Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:53 PM
Luka swung her legs as she pored over the last chapter of "Military Flagships and You," at a breakneck pace, hardly even pausing when she flipped a page. Her fingers scanned diagrams and captions as she committed the structures to memory, hoping she would not be caught too far behind when she finally got to get her feet off the ground. She stopped and looked down. Well, more off the ground than currently, at the very least.
She dropped down onto her bed as she finished the last page and dropped the bed on the small table beside her. She sighed and crossed her hands on her stomach, twiddling her thumbs as her brain ran through the contents of the book for her a second time, struggling to keep the vast stores of information within her fickle mind. Then the intercom shouted at her, shattering her concentration. She rubbed her forehead and hopped out of bed, noting the call to head to the hangar bay. She pulled her heavy robe on over her frail figure, concealing her silver shirt and blue skirt. She pulled her hair up and out from within the coat, letting the black locks hang down on the outside. It would be quite rude to meet her commanding officer with her face concealed.
She plucked her silver-rimmed glasses from her face, breathed once on each lens, and wiped them clean before tucking them away in the inside left breast pocket of her robe. Her arms retreated up the sleaves and folded neatly across her stomach as she trotted out of the room. Her heavy, leather boots clicked against the metallic floor as she followed the wave of people toward the bay. She had not had much time since arriving to explore too well, so she had very little idea as to where she should head to find her destination.
It wasn't until she was within the bay that she noticed "UFG Haven" blazoned across the broad side of a large ship. She cautiously made her way over there, taking care not to bump into too many people. She arrived quite late, she figured, since several people were already there, waiting, when she walked over, and so she opted to hang back behind everyone else, lest she draw unnecessary attention to herself.