CHAPTER 23 - THE EVACUATION
Lisa saw in the distant Lake Vouchon her favourite lake and a place where she routinely sailed when not working. Lisa drank in the view and wondered if she would ever see home again. She turned to the shuttle and left Sirenson seeing below its vast green expanse and high white peaks and numerous lakes.
The shuttle landed on the Avenger. In front of it was a large fleet of five hundred ships a mixture of civilian and military.
Lisa walked to the Avengers bridge and she was impressed by the sight.
The rest of the crew were below busy only Priette was by her sister "Thats a lot of ships."
Lisa nodded in agreement "It is."
Priette continued quietly as they both took their seats "The Alliance has just surrendered only a few minutes ago."
Lisa look to her sister "Not of all the ships are here yet."
Priette nodded "They should have been here nine hours ago."
Then in the distance a tunnel emerged with a golden glow inside of it. Out of the tunnel emerged vast circular ships that dotted in the hundreds surrounded by fighters.
Lisa looked on "We have to go now?"
Priette nodded and signaled for the fleet to move and approached a hyper gate that was close to Sirenson. Soon the vast fleet began to move however their was a problem.
The Avenger suddenly stopped its power gone. Emergency lights came on.
Priette ran to an engineering computer "Powers down on all decks."
Lisa shook her head "How can that be. We spent weeks repairing the ship."
William radioed through from the ships engineering level "I've found the problem one of the thrusters has failed. We've got back ups."
Lisa punched her chair "When can we move."
William continued "Thirty minutes I've begun work already, the radio's however are unaffected."
Priettes face lit up with concern "That fleet will be on top of us in twenty five minutes."
Lisa shook her head "Signal for them to continue."
Lisa looked on with concern as the Iquan advanced closer and closer. Her ship had been upgraded but it could not take on a vast fleet.
The Iquan fleet advanced rapidly. Lisa saw the ships hover in space as smaller ships descended onto Sirenson. The Iquan fleet paused uninterested in Lisas ship.
Soon the power was restored and piloted the ship into hyperspace catching up with the caravan of ships.
William walked onto the bridge.
Lisa turned to him "Thanks."
William smiled but quickly frowned "The thrusters been repaired."
Lisa "Thank you."