Pete Says Thank You
took one last look around his quarters on the VSDII Aggressor, both to make
sure he was not leaving anything behind, and to savor the memories of the
last three years. Then, like any good
imperial officer would, he turned, walked out the door, and left it in the
past. He walked down to the hall
towards the turbolift and hit the button to open
the doors. He heard the whirring of
the machinery bringing the car up, and it took a moment to get there,
slightly annoying Silvius. The car was
supposed to be stationed at his level when he was up
there. When the doors opens, he got a
bit of a surprise. FA Pete Mitchell
was in the lift, waiting for him.
“I thought I’d
come by to send you off. Nothing
fancy, but I figured I ought to thank you for your three years of impeccable
service to the Empire.”
Pete, I appreciate the thought. It’s
been great to work with you.”
pleasure has been mine,” Pete said as they walked out of the turbolift on the hangar level. They walked in silence for a moment. When they got near the door to the hangar,
Pete said, “Oh, I almost forgot. I’ve
got to give you this…” Pete fumbled
around his pockets for a moment.
we might as well go in to the hangar…” Pete noticed the door opening in front
of them as they stood there. As they
got through the entry hallway and past the security room, a huge crowd of
pilots and troopers appeared.
noticed FA Plif, and GA Rapier as well.
again, this time with his voice amplified and echoing through the hangar
deck. “Fleet Admiral Silvius, Grand Admiral
Rapier and I would like to present you with this small token of our
appreciation for your excellent service to the Empire as Combat Operations
Office. We hereby award you with the
Medal of Honor!”
you Sirs! I wasn’t expecting this!”
earned it,” replied Rapier.
again for your service Silvius.” Pete saluted. “Now, I guess you can board your
shuttle. ORRR, you could put your bag
down and head to the cantina…”