Posted on Tue Feb 9th, 2021 @ 1:36pm by Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance
Location: Starbase 10
Kevin breathed a sigh of relief as the last of the Odinskus warriors departed the Independence through the deck 12 port aft entry portal. The ambassadorial team had departed almost as soon as ship was in transporter range of Starbase 10 but the Odinskus displayed a dubious regard for the transporter and insisted on waiting until the ship was secure at dock.
The six days that it had taken to travel from the site of the Sleipnir’s collision with the dark matter had been interminable. Kevin has been tasked with settling the Odinskus and ensuring that their needs and safety were attended to. He had spent the entire trip waiting for the other boot to hit the deck.
It had been a nightmare. Their guests had almost burned down the cargo bay while cooking, had abducted and inducted the Captain’s chef into their society, and had gotten it in their minds that Nurse Grimm was the real commander of Independence and that Captain Ellis and the other officers were merely beards. Kevin had spent much of his time in conference with Captain Astra Karrelsdotter as it was she and her crew that had accompanied the Storhatten and his head continually throbbed from dealing with the cultural differences. Even getting to frequently see Kera was little compensation for what he had endured.
But the Odinskus were now Admiral Villashahraja's problem and with any good luck, something that the Independence was due for, another ship would be tasked with escorting the Odinskus back to Pyxis Alpha 5.
It was now time to put the ship back in order, if Kevin could find the Chief Operations Officer.