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Gunther looked at Eponine as she spoke, then looked over at Morgan for confirmation from her sensors.  The XO simply nodded in affirmation, and went back to her sensors.  "That's good news, Ms. Carnahan.  Thank you."

- Gunther

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Gunther listened to the 2nd Officer's statement, and considered his options.  The he responded to Laura, saying,

="Thank you ma'am.  If you are convinced of their story as survivors, secure their weapons in the Arms Locker, see if they need medical treatment, and get them something to eat in the Common Room.  We need to check their back story and confirm their identities.  We can allocate them a stateroom on A Deck if they behave, or a spot in the Main Cargo Hold in irons if they do not.  Did they have any gear to secure?"=

- Gunther

Laura responded quickly.

="One of them has a box of personal items that Delilah is going back to retrieve. Then I'll allow them to clean up before I interrogate them"=

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Gunther nodded to himself absently and then responded,

="Sounds good Mrs. Stanier.  Proceed and advise the Bridge when you have completed your retrieval from the Mayfair.  We'll get underway as soon as the items are safely aboard.  Bridge out."=

- Gunther

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While waiting for his crew to sort out the new additions to Kestrel, Gunther went back to the carafe Louis had brought to the Bridge and poured himself some more coffee.

- Gunther

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On his instrument panel, Gunther watched as the airlock indicator showed the pressurization of the airlock and the opening of the interior hatch.  He hoped that the run back to Mayfair had been successful.

="Ms. Mathis, this is the Captain.  Are we all back aboard Kestrel now?"=

- Gunther

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A long moment passed, but then Svara's voice crackled across the Bridge with the strange loudness that came with patching into the comm system with a cortex: ="The airlock just cycled, so we're all clear, Captain. Repeat: all clear."=

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Gunther nodded and turned to Eponine, saying, "Very well then, as soon as they have the tether line retracted we'll be ready to depart."  He turned back to the intercom and asked,

="Last check.  Has the safety tether been retracted and stowed?"=

- Gunther

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Delilah's voice came over the intercom

=Yeah, all clear=

-Delilah

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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="Thank you, Ms. Wolff.  Prepare for maneuvering.  Bridge Out."=  Gunther turned off his mic as this concluded their rescue mission.  In the end, it had all turned out far better than he had hoped.  Two men from the derelict had been rescued alive... now if they just proved to be who they said they were, and not moles planted by pirates.

Gunther smiled and turned to Eponine saying, "Well then, that's a wrap.  You are clear to disengage from the Mayfair and resume course for St. Albans."  He sat back in his chair and watched his pilot maneuver the ship free of the Mayfair.

- Gunther

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Eponine smiled a little finally getting the  word they would be clearing out from the ravaged wreck of the Mayfair. "Aye Captain." She replied, feathering the thrusters to start breaking the rotational tumble both ships had been locked into. "Pushing away sir." She stated as she brought the main engines online.

It was a matter of moments before the Mayfair faded into the darkness of the black.
-Eponine

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Gunther sat back in his chair and watched as Eponine skillfully detached the Kestrel from the derelict, and soon had them speeding away across the Black towards St. Albans.  He turned to the pilot once she had cleared the Mayfair and asked her quietly, "So is everything calm now with your daughter?"

- Gunther

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Realizing that the excitement was over now, Gunther turned to Morgan and said, "XO, you can stand down and return to your off time slumbers.  Thank you for manning the Gunnery station during this emergency."  The XO smiled a weary smile at the Captain, said simply, "Aye aye", and headed for her cabin to rest up for her next Bridge shift.

- Gunther

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Eponine brough the ship onto its proper heading to St Albans, then turned slightly towards the Captain. "Ms. Stone reported all was well. I trust she has the situation in hand. I appologize for my outburst earlier." She responded in a very cool business like tone. Eponine was not one for many words. While she felt somewhat self conscious about her panicked concerns earlier, her mind maintained her correctness in putting her daughter's safety above the welfare of anyone else on this ship.
-Eponine

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Gunther listened to Eponine, and then said quietly, "I accept your apology, Ms. Carnahan, with the understanding that you remember that the lives of all persons aboard this vessel are in your hands when you are piloting this ship.  I understand your concerns as a mother, but you cannot throw everyone else aboard under the public transport skiff (ie bus) like that.  We need a calm, skilled and experienced pilot at the helm, concentrating on flying, to make sure we get through whatever it is we're experiencing, and as our designated pilot, you have that duty.  The crew I hired on Persephone would not allow your daughter to come to any harm if they could help it."

He paused, then continued, "Fortunately this time, there was no immediate threat to the Kestrel, or her crew.  Your first duty is to the men and women of this ship whose lives are in your hands.  They in turn will do their best to keep you, your daughter, and all the rest of us alive and well.  Do we have an understanding?"  The Captain understood her protective instincts as a mother, but he needed to know that she would not run off half-cocked in future, but would stay at her duty station, if a critical situation arose in which Eponine would have to choose between the ship and crew, and her daughter.

- Gunther

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As he waited for Eponine to respond, he tried to empathize with the superb pilot sitting across from him, who was also a loving mother.  "If you wish, Ms. Carnahan",  Gunther continued, "I will take the Con and you can go check on your daughter.  We're in route now to St. Albans with only time and the Black between us and our destination, so I can certainly handle matters."

- Gunther

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Eponine listened to the Captain. She knew her job and she would do it to the best of her ability. Keeping the ship flying kept Abigail safe. "Captain, I clearly understand, and it is my duty and motivation to keep this ship safe from any party that intends us harm. I will out fly and out fight any threat out there we come up against."

True. Enemies out in the black, she could deal with. The Kestrel was a tough ship in excellent condition. By herself she could evade or destroy most pursuers with it. It was the unseen enemies aboard that frightened her, the ones that valued cash over honor. And two more unknowns just came aboard.

She put on a good smile for the captain to try and look like everything was fine. It didn't look that convincing, but she always looked tightly-wound. "I would appreciate that Captain. The scopes are clear. The moment anything pings up, I will gladly retake my station."

-Eponine

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Gunther nodded to his pilot, then said, "Very good then, Ms. Carnahan.  I have the Con, and you are relieved.  Please give my regards to your daughter."  He sat back and watched the pilot leave the Bridge, then let out a gentle "whew".  He was now alone on the Bridge with his ship, and he dimmed the lights so that he could see the Black more clearly.

- Gunther

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The Black looked as beautiful as ever to Gunther, who got up to get another cookie and a coffee refill.  He decided to listen to Brahms, so he put on the great composer's music on over the Bridge speakers and resumed his seat in the co-pilot's chair.  He considered the coming contract opportunity, and how this crew could handle it.  Perhaps some personnel changes were needed...

- Gunther

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As he sat and watched the Black, Gunther wondered how things were going back with the new arrrivals from the Mayfair.  He decided to check on things with Laura, so he sent her a CorTex text...

=How are things proceeding Mrs. Stanier?  Are they legit survivors or piratical plants?  -- Lindemann=

- Gunther

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The Black continued to roll by as Gunther listened to his classical Earth That Was music and sipped his coffee.  He never tired of Bridge Watch.

- Gunther

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As he sat and watched the Black, Gunther wondered how things were going back with the new arrrivals from the Mayfair.  He decided to check on things with Laura, so he sent her a CorTex text...

=How are things proceeding Mrs. Stanier?  Are they legit survivors or piratical plants?  -- Lindemann=

- Gunther

Gunther didn't get an immediate response from Laura. His messaging app indicated the message had been received, but she had yet to read it.

- Busy Laura

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Gunther's comm unit signaled message delivery, so he checked it and saw that Laura had received the message.  Now he just had to wait fro her to respond.

- Gunther

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As he listened to Haydn and sipped coffee,the Captain watched the sensors occasionally to keep tabs on other ships in their general vicinity.  These were not simple merchantman sensors, oh no.  The Kestrel was equipped with the best milspec sensors he could get away with.  At one point he spotted a target on the sensors at the extreme edge of their range.  He watched it closely for a few moments, but the target fell off the screen and headed in a different direction.  No worries...

- Gunther

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Gunther wondered how things were going on the interrogation by his crew.  He continued to sip coffee and watch the Black, and noting the passing of time on the chronometer.

- GM

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As the Black passed by, Gunther thought about his old shipmates... from his early days with Silverstar Lines and from the adventures on the Prinz Eugen.  He warmed up his coffee and nibbled on a ginger snap, reminding himself to compliment Louis for the great cookies.

- Gunther

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