Picking up the Away Team Part 2
Posted on 21 Jan 2019 @ 11:24pm by Captain Jasmine Somers & Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill & Lieutenant Remington Dodd & Lieutenant Paul Winchester & 1st Lieutenant Eleonorrhea (Butch) Delfin & Ensign Matthew Thompson
S02 Ep05: The Avian Flew the Cukoo's Nest (Incidental Posts)
Timeline: Mission 5 Day 22.2
- Headquarters -
Looking up from his desk, the NCO suddenly said to the four enlisted personnel cleaning his office.."Well, look what the cat drug in" replied the First Sergeant. "Sheepishly smiling Eleonorrhea said "Hello TOP" anything I need to be aware of before I stow away my gear" replied Eleonorrhea..."No Sir" replied the first sergeant. Getting up from his desk he began to follow Elenorrhea, and before he reached the door, he turned around and snarled.."by the time I get out of the old lady's office, this office and that of the XO's should be clean enough for an inspection" continued TOP. Slamming the door behind him, the Marines suddenly jumped, and soon the sounds of the high-frequency buffer, and the screaming of a Junior NCO could be heard as she was now chewing out the slowly moving Marines.
Inside the office of Eleonorrhea, she sat down, and now with a hot cup of coffee that TOP had gotten for her, she began to unwind, as TOP told her what had been going on with the small company. Listening to a half-hour briefing on personal status, Elenorrhea said "TOP, I need to go out and relax" replied Eleonorrhea as she was now standing up, and pulling out from a small storage cabinet something, TOP could not see. Rummaging for a second, she pulled out an old WWII Marine Helmet with the standard camouflage pattern of 1945, and a short bayonet.
"Then as she headed out the door, TOP asked "Ma'am what should I tell the Captain if she wants to know where you're at" replied TOP. "You can tell her that I'm in the main Marine Holodeck, and if she wants me, she can visit me at Marine Headquarters in Tarawa Lagoon during the US Marines offensive against the Japanese" replied Eleonorrhea as she quickly ran out the door... Tell her, when she's done finished with what she's doing, I"ll be on top of Mount Suribachi, watching the Marines plant the second US Flag, replied Eleonorrhea as she disappeared around a corner...
Dr Brevnit looked around the chamber and shook his head. The progenitors left no clue as to the great society of the Avian Xindi species. literally, nothing was left except for trace DNA resonance. He took the egg to another hidden chamber and placed it on a dais. Then her depressed three rocks and the crystal circuitry of the rocks came to life. The egg lit up like a bright lamp absorbing all the energy of the guardian, forever breaking the temporal gateway to the alternate universe. That doorway closed.
Then the Egg disappeared in the sparkle of a transporter beam.
Ensign Thompson asked Dr Brevnit what just happened, He replied "The preservation of my species, Mr Thompson".
When the shuttles landed Dr Cahill walk over near them and waited for the hatch to open she was surprised when Captain Somers appeared in the hatchway. She smiled, "So happy to see you, Captain, I was not sure we would ever get back to our own time. I trust the Tomcat is as great as ever"? Dr Cahill said.
Cahill looked at her, "Have apologized for my not being in proper uniform. I am looking forward to a long shower some good food and a good rest. Hope Sick Bay is in proper order considering how long I was gone". Dr Cahill added.
"I am sure Aldana has done so, but you will be in decon until cleared, as will an entire lot of you here, we can debrief the team after you have all cleared decon, Doctor, I want you to stay with the Injured on the troop shuttle, the rest of the away team will come with me" Somers said.
Dr Cahill smiled at the captain an went to the troop transport shuttle. Although cramped and not built for comfort first, she was still happy to be going home to the Tomcat.
The Doctor watched as the injured were loaded and went over them with a medical tricorder. She also picked up a new communications badge put it on.
Now that both shuttles were loaded, their ramps closed and the pilots went through their launch sequences, during this time Dodd came forward, Somers could not look around as she was still in her EVA suit.
"Welcome home Remy, how was your trip?" she asked with humour in her voice.
"Lovely little trip, ma'am," Dodd replied with a huge smirk on his face. "I think I may want to retire there but take all my crew with me." Dodd was attempting to keep the humour his captain had in her voice but toss in a tiny bit of sarcasm as well. "I will have my report ready as soon as we get back on the ship and I can freshen up some. Two hundred thousand years can really make one appreciate one's proper place in the grand scheme of things."
"I'd say, but it is Decon for you and your team first Remy, there may be no contagion, but I do not want to risk it, Aldana would never forgive us if hir pets got sick and died," Somers said as she lifted off.
"I understand the protocol on this action and I would be sure to put a team in quarantine for a period after they disappeared as well," Dodd replied as the shuttle started to lift off. "I only hope that my team and I can get some downtime once we are all cleared from decon as there are lots of things we need to catch up on."
Ensign Thompson followed both the Captain and Chief Engineer onto the shuttle having very little to say in his current state.
*Without looking back, she could not anyhow as she was in an EVA suit* "I know, Lieutenant, I know and as for why I am playing taxi drive I have not felt the control of a shuttle for years, I know it is not combat, but if I did not show I was not willing to put my life in danger with the anomalies, then I would lose the confidence of my crew" Somers said as the shuttle took to space and Winchester's shuttle formed up with hers as they returned to the ship.
- Decon -
Dodd had been issued his Decon assignment and wondered what there was to keep him and his away team in decon. He knew they were not exposed to anything that abnormal other than chronotons and the radiation they emit. The hardest thing for Dodd was dealing with the fact they experienced a longer time in the past than the rest of the ship did in the present. To the away team, they were almost three months in the ancient past, while the ship only experiences a few hours maybe a day.
Two hours in Decon after everything He had been through and still no fresh uniform. He was hungry and would head down to the officer's mess and feast after getting dressed. Thompson thought.
Dodd was sure he would be able to move forward as he was sure his personal psychologist would give him all the therapy he needed and the first thing he was going to do once cleared was see his Imzadi and have some wonderful downtime.
On the outside of the Decon chamber, Somers pressed the Communications panel =/\= Lieutenant Dodd, I see you are enjoying your downtime, I would make the most of it, because you and your Away Team will need to be debriefed =/\= Somers said.
=/\= Ma'am, yes I will be working on my report while I am in here. I am looking forward to the debriefing session. I am sure there are lots for all of us to discuss. We need to work out a plan to help the Avians and figure out what to do with the little Gorn lizards. =/\= Dodd replied. =/\= Right now I am thankful to back where we belong and talking with you, ma'am. Dr Brevnit was very accommodating with us and hopefully, that will help in relations with getting them back involved with the rest of the Xindi. =/\=
=/\= Excellent, we will see you after you have left decon I am interested in what you have seen in your travels =/\= Somers said.
=/\= I will attempt to leave nothing out but I want it noted that my team really went above and beyond what was expected of them and they all deserve the proper accommodations for their service two hundred thousand years ago. =/\= Dodd replied with and stuck a bit of his own humour in the statement.
She simply nodded and signed off and left her CEO to his own devices as she herself had stuff to do before the team debrief, she went to the next make-shift chamber, this had the rest of the team in, she pressed the Communications button.
=/\= Lieutenant Delfin, how goes things, all okay there? =/\= Somers asked.
There was no answer as Delfin was asleep, Jasmine shrugged and closed the link and moved on to the next one, this one was her Second Officer and CMO.
Dr Cahill had a seaman bring her some of her medical journals along with any paperwork and reports she had to go over from while she was gone. It was going well. She had gotten a lot of work done and was as busy as ever.
She had some occasional visits but deep down she felt like an animal in a zoo. She felt caged and was eagerly waiting to be able to get moving again. She was always busy and always doing something and now all she could do was lay around and be bored.
Standing outside Cahill section of the Decon chamber she lowered the shutter and pressed the communications button =/\= Hello Commander, all things alright? =/\= Somers asked.
It seemed that the good Doctor had fallen asleep reading a Padd, so Somers deactivated the Comms and returned to the bridge, as she made her way she thought over all the events that had happened during this current mission, "we certainly get the crazy missions" she said to herself as she entered the nearest turbolift.
Captain Jasmine Somers
Commander Maia Sterling
First Officer/Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lieutenant Remington Dodd
Lieutenant JG Paul Winchester
1st Lieutenant Eleonorrhea (Butch) Delfin
Ensign Matthew Thompson [PNPC: Sterling]