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First Away Team

Posted on Mon Aug 24th, 2020 @ 2:44am by Ensign Lucas Miles

Mission: Distress Call
Location: Bridge
Timeline: Current

Lucas Miles was giddy about his first away team mission. He was ecstatic that he had been picked, although he also wondered what unique skill he brought to the away team, given that they were transporting to the ship.

He thought perhaps that the Captain's order was more about having as many hands on the freighter to conduct a thorough search from "bow to stern" as she had put it.

Regardless of the reason, Lucas was not about to question this unique opportunity. After all, for a cadet fresh off the Academy, he was knocking off a lot of firsts fairly early in his Starfleet career. And in his mind, that was a good thing.

Logging off the helms station, he nodded at his relief noting the look of jealousy on her face before heading to the turbolift. He was not exactly sure what he would need for this away mission but he hoped that would be communicated at some point on his journey to the transporter room.

He presumed at minimum he would need a weapon, a tricorder and possibly a medkit, seeing as there may be injured. He was no medical officer but he did have basic medical training to provide first aid.

Of course, he was also cognizant of the fact that they may be heading into danger. The fact that they had not been able to establish proper communication with the freighter was suspicious, but not entirely unreasonable. The freighter did report suffering multiple system failures. However, the lengthy list of unanswered questions about this freighter and her distress call was enough for any sensible officer to take pause.

That was why the Independence from the beginning had taken a cautious approach.

Nodding to some of the away team officers gathered in the turbolift he grinned perhaps a little too widely. He could barely contain his excitement.

As the turbolift doors, the last image he saw was the freighter on the display screen. He would soon be on board her and he hoped they would finally get answers to their questions.

Ensign Lucas Miles
Flight Control Officer
USS Independence


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