09/14/3065 00:32 Location – “The Icebox”, Mule Dropship “Rodeo”, Al’Sur
Lieutenant Jasmina Ilonka put her hands through the brig door to get cuffed by Hendrick, apparently she was “extremely dangerous” so required these extreme measures for her visitor’s safety. The cold steel closed over her wrists and she was ordered back to her bunk before the door opened. Major Felicity Grey stepped in her arm still in its sling with bruises everywhere,
Mina looked her over I guess it was to much to hope for that you would die in Shervanis Felicity,
Major Grey replied in a condescending tone, That’s not a very nice thing to say Mina. I’m very disappointed in you, four on one you should have made it a little more difficult for them
Mina started at her intently, and where would I have run to? They would just send more, I realized it was over I thought there would have been more time before Leon discovered Samira
Felicity locked eyes with her forcing Mina to avert her eyes, You know Commander Brant thinks that you have become to much of a liability, he doesn’t think you should be on the team anymore, dangling a key in her hand, I could of course convince him otherwise; unless you think Joe will be your champion and do it, grasping the key back in her balled fist, Now what do you think the odds of that are?
Mina reached violently toward Felicity but paused just as abruptly, Why are you here Major; why didn’t you tell us about the gem mines or your suspicion of Chief Idlewood?
Would it have changed anything?_, Major Grey shifted her intonation to be more sing-songy, Now, be a good girl and tell me what you think of my pet project now that you have seen them with and without me?,
Lieutenant Illonka slacked and sat back down on her bunk facing Felicity, This unit falls apart without you, its amazing they made it this far. Tack refuses to take command and issue orders, insisting on building consensus, I fear his indecision may have given enough time to the Titanfellers to defeat Ash and prepare to issue the coup de grace against us.
Hotfoot is quick to react but lacks the confidence to lead effectively he’s already looking for an exit rather than take the responsibility. Adrian’s misogyny and cowardice have poisoned his relationship with the rest of the unit, he should have been fired a long time ago but Markus and Joe appreciate his tactical acumen and loyalty over the years.
Alina resents Commander Brandt for holding the pilots back and not using them properly for fear of endangering her, she wants to help not sit in a grounded Aerofighter all day. At least Joe understands and is willing to let her earn her keep.
Leon is a threat to the unit’s security, he’s unstable and I have suspicions that he killed six workers on Dainmar Majoris but no evidence, additionally he lied about what happened at the scavenger outpost and now the Titanfellers are going to use it to turn the Emirs against us, not that they need much help with Markus taking in the Jaguars.
Felicity looked intrigued, I heard you had Leon at gunpoint in the camp, if the situation would have been different would you have pulled the trigger?
In a cold monotone Mina replied, Without hesitation, I didn’t have enough time to figure out a proper alibi to avoid retaliation from his men. You ordered me to protect the unit from all threats…
Felicity leaned forward from her sitting position, That’s enough, I have what I need
Mina snapped back with tears in her eyes, Why me?
Major Grey got up and grabbed Jasmina’s chin with her left hand, leaning uncomfortably close, I just saw so much potential in you, I’ve taught you almost everything I know. Why didn’t you want Markus or Joe to know about our relationship? Its not like I ordered you to keep it secret. Were you afraid they might compare you to me?
Mina pushed her away, I’m nothing like you Major!
Felicity grabbed her cuffs and pulled them down with impressive strength for her off-hand, But you are sooo close, I’ve been doing this for nearly twenty years, what has it been ten since I came across you on Logan Prime after that Hegemony raid. Lost little Maria, I gave you a second chance in Canopus space. You wanted to help the innocent so they didn’t meet the same fate, noble ideals for a naive little girl. You volunteered for the Dreamwalker Program five years ago and I told you what that meant, it’s not my fault it wasn’t as successful as they would have liked on the first round.