The First Encounter Part 1
S03 Ep 01: Family Of Slaves (Main Story)
Location: Various/Picus system
Timeline: Mission 1 S3 -Day 14
- Bridge -
After some close of two weeks of warp, the U.S.S. Tomcat drops to impulse in the Picus system, immediately they scanned the area, Captain Somers looked over to Winchester at the Communication’s station “Lieut…” she stopped as the RED ALERT sounded “SHIELDS UP!” she orders and looks at Donovan “Lieutenant Donovan Launch the Raiders and put Rebels and Reds on back up and to crop at a moment’s notice, concentrate on those enemy fighters” she paused and looked at Winchester “Lieutenant Winchester take over at the Helm station” she ordered and turned to face Parker.
Hearing Somers, mind calculating, “Scramble, Scramble Raiders launch when ready, engage all enemy fighters, no drill, this no drill! Rebels and Red Squadrons on the ready line standing g by. Coordinate with your flight leaders, Reaper out!” she barked watching the screen as she also evaded incoming fire. Looking for heat Raiders, she caught sight of them coming around in standard attack goose formation and engage. Serina smiled as she flew the Tomcat into its first battle, calmly, and with a purpose, to win and survive.
“Captain unless it is warranted, I will watch and fly the ship, but if it gets dicey, request permission to fly with my pilots,” Serina added, ducking incoming fire again.
Somers gave Donovan a look that said she had committed a breach of protocol and made a quiet growling sound in her throat, but for now, she let it pass.
Paul responded,” Lieutenant, we need the best pilot we have at the helm and I understand you want to be out there,” as he looked back at her, “ And trust me when I wish I could do the same,” as he flexed the prostheses.
“Lieutenant Parker fire at will at those enemy ships and place armed officers at all key locations on this ship and put the RRT teams on alert” she ordered as the enemy fighters now in range attacked the Akira class ship the two Orion Fighter carriers moved forward slowly, while their escort corvettes were quickly closing the gap.
As the Tomcat left warp, the scanners in front of Parker lit up, he immediately hit the button to arm the photon torpedoes as the targeting system locked the forward phasers automatically on their targets.
Parker watched as the shields raised and heard the Captain’s orders. He quickly fired all forward phasers at the Orion ships and prepared the second wave to be joined by the torpedoes.
With this going on she turned back to Winchester “Lieutenant Winchester all attack patterns are at your discretion but allow for our fighters launching” she said.
“Roger that Captain,” replied Paul as he knew that he could not change his old habits, He turned to Lieutenant Parker, “Lieutenant Parker, “I want one of the ships disabled so we can take it,” as he had a plan forming in his head and that was to use the ship as a decoy.
“Aye sir,” Cody replied without looking up. His fingers moved quickly across the screen as he zeroed the phasers on the engine of the first ship. Without waiting for confirmation, he fired the phaser banks again.
Suddenly the screen flashed red, “Incoming fire Captain, brace for impact.”
Serina had her hands full with the ship ducking and bucking, and it was agitating her now. “Damn it, shit why aren’t my pilots doing more????” she said. Tapping her commbadge, “Raider leader what in the hell are you doing, the Tomcat is getting hit, move your asses!” she yelled. “Red Squadron Launch now, now. Protect mother!” Serina added.
“Lieutenant Donovan launch Rebel Squadron have Lieutenant Tabor fly a defensive formation around the ship” Somers ordered, knowing the Klingon squadron would relish the fight.
“Yes sir,” Donovan said then opened a channel. =/\= Rebel Squadron launch now, now! Lt. Tabor form defensive formation for mother. Protect at all costs =/\= Serina added.
- Pilots Ready Room -
Joseph was in the PRR on alert when the room’s intercom came to life =/\= Rebel Squadron launch now, now! Lt. Tabor form defensive formation for mother. Protect at all costs =/\=
Pressing the button to make a connection =/\= Affirmative Rebels will drop in five, Tabor out =/\= he said and only had to look at his squadron “okay let’s go Scramble, scramble, scramble” he added to make a point.
With that the entire squadron already in their fighter pilot suits they all rushed into the fighter launch area and jumped into their fighters and moved them into position and within the five-minute mark launched in pairs, as the sixth minute came around they were all in space and Tabor opened a channel to the bridge.
- Bridge -
=/\=Tabor to CAG, Rebels airborne and on the station, it looks like a turkey shoot out here, the Orion fighters are falling faster than is normal =/\= he reported as his squadron took up a defensive position around their ship.
=/\= Reaper to Tabor, don’t let them thru to mother. If you can intercept incoming fire it will help in keeping the ship to minimal damage. Reaper out =/\=
=/\= Affirmative CAG, Rebel Leader out =/\= he closed the link so he could turn his attention to events that were going on outside.
After the ship shook for a moment, Cody reported quickly, “Shields absorbed the hit, they dropped 10 per cent. There appears to be no damage to the ship.” Scanning the targets again to be sure He continued “The first ship’s engines are disabled, the second is preparing to fire again.”
“Good to know,” Somers said gripping for her life as the gravity lagged behind a bone-jarring hit.
Cody quickly emptied the phaser bank again this time on the second ship followed by a pair of torpedoes.
“Captain this is ridiculous, Winchester can fly the ship. I must get out there or my guys won’t have a ship to come home to, Serina said getting up from the helm. She was going to get out there if it meant disobeying orders. The Tomcat was her home and people were getting hurt.
“Go, Lieutenant, you should have gone when I ordered you to” Somers responded in an annoyed tone” Somers finished.
*looking at Somers then to Winchester* oO Did she just say, ‘when she ordered me to,’ funny didn’t hear that part Oo “Understood sir,” and flew literally into the lift sending it to the fighter bay.
Moments later she was in her fighter and launched right behind Rebel Squadron. “Raider Squadron, this is Reaper bringing Red Squadron into the fight, continue defense as ordered, Serina out,” closing the com link, she took off with Red Squadron to join in on the turkey shoot.
- Medical -
Dr.Cahil heard the Red Alert go off, instinctively she went to Sickbay entering at a run. Most causalities were minor, she left and went to the Cargo Bays to check on Aldana, as she entered, she saw again minor injuries and helped a couple of them.
“Dr Aldana report on status.”
“Looks like the Counseling Assistance Quesjti, Keon, Morse, and Vaos finished helping me set up the Veterinary MASH just in time. One of the cages broke loose and the door caught Quesjti in the eye, but no problems there. She’ll have a nice shiner though. We’ve since secured it more thoroughly. Sombra is a little rattled, but he’s hunkered down in one of the cages close to the floor. Since this is set up for non-humanoid patients, I’d like your permission to go get Luuna and bring her here. She tends to worry in times like this and tries to escape our quarters. I can order to keep close to her brother, so she’ll mostly keep out of the way in case of an animal emergency.” Aldana said
Cahill smiled “not a problem; you have my permission. This is your baby, Aldana. This is something we have needed for a while” she said.
After she received the report, she heard there were some injuries on the Bridge. As she left the ship was hit nearly knocking her down, but she kept on moving to the turbo lift.
Entering a turbolift she said “Bridge.” In a few seconds, she was on the Bridge and saw on the screen what the problems were. She treated minor injuries and then looked around. Everything was going well considering they were in a heavy fight and outnumbered but theTomcat was well equipped for the odds anyway.
Captain Jasmine Somers
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lt. Jg Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer/Counsellor
Lieutenant Paul Winchester
Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant JG Serina 'Reaper' Donovan
CAG/Raider 1/Helm Officer
Lieutenant Jg Cody Parker
1st Lt Joseph Tabor [P: Somers]
Raider Squadron Commander