Hale took a minute to scroll through the mission details once more upon hearing the name Donovon Mars. Her eyes gaze at Yazmin and back at the name. A small look of concern flashes before she puts the tablet aside and faces Yazmin directly. “Technically, no.”
She responses, “But, as I said, I’m not out on the mission with you four. Use your judgement and worse come to worse ask Aura on a call to make.”
Hale gives a small smile before returning to the tablet and walking toward the computer.
Whatever the rest of the team decides to do from the morning onward, they do so to the fullest. Commander Hale, as the time approaches for the team's departure, sends the rest of the crew she had with her in the room out to check on another team that should be making their return. Once left alone in the room, she goes to the computer and types in a few codes. A screen appears from the middle of the table that engineers were working and with another press of a button, the room slowly sealed itself off for privacy. For this conversation, she needed complete privacy.
Upon the screen, a flicker waves through and an image of a young looking man appears. Despite his appearance, it did not reflect his age. Most thought him to be 39 but that is a unconfirmed rumor. The man that sits before Commander Hale as she stands at attention is Fadio Ginsburg, leader of the Ordo Sanctus. “Good evening, my lord” “It is indeed a good evening, Commander.”
His voice is booming yet smooth. Even through the speakers Hale could feel her body tense up more than normal. “Has “Without a Trace” begun?”“No, my lord. But they are preparing to leave soon. I have full faith in their abilities to complete this task.”
A smile could be seen as Fadio brushes the hair from his face, revealing some very familiar eyes. “Very good. I know you chose the right people for the operation. Upon news of their success, i expect a full report. Our next step hinges on the information that they find.” “My lord, some of the men under my charge have heard rumors of something big coming from the UNF side. Is that why we’re moving in such haste?”“You are correct, Commander.”
He pauses, putting his fingers to his chin, stroking as he continues. “ The fact that such news has made it down to your level means there may be some truth to those rumors. This “Verse””
He pauses again before look back at Hale. “This may change the tide of the coming war.”“The coming war”
Hale repeats. “Are we ready for that? We lost… we lost so many so far in other areas of Priscus.” “Hold your head up high, Commander. We will be ready. It is the UNF who sit upon their laurels. They do expect us to act. They expect us to fear when in fact, they are the ones who are feeling that emotion. Take advantage of that. However the war is another night. Tonight, there is only the mission.”“Yes, my lord. Only the mission”“Excellent. Continue with your debriefing.”
The debriefing continued onward until the evening approaches.
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Aura’s team had a lot to prepare for but prepare they did. With the addition of Jay, the chances of success are a lot higher than before but they cannot afford to let that get to them. With Aura’s plan mapped out, the engineers went out to make sure the Valkinai’s were ready for launch and ready to engage in combat. Weapons were provided to the soldiers but very limited ammo. The time slowly approaches and the team should be assembling soon enough