Genie cursed in silence as he led Lambda in their fourth sweep of the system that afternoon, it was by a significant margin the most tedious mission they'd had in a long time. He would have given up at the beets on deck 29 to have been out earlier in the day when Beta had been seeing off the mercenary scum that had jumped one of their patrol craft, but unfortunately Major Task had elected to commit only a single squadron to that action and it had been proven right as they were no match for a trained Imperial squadron.
"Three, form up there would you, this is still a patrol not some simulator after party" Genie growled. "Kids these days.."
Lieutenant Carroll in Lambda Three pulled his fighter back into formation as they completed their pass of the still burning wreckage of the mercenaries vessel. The occasional burst of flame still sprouted from the now decimated hulk as pockets of atmosphere vented slowly into space.
The madness, or perhaps bravery of taking on an Imperial Star Destroyer Genie mused.
A chirping sound caught Genie's attention, appearing in red text across his fighters command console was a recall order.
"Control, Lambda Lead," Genie thumbed the mic button on the edge of the yoke. "Confirm recall order please?"
"Affirmative Captain, the Major wants you back onboard ASAP. The Commodore is holding a command briefing in 45 minutes, apparently you may be heading out on a mission soon!"
Genie grinned gleefully and hit the thrusters, leading Lambda in a long loop back towards the Hammer, perhaps this was going to be a good week after all.