Admiral Yularen stood at attention listening to General Skywalker fill him in on the mission.
"We won't be able to establish a stable orbit around S'alebac," he said giving the much younger man a frown of concern.
"I've thought about that, Admiral," Anakin said, "We'll come out of hyperspace in the vicinity of S'alebac long enough to launch the TWILIGHT and a gunship to land on the planet. You and the RESOLUTE can wait for us past the planet's largest moon. That will protect you from the gravatational anomalies around the planet."
"General Skywalker," one of the bridge officers said,"We know the reason for the planet's orbital shift."
"Well, what caused it?" Anakin asked a bit annoyed at being interrupted.
"It was caused by an orbital bombardment by an ion cannon."
"Grevious," Anakin muttered clenching his fists.
The clone officer continued: "Grievous' new ship the MALEVOLENCE II was seen out in this system and he had been trying out his new weapon on different moons. Unfortunately, S'alebac was caught in the middle."
Ahsoka had entered the bridge followed by Master Sinube and heard the exchange between her Master , Admiral Yularen and the bridge officer relaying the info.
"Kriffing droid," she muttered getting a stern look from Anakin for swearing, but she knew sometimes he swore when he got angry.
Master Sinube smiled sensing the strong bond between Anakin and Ahsoka. Agewise, they were more siblings than Master and Padawan but he saw in the past two years how Anakin had matured in his mentoring of Ahsoka.
Admiral Yularen cleared his throat and frowned as he glanced at the reading on the consoles.
"The atmospheric readings I'm seeing could tear both of your ships apart!"
"Not to worry, Admiral," Ahsoka answered, smiling,"We've beefed up the shielding on both the TWILIGHT and the gunship."
Yularen still looked skeptical.
"I'd hate to lose you two pains in the tail section," he said looking at both Anakin and Ahsoka. They grinned at his sentiment.
Master Sinube sensed the love the Admiral felt for the two young Jedi.
"Don't worry, Admiral Yularen," he said smiling as well," I"ll take care of these children so they can return to make your life miserable."
Yularen nodded and swallowed hard. He had a bad feeling about this mission from the beginning.
"I'll hold you to that..."