2364USS Athene : casualties...
- Sep 18, 2004USS Athene : casualties...
***Scene: USS Athene : Bridge ***
<Snip from Steve>
Retribution's maneuver, indeed, seemed to indicate Athene had its full
attention. The Raptors stayed between Horizon and its attacker, but
the firing on Horizon fell off.
"They see us. But Retribution's not the only one out there," Doon said.
"Indeed, captain," T'eela said from tactical. "We've got another
<End of Snip>
The android hold on to his chair while a blast from the Retribution
hit the Athene.
"Shields down to 85 %, no damage no casualties." Teel'a read the
tactical data from her console. Some people had bruises or bleeding
nooses from the impact but no one seemed t be injured badly.
"CSS Retribution closing in rapidly, the ship has restored shielding
and has locked off damaged decks. The forwards shielding is down to
78.316 % port shields to 81.17% and starboard shielding down to 75.389
%. Lower shielding shows no significant drop in power." Kallesin
read the data calmly and loudly.
Both ships started a deadly dance around each other, phaserfire and
torpedoblasts going from one to another; lightening up shields and
weakening the opponent. The Athene was the largest starship the
federation had in the Coccoon, but it seemed the Telmarc had an equal
mighty battleship build. Even damaged from the attack from the
Horizon and the Raptors and the direct hit from the Athene's torpedo
it was still almost a match to the Athene.
Almost, but not complete. AS the raptors swarmed over the CSS Horizon
again they penetrated the shielding again. Teel'a was swift enough to
hit the hull with a series of phaserblasts that pierced some decks,
the torpedo's had less luck and exploded on the shields but they
drained power from the shielding.
Suddenly one, two small bright flashes where seen... It seemed two
raptors had been destroyed by the Retribution. Amadrene turned pale
and hold her console in a tight grip.
"Raptor 7 and raptor 11 had been destroyed by enemy fire, the lifepods
have not been launched and there are no more lifesigns from the
crewmembers. I assume they are the first casualties of the Athene's
crew in this battle." Kallesin read this for the record and to be
stated in the ships logs but to Amadrene it was almost to much.
The android turned to her "I am sorry for your crew, Mister Pellew,
they have fought brave."
"Shut up, you darn machine, don't you have any feelings, they are no
numbers, no casualties they where brave people and now, now .. They..
They are dead..." Slowly she sank back in her chair closing her eyes
for a moment to relax after her outburst in anger.
People all over the bridge stared at the android, Captain Doon wanted
to interrupt as Kallesin replied to Amadrene " I am sorry that you
think I don't care. Indeed I have no real feelings, but still I
regret the loss of them, I knew them well, I talked with them, I saw
them fight just as you did, I saw them die, even better then you did
with my bionic sensors. Believe me, I am programmed to protect humans
and to live among them. To see one die makes me function less then at
my maximum capabilities. SO I believ in my way I grieve too."
The Silence was suddenly disrupted when Teel'a shouted "Breeze for
impact Torpedo coming in..."
The Athene was slammed to the starboard side when a direct hit punched
the ship aside. "Starboard shields down to 35 % damage to decks 28
and 29, damage repair teams working!!" Kallesin concentrated back to
Teel'a and Amadrene made the ship dive and duck, the remaining raptors
where teasing the Retribution again. But from the far end other
Telmarc ships where closing in on the Athene to assist the
Retribution. Suddenly a bright flash was seen at the side of the
Retribution. Strange data flashed over the console `n Galeda had
hooked up with tactical, it was only there for a brief moment.
He raised his voice "Teel'a ; the port shields of the Retribution will
fail in 25.45 seconds from ... now, they will leave a window for 2.25
seconds at mark 4.5 by 17.8. Use quantum Torpedo's !!"
Teel'a nodded and programmed her torpedobays. Exactly in time she
fired a wave of quantum torpedos's at the designated coordinates.
Would the data he had extracted be correct ?
<tag to anyone>
HI All, I have no idea if I am allowed to let the CSS Retribution be
destroyed or that this is up to the higher ranked officers to decide.
I left the end of my post open so I am curious to see what happens.
David Martens, dav1666@...
lieutenant <jg> Kallesin `n Galeda
Chief of Operations USS Athene