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The Galactica's flight of Vipers, lead by Lt. Jolly, found out that the other Vipers from those Perseus-Class StrikeStars were manned by Cylon Centurions.
The Galactica Vipers reacted violently to the situation and return back to their Battlestar and Cmdr Adama prepares her warship to Jump back to Caprica to warn the Fleet and alert the Colonies that the Cylons have returned..
“Sir, I got a fraking Centurion folded over my wing and engine, shiny chrome ass and all.” Jolly’s wingman chimed in with a fear-filled laugh.
“Activity on the strikestars, their batteries are rising from their cradles and reorienting themselves towards us. RADILOGICAL ALARM! Strikestars are readying nukes.” Gaeta yelled, eyes not leaving the tactical screen.
“Prep FTL-jump, commence combat landings. Jump when ready.” It was the only order Bill could give, they had no ordinance, and only half of Galactica’s squadrons. Galactica hadn’t used her FTL-engines in more then twenty years, though they had gone through regular maintenance and checkups. At this point, with eight nuclear armed strikestars seemingly barring down upon them, it would have been the right choice even if the engines hadn’t undergone any maintenance.
The vipers came in hard, and once they were back in the barn the flight pods began to retract. It was the longest minute and a half in Tigh’s life, sitting there and waiting for those strikestars to fire. A few concentrated salvo’s from those guns would smash Galactica apart, and there would be nothing they could do about it, just sit there and take it.
There was a brief moment as his heart stopped, a feeling of weightlessness as the entirety of Galactica lurched upwards and ceased to be. His eye’s widened as he tried to suck down air, and he was completely unable to. Pure primal panic flowed through him and every muscle in his body tensed up.
The Galactica is headed back to warn the Colonies... the Cylons are coming... unaware that their encounter was with loyal Caprican Centurions
The War with their original brethren, the Cylon Centurions, have left the Colonials highly paranoid and suspicious and ready to shoot first at Centurions and check the results later
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