Lieutenant Talia Osa was flung back into the acceleration couch as her fighter/bomber caught the catapult. All around her metric tons of machinery, magnetics and energy were being directed to fling her and her P-990 into the depths of space from the mother ship High Destiny. The launch tunnel before her fighter stretched away lit brightly with white light that abruptly ended in a black void towards which she was quickly approaching.
Talia had no idea why her squadron had been ordered to launch on such short notice, but when the first tremor ran through the High Destiny that signaled a hit to the shields everyone knew that this was no drill. Talia and her fell