He quickly grabbed something to eat, used the restroom and made himself a drink so he wouldn't be tempted to leave his pilots chair then set off. His mind now fully where he was and no longer on the girl he loved or the possibility of his fathers anger. He had to stay in the moment, another lesson of his fathers. He may not be allowed in these areas of space but that hadn't stopped his father from training him for all possibilities anyway. He half wondered sometimes if his father expected a rebellion like this which is why he prepared him for situations that he shouldn't be in. In any case he was confident as he flew, he respected his dad and his knowledge. Baek had paid close attention to his lessons so he knew he could accomplish this.
When he got to the point he was aiming for Baek deeply desired to jump up and cheer but instead he lifted off back into space and away from this planet that had granted him safe passage away from the warring ships. He could see clearly once more the lights of war and shook his head. He grew up with the same distaste for it all his people had. War was pointless, it only brought misery. His journey continued and he hoped that would be the only excitement beyond collecting what he was looking for.
Zatalia sat in front of her computer playing a video game, trying for possibly the fifth or sixth time to get passed this boss. "come on" she said in frustration. Her mother came in with a smile and cut up fruit "eat baby girl or I'll unplug that thing"
"Yes mam" Her mother kissed her head and walked out. Zatalia died once more and sighed, taking off her headset and setting her controller down so she could pick up the plate of fruit. She stood with it, going to hangout with her mother a little bit "Oh, coming out here and everything" her mother teased lovingly, her tone sweet "Of course, is dad still coming home tomorrow?"
"yep and he wants to have a family day. He wants you to decide what we do"
"anything within an hour of here. Understandably he's tired of driving"
"Hmm, I don't know. I'll figure it out by morning"
"good" Zatalia took another bite of fruit "thank you mom"
"gotta make sure you eat something healthy. Anyway, your father also wanted me to ask you if you looked over those college brochures. That's not far off, you're seventeen honey"
"I don't know mom, I don't even know what I want to do. It's a lot of pressure"
"we're not trying to pressure you Zatalia"
"I know, you guys are just looking out for my future but I feel liek I should know what I want to do first"
"Not necessarily, I mean, you could just take basic courses everyone has to take no matter what they want to end up doing"
"I'll look at them later"
"alright sweetheart" Zatalia sighed and laid back "Hey, I'm sorry if we come off pushy" her mother said, fearing she had upset her daughter "No, it's fine mom, that boss is kicking my ass and I fear looking at my phone. That dude from school is always blowing it up" Her mother laughed "you're beautiful, smart and kind, I'm not surprised you've got a boy who wont leave you alone"
"he's not a catch mom, he's an ass. I mean, he acts nice to me but I can see his ulterior motives. In general I can't seem to attract a nice boy"
"Hm, you sound sad Zatalia, want to talk about it?"
"Is it Baek?"
"what, it's a legitimate question"
"Baek couldn't be less interested in me. I really think I bore the life out of him. He talks to everyone but me and even when he answers me it's a mess. I don't know why he hangs around me at school at all. I wish he wouldn't. It's hard to get over the crush I have on him when he's always sitting with me at lunch and following me around. I mean, his fourth period is on the other side of school but he somehow always ends up walking with me to mine"
"that doesn't sound like a boy who isn't interested"
"he's not interested in what I have to say"
"Maybe he's just listening"
"I don't want to talk to a wall mom"
"I get that baby, maybe he's just shy"
"Baeks not a shy type of person"
"You'd be surprised how many outgoing guys turn into mumbling idiots when they have a crush. Just because he isn't shy in general doesn't mean he isn't with you Zatalia"
"I guess, can we talk about something else though that isn't college or boys?"