Jake nodded, he'd been expecting this conversation ever since he'd agreed to transfer Vagabond from Pacifica to Avalon.
"There are several reasons for your transfer." Jake started off, leaning back in his seat but keeping his eyes fixed on the other pilot. He noted with approval the cigarette going back in its package.
"First." he raised his index finger. "Commander Narbo wouldn't tell me why, but he explicitly requested through Major Cuthbert that you be transferred off his ship. I don't know what you did and I don't want to know, as far as I'm concerned this is a chance for you to have a fresh start on a new ship."
"Second," his middle finger went up. "The Hydras are down a pilot, as I'm sure you're aware. You won't be able to miss Lt. Kypros if you see her, she looks as if she's carrying an entire pyramid team and isn't due for another six weeks or so. The Hydras have managed without her but I want them back at full strength for what's coming up."
"I can't discuss details at this point, but assuming we get the go ahead from Command Authority we could be in for a hairy situation and it isn't the sort of mission I'd be comfortable breaking in nuggets on."