IC - Kate and Kara Leeash, Cha Niathal Kate’s mind was spinning with all sorts of options, //it’s just me and the Admiral, I could take her down, or at least run for it, and only one guard, the decks where not that heavily patrolled, I could make good headway through the, . . .Kara. . .//, Wookiee rage? begging? passing out? nothing would protect Kara, and even if she got a head start, and Kara kept up, she couldn’t take out a whole ship by herself, even if Beka helped out, or the boys, there was no warning, no planning. . .she was too far from the hanger bay, her ship would be guarded or destroyed before she even got halfway there. Also, that would be the wrong choice, she would be sent to prison and Kara would be left alone. Kate sighed, she had no option, and she couldn't even be mad at Cha, because everything she listed, she had done. She felt helpless, dizzy and nauseous, or wait was that the drugs? What Cha was offering was beyond what now Kate realised she actually deserved. Kate tried to speak but had to clear her throat first. She looked down, she was defeated, and worst of all, she did it to herself. She had no right to ask but had to try. “Would I be able to drop Kara at the Academy? Under guard of course.” She looked at Kara who was now looking rather pale. “If your behaviour this week is acceptable,” Cha said sternly, but the edges of her voice conveyed a warmth. She watched the look on Kate's face as she mentally cycled through all the possibilities and was glad that Kate came to the correct conclusion, this didn’t have to be harder than it already was. Kate meekly nodded. “I want to hear you say it.” Cha said as she turned on a recording device unknown to Kate. “I Kate Leeash, have, this day, “voluntarily” enlisted myself in the Galactic Alliance, to serve under Admiral Cha Niathal, until the end of the war, unless sooner discharged: And I do bind myself to conform, in all instances, to such rules and regulations, as are, or shall be established for the government, this I will uphold as long as my daughter remains safe and taken care off as per our agreement. " Kate said remembering her first pledge back in the day. She added the part about her daughter because if even a hair on her head was damaged, she would take the Galactic Alliance down with her. “Thankyou” Cha understood her words, and she would do what she could, again she was no monster, but she was a practical leader. “I will have the paperwork sent to you by the end of the day, please sign and it will be returned to me, It should take no less than a week for me to get Kara into the Academy, until then, of course, she will remain by your side.” “Mmmuummm” Kara said weakly, Kate recognized that look, “Cha do you have a bucket?!” Kate asked urgently, Cha went to the side panels and grab something, Kate got up and knelt next to Kara, gently moving back her hair. Just as Cha produced a bucket Kara vomited straight into it and began to cry, Kate gently rubbed Karas back. Cha ordered for a medical transport to be brought up straight away, while getting a small towel and wetting it, and a glass of water. She offered these things to Kate as Kara vomited once again. Very quickly a small medical transport arrived and Kate carefully helped Kara on board. “Kate, take this with you, it is a small recording and transmitting device, should ANYONE attempt to talk to you about anything to do with a mutiny, or escape, recorded and press send, it will only go to me. I can contact you via this device as well.” Kate absently grabbed the device and placed it in her pocket as she followed Kara and the medial team out. Cha had confidence and knew that Kate would behave and play along. The medical team had taken the mess away so Cha went back and began to get Kara into the Academy as promised. --- Back at the medical bay, the doctor had put in some IV fluids in Kara’s hand and in the fluids was an anti-nausea drug, Kara had stopped vomiting and was now asleep. Kate was seated in the chair next to Kara’s bed, and was resting her upper body and head on the bed, looking up at Kara. Kate was nearly asleep, and through her near closed eyes, she suddenly saw Liam sitting on the bed gently patting Kara head and smiling, he then turned to look directly at Kate, still smiling. Kate opened her eyes more, too focus on him, but he was gone. A voice just behind her, startled her, “I could get you some too if you want” Dr Tarrie offered referring to the IV fluids, half in a joking tone, half-serious. Kate couldn’t even summon the strength to lift her head and so just rolled her head back to look up at the Doctor. “Yeah maybe, I’m feeling nauseous and dizzy” she weakly smiled. “Alright, I get a bed extension for you as well” he said walking out of Kate field of view. A few minutes later a droid and the doctor came back, they widened the bed, and added extra padding to the extension. Kate carefully took off her shoes, and got on the bed next to her daughter and settled down. The droid lifting up the blankets and placing them, as the doctor put in the line for the fluids. Kate feel the cool-ness of the liquid in her hand, but she did start to feel better within a minute. //yay for drugs!// “Thankyou” “Your welcome, rest. I’ll check on you both soon.” Kate closed her eyes, and felt the warmth of her daughter by her side, “I’m so sorry little one,” Kate whispered, “but this will actually be the best for you, and that’s all I have ever wanted”. Kate soon fell asleep, despite her emotions raging. TAG - . . .anyone? Im free for chats.