By Jack Campbell
Captain John "Black Jack" Geary attempts a determined gamble to steer the Alliance Fleet home-through enemy-occupied space-only to lose part the Fleet to an unforeseen mutiny.
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D-did you are saying Captain John Geary, sir? ” Desjani smiled proudly, her face sparkling. “Captain John ‘Black Jack’ Geary. He’s alive, Casell. He’s our commander. He’s bringing this fleet domestic. ” Riva’s face took at the glance Geary had come to dread, a mix of awe, disbelief, and sweetness. “Of course,” Riva breathed. “One of the Marines acknowledged Captain Geary had introduced the fleet the following, and we notion he was once talking symbolically. yet it’s real. ” His face flared with enthusiasm. “The Syndics are doomed. Tanya—I suggest, Captain Desjani, are you aware who used to be senior officer within the camp? Captain Falco. ” Desjani stared at her outdated good friend. “Fighting Falco? He’s alive, too? ” “Yes! And with him and Black Jack—” Lieutenant Riva gulped. “I suggest, Captain Geary, this fleet could be unbeatable! ” Geary nodded, holding his well mannered smile fastened. From what he’d noticeable of the fleet he’d inherited, any officer with the nickname “Fighting” most likely represented every thing Geary have been attempting to swap. yet might be now not. He couldn’t prejudge a guy evidently held in excessive regard. A tall, skinny guy paused dramatically on the best of a travel ramp, surveying the scene, then got here marching over, his expression tough. He wore fleet captain’s insignia pinned to the collar of a coat that used to be in beautiful good condition in comparison to what the opposite prisoners have been donning. humans grew to become to observe, whatever in regards to the man’s presence exerting a pull on recognition like a magnet attracting iron. Geary couldn’t support deliberating Rione’s disdain for “heroes” who led fleets to their doom. This guy may well do this, Geary inspiration. the guy halted sooner than Geary and gave him a convinced, comradely smile. “I have to see the fleet commander. ” Geary couldn’t aid noticing that the assertion hadn’t been a request. “I’m the fleet commander. ” “A captain! ” the guy appeared round, frowning, as though looking for a hid admiral. “You should have suffered a few severe losses. ” “I’m afraid we did,” Geary agreed. the guy sighed and appeared regretful in a fashion that in some way implied that if he have been in command that wouldn’t have occurred. He was once, Geary learned, a grasp at projecting unstated issues that these round may think had really been stated. “Very good. No relaxation for the weary, eh? ” he requested Geary with one other glance that implied shared realizing. “But accountability is a harsh mistress that can't be neglected by means of people with honor. I’ll be assuming command, then. ” Geary controlled to maintain his response restricted to better eyebrows. “Excuse me? ” the guy whom Geary assumed needed to be scuffling with Falco gave him a glance that mixed shock on the query with reassurance. “I imagine I’m secure in concluding that I’m the senior officer current now by means of advantage of date of rank. That makes it my accountability and accountability to imagine command. ” Geary nodded in a manner that he was hoping stated the man’s phrases with no conveying contract. “The scenario is probably not what you're thinking that it really is, Captain…? ” he requested, even if he’d already guessed. That earned him a full-scale frown. A shot aimed toward the man’s ego it seems that had no hassle penetrating the shields of companionable authority he cherished to hold.