*Farran startles, hearing Kioet behind him. Then he smiles*
Farran: Well, I'm not losing everything from that life, at least...and I'm not being chased away this time. *seeing that Kioet has no idea what he's talking about* About your suit. I don't know how well I can fix it, but it should be back in good condition at least, if not full power. At least for the moment. I wonder what will happen to the Vanguard now that no one's around to control them, or make more...
*The ship prepares to enter warp-space. The engine begins powering up...
Then, suddenly, the ship jolts, and the engine glow dims*
Farran: What's happening?
Artemis: *showing a view of the outside of the ship - with several smaller craft surrounding it* We have a problem! And company, it seems...
Farran: What? This is - or was - a top-of-the-line cloaking device. Who are they?
Artemis: They couldn't be...
Farran: *finishes* No, not Blades. But who?
Artemis: They're...they're hailing us.
*A holographic image of a tall woman in a business suit appears on a platform in the center of the deck* Greetings, Ariel Kasen. Or is it Farran Darkholme now?