U.S.S. Hyperion - 11409.15, Mission #20

"The Patrol"


 

Summary: The Hyperion prepares to make for Caldik Prime, having just left Station G-6. A lengthy patrol of the Tzenkethi border lies ahead, everyone unsure just how much of a threat the lizard men are.

 

<<<Start: The Patrol>>>

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::in the lounge, nursing a glass of water, a large glass of water::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::sits at the end of the desk, sipping from his Raktajino as he waits for everyone to settle in::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Is sitting up straight, in a chair in the lounge::

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

::Is sat in the lounge, twiddling a loose fingertip on his prosthetic hand, whilst waiting for the meeting to begin::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Glances over at Danann, and considering what she'd witnessed from her dark corner in the station bar, she's not surprised the XO needs the water...::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::sits up straight, trying not to lean on her back too hard. Clears her throat and sips her water::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::glances at Danann, noticing the state of her dress::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::leans against one of the bulkheads in the lounge, idly biting his nails::

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

::Looks up from his finger, to notices the dire straits Danann appeared to be in, chuckled, and continued twiddling with his finger, trying to take his mind off his sore leg::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: I called you all in here for two reasons.

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::glances sideways at the CO, half-listening::

 

<Med_Cdt_Rousseau>

::puts down her tea and pays attention::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Looks away from the XO, towards Rome::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: Reports are coming in that suggest....unrest ahead.

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

::Focusses his attention on the Captain, doesnt like what he's hearing already::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: Gods know that we've had our share of that, and you have all stepped up to the proverbial plate.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::takes a lingering look at Douglas::

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

::Feels the Captain's eyes burning his forehead::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: I've spoken to Starfleet Academy, and even though...some of you could do with a refresher course in Operational safety..

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::notices the CO's look and sighs. She'll have to have another talk with TAC, it seems::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::opens a drawer and retrieves two small wooden boxes and places them on the desk before him:: All: You've also surprised me. ::looks between Rousseau and Douglas, before sliding the boxes across the shiny surface towards the two Cadets::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::With all the looks flying around the room, she realises that it's her department lacking, and sighs, thinking she'll have to drill Douglas harder in the rules::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#TAC/MED: Congratulations.

 

<Med_Cdt_Rousseau>

::Sits up and really pays attention:: CO: Sir? Thank you sir ::smiles::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Claps as the Cadet's receive their promotions::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::offers a customary applause, still feeling a little space-lagged::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: Now. ::looks to see if Danann has dosed off::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::does a double-take between CO and TAC. Covers badly for her total surprise and belatedly claps for the newly minted Ensigns::

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

::Opens the box to see a shiny pip sat, staring at him. He smiles, but tries to hide it:: CO: Thank you Captain.

 

<Med_Cdt_Rousseau>

::picks up the box and opens it, taking out the shiny new Pip::

 

<TAC_Cdt_Douglas>

MED: Congrats Izzy

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Stops clapping, giving her attention to Rome again::

 

<Med_Cdt_Rousseau>

TAC: Congrats to you too Douglas ::smiles::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: The rest of you, keep up the good work. Let's get this ship ready for whatever lies ahead. ::taps the desk with his right hand:: Dismissed.

 

<Med_Cdt_Rousseau>

::Picks up the Pip and places it on her collar::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::smiles at the newly minted Officers::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::pushes away from the wall slightly and heads for the door, tapping Rousseau's shoulder on the way:: MED: Come on, Ensign. You can show me to the Sickbay.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Takes off the old cadet pip, and replaces it with his minty fresh new ensign pip::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::stands up to leave:: All: Department heads, I want full department readiness reports from you in half an hour. ::coughs once:: All: Any problems, bring them to me.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#XO: Commander? ::motions for her to join him::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::turns at the the CO's voice:: CO: Yessir... ::steps over to him:: CO: If you'd prefer they report to you...

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Stands, and leaves to her station to start the report, but glances back once at Danann as she leaves the room::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#XO: Oh hell no.

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

CMO: Of course, Commander. Right this way... ::smiles, heads towards Sickbay::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::has to smile::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Waves his hand at Feyna, hoping to get her attention:: CTO: Leftenant ::She had already left the room::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::gives the shiny new Ensign a smile and follows along, his battered labcoat flowing along behind him::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Hears her name calling behind her, and turns to look as she keeps moving::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::leans in, looking her in the eyes::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#XO: Aldebaran whiskey?

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

CO: Ooof, no... ::grimaces:: CO: No thank you, sir.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Decides to run after Feyna, hoping to talk to her about the tactical overhaul he and the team had been working on the last few weeks::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::chuckles:: XO: Have some coffee Commander. ::motions for her to follow him onto the Bridge:: I need you sharp, I assume that won't be a problem?

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Waits a moment for Douglas to catch up:: TAC: What were you after Ensign?

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

::arrives at Turbolift and steps in, waiting for CMO:: TL: Sickbay

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::steps in after her and waits for the turbolift to start moving:: MED: I hope you won't mind writing the report for Commander Danann, right now you know more about the state of Sickbay than I do. ::smiles ruefully::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: Just needed to give you a heads up on the tactical overhaul.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

TAC: Then we can talk and walk

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

CMO: Yes of course, Commander, I'd be happy to

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::keeps pace with the CO:: CO: I meant it before when I said this wouldn't be an issue, sir.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::arrives at the command circle and takes his seat:: XO: I believe you....::leans in:: XO: Don't worry, I've been worse.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Walks with the Leftenant:: CTO: After our last few engagements, we split into teams to replace damaged and some outmoded systems.

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

::Turbolift arrives at Sickbay, steps off of the lift::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: I hope we've got everything up to your like ma'am.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Smiles at Douglas::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::steps off the turbolift with Rousseau and into his newest job::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::smiles towards CO:: Self: Oh, I doubt it.

 

<<<TIME WARP: 3 Weeks Later>>>

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::stands on the bridge, hands resting on the railing around the command circle, leaning into it as he stares at the viewscreen::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Rubs her eyes, a little tired::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Walks over to the replicator on the bridge, and orders herself a hot herbal tea::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::steps onto the bridge, sharply-dressed and shiny-pipped.::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Moves over to the replicator from his station::

 

ACTION: The Hyperion enters the Caldik system, Caldik Prime dead ahead.

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::watches TAC anc CTO crowding around the replicator:: CTO/TAC: Seriously, guys. One or other of you need to be at that station at all times. Hop!

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::sits in his chair, reading the latest report from Engineering::

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

::in Sickbay, sips a coffee as she looks over a medical PADD::

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::looks up at Danann smiling:: XO: Commander.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

XO:  Well, it looks like one of us got enough sleep last night...

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

Computer: Computer, Triple Choc muffin for the Leftenant, and a Cup of extra strong English Breakfast tea

 

<GD_CJ>

<aOPS_Fales>

CO: Incoming hail from Caldik Prime, sir.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#aOPS: On screen, Mr. Fales.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::puts the PADD away and leans back in his seat::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

CTO: I mean it, Lieutenant. We're in dangerous waters. Don't make me put you on report. ::steps down to command area:: CO: Captain... ::sits down:: CO: Science reports aft bioscanners are back on line.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::The replicator flashes and produces the goods. Soule passes the muffin to Feyna, with a smile, and begins to hug his teacup::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Takes her tea back to her station, and holds back a yawn, knowing that the tiredness should make her sharper::

 

ACTION: A middle-aged Tellarite officer appears on screen.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::nods to Danann, then returns his attention back to the viewscreen::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Pinches a piece of the muffin off, and smiles gratefully as she tastes the chocolate, despite knowing how bad the stimulant is for her::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Moves the tea and muffin to a discreet location, and watches the main screen::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#*Caldik*: Caldik Prime, this is Captain Jonathan Rome of the USS Hyperion.

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::Is getting sick of the amount of food constantly on the bridge. Sits back in her seat and frowns::

 

<Capt_Ravn>

*CO*: Hyperion, welcome to Caldik Prime. I'm Captain Ravn, commander of this outpost. I hope your trip was uneventful.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: Your welcome ma'am. ::Moves back to his post ::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::smiles:: *Capt*: Thank you Captain.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Drinks half of his tea with a single gulp and breathes out steam:: Self: Mmmm Owww

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::glances worriedly at the Tactical Ensign::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Leans forward slightly, curious about the commander::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::clears his throat::

 

<Capt_Ravn>

*CO*: I'll get right to it, Captain; we've been getting some troubling sensor readings from a nearby interstellar cloud. With our other vessels currently occupied, we'll be sending you to investigate.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::or rather they don't want to risk one of their own::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::wonders briefly why Ravn isn't giving them more specific information on the sensor readings. 'Troubling' is a dirty word when it comes to specificity::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#*Capt*: Send us what you have, Captain. We will make sure to check it out....any theories on what these readings are?

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Raises her eyebrows slightly::

 

<Capt_Ravn>

*CO*: They seem to be sensor echoes of passing ships, but we've been unable to pick them up by any other means; the cloud is a bit of a curiosity, and seems to bear some reflective properties. We're including our scientific report on the cloud in the data package. Obviously, we're looking to be extra cautious. Invisible ships tend to be ill omens.

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Finds the lack of information so far slightly unsettling, drinks the rest of his tea for a full infusion of caffeine, and to take his mind off it::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#*Capt*: We will go over the data and see if we can't pierce the veil.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#aOPS: Do we have it?

 

<aOPS_Fales>

CO: Coming through now, sir.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::crosses his legs:: *Capt*: We will look into it Captain, keep your phone on.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::ends the transmission::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::looks over at Joanne::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Starts preparing for both defensive and offensive reactions::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Shrugs slightly at Rome:: CO: Suspicious to me

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#All: And eerily familiar.

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::sitting upright in her chair, ponders:: CO: Something as unpredictable as this... I'm surprised they'd hand it over without insisting on an escort vessel, or at least a local witness.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CO: A mysterious nebula, where bad things are potentially happening. Too familiar if you ask me sir.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Has a faint smile on her face, and murmurs:: CO: If it is her, at least you'll be getting some flirting practise again

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#XO: Yellow alert. If we have uninvited guests, they are too close to the border for us not to show our teeth.

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

::listens to the Bridge chatter, wondering if they are talking about Adria::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::stands up and adjusts his uniform:: CTO: Flirting's over, next time we meet it's getting physical.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Face looks like he's sucking lemons and limes at Feyna's comment::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Gives Rome a look, so that he thinks again about what he said::

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

CO: Just might be what she wants....Sir

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#aNAV: Set a course.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#CMO: Doc, how are you with sensor readings?

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::nods to CO. Stands up:: All: Yellow Alert. ::pauses while the lights change:: CTO: I want your people on a four-shift rotation. CMO: I don't expect casualties, but have your people prep nonetheless.

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

CTO: I think that is exactly what she wants. If it's her.

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::smiles slightly:: CO: I've been around a console or two, I'm sure I can work it out.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

XO: I'm already on it Commander.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Continues to work on assigning the rotation::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::points with his thumb at the Science station:: CMO: See what you can make of it.

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::nods, checking for the science station before making his way over, logging in and bringing up the sensor information from Caldik and details on this interstellar cloud::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Data starts coming in to the Tactical station. The sensor echoes are consistent with Tzenkethi ships, but the information is far from iron clad and is incomplete::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::walks over to Tactical and leans in:: CTO: Prep the MVAM.

 

<Med_Ens_Rousseau>

::sits up as the Yellow Alert lights go off, begins yellow alert protocol::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

::frowns at his screen as he goes over the readings, showing non-required things to the side and focussing on the important data::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::takes over at Navigation.:: CO: Course laid in.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#XO: Engage.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

CO:You sure you can't take her out with your killer charm? ::Still taps the panels that preps MVAM::

 

<TAC_Ens_Douglas>

::Dies a little as he hears the captain's order to Feyna, because he is dar too in love with the system::

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#::makes a face::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

::nods lightly and engages warp engines::

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

CO: Preliminary readings suggest that we're getting some kind of 'reflected image' off the surface of the cloud. We don't see the original ship, only what the cloud reflects back at us. Can't get a specific lock on ship type though, I think we should keep an open mind.

 

<CTO_Lt_Feyna>

::Grins at Rome, realising she'd missed her interaction with him::

 

<XO_LtCmdr_Danann>

CMO: I'll ask the obvious question. Is there any chance the image is the reflection of the ship.. taking... the scan? LIke thinking you see a ghost in a dark window.

 

<CMO_Cmdr_Kymar>

XO: Entirely possible, we don't really have enough information to go on. Once we reach the cloud I'd suggest doing experiments.

 

<CO_Captain_Rome>

#Self: What's that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye...

 

<<<Pause Mission>>>


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