THE DIE IS CAST
|A PAINFUL VICTORY :|
IKV Claw of the Vicious
Captain Wegtor sutai Kommora watched the gas giant fill the view screen. Timing was everything. “Tactical!” he growled in battle language. The screen shifted to show a top down view of the system. His wing continued on their course using the gas giant as cover. The estimated sensor shadow was shrinking rapidly. The rest of the attack wing was lined up behind the Vicious. “Open a channel,” he ordered.
The other wing commanders appeared on the screen. “I still think there are cruisers in this system!” grumbled Klelsk of the Vanquisher. “Then pray we can take out this listening post before they close with us. I’d rather die fighting them than die trying to bomb a few sensor pods!”
“As would I,” said Klelsk. “SUCCESS!” he saluted.
Wegtor returned the salute and closed the channel. The Vicious surged around the gas giant and began rapidly closing with the next planet in the system.
“COMMANDER! Two Federation destroyer are orbiting the fourth planet. They’re changing course!”
But Wegtor knew he was committed. “Hmm…success indeed,” he mumbled thoughtfully as his ship surged toward a painful encounter. Wegtor smiled. It would be a noble death.