Hardtack had never had a command before, but being the only actual ranking officer (and how she wound up with the Valiance was beyond her) she assumed command. "I like this feeling." she mused to herself.
"What was that Cap?" It was Lona, the CIO...the one that she actually liked.
"Nothing Lona." Hardtack turned to the helmsman, "Kip, keep us at an orbit till we get clearance. Ace," Hardtack smiled at the blond haired girl still shaking from the skrimage, "send the station a hale and request permission to dock. Mention that we have a few minor injuries, but our medical staff should be able to handle it."
Ace nodded. This is my family, glad they got sent with me.