"Pilots of Black Squadron," Vaders gasping for air dulcet tones exploded in their ears.
"Today you will serve the Emperor with me as we cut out a boil of pus from the Imperial torso... Rogue imperial navy pilots have joined with a woman bounty hunter to try and kill the Emperor as he joins us."
The pilots held their collected breaths... Could Lord Vader be serious? This could be their glorious moment. Four blips simultaneously appeared on their VDUs.
"And here, my pilots, they are... Do not let me down.
"Bring me the traitors carcass..." the pilots were eager to please Lord Vader but Soontir shot and rolled out, the skill of the Vetran stunned the pilots.
But Vader led the way and a sharp turn saw all of them bear down on Fil. Even shaking Tam with a hit before rolling out couldn't save the traitor. A seeming storm of green laz fire trailed after him. He didn't stand a chance. Vader hit Kath the bounty hunter hard, taking most of his shields out.
It dawned on the bounty hunter that the other two tie pilots were out of position, what were they playing at. Maybe the unique shape of Vader's advanced custom tie put too much fear in them, maybe they were just out of the academy. Either way it was obvious it was up to her. She banked right after Vader, if she could just take him down. But Vader rolled out and seemed to burst into his flank. Out of fire arc... Damn.
Then the Fire Spray jolted... Darth and Lightman hit her hard at close range. Her VDU displayed the damage. It wasn't looking good.
Meanwhile she saw the other Black Squadron pilots break off and go after the rogue academy pilots. They got on their tail and never got of, bolt after bolt hitting them.
Using her back arc Soontir hit the Dark Lord hard, but not hard enough. Almost simultaneously the rogue ships evaporated.
"Well done my pilots... The Emperor will be happy.".
With beaming smiles Juno led HER black squadron back to the destroyer.