Pete Gets Surprised
wearing his flight suit, was double-checking his quarters to make sure there wasn’t anything he forgot.
Satisfied, he grabbed his bag and helmet and
turbolift on the hangar level, Pete was intercepted by FA Plif. “Pete! You’re exercise with the Warrior is
Admiral is on his way here. He has an
great. How soon will he arrive?”
we got lots of notice… I better get my
dress uniform on to greet him.”
later in the main hangar bay of the challenge, the entire contingent of
pilots and troopers were waiting as the Grand Admiral’s shuttle landed
smoothly. The Fleet Admirals Pete,
Plif, and Silvius stepped forward to greet the Grand Admiral.
Grand Admiral! How may we serve you
today?” said Pete.
done most of the work already. Just
stand at the front and we’ll get this party started. Sorry for the late notice. It was necessary to squeeze this in my
at all, sir.”
at the front of the crowd as GA Rapier approached. He was followed by his assistant, carrying
a case. Pete recognized it from
several encounters with that case.
Larger than most medal cases, yet too small for most weapons. He couldn’t fully
mask his smile.
started, “Fleet Admiral Pete Mitchell! For just over a year as TCCOM and 11 months
as SOO before that you have been an outstanding flag officer and your
exemplary service at the top position of the Tie Corps have made you a
valuable individual. Congrats Pete... Try to keep the Challenge upright...
that inverted stuff gets old.”
the medal up and Pete bent down to allow the Grand Admiral to place the eagle
around his neck. Pete stood up
straight and saluted. “Thank you very much, Sir”
it.” Replied Rapier as he handed Pete his ceremonial dagger to go with the
around to face the crowd and held the dagger up. “Drinks are on me!” The entire ship cheered as loud as