Numbers flew past her head as the implant in the base of her skull gave a tugging pull towards consciousness. Kristin rose her unaware as a voice crackled through the interface in front of her.
“Ma’am, Ma’am, are you still there? … I have to apologize for the delay, I believe I may have been disconnected. I have been attempting to contact you for the last forty five…”
“It’s okay Trina. It’s my end. I fell asleep.”
A gushing sigh of relief was heard as Trina regained composure. “Oh my goodness, that’s a relief! I mean. Okay so back to the task at hand. Monthly income statements have come in from across the sector and I have good news to report. Industrial sector finances have brought in a record 50 billion kredits this month, accounting for 20% of revenue.”
Kristin sighed as the report came in, watching as the droids fluttered around her hands changing the color and design of her finger nails as she mentally conjured their instructions.
“Market sector finances have had accrued 198 billion kredits this month, accounting for 78% of total revenue. A no small feat I might add. As the head of finances I have to congratulate our division on outstanding work.”
“What do you want to hear this time Trina?”
“What? Nothing ma’am, I was just comm…”
“You are doing fine Trina, relax. I’m already perfectly aware of our finances. I just wanted to check up on how you’re doing and to get some input on our direction.”
“I’m going to move our pilots out of null security space soon. We need a break from all of this.”
“You want to know if we can handle it? Keep in mind that you’ve added several new pilots to the pay roll.”
“Right, I’m just trying to stay professional for the logs. With the addition of several new pilots and the expansion in industry and trade…. I believe we can shoulder the expenses, however the organization’s ‘front’ has been negative for the last few months.”
“How much and why?”
“It’s consuming about a billion a month. They haven’t been producing anything as you’ve elevated most of our sisters into capsuleers. They aren’t heading the centers for research as they used to.”
“Get Gianna and Hannah on the line Trina, I thought they had this under control.”
“Right away ma’am.”