Even after becoming Quaestor, Andrelious insisted on putting his family first. Even if his duties kept him busy well past the childrens’ bedtimes, the former Imperial would make sure that they knew he was home and safe.
Andrelious had just finished reading a bedtime story to Poppy and Etty when his home’s holoterminal buzzed loudly.
“At this hour? Really?” Kooki stated crossly as Mostynn fussed.
Andrelious activated the holoterminal and immediately recognised the form of his Aedile, Aldaric.
“I’ll assume this can’t wait. You’re not one to make social calls,” Andrelious declared.
“Indeed it cannot. We have received reports of an old Imperial Ton-Falk Escort Carrier located a few light years away from the Caelus system,” the Chiss announced in his usual tone.
“That’s hardly a threat. Even if it’s got a full hangar of TIE Defenders it won’t be able to threaten our space,” the Quaestor replied.
“I agree. I was thinking that we could acquire it. Archanis is in need of a command ship, is it not?” Aldaric ventured.
“Perhaps you are on to something. It’ll be a pretty good way to test the mettle of some of our men. I’ll admit that I’m not too familiar with some of them yet,” Andrelious explained, feeling Kooki glaring icily at him.
Andrelious was quietly pleased with just how many of Taldryan had signed up to Archanis. Many, such as Andan Marshall and Sithspawn, were veterans who remembered the glory days from Archanis’ past, whilst others, such as Volskven and Baelor, simply preferred the houses’ mandate to the more ‘stealthy’ approach of Ektrosis and the SRI.
“Greetings, Archanis. Today, Aldaric and I have a mission for you…” Andrelious began