Mission 5: Worst Case Scenario - Landing at Little Port Walter
- Who: Wilma Ripley, Quinn O'Niel, Dr. Stephanie Haven, Dr. Vince Pruitt
Where: Little Port Walter, Alaska
Location: LPW Field Station
Time: 4 a.m. (Alaska)
From the Coast Guard helicopters to the water-skimmer, the Special OPS
team finally found themselves arriving at the Little Port Walter Field
An island in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska, Little Port Walter was
home to a fishing community of Inuits, local Americans, and of course,
the research scientists who lived and worked at the LPW Scientific
Wilma had arranged for Dr. Stephanie Haven and Dr. Vince Pruitt, along
with Graves the facilities manager to meet them at the Docks of the
LPW Field Station. Even now as they pulled in for their water landing,
Wilma could see the three figures standing on the giant pier that
comprised the LPW Docks.
"We're here," Wilma said to the others as they landed less than gently
on the water. "Time to gather your gear move out."
Once their skimmer had pulled up to the Docks, Quinn O'Niel was the
first one to hop out. He helped the pilot secure the landing weights,
and then bring down the plane's three-step ladder before helping Wilma
The blonde UN representative immediately went off to greet Dr. Haven
and Dr. Pruitt while Quinn helped the others out. Once they were all
gathered onto the Dock, Dr. Haven gestured for them all to follow her.
"We can introduce ourselves inside, where its not 30 below!" she
shouted over the howling wind. "Come on!"
The group moved in one long line, heading inside of the facility,
which was further up the docks and then further up a hill. Once they
stepped inside the front doors, Wilma could feel a blast of hot air
greet them, along with the sound of a scan.
The a siren started to wail as lights flashed red. Dr. Pruitt spun on
them all. "Someone is carrying a weapon," he said conspiratorially.
"Almost everyone here is," Ripley said and then gestured to the
others. "We have a mixed group here, Dr. Pruitt. Like myself, some of
us are UN Security Forces, as I explained before coming here; while
other of us, like Ms. Bertram here and her...err friends, Mr. Tarago
and Mr. Lester, are here because they are on this facility's board of
"And how do you know everyone, so well, Undersecretary Ripley?" asked
Dr. Pruitt gave Ripley a keen once-over. "We were stranded in the snow
for nearly an hour, Dr. Pruitt, one tends to get to know the person
sharing your body warmth."
Without another word, Ripley gestured for Carlos, Lester and Diana to
move ahead. While she gestured to the rest as "her people" and asked
them to display their weapons for the cameras.
"I want everything to be as above board as we can get here," Ripley
said to both doctors. "This is an official UN inspection after all."
- Who: Seamus Shaw, Secretary Pierce
Where: Little Port Walter, Alaska
Location: LPW Loading Docks
Time: 7:46 a.m. (Alaska)
It had taken nearly 10 minutes for the wolves to realize the doors to
the gate were open and that they were free, but once they knew, it
took them less than 2 minutes to vacate the area.
As the last of the wolves vanished into the night, Seamus caught
Secretary Piece coming up behind him. "Is it done?" she asked.
"Yes, we have Pruitt and the uranium," Seamus said with a nod. "Dr.
Haven is seeing a medic. She has somehow been brainwashed. We're
hoping to break through to her."
"Any casualties?" Pierce asked as she surveyed the damage to the
building. She shook her head. "Besides the research facility?"
"Yes, we lost 4 team members," Seamus admitted. "As I told you on the
way here. Ripley doesn't keep a very good house."
"Yes, this does not reflect very well on her...leadership," Pierce
admitted. "But I'm not convinced that you deserve the job either."
"What do I have to do to convince you that I'm ready to take over
Special Operations?" Seamus asked frowning.
"You'll have to prove yourself," Pierce said with a definitely nod,
as if she had just made up her mind.
"How?" Seamus said eager to prove himself and hungry to take the
project over as the new head.
"The African campaign," Piece said simply. "Get Dr. Chinua and his
cure for this mysterious illness back, bring down that bastard Akello
"The tribal warlord?" Seamus said surprised.
"The one and only," Pierce said with a fierce look on her
face. "Bring him in for trial for the numerous acts of genocide he
has committed and the jobs yours."
"Kinda of a tall order," Seamus said narrowing his brows.
"It's a tall job, and if you want it, then you know what you have to
do," was all Pierce said before turning and entering the building
among a group of her security guards.
"Where's Wilma!" Pierce bellowed as Seamus turned his face to absorb
more heat from the rising sun.
MISSION FIVE ENDS...