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Meeting By The Swimming Hole

Posted on Wed Feb 1, 2023 @ 2:54am by Captain Larisna Koralova & Lieutenant Commander Tristor Kaz MD & Lieutenant Rei Yamashi & Lieutenant Commander Kaedon Draesni

Mission: Mission 3 - Homesteading
Location: Holodeck 2

It was a lovely early summer morning. The grass swayed gently in the breeze, the wind whispered through the leaves of the trees beyond the clearing and the shoreline. The water of the river behind the clearing swayed gently and sparkled in the sunlight, almost an invitation itself to go swimming. In the distance, an ancient steam paddleboat made its way up the main river. Birds cawed overhead. In the clearing, several old covered wagons were parked, tents set up and everything looked the part to the Old West.

Which made the presence of a 1:1 replica of the conference table from the Hornet's observation lounge in the middle of the arrangement quite jarring. As did the collection of Starfleet officers in Starfleet uniforms, not Old West attire. But, Larisna was frankly sick of the lounge for the weekly staff meetings and felt they could do with some simulated fresh air and artificial sunshine.

"Okay, so, let's work around the table now. Anything to discuss in your departments?" Larisna asked.

Tristor sat forward. “I suppose I’ll start. Medical is currently running voluntary Emergency and Standard First Aid training for any personnel wanting to add that certification to their roster. You should all think about having some first aid qualified crew on each shift, it can make all the difference.”

"I'll take you up on that." Rei mentioned from her seat at the 'meeting' table. "I know the differences between my people on the inside and everyone else aren't too vast, but it's slight enough to need to know." the rabbitess paused before turning to Larisna, "Engineering is operating smoothly. We're starting an initiative to inspect and update any EPS junctions that need attention, since honestly we really only service them when they break. I'd like to be ahead of that game but it's a back project to the day to day. So we're starting at the systems that see the least action and working forward. I'll keep you posted. I'm certain you'd appreciate the occasional bit of 'nothing happening' news."

"Very well. We've taken on some new officers as well, including Lieutenant Kearny from the Atlantis. He finished his acclimation training and requested to serve here." Larisna explained, "Nothing new from Starfleet Command of any significance, things are pretty much the same back home. Otherwise..."

She was interrupted by a chirp from her commbadge.

"Bridge to Captain." The watch officer said.

"Go ahead." Larisna replied.

"Captain, we're picking up a distress call from a Ferengi outpost, bearing two-five-eight mark one-one. Broadcast on open channels." That generated an eyebrow raise from Larisna.

"Put it through. Thank you." Larisna said and a screen opened over the table. It was a younger Ferengi, looking a bit startled but also unsure.

"Uh...this is Telok Outpost. We...ah...we are requesting assistance...uh...there's...well, there's an asteroid on a direct course for our station. Outpost. And we don't have the ships to divert it. We can...uh...discuss payment upon...well...job completion. And...uh...yeah. Telok Outpost...uh...out." The message ended.

"Bridge, how far are we from Telok Outpost?" Larisna asked.

"We'll be there in two hours at maximum warp, Captain." The watch officer replied.

"Get us underway then. Notify Telok that we're on our way and payment won't be required." Larisna chuckled.

"Understood, Captain. Bridge out."

"Okay. Looks like we have something to do. Doctor, best to be prepared to receive wounded just in case. Lieutenant Yamashi, prep the tractor beams, we'll try to move it first before we take the tactical option of using it for target practice. And Commander, that's where you come in. See what'll do the job without creating more in the process." Larisna said.

Tristor nodded, he picked up a PADD and began allocating medical staff for the possibility of incoming casualties. He wanted to be prepared.

“Aye, captain,” Draesni replied. Thankfully, this was not his first time having to deal with asteroids. He was familiar enough to know that, although blowing up space rock might seem relatively easy, doing so without further endangering the outpost was going to take more…finesse. Already, a few ideas had started to form in his mind.

"Did they say an ... an asteroid?" Rei inquired. "if we can get the mass and dimensions of the asteroid then we can work with sciences to work on some scenarios to divert or, if needed, obliterate the threat." the rabbitess offered, turning her glance to look over towards the representation from Sciences. "Always a unique experience to branch out." she offered with a nod.

"Alright. Let's get to it." Larisna stood up and once everyone else stood up "Computer, end program."


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