felt a jolt through the Force.

    Rinin, Ruby, and Milan-Kenobi are dead, Callisto thought with dread! The dark side of him wanted to say, "If you don't post, you roast!", but he knew that was an influence form the Dark Side.
  18. RogueLead11 Force Ghost

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    Kendrick wrenched the steering-yoke of his X-wing hard to port. A heartbeat later, laser fire singed his shields and an enemy fighter dropped into place behind him. Growling in his throat, Ken cursed the slowness of an X-wing for the fifth time that minute. He was getting soft, he supposed. Flying in A-wings for such a long time had gotten him spoiled with their speed.

    Well, he was just going to have to break that bad habit.

    He threw the X-wing into a downward cork-screw, followed up immediately with another, then cut the engines completely. The X-wing lurched in response, yanking him in his restraints and nearly putting his head through the forward control panel. Behind him, he could hear the roar of strained engines. Less than a second later, the surprised enemy fighter behind him zoomed by overhead, unable to stop in time?

    ? and right into his sights.

    Ken hit the trigger.

    When the explosion cleared, he activated his engines and rejoined with General Ski. ?Enjoying yourself, Nine?? the General?s voice asked dryly over the com.

    Kendrick grinned, looking around for more targets. ?I think a little too much, sir.?
  19. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Nine hours...
    Nine hours...
    Sure, Trika had gone longer during a hacking job, but at least she had a drink, or a snack or something.
    Trika punched in another command, stopping short of the last key. Something had happened. Trika froze.
    The shaking of the Force, a rattling feeling, all made Trika aware of the disturbance she had just felt in the Force. She wasn't as attuned to the living Force, so she couldn't exactly pinpoint what it was.
    A beep from the computer alerted her to the present. Trika fixed her headphones and speaker comm unit and began her transmission. "Leader, this is eight, I'm in the system. Tell me what you need." She thought for a second. "And I gotta question. Did anyone else just feel what I felt?"
  20. Darth Agent Mulder Jedi Master

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    Mulder enjoyed his job.
    Oh, how he enjoyed his job.
    Oh, how he incredibly loved his job! Killing four Talons, he had to smile at that one.
    Perhaps more were in the future?
    Absolutely, he thought, as soon as this bloody "Regrouping" chapter was over.
    Yes, he thought, just as soon as.
    Mulder smiled. The Empire would rise again.
  21. Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Master

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    Ty-gon heard Trika over his commlink. "Yeah, I felt it too, Trika. Do you know what it is?"
    Callisto's voice replied. "It's the Dark Side- deaths. Ruby Jade, Rinin, Milan Kenobi."
    Ty-gon concentrated on the Force. "Bullwinkle, too."
    A hush fell over the Talons in respect.
    Then they lept back into the battle.
    Ty-gon's droid beeped.
    "No, Shorty, I'm following this course. No, I don't want to deviate."
    No enemy fighters in sight, no guns on the surface of the ship.
    But a runaway laser bolt struck, left over from a Talon shooting at an enemy fighter that was already down vaporizing Jinn's droid and messing up a good portion of the X-wing.
    He went into a downward spiral, and suddenly found a hangar opening in the Dragon ship. He landed hard, with a loud thump. The ship skidded across the floor, landing on the wall.
    He hopped out of the X-wing, and in an instant, three Dragons fell, shot. He quickly grabbed a few parts from a neighboring Headhunter, and began fixing his ship.

    Mara bore down on a Headhunter- two proton torpedoes went flying fron the Y-wing on Obi-wan's command, letting Mara pull away just in time.
    "Great shot, Jinn!" she yelled.
    Obi-wan suddenly watched as his brother went down into the hull.
    "Ty-gon, you okay?"
    "Give me one second to rebuild and I will be."

    Darth Greywolfe looked at the remains of the Corellian Corvette, everything reduced to subatomic particles.
    He laughed.
    He had felt the stirring in the Force. Mulder had killed four Talons.
    And now their Sith Lord competition was dead as well.
    Six down, eighteen to go.
    -----
    General Ski-
    I guess now you can put Ric Ski on the roster.
    It may also be time to start Talon Squad Chapter Six.
  22. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    <<Ric Ski? Writing for two people? I think I can do it. You want a new chapter? Tomorrow there will be a new one. I'm open to new titles, etc. Just have some more fun "regrouping" and let me get a good handle on the situation. >>
  23. Jedi-Jade Force Ghost

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    The day had started off great. Leaving Trika behind to complete her hacking job. Telia and Jaren spent the day as a actual normal couple. Telia took him shoping, even while he complained the whole time. They went for a walk in the local holographic park, and just spent the day holding hands, and laughing.

    Hours later, however. Nine to be exact. The mood had changed drastically. Trika had informed them that Ruby Jade, Rinin, and Milan Kenobi had been killed in battle. Telia knew there would be a time of mourning later, but in order to keep their identities secret, the couple had to continue their act.

    The topic at dinner didn't help Telias mood either. Jaren had taken her to one of the fanciest restarants on the planet. All paid for by High Command, of course. A some what new, but familar conversation, had been brought up by Jaren. Children.

    "Tel, I just think that we should wait a little longer." Jaren commented while taking a bite of a food with a fancy name that went along with a fancy price. "I mean, we've been married for just a short period of time."

    "Oh, so you mean, you don't think our marriage will last long enough to have kids." Telia said sarcastically.

    "NO! You know what I mean. Our lives are just not stable enough. We haven't even moved into a perminate base yet."

    Telia was growing more angry by the minute. "That doesn't mean we can't handle kids. Or do you think I am not capable enough of handling it."

    "Honey, please, your making a scene." Jaren glanced around at the growing crowd they were attracting.

    Telia droped her fork and Jaren seemed to sink into his seat. He knew he was in trouble.
  24. LeiaB Jedi Knight

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    CiCi tried to keep her wits. She jumped out of the ship and began assisting Ty-gon with the repairs. Being on the Dragon ship was not her idea of a good time, and the squad needed them.

    CiCi's main concern was the weapons system...she had no doubt Ty-gon would have the ship back in working order quickly. A quick inspection revealed that all firing systems were intact and functional. She hoped back into the rear seat and within minutes the computer and controls were in full display once again.

    CiCi wiped her brow and pushed her blonde hair behing her ears, "Excellent work Ty-gon, is there anything you can't do?"

    Ty-gon laughed "Ask me that again when we have more time...Obi-Wan, we're heading back out."

    Their X-wing did a few quick spins and shot out of the hull into the heart of the battle. Not to their suprise however, the Talons had done quite a bit of damage in their brief absence.
  25. Mara Jade Emperor's Hand Jedi Knight

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    <<Just to establish that Mara is still alive so that a certain Sith Lord (*cough*Mulder*cough*) doesn't get any ideas...>>

    Lieutenant Mara Jade watched, slightly amused, as Ty-gon's X-wing shot back into space. "Your brother has a very creative take on in-flight repairs," she commented to Obi-wan with a slight grin.

    Her smile faded as she remembered the recent deaths in Talon Squadron. Ruby Jade, Milan-Kenobi, and Rinin... she had not known any of them well, but their deaths had ripped through her mind like fire. And Bullwinkle, their drill sergeant and cook...

    No time for this, Jade... mourn them later, or you'll be among the dead... along with Obi-wan.

    She shuddered briefly at the thought and focused all her attention on the Living Force, letting it guide her hands on the Y-wing's controls. Her eyes closed as she made peace with her thoughts for the time being, then snapped open at a sharp warning from her danger sense. She pulled back on the controls, breaking the lock the Z-95 Headhunter had had on her Y-wing.

    Mara cussed quietly as the Headhunter stayed on her tail. This guy's good... Her piloting prevented him from getting a lock, but she was unable to get a clear shot for Obi-wan. The enemy was always a split second too fast, which, considering the craft he was flying, was fairly impressive.

    For a brief moment, Mara considered twisting his mind with the Force, but it seemed too close to the Dark Side to attempt. Instead, she swore again and quickly juked the Y-wing sideways and up, then into an abrupt turn the opposite direction that put the Headhunter directly in Obi-wan's sights. He fired once, hitting the engines, and the small craft exploded. Mara dove her fighter through the fireball, and could have sworn she heard CiCi mutter, "Showoff," over the commlink. She chuckled.

    Obi-wan glanced at her with a grin. "Nice flying... and a very interesting vocabulary of invective."

    Mara blushed bright red as she realized that he'd heard her unload some of her most choice cusswords. Obi-wan for his part merely laughed.

    "You just forget you heard a word of that," she muttered, maneuvering the Y-wing into a position behind the enemy fighter. "Not a word of it."

    Obi-wan fired again, scoring another kill. "Good shooting," murmured Mara, checking once again on Kaiba's status. The communications system in her fighter was still down, but Mara could feel her comrade through the Force. Kaiba seemed to be all right, but the sooner she got out of there, the better.

    She piloted her Y-wing towards a fighter that was breaking off to engage Kaiba. No way, buddy... there will be no more deaths in Talon Squadron today. We've already lost too many...
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