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Sorting Things Out

Posted on Fri Nov 12th, 2021 @ 3:24pm by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Lieutenant Katlyn (Kat) Zebot & Captain Mystery Ellis
Edited on on Tue Nov 16th, 2021 @ 2:32pm

Mission: Settlers
Location: Independence
Timeline: Current

::ON::

{Deck 3-Transporters}

Lieutenant Zebot and Commander O'Connell had just returned from Astra after a strange encounter with the Settlers and he wanted to get some answers before things got out of hand.

"Lieutenant could I have a few moments of your time in my Ready Room; I need to know exactly what you know about the Settlers and how long they've been enhanced" Jamie ordered but with a smile; Kat had been through a lot today and he didn't want to come across too much like a Commander and make things worse for her.

"As you wish Commander....lead the way" Kat replied with a smile being very grateful that Jamie showed up when he did on the planet.

{Deck 2-XO's Office}

As the Officers walked into the Office Jamie turned to Kat "Would you like something to drink from the Replicator?" he asked.

"Yes....I'll take a water....but really I'd rather have a Regalian Brandy" she said with a chuckle as she went for a cold water.

"I know what you mean....I could go for an Irish Whiskey right about now....but I guess a water will have to do" he replied with a laugh "Please Lieutenant have a seat and make yourself comfortable....this won't take long."

So Kat took a seat at the round Conference Table and Jamie sat across from her "So....tell me exactly what you found out about our enhanced Settlers and please don't leave anything out no matter how trivial you think it may be" Jamie commented.

The Lieutenant sat for a moment collecting her thoughts then she started to explain everything thing that her and the Settler had said during the course of their conversation then Kat commented "The one thing that I don't understand.....when the Settler referred to 'she wouldn't like it'; that seemed strange to me" she concluded.

Jamie sat for a moment "And who exactly is she" Jamie queried.

Kat just chuckled "That's what I asked.....but before I could get an answer....things went sideways in a most colossal way...as you know."

"Yes and that's when I decided to get Security involved for everyone's sake" Jamie explained "I didn't want you to get hurt or any of the Settlers for that matter."

"And thank you for showing up when you did...before I....did something stupid that we both would have regretted" Kat replied with a smile.

"Your welcome Lieutenant and I think I have all the information that I need. Now I need to bring the Captain up to speed with everything that has transpired. So if there's nothing else your free to go" Jamie said.

Kat smiled and with a nod got up and left the Office. Jamie tapped his Comm "Captain this is O'Connell I think we need to talk at your convenience."

Tapping her comm "I'll be right there commander," Mystery said heading for the XO's ready room, seeing the door open she walked in "What can I do for you?"

Jamie looked up at Mystery "Please have a seat and help yourself to a water....I wanted to bring you up to speed concerning some new things that come to light about the Settlers" he stated.

Mystery picked up a glass of water and took a sip and took a seat "What have you found out? I've been seeing hit and miss reports."

Jamie took a deep breath wanting to keep his information condensed and concise "Lieutenant Zebot had the chance to speak to one of the Settlers after seeing him move a big boulder behind the barn by himself. He informed the Lieutenant that he was an enhanced humanoid as well as the rest of the Settlers. This was also confirmed by Doctor Reylor when he examined one of the folks who had a stomach problem" he explained then continued "Where it gets interesting is when the Settler that Kat were having a conversation with mentioned a 'she' who wouldn't like him talking about it; whoever 'she' is."

"That is interesting to say the least. We need to find out who 'she' is and where 'she' is and if she's someone we need to be concerned about. As for them being enhanced I saw a couple of them moving things but thought they were augments so I didn't think anything of it. Perhaps I should have," Mystery commented.

"Well....there's one other matter that is somewhat troubling. Ted, the head Settler, received a transmission addressed to him stating that the Independence planned on destroying Astra when we left orbit. The Settlers were so upset that they grabbed Lieutenant Zebot and held her fast trying to find out what was going on. At that point I was on the surface and had an armed Security Team show up; which diffused the situation. I assured them that the Federation was not in the habit of destroying planets or it's inhabitants. I think I was able to get through to them but we need answers and I think I know a good place to start" Jamie explained.

"The Federation has to my knowledge never destroyed a planet. Where do we start? I suggest we find out who 'she' is and talk to her," Mystery commented.

"Agreed Captain....and I think I have the place to start. My 'gut' keeps telling me that the second moon should be checked out; it's close enough to the planet where 'she' could monitor the Settlers progress but far enough away to keep hidden" Jamie explained, then continued "With your permission I'd like to take a Shuttle, along with Lieutenant Zebot and Ensign Devroe, to investigate the second moon and see what shakes out."

"Permission granted," Mystery said "Find out who 'she' is as well and what she's up to."

"Thank you Captain....I'll make the necessary arrangements, then we'll see what this is all about and hopefully have some answers for us and the Settlers" Jamie replied while thinking about what he now needed to do.

"It goes without saying your to be careful and to keep in touch," Mystery said.

"Understood Captain....I'll keep you apprised of what we find out" Jamie stated as they both stood and Mystery turned and returned to the Bridge.

Tapping his Comm "This is O'Connell, Lieutenant Zebot and Ensign Devroe please meet me in the Tactical Center right away" Jamie ordered then he left for Deck 12.

::OFF::

TBC

Captain Mystery Ellis
Commanding Officer
USS Independence

Commander Jamie O'Connell
Executive Officer
USS Independence

Lieutenant Katlyn Zebot
Chief Tactical/Security Officer
USS Independence




 

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