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Finding Answers

Posted on Sat Nov 13th, 2021 @ 2:34pm by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Lieutenant Katlyn (Kat) Zebot & Ensign Heather
Edited on on Tue Nov 16th, 2021 @ 2:32pm

Mission: Settlers
Location: Various
Timeline: Current



{Deck 12-Tactical Center}

O'Connell walked into the Tactical Center to find Lieutenant Zebot and Ensign Devroe waiting not knowing what was going on. Jamie smiled then explained "We are going to take a Shuttle to the small moon and investigate to see if we can find some answers to some very puzzling questions."

Then Katlyn spoke up "So are we going armed or are we just going to see what we can find out" she asked.

"Yes we are going armed with Type 2 phasers and if you have any personal weapons please feel free to take them along just in case" he replied turning and looking at Heather who just smiled "Also I want a six man armed Tactical Team here on standby ready to deploy at a moments notice in case things get dicey."

"That sounds like a good idea Commander.....with you think it's appropriate to have someone from Science know in case things get dicey" Katlyn asked.

Before Jamie could answer Heather spoke up "Lieutenant can you keep a secret" she asked and Katlyn nodded yes then she proceeded to explain "Since I was a little girl I've been training in several different forms of Martial Arts and am well able to take care of myself. Matter of fact I've been rated as a Master in most of the disciplines" Heather stated.

"Well aren't you just full of surprises....and here I thought you were just a pretty face" Kat replied with a chuckle "Don't worry your secret is safe with me."

Then Jamie spoke up " Ok let's grab what weapons we're going to need and meet in the Shuttle Bay in fifteen" he ordered. So each Officer grabbed their phasers and Katlyn and Heather went to their quarters to grab so extra goodies.

{Deck 3-Shuttle Bay}

O'Connell arrived first and procured a Shuttle and began to do the preflight checks while waiting for the ladies. It had been some time since he piloted a Shuttle but being a former Chief Engineer he could fly almost anything including the Ship if he had to. By the time he was finished Katlyn and Heather boarded the Shuttle and were ready to go. Turning to the Officers "Ready to see what's on that moon" he asked as the two nodded yes. "O'Connell to Independence we're ready to depart on your authorization." "Your cleared for flight Commander, safe travels" came the reply. The Shuttle's impulse engines engage and soon they were exiting into space.

{Small Moon}

On their approach Jamie said to Heather "Ensign scan the surface and see what's there, if anything." "Scanning now Commander...there seems to be some sort of Compound showing up" she replied. "Can you find us a landing spot nearby but hidden from sight" Jamie asked. After searching for a moment "Over there Commander...that should give us plenty of cover" came the reply.

Soon the Shuttle landed and the Commander instructed "Let's be careful until we know what we're dealing with....Lieutenant why don't you take point and we'll follow quietly....don't want to sound any alarms." So the Officers exited the Shuttle and started to make their way to the Compound.

When they were close to the Compound they paused as Katlyn looked through her binoculars and searched the area "There doesn't seem to be any guards around the now what....just walk up to the front door" she asked. Meanwhile Heather was scanning with her Tricorder to check for force fields "Commander there doesn't seem to be any force fields in place either" she whispered.

The Commander thought for a moment "Well....I guess we try the front door approach...but be on your toes" came the order, so the three made their way to the door....opened it and entered.


When they entered they looked around to see black smooth stone walls and a few corridors going in three different directions "Ensign where are any life signs coming from" Heather checked her Tricorder "Down that corridor Commander." The officers made their way down the corridor when they heard a voice "Halt...who goes there and what do you want" a Security person stated.

Jamie smiled "I'm Commander Jamie O'Connell, Executive Officer, USS Independence. We're here to speak to a women who is probably in charge....we have some questions that need answering.

Security walked a distance away then tapped his Comm "Maeve we have some visitors and they want to speak with you." "What....that can't be....bring them to me in the Main Lab and I'll deal with them myself" Maeve answered.

Security walked back over to Jamie "She will see you now...follow me" and the three Officers did as they were directed as Katlyn whispered to Heather "I don't like this so stay sharp and you may just get the chance to show off some of your skills." Heather leaned in and whispered "I've got your back Kat and the Commanders."

{Main Lab}

The officers were escorted into a large Lab with lots of expensive looking equipment as they saw a man and a women standing at a table. The women turned with a half smile "I'm Maeve and this is Doctor Epoc....what can we do for the Independence" she asked.

Jamie stepped forward towards the women when Security stepped in front of him "I'm Commander O'Connell, Executive Officer and these are Lieutenant Zebot and Ensign Devroe; we'd like some answers to a few questions that we have."

Maeve just glared at Jamie, then turned to Security "Leave us.....and what questions do you have that you think I can provide the answers to."

"The Settlers have admitted to being enhanced humanoids and mentioned that 'she wouldn't like them talking about it'....I assume the 'she' he referred to was you" Jamie replied not really liking the women's attitude.

Maeve's voice became louder and cold "I don't know what your talking about.......Commander is it?" as she walked right up to Jamie. He instinctively took a few steps back as she was invading his space.

Katlyn didn't like what was happening, so she walked right up to the women "You would be much easier if you just told the truth" she stated matter of factly. Maeve lost her temper and grabbed Katlyn by the neck "I don't like being called a liar in my own house." Katlyn could tell this women was enhanced and strong....but not strong enough as she quickly 'head butted' Maeve which made her step a few paces back being a little dizzy for a moment; although the incident didn't bother Katlyn in the least.

Quickly Maeve composed herself and came screaming at Katlyn when she was surprised by what happened next....Heather jumped into the air, spun around, and gave the women a 'round house' kick right to the head, before she even knew what was going on, which knocked the women off her feet. Meanwhile Jamie stood there amazed how much faster Heather's moves had become.

Dr Epoc went over to help Maeve up "I don't need any help you fool...get out of my way" she shouted as she walked back up to the Officers who were ready for anything.

O'Connell stood his ground "So would you like to try this again" he asked. Only this time Maeve didn't say a word but went for the Ensign who stood her ground with discipline and stated "I really wouldn't if I were you" but the women didn't listen as she went to grab Heather who simply deflected her every advance not letting Maeve get a grip on her. After a few minutes Heather had about enough and took a step back. This time when the women went for her, Heather's arm shot forward and with the heel of her hand punched her right to the sternum which knocked the wind out of Maeve.....gasping for air she stated "Ok...ok....I'l answer your questions."

Doctor Epoc yelled "No....don't say another word or we'll be in serious trouble" Maeve looked up glaring at the Doctor as she just shook her head "No Doctor....we've been discovered....we may as well come clean.

Then turning to the Commander "We used to be part of a Eugenics program for Star Fleet Science....but when we became close to a Science breakthrough....Star Fleet became concerned about the ethics of our experiments and shut the program down. We were so close that we obtained the necessary equipment and relocated here to this Moon to continue our work.....everything that I owned i put into this project....but now i suppose it's all for nothing" she concluded.

Jamie looked at Maeve "We're not here to shut you down.....we're just here to help the Settlers start a new life for themselves. As long as they've consented to your processes then I'm fine with it" he stated.

She looked at Jamie "So your not here to shut us down" Maeve asked "Then I guess we can continue working with the Settlers...that's great news.....and yes I have their full consent."

"That's right....but I do have one more question for you....did you send Ted a message stating that the Independence was going to destroy the planet when we left orbit."

Maeve swallowed hard "A.....yes I did which I probably should not have done....sorry" she said in a sincere voice.

"That's what I thought. So now you're going to send him another message as before only this time you're going to tell him that you were mistaken and the Independence is not going to destroy the planet when we leave....understood" Jamie said matter of factly.

Maeve thought for a moment "Alright...I'll send the only seems fair after I'm the one who started this whole incident."

"Now that sounds like a great idea" Jamie replied with a smile "So now that we have what we came for, we'll leave you two to get back to your research."

The three Officers turned and started back to their Shuttle except Heather kept looking over her shoulder just in case this women tried to get even with her.


As soon as they were back on board Jamie started the impulse engines and moments later they were on their way back to the Independence when he turned "Well done two are a force to be reckoned with" he said with a snicker. Then Tapping his Comm "Captain Ellis this is O'Connell, we're heading back and everything is sorted out. I'll fill you in on my return."

Katlyn spoke up "Thanks Commander" then looking at Heather Katlyn whispered "Remind me never to piss you off. How long has Jamie known about your special skills, if you don't mind my asking."

Heather smiled then whispered back "He's known ever since we met.....but he promised never to say a word to anyone....and he hasn't. I'll have to tell you the story how we met sometime over a drink."

Katlyn smiled back "Oh...I can't wait to get the 'dish' on the Commander" she said with a giggle.


Commander Jamie O'Connell
Executive Officer
USS Independence

Lieutenant Katlyn Zebot
Chief Tactical/Security Officer
USS Independence

Ensign Heather Devroe
Science Officer
USS Independence


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