"Tom, we're home." A Spartan in Gungnir GEN 1 reported. Tom stepped on deck to join him.
"Andy, it's nice to see you as always." Tom said.
"Likewise, Captain. Incoming transmission, probably Samantha for you." Andy said, and left. The Captain stared into a holographic projection.
"There's new holes in your ship. Explain." A woman ordered. She was old enough to be his mother.
"Well... You see, after the raid, we lost our drive... We were drifting for years until we found a Covenant controlled planet. We suffered heavy casualties but we managed to collect a couple slipspace drives' worth of parts. We can start that fleet you wanted." Tom said.
"Casualties?" The projection of Samantha removed her glasses.
"Do you want names, or a number?" Tom asked, not letting her answer. "We lost 59 in combat. Reginald 3652, Delilah 2877, Carson 4690, Christina 3101, Jarrod 0787, Drake 4355,-" Tom was interrupted.
"No need to continue. Report to my office at once." Samantha said softly.
"Captain Andrade, Farius Prime has reported an attack, and has sent out a wide range distress call to anyone. Prepare to leave by tomorrow." Jasper commed her.
"Yeah..." Aries began being incredibly over affectionate toward Cat.
"So am I..." Sky said as she took Ana to her bed.