We is on roll, baby!
It was decided that the General would ride in Mika and Amaya's ship for his safety, for reasons Kohana could not comprehend.
"Good!" she exclaimed, "I don't want an old geezer hanging out in my groove-space...ness?"
And so the five set off for the planet Carim, chattering happily through the communication centers of their ships once again.
"Wow, I never expected our first mission to be so easy!" Nozomi exclaimed to Mika and Amaya, as Kohana searched the ship for a "secret food compartment".
"Missions will increase in difficulty as Chief Eclipse comes to trust in you and Kohana," Mika said cheerfully. "I remember our first mission being quite dull as well."
"It was torture! We had to taxi all these government officials to and from different planets!"complained Amaya.
The girls abruptly broke off after this comment; another airship approached their airspace.
"It wants to open a communication channel," Mika said confusedly. She frowned, "It could be someone looking for the General." She typed furiously at the keys on the control pannel.
"It's Centurion!" exclaimed Amaya, "What are Sinistra and Dextera doing out here?"
"SINISTRA?" Kohana shrieked. She ducked out of sight before the new channel could open.
"Wow... typical Kohana..." Mika mumbled as the screen flashed and Sinistra's face appeared.
"Mika. Amaya," he said in greeting, nodding his head in place of Nozomi's name, probably out of forgetting her name. "Where are you headed?" His eyes were hard, but his face suggested no emotion.
"We're dropping off the General," Amaya said with confusion. "A better question is, where are you headed?"
Dextera appeared at the edge of the screen. "WE have the General. He reported in as arriving late, but he was unable to find you. We came and picked him up instead. Eclipse was furious!"
"How can you be sure you have the real General?" Mika asked after a moment of hesitation.
Dextera opened his mouth to speak, but Sinistra started first. "We've checked his ID in the database. He checks out."
There was a sudden silence, before Amaya and Mika both whipped (their hair back and forth) around to face the man who now posed a danger to both of them.