"Renegade Deception" - #1,2&3 - "Engage"
[Main Bridge, USS Pegasus]
Caelen slowly but steadily walked out of his ready room where he had
just been cleared for launch from the starbase, send out to get
their Chief Diplomatic from a planet in the Romulan Neutral zone,
several weeks of paperwork, kissing butts of high ranking admirals
and meetings with Romulans who didn't even want any Federation ship
within visual range of the Romulan Neutral Zone. "Time to gallop
people" he said with a relieved tone in his voice, he was happy
everything was out of the way, he could worry a bit less. Everyone
who needed to be on the bridge was there, the Vulcan helm officer,
the barely arrived Chief SecTac, his wife in the position of
communications, their six foot Russian XO and off course, how could
they forget, Ronald Evans, the Chief Operations, the only guy who
manages to say the wrong things to three different people in one day.
Ronald had managed to say the wrong things to three people only by
virtue that he hadn't met the rest yet. Kristiana looked up from her
console and towards Caelen .. Gave a nod. "Got your clearance then,
cap ? Very good." She would rise to her feet, tapping her combadge.
=/\= Bridge to engineering. Activate warp core, prepare for
immediate launch. =/\=
=/\= Aye aye! =/\= Lt. Black was excited. She tapped out the
commands herself, on her console, and watched the enormous tube
slowly begin to light up. She smiled and closed her eyes for a
moment, listening to the hum slowly rise in pitch, then frowned
slightly. "One of the harmonics is still a little off..." she
murmured quietly to herself. Something to check later. She looked at
her board, then looked up. =/\= Warp core active, Captain, my board
shows all green. =/\=
"Engineering reports engines online, Sir." Kristiana would report to
her CO, as she stood in front of her chair, arms folded over each
other, watching the bridge crew.
Caelen nodded as he arrived at the center chair, he would slowly sit
down. The engines now fully roaring, not hearable at all off course
but it was as if he could feel it, taste it. The bay doors opened
giving the Pegasus a clear way out into the vacuum of space. "helm,
take us out, one quarter impulse" Caelen knew that sever captains of
vessels in the past didn't like the quarter impulse rule but he just
wanted to play it safe.
T'Rell just nodded and did his job, bringing the Pegasus slowly into
motion out of the safety of stardock, into the real world, the cold
world, the cold black space.
Her eyes narrowed slightly as she watched the large opening grow
even larger on the viewscreen, then the ship slowly moving through
them. A soft but thoughtful smile would form as the ship cleared the
outer doors. <And so it begins.> she quietly mused to herself.
She'd give a glance to her CO, as if asking if she could give the
order to go to the RNZ.
This was to good to give away, once in a lifetime a Commanding
Officer would have the ability to order his ship into the RNZ
without being court marshaled, there was no way he would let
Kristiana do "Sorry Lieutenant" he whispered as he stood up again
looking into the pitch black that was their viewscreen "Ensign
T'Rell, set a course for Tarsonisus Prime, warp 6" he said with a
broad smile covering his face.
The Vulcan looked over his shoulder "Sir, Tarsonisus is in..."
Caelen interrupted him "the Romulan Neutral Zone..." the smile would
slowly go into a grin "...Engage" to inform the Chief Flight Control
to give the Horse a kick in the side and let it dash into the RNZ,
to get their Chief Diplomatic Officer.
Lt. Black sat back in satisfaction, watching the rings change color
up and down the warp core as the ship slipped nicely and easily into
warp speed. She smiled and closed her eyes, then frowned again,
opening her eyes again. "Once we've stopped..." she mutters very
quietly again. "I am going to see why that semitone is slightly off.
I'm SURE of it."
Kristiana gave a soft snort at the 'sorry lieutenant' and sat back
down as the CO ordered the ship into warp. She'd wanted to do that,
darnit. She shifted a bit to make comfortable in her XO's chair,
then smiled again, pulling up a few status readings on her console
and looking them over. Everything was going according to plan. So
"Warp six engaged sir, e.t.a. 12 hours" T'Rell said notifying the
Commander of the flight plan.
With that behind them Caelen would have some time to get into
contact with people, not seeing the need to stay on the bridge when
he could do some important, administration, stuff. Caelen stood up
again, his time in the center chair, though short, would stick in
his mind forever. The first order he ever gave to his crew, setting
out on the very first assignment, the start of what promises to be
an adventures ride towards the unknown.
Lieutenant Commander Caelen LaBrie
Lieutenant Kristiana Petrova
Lieutenant (junior grade) Kathleen Black
- Just to remind you, the last post is the official beginning of our
first mission, you will now have to post under the new mission name...
if you were still working on a post for the previous mission don't
hessitate to post it, just state that the event take place before
launch but don't give it the old mission name...
Next post should be "Renegade Deception" #4
Good Luck and Have Fun on this Mission!
Lieutenant Commander Caelen LaBrie