U.S.S. Hyperion - 11503.16, Mission #43

"Kobliad Knights"


 

<GD_CJ>

Summary: With tensions with the Tzenkethi rising, the Hyperion sees its shore leave come to an end. The senior staff has been summoned once more to the ward room. What does the near future hold for the ship and her crew? Well, we're about to show you. Lucky!

 

<GD_CJ>

<<<Resume>>>

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Sits at the large table, looking around at her company in a thoughtful way::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::enters the ward room with a PADD under his arm and mug of coffee in hand.::

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::walks into the Ward room and sits down, PADD and cafe in hand::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::stands a bit back from the table, almost in the corner, hands clasped behind her back::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::glances up at Izzy and grins, seeing her PADD and mug::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Looks over at the shadowy figure of Sumner, wondering if her body language is something to be worried about::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::puts a PADD he was reading down on the table::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::look over at Joanne, raising an eyebrow in enquiry to see if she knows what is going on::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::notices Feyna's look, and offers a brief smile, seeming somewhat distracted still::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Skids out of the turbolift and to the ward room door realising he's shit late for a meeting::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Gives a small smile back, before allowing her eyes to wander again, focussing on Lyon, and giving an almost invisible shake of her head::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

All: I seem to be doing these meetings a lot.

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::sips coffee, warming her hands on the mug::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

CO: It's an interesting change of pace.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::shrugs mentally and turns his attention to the Captain::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Slides through the door and tries to make it to his seat without being noticed::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Realises what looks wrong about Rome, which is that he doesn't have a Raktajino in his hand::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Probably badly::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::taps the desk with his hand then stands up:: MED/CTO: Rousseau, Feyna. At attention1

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Stands from her seat immediately, at attention::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::produces a box from behind her back, handing it to Rome::

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::puts her mug down and stands up at attention::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::Accepts the box:: CTO: Lieutenant Feyna. You have served this ship, and this Captain, with distinction for two years now. I know it has not been easy, especially the second part. You are to be commended for your patience. ::smiles::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::puts the small wooden box on the desk and slides it towards Jo:: CTO: Congratulations, Lieutenant COMMANDER Feyna.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Keeps her face still, though shows a slight raise of an eyebrow::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Takes the box from the table, and look up into Rome's face::  CO: Thank you sir.  This is very unexpected.

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::hands the next box to the Captain with a smile::

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::smiles over at Feyna, still paying attention to the Captain::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Sits down, with the box in front of her::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::nods, then accepts the next box:: MED: Doctor, what I said last week I meant. This is why I spoke to HQ. I want you to take over as Chief Medical Officer of the Hyperion, effective immediately.

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

CO: Thank you Captain, I wasn't expecting this either

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::slides her a box:: MED: Well you have it, and to do so you'll be needing this.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO: Congrats, Joanne. You too, Isabelle. ::smiles at both women::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Throws a proud smile at Izzy::

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::takes the box and looks inside, pulls out a JG pip, attaching it to her collar::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::remains standing:: All: Before I dismiss you, there's one more thing. Sara? ::looks to Sumner::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Looks over at Lyon, yet again raising an eyebrow, indicating a query whether Lyon knew this was coming::

 

<MED_Ens_Rousseau>

::smiles back at Soule::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::takes a deep breath and steps forward, a somewhat nervous smile on her lips::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::catches Joanne's eye and gives an impreceptable shake of his head::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::reaches under the desk and retrieves a larger wooden box:: AXO: When I left the Scimitar, Captain MacAllister gave me one of these. When Idrani left, I gave him one too. Now, I finally get to give you one. Congratulations, "Captain" Sumner.

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::raises her eyebrows in surprise, looking to the box::

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Both eyebrows go up this time, and claps towards Sumner::

 

<CMO_LT_JG_Rousseau>

::sits down, putting the box in front of her::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::looks at the box with interest:: AXO: Congratulations, Captain.

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::opens the lid of the box, laughing softly at the contents:: CO: I'll be sure to add it to my collection, sir. ::extends her hand to the Captain::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::shakes her hand:: AXO: There's one rule....the day when you think you've had enough, you crack her open.

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

CO: I'll be sure to refer to it as the Rome Maneuver. ::gives Rome a brief hug before turning to the senior staff::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::huffs a laugh at Rome's words::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

Self: I like it.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::sits down and leans back, crossing his legs. Enjoying the momentary levity onboard his ship::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

All: Well, this is goodbye, I suppose. To be blunt, it was far too short; I didn't get to know all of you as well as I wanted, but it's been an honor to serve as your XO for the time I did. This is a good crew, as is tradition for Captain Rome. And, well... good luck. ::she gives a sheepish grin::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::applauds::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

AXO: You have a week to work on your speeches before you get your command.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

AXO: Good to serve with you, Captain.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Resumes her clapping, but does wonder is this means Danann will be back soon::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

::smirks:: CO: God help us all.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::stands up:: AXO: Godspeed, Captain.

 

<CMO_LT_JG_Rousseau>

::applauds for Feyna and Sumner::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Sits back and relaxes in the moment, smiling, looking at a PADD::

 

<AXO_Cmdr_Sumner>

TIME WARP: One week later; the Hyperion is in orbit of Starbase 41, picking up an addition to the Engineering crew.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CO: Incoming hail, Captain.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

OPS: On screen, Commander.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::lugs her duffel bag along the small shopping district on SB41.:: Self: What the hell did I pack? ::shifts the weight and carries on::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::taps controls to answer the hail and transfers it to the main viewer:: CO: On screen, aye.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Is standing at Tac, her promotion not making one iota difference in her day to day job::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: Leftenant Commander. ::Pulls a PADD out of his pocket.::

 

<CMO_LT_JG_Rousseau>

::is busy having her staff give the sickbay an extra scrubdown between missions, finishing up the usual reports, going over who needs their next physical..::

 

<SB41_OPS>

::appears on screen:: *Hyperion*: Starbase Ops to Hyperion.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::drops the duffel:: Self: This is ridiculous... ::opens bag, hands a few pieces of civilian clothes to passers by, hands over a pair of book-ends her mother had gifted her with inexplicably to a nice old lady. Smiles, shifts the weight:: Self: Better! ::carries on to the transporter room::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

*SB41*: This is Captain Rome. We are ready to receive our replacements.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: This my proposal for some security improvements.

 

<SB41_OPS>

::nods:: *CO*: Understood. We'll start beaming them over; we're still waiting on your new chief engineer.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Looks over at Douglas:: TAC:Yes Ensign?

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

*SB41*: Chief Engineer? ::looks to Lyon:: Fine, send him over as soon as possible.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Takes hold of the PADD, and looks up at him:: TAC: I will take my time over reading this.  I will let you know of anything you've suggested i'd like you to implement

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::huffs into the transporter room:: ALL: OK, let's do this...

 

<SB41_OPS>

*CO*: I'm... sure she'll; Oh, here she is. Beaming her over now.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: I after our...last few week, I made some recommendations to the Captain; he said I should bring the proposal to you when it was ready.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::looks at the replacement list:: CO: Did you know we were getting a Chief Engineer?

 

ACTION: Chief Engineer Danann is beamed over to the Hyperion's Bridge.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

OPS: Wasn't on your report.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: Thank you ma'am.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::turns around at the sound of the transporter beam and raises an eyebrow:: CEO: Commander! ::stands up::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CO: If it was on there, I would have... ::stops talking::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::appears on the Hyperion's bridge. Looks around, noting the familiar faces.:: CTO: Nice pip, Jo. ::turns to CO and holds out a PADD to him without moving an inch:: CO: Reporting back, Captain Rome.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Looks up, sees Danann, and smiles with pleasure at her return::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::walks over and waves the PADD away:: CEO: Very theatrical. How on earth did you get back?

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

CEO: I polish it every day ::With a trace of sarcasm in her voice::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::frowns down at the list, then looks at Danann in engineering gold:: CEO: But that's not right.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Sees Danann materialise on the bridge, stands looking slightly shocked::

 

ACTION: The Reunion is rudely interrupted by a loud beeping from the OPS console. A Starfleet General Alert has sounded, usually reserved for large-scale emergencies.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::looks up at the claxon:: OPS: Report..

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::snaps his attention to his console:: CO: Sir! Starfleet General Alert. ::scans the incoming message::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::can't stand the scrutiny:: OPS: Red tape, you know how it is. ::Looks at CO:: CO: The USS Beaufort, then a few days on Sarbase 301... across on a Ferengi mining ship, don't ask... and a runabout to Starbase... here. I'm your Chief of Engineering, Captain. It's been a long trip. I'd like to get myself installed asap.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Immediately looks to her console, trying to find any security reports on the feed::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CO: It's a Priority One audio message from Starfleet Command. I'll transfer it to your ready room.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::points a finger at Danann:: CEO: Chief Engi....I'll find you later and we'll talk about this.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::nods at Lyon:: OPS: Secure the room.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Immediately turns about to the TAC console::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

CO: Yessir. ::face darkens briefly::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::hits the appropriate controls:: CO: Room secure, sir.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

OPS: Oh, and you have the Bridge...::looks at Danann, then back at Lyon:: number one.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CO: Aye, sir. ::frowns at the moniker, hitting the last control to transfer the message to the ready room::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

::heads for the Ready room and disappears inside, a sinking feeling in his stomach::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::clenches her jaw as CO's words, picks up her duffel and begins to make her exit off the bridge.::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::gets up, walking over to the Big Chair, stopping next to Danann:: CEO: Niamh. ::givs her a smile:: Welcome back.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

OPS: Commander, the Tzenkethi have launched an attack.  ::Taps some panels::  On SB621.  We are now at war.

 

<CMO_LtJg_Rousseau>

::finishing up the latest patient report and notices the Priority One message beep:: *Bridge*: What's going on up there? Is there anything I need to be concerned about?

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::pauses by OPS as he speaks:: OPS: Yea, thanks. It's great to be back... ::eyes flicker to her former chair and up at OPS:: OPS: I'll talk to you later, yea?

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Sighs at the mention of war.:: Self: ...another....

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::nods, giving her shoulder a squeeze:: CEO: My quarters later? I still have the good stuff.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO: Thank you, Joanne. Start preparations, we'll wait for the orders from the Captain but it's better to be ready.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::flashes OPS a chipper smile.::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::nods at her and turns his attention to the task at hand::

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

OPS: Give me cloak and dagger over guns and warfare any day.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Tries to wave a smile at Danann before she leaves::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::looks up at CTO: CTO: How fast can we get there? TAC: Monitor all Strarfleet emergency channels, keep on top of the action. OPS: Roj'... ::pauses:: OPS: Sorry.. old habit... I'll get to Engineering, yea? We might need to hop to in a hurry...

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Gives Danann a bit of a sad smile, and nods at her as she heads for ME::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CEO: No apologies, needed.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::gets into the TL and lets the door slide closed behind her::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Nods at Danann, and does it anyway.::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::walks over to Joanne:: CTO: Well, that sucked. ::sighs::

 

<CMO_LtJg_Rousseau>

::decides she needs more clarification of the priority one message and starts heading up to the Bridge:: Nurse Calhoun: Please give Bed #3 his pain meds, the biobed console will alert you to the dosage. I'll be back shortly

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

OPS: Well, they definitely didn't want to make that easy for you.  Their timing sucks

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

TAC: Good man, send a report on the chatter to the Captain as soon as you have the gist of it.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::looks at her, perplexed:: CTO: Easy for me? I don't follow.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

OPS: Of course sir.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

TL: Main Engineering... let's see what the last guy died of, eh? ::leans against the TL wall, her duffel at her feet::

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Gives him a look::  OPS: I always knew Miller was the smart one, Mister Acting Executive Officer as the old XO comes back aboard in a demoted role, just as we have been told we are officially at war with the Tzenkethi.  Yup, totally easy.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

ALL: Everyone....

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO: I never denied that Ethan is smarter since I'm prettier, but you have been drinking on the job if you think that is the case.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Looks up:: TAC: Douglas?

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

TAC: Yes Ensign?

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Subtley thumps Lyon's arm::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::mutters:: CTO: Striking a superior officer? You _have_ been drinking.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

ALL: Estimations are 1700 Tzenskethi starships on the warp path... Fighters, Frigate, Crusiers... Carriers....

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::walks over to the TAC console:: TAC: That is a substantial number. ::looks at the screen::

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

OPS: I think with that much firepower coming our way, tactical training needs to be increased.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

ALL: Starfleet in response is sending as many as 400 Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers and Battleships.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO: Agreed. Set up schedules and spare no-one. I'll clear it with the Captain.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: I think I may need to come up with some other proposals ma'am.....

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Murmers:: OPS: That was no strike.  You'd know if I struck you  ::Gives him a quick grin::

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::trots into Engineering, looks around, chucks her duffel into her office, notices it smalls funny and notes that once this war is over she'll have to find out why:: Engineering Crew: OK... everyone! Stop what you're doing unless it's important! Quick update, folks. I'm your new boss. Same as the old boss, etc, etc, etc... you know me. So, basically do your jobs, ply me with coffee

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

and we'll get on great. Speech over, back to work! Hop!

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

TAC: We play it by the book, but have back up plans.  Lots of back up plans

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::grins back, since the implications had struck him the moment Danann had appeared on the bridge and he didn't want to think about it just yet::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Nods:: CTO: Oh so many plans and books....

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO/TAC: We will end up needing some unorthodox plans, so I I'm glad you're on my team.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Looks at the alert on her screen, and lets out a small sigh::  OPS: They've attacked Sigma Rho as weel.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

OPS: I've got a holohraphic security officer I'm working on... if you want him.

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::walks briskly around the lower level of Engineering:: ALL: I want reports on my desk within the hour. Up-to-date data on all systems, primary, secondary, tertiary back-ups, too. The good, the bad, the indifferent. Section leaders, get to it. I need to know what pots we have on the stove.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

CTO: And they will pay for it.

 

<CTO_LtCmdr_Feyna>

::Looks into Lyon's eyes::  OPS: And we will ensure it.

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

::nods gravely at her::

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

turns to Douglas, getting a gleeful look in his eyes:: TAC: How did you know it was almost my birthday?

 

<CEO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::takes a moment to stare at the warp core:: Self: Let's hope we can get along... ::looks grim::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

OPS: Reading everyone's personnel files?

 

<OPS_Cmdr_Lyon>

TAC: True. Send me the access codes for the hologram. I'd like to take a look at it if you don't mind.

 

<SB41_OPS>

<<<Pause>>>


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