Sei'gi hopped out of the XV8-06 cockpit and tore off his helmet. His bald head featured large, dark scars that ran down the right side of his forehead, just stopping short of his red eyes.
"Fio?" Sei'gi called out to one of the nearby crew. He jogged over to a group of fio, his pulse pistol and bonding sword jostling and clacking as he did. Shas were naturally taller than the fio, but Sei'gi was taller than most shas, rivaling many gue'la in height. This contrast really emphasized the differences of the castes, as Sei'gi towered over the fio before him. "Fio'ui, refit that XV8-06. Notify me once it is finished: Kau'ui-2937, Shas'el'Tash'var'Sei'gi."
"Of course, shas'el," the short fio said, logging the contact information on his wrist mount as Sei'gi jogged away.
Sei'gi left his team and made his way to the bridge to find out what was going on, briefing his them over his comms as he received information. The smaller gue'la vessel, Fana'hai'm'r, was a common enemy against the larger, the Y'ot'tun'hai'm. Gue'la were always too eager to kill their own kind. Nonetheless, Sei'gi appreciated having the smaller gue'la ship as an ally, especially given the events over the last rotaa.
In naval engagements, the shas were mostly helpless. Space and sky were the domain of the kor. Sei'gi never felt comfortable with that. The shas were the warriors of the Empire. It's fangs. Even though the kor were perfectly capable of fighting in this environment, he still felt guilty for failing his sense of duty. Along with Ma'koto and Myr'ret, he ended up running around the hangar in his battlesuit. They were helping fio and kor crews with heavy labor, and escorting survivors off of transports. He would still help in some way, even if he could not fight.
The battle seemed to die down shortly after the Fana'hai'm'r combined fire with the tau K-42 fleet. He felt uneasy about the whole situation. The gue'la ships were fighting one another for some unknown reason, the larger picture remained obscure. It seemed as though the tau had just been caught in the crossfire between the two of them.
EDIT: Changed my story a bit to better tie into the ending.
It's been a pleasure serving with the community once again to defend our humble space station. Thanks to all the participants, and the admin team for providing our antagonists.
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