“Hey! Boys! Corso, Toren, get your asses to the cockpit!” crackled the loudspeaker throughout the ship. Cylver let up on the comm button and began to initiate the hyperdrive. Both men arrived in short order, Corso still sleepy looking, Toren somehow managing to look freshly minted.
“Cap’n, what’s goin’ on? S’ it Skavak? Rogun?” Corso asked.
“Nope. We got a job.”
They looked at her.
“…And this could not wait because-?” Toren said, eyebrow arched pointedly.
“Cause it’s a job like RIGHT NOW, from the Pubes -Pubs, sorry- an’ we need t’ hop to it. Plus it pays enough that we’re set fer fuel for the next month!” She grinned at them, obviously quite excited, that I’m-about-to-start-mischeif grin of hers, lone good eye sparkling. Hurrying to explain, she added, “Look, it’s simple, cake run, really, but they’re short of ships so they are hirin’ folks like us. We go, escort a shuttle, shoot Imps -yeah, thought you’d like that, Corso- and get shittons of creds at the end.”
“Assuming we survive.”
“Don’t be so negative, Stretch, it’s just a live firefight between a few destroyers, li’l ol’ ship like us won’;t even be on thier radar. Now! Corso! Guns, farmboy, hop to it! Toren, you’re with me. I’ll be flying. You keep an eye on the sheilds an’ systems, holler if there’s incoming bad guys we need to kill.”
To thier credit, they immediately ran to thier stations as she took the center captain’s chair, unaware of Toren’s glance as she tapped keys and ignited the engines. Her orders came without hesitation in the face of danger, quick and crisp.
Like a real captain.
Despite what she may say, Cylver’s strong leadership skills would not be denied.
Toren frowned. “Captain?”
Cylver, rolling up her sleeve, answered his unasked query. Her mechanical arm shifted, whirred, and wires disengaged themselves. The cyborg began to jack in.
“I can connect to the ship. Gives me a edge in a fight,” she said with a shrug. That old familiar tingle zipped up her cybernetics and her nervous system- suddenly, her cyborg eye was full of writing, like an internal HUD. Her real hand gripped the other joystick. With a thought, she engaged the hyperdrive and braced herself.
“ETA, fifteen minutes. Uh, Toren- there’s one, um, downside. I’m connected to the ship, but that also means…”
His blue eyes widened. “….The ship is connected to you. Will sustaining damage-“
“Yeah, it will. I get… negative feedback. So if you could, like I Said, monitor the systems, keep a close eye on ‘em, alright?” She turned to look at him. “Keep us alive.”
He nodded. “Yes, Captain. I will.”
“Thanks. Alright- let’s get these sonsabitches! Corso, you in position?”
“Aye, Cap’n! Let’s do this! YeeeeHAW!”
“Do me a favor Farmbow, and NEVER say that agian. Here we go!!” she said, and the lines of subspace faded into the sound of weapons fire and massive, hulking ships in the viewport. Their target was ahead.
This is what happens when you attempt to prevent Khes from doing something.
A Stark will sit at the Iron Throne.
According to my vast research, this is all you need to know about the British.
Before the 2011 delisting, the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s reintroduction of wolves to the northern Rockies in the mid-1990s appeared to be one of the greatest conservation successes in the country. A key predator species, wolves once roamed freely throughout the United States. But by the early twentieth century, as human populations extended into farther into the American wilderness, they were hunted nearly to extinction — largely because they posed a threat to ranchers’ livestock. By the 1960s, when wolves finally received some federal protection, they had become ecologically extinct, meaning they were no longer playing a role in maintaining the ecosystem. Only a small population survived in Minnesota and Isle Royale National Park.
Protection under the Endangered Species Act and the reintroduction of wolves in the northern Rockies helped the wolf populations rebound in some parts of the country. In 2011, before the government gave in to pressure from the hunters and ranchers declared open season on them, there were an estimated 6,000 wolves in the Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes region combined. Since the hunts, the wolf population has declined an estimated 7 percent.
Conservationists and wildlife biologists say wolves need contiguous populations for genetic sustainability, and this premature delisting could again push them back to the brink of extinction. “The job of recovery is far from done,” says Noah Greenwald, an ecologist and endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity, pointing to a map existing grey wolf populations in the US compiled by scientits. “Unlike for other species listed under the Endangered Species Act, such as the bald eagle, there has never been a national recovery plan for the grey wolf, and now they are basically walking away from what little’s been done. From our perspective, this is a violation of the spirit of the Endangered Species Act.”
(via Earth Island Journal)
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