~James is standing at his desk, looking down on the tiny projected image of a young man in a Federal Navy uniform. ~
James Syagrius> So what your telling me Lieutenant is that there is, ~shrugs~ nothing you can tell me? Is that correct?
Lt. Mabry> Yes Sir, that is about it.
James Syagrius> So Reclamation Technologies loses a freighter, loaded with ice and a crew, in a Federation high security system ~extends his arms outward~ far from the war zone, to State Protectorate forces and you can’t tell me why?
Lt. Mabry> Yes Sir, I can’t. I, ~pauses~ what I mean to say is, ~pauses again~ no I can’t.
James Syagrius> And I suppose you can’t tell me why the Federal Navy didn’t respond?
Lt. Mabry> No Sir. All I can say is that it appears that no Fed Navy assets were in system at the time of the unfortunate attack.
James Syagrius> ~Sighs~ Well thank you Lieutenant you have been considerably more helpful than the idiot who contacted me from Federal Admin.
Lt. Mabry> Again Mr. Syagrius I want to express the... ~James waves his hand over an indicator killing the communication. The tiny figure of Lieutenant Mabry flickers out of existence in mid sentence. ~