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Things Left Undone - Chapter 11
Ten hours earlier
Kestrel awoke to the sun shining in through her cabin window as the Endalla continued its orbit around Reeza. Stretching, her arm brushed over the hair of sleeping man next to her. She rolled over carefully so she could face him, slowly running her fingers through his jet-black hair. His eyes slowly opened and a smile spread across his face.
"Morning Kris." She said, matching his smile with one of her own.
Kestrel met Kristoff Chernienko six months ago when the Endalla was still under construction. He was assigned to Utopia Planitia as part of increased security after the Typhon Pact had arrived on the scene and tensions started to rise and espionage became a real threat.
She would pass him almost every day as she arrived for her shifts at the dockyard. At first, they would only exchange nods, then polite hellos. Eventually Kestrel asked if he wanted to go get lunch. During their meal, she found out that Kris, as he liked to be called, joine
Things Left Undone - Chapter 10
Three days later
First Officer's Log
I'm pleased to report that trade negotiations with the Reezan's for mining access in their system were a success. Our Diplomatic officer, Lieutenant Laura Stevenson, expertly obtained a vital trade treaty that will greatly benefit the reconstruction and relief efforts.
To celebrate the occasion, the Reezan government has invited some of the senior staff for a formal dinner.
The Reezan Minister of Education has also extended a personal invitation for the Endalla's resident school teacher, Ms. Sarah Elbaz. Lieutenant Stevenson is briefing her on federation diplomatic protocol before tonight's festivities.
Now I just hope my dress blue's still fit, the collar has always been a little tight
"You know, your official logs should be more professional " Akira said with her trademark amused smirk crossing her face while tossing the Padd from which she read the log back onto the coffee table where she found i
Things Left Undone - Chapter 9
James leaned on the window frame and stared out into space, watching as stars flew by as the Guadalcanal traveled at superluminal speeds. He toyed with a small leather box in his hands, spinning it. Inside was a gold oak-leaf, the insignia for his new promotion to Major. He turned around and sat on the frames ledge, reached up and removed his Captain's bars from his neck, replacing it with the oak-leaf from the box.
"Permission to speak to the Major, Sir!" Amanda said with a sarcastic tone, and an equally sarcastic salute.
"Don't look so cheerful, 'Mandy, they got one for you too." James said, tossing her the same box his leaf was in, which now had his old Captain's bars inside. She opened the box and stared at the small piece of tin inside.
"I just got our orders. Admiral Valco wants me in the CIC during the battle. I won't be going groundside with you. Platoon's all yours now." James said matter-of-factly.
"Sawbones said that? Well shit."
Things Left Undone - Chapter 8
The floor was cold and hard. It was cold and hard yesterday, and it was like that when she was thrown in to this room almost... I lost count. Amanda realized, allowing a small smile to creep across her face for the first time since her capture. Imagine that.
Five years undercover work, traveling thousands of light years, finally catching up to the man she was sent to capture, and then have it all go to hell because she let her guard down. Just thinking about it made the hair on her neck stand up and her head fill with rage. How could I have been so stupid, letting my guard down like that. Amanda chastised herself.
Movement out of the corner of her eye caught her attention; she turned to see the door open and one of the guards walk in, put a chair in the center of the room.
"Get in the chair." He demanded.
"Good morning to you too." Amanda said, summoning enough strength get into a sitting position leaning against the wall of her cell.
Things Left Undone - Chapter 7
We have entered orbit of the Reezen home world after responding to their distress call concerning the possible environmental disaster from the crashing of a freighter laden with radioactive material.
But here's where things take an odd turn. The away team, lead by Major Scott, quickly solved the issue only to discover that the radiation was in fact a hoax, a clever use of the freighter's sensors that managed to fool even our sensors into thinking the ship was saturated with theta radiation. When this was discovered, the ship's engines began to overload necessitating the quick retrieval of the away team and destruction of the freighter.
Something doesn't seem right about this. Not at all.
A diplomatic representative of the Reezen people will be coming aboard to discuss the situation. Major Scott will be greeting him in my stead as I will be in sickbay attending to personal family matters.
I am noting the actions of Marion
Things Left Undone - Chapter 6
Things Left Undone
Akira sat on the warp nacelle of the shuttle craft, staring at the helmet to her EVA suit. She noticed she started to tap her right foot involuntarily at a rapid pace, the sound of which caught James' attention.
"Oh come on Aki, don't tell me you still don't like EVA work." He said, poking fun at her.
"Like? Jim, you know I hate it. You ever see one of these suits fail?" she said, her frayed nerves showing in her voice.
"Yes." James said flatly, with a haunted look in his eye. "But that's not going to happen. You can't let those thoughts win in your head. Focus on your job, and your training will take over. You'll be fine." He continued, taking her hand and helping her up.
"Major, we're ready." Marion said, poking her head out of the aft hatch of the shuttle.
"Alrighty, let's get this gong show on the road." James said, directing his voice to the two man security detail, Michelle and Kristoff and two of Akira's engineerin
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