Aella sat on the transport reviewing the last transmissions she had picked up. There was nothing there for her to hand over to the General. It was as if they had discovered her program and was slowly disbanding it. Transmissions of planets being attacked by some unknown force were coming into the Alliance. She hoped they would find out what was behind it. In fact it was those very reports that led her to visit her friends and her parents. They were on the rim and Aella was concerned about their health and safety. Closing the one program she was working on Aella closed her eyes, it was so complicated, hopefully she would break it in time, and it didn't hold anything of importance. What worried her was the last report of missing Jedi from Skywalker's academy that was one report she hoped wasn't true. Aella's ship came out of hyperspace. From the windows everything looks normal. The planet was off in the distance and it was difficult to tell what type of ships were there, it was too far away. The captain soon discovered that he couldn't raise the planet or station, it was as if all air traffic was basically dead air. Trying every avenue to contact someone either the planet or the ships surrounding it. Finally the Captain realized he had to lie to the passengers until something was figured out. "Ladies and Gentlemen, there will be a slight delay to our landing. Thank you." Aella straighten in her seat when she heard the Captain's announcement, they used shuttles to send the passengers down to the planet usually, was the Captain thinking of landing the freighter on the planet itself? Deciding to be patient and review her work Aella didn't say anything When they began to serve drinks Aella began to be concerned. Putting everything back in her jumpsuit she began to look for the steward. "Yes, ma'am?" The steward asked. "I would like to see the Captain please." "I'm sorry he's very busy and if it's about the delay, it's just a small technical problem." Aella hated that 'customer is stupid attitude' letting out a sigh Aella lowered her voice so only the steward would be able to hear her. "I know that tone, I've used it many times myself, and I'm not buying it." The steward smiled. "I'm sorry miss, but the Captain requested all passengers wait here or in their cabins." "Very well, perhaps I will go to my cabin and see what I can find out from the Alliance, if there's a problem maybe they have some information." Aella rose to stand making sure she had everything she would need. She knew she was bluffing, but she just hated to be treated like she didn't have a right to know when something was wrong. The steward let her pass him whenever a passenger was upset they always claimed to know somebody somewhere he had heard it all. One passenger had even claimed to be related to the Emperor himself. Standing there he watched in silence as she headed toward the cabin section. At least she wasn't going to alarm the passengers. Glancing down to where she was sitting he noticed that something was laying there in the side of the seat, bending down to pick it up he notice it was an ID of some kind. Looking at it he glanced back to the direction that she had taken. "Captain, I think you might want to see one of the passengers." The steward then explained what he had found. "Bring her to the bridge." Was the Captain's only order. The Steward walked toward Aella and found her just before she entered her cabin. "Ma'am, the Captain has ordered that you be allowed onto the bridge."
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