I am back in Imperial space now. I had managed to move out from controlled space for 45 jumps before I stopped. I think the vastness of the life I have taken on took hold. I brought the Fury to a full stop in a planetless system and just stared out at the blackness before me. I'm not ready yet.
On my way back toward 'civilization' I stopped for supplies at one of the outer orbitals only to find out Aisling Duval is making a grab for the system. I marked the location on my system map and recalculated my jumps to head for Cubeo. I cannot even put into words the relief at being back at the capitol. I quickly loaded up on data necessary to help secure the aforementioned system. I made a couple of runs in this way to do my part then realized I had been completely sidetracked.
I need to go back to focusing on finding The Dweller and working on the ship that will take me further, both in career and into the vastness of the unknown.