K'tithrak Mang System - Series 8 - Mission 4

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K'tithrak Mang System - Series 8 - Mission 4
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The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong

Just what I was afraid of happened. Angel ordered me to fly a forward patrol protecting the carrier, instead of flying with the strike force against the Kilrathi headquarters. I wasn't going to put up with that, and I ordered Sparks to refit my ship with torpedoes, and load the strike force's navigation information into my computer.

I smashed the two Stealth fighters that tried to stop my approach about 79,000 kilometers from headquarters. I was ordered back to base, but just shut down my comm unit so I wouldn't have to listen to a lot of babbling. I had other things on my mind.

Prince Thrakhath swept out from behind the headquarters and attacked, just as I was starting the lock sequence for my torpedo. The battle was similar to the one I'd fought with Jazz, except the Prince never had a chance to eject. I kept my setting on full guns, engaged the IM, and waited for perfect position before hitting the fire button. My first passes weren't successful, but after firing a few Spiculums and IRs, I disrupted his strategy enough to bring down the Grikath with an afterburner slide from the left. I think Spirit, Downtown, Bossman, and all the other pilots who had lost their lives were in the cockpit with me. Even thought six Drakhai came after me, they really didn't stand a chance. Every tactic I'd ever learned just came out instinctively. I turned to run, then took out three with the turreted neutrons on the rear. The others fell to dumb-fires, particle cannons, and mass drivers.

The destruction of the headquarters was almost anticlimactic, al-though it was my last torpedo that finally caused the biggest explosion I'd ever seen in space. I was elated by my success, but knew I still had to face Admiral Tolwyn's wrath for dis-obeying orders.

After I landed on the Concordia, I was ordered to the bridge.


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