I ran across the landing pad to the dropship and dove inside. Inside there was a marine behind the controls. He looks at me. I look a him. What he was waiting for? An invite?
“Well, fly boy, get a move on! Go, already!” I snapped, moving to the seat next to him.
He pulls back on the controls, takes off way to fast and I, not all the way in my seat yet, and went flying backward. I slammed in to the back wall. I had to scramble to get in my seat.
We soared into the sky. All round us the other ships were in the sky. I told him to hit the thrusters. He nodded and flipped the gear too far. What a rush! The marine slammed back in his seat and let go of the steering! I had to shove him forward with the Force so he could regain control of the ship.
“Sorry again, ma’am!”
“You’re new at this aren’t ya?” I asked.
Thankfully the space station wasn’t far. If it had been, this guy would have found himself kicked out of the pilot’s seat. Thank the Force he didn’t crash into the planet. Although I did think he might there for a few.
The marine started to move the ship to station, trying to glide the ship into the hanger bay. He was going into to low! My teeth gritted in my mouth when the hull screamed as he skimmed over the deck and came to a sudden stop.
It reminds me of the time I tried to teach Becca the Magnificent how to fly…
I jumped up. “Don’t quit your day job!” I shouted running out of the ship and taking off for Deck 12.
He shouted back: “Yes, ma’am!”
I did an impressive front flip into the pod. I gunned the engines and blasted out of the station like a devil out of Mustafar. First was a slalom course. That was like taking candy from a baby.
Zigzagging up and down, side to side, I move the ship through the course. This course was tricky. Anakin would be proud. Good thing I used to race him for fun as a Padawan, I learned a thing or two. I breezed through it, leaving space dust behind.
The buoys were too easy too.
But the asteroid field… now that gave me a bit of trouble.
“Pull up,” a voice in my head hissed, hard and cold.
“Shut up!” I muttered back. pulling up.
“Go left!” another voice said, excitedly.
“I do know how to- “ I jerked hard left, “how to fly!”
“Up!” the hiss came again.
“Dip the nose!” came the other voice.
“You two zip it before you get me killed!” I shouted.
Like I need to the two of them in my head right now. I tried to blocked them out as I hit the mark to turn around and head back but they were snapping with each other.
“She need experience from someone who has skills! Not from a child, “ came the hard voice.
“Oh, like you can do better, bucket head!”
“SHUT UP!” I shouted again.
And they did with muttered “sorrys”.
When I landed back on the station, the marine from earlier walks up to me and smiles.
“You’re pretty fly for a Jedi.”
I smiled through my teeth. At least I had made it.