Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:22 PM On the Bridge of the Alliance Star Destroyer Scoundrel, its captain Dev Gramke stood silently at the main veiwport as he stared out at the sea of stars. "Sir,message from fleet command."The young commo officer said looking up from the crew pit. Dev raised his hand without even looking at the person, he knew what it was, the same message that had been sent for the past two days."Shall I inform Colonel Treece sir? LtCmdr York the Scoundrels X O asked as he walked up beside his captain. Dev stood there looking out the transparasteele window for another minute, then turned to his XO. "No I'll deliver this message personally." Dev replied with a faint smile. York nodded then turned to the helmsman. Set course for Darvis he said as Dev made his way from the bridge. Deep within the bowels of the massive Star Destroyer. Donovan Treece sat Quietly in the cockpit of his All Terrain Armored Transport. This was his place on the ship, his retreat where he came to think and mull over things . Dev stepped off the lift and entered the cavernous bay that held the Walkers. The bay was dark save the light coming from a Walker cockpit a short distance away. "Here goes nothing." he said to himself wondering how Donovan would react to the news he was about to deliver.Upon entering the massive walker, he heard a tune Figeran D'an's band played many years ago echo through out the walker. "Mind if I come in?" Dev asked as he entered the cockpit, seeing Treece sitting there in the gunners seat nursing a mug of hot cider a half eaten blueberry Bagel sitting on the weapons console above where Rocky lay curled up on the cockpits floor. Donovan gestured but said nothing as Dev sat down in the drivers seat. "I heard already." Donovan said looking straight ahead taking a cip of cider. "I'm sorry buddy, but its been over six months now and well... "I know, I know the Scoundrels needed else where, I got the whole story already " Donovan said cutting his friend off. "She's like a daughter to me Dev." "I know but Fleet Command sees it differently." Dev replied softly. " I made a promise that I'd do my best to take care of her and keep her safe and ... "Buddy that was a couple of years ago, hell she's a Jedi Knight AND a fighter pilot now." Dev said shaking his head Some times I swear you worry about her more than her own father does!" he added. "Yeah, well she's out there somewhere I know it and she's in trouble I.. "Listen I belive something screwy happend as well. Dev cut in "But good or bad Donovan, right now theres not a damn thing you can do about it. Its her destiny and she's gotta follow it. C'mon you know what Skywalker once said about destiny?" "I know, ...I Know." Donovan said putting up a hand "Destiny is not a matter of chance, Its a matter of choice." he said with a smile Far be it from me to contradict a Jedi Master. " Ok then well now that went a bit better then I expected" Dev sighed "Promise me one thing... if we get ANY credible info on her wherabouts "Count on it buddy. Dev said with a smile as he stood up Donovan smiled looked down at Rocky briefly then got up from the gunners seat and opened a small compartment behind the commanders station and pulled something out that Dev had'nt seen in long time. "Rocky, he said looking down at the Womprat as he used both hands to place his Black hat upon his head just right "Whats say we get back in the War.
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