Nav called out, “Two minutes.”
The jump clock was counting down; the crew was on-edge but keeping busy. The Captain answered absent-mindedly, “Two minutes, aye.”
The enemy home planet would appear in front of them, and they would either be caught unprepared and defenseless or they would be ready, waiting to pounce as soon as the fleet appeared.
“Board is green.” It was the third time Weps had said it, so the Captain ignored him.
The seconds ticked away, and the tension mounted “All right, people. Let’s get this nonsense over with and get home; I’ve got things to do.”