We Are Home
Posted on 08 Dec 2019 @ 11:14pm by Captain Jasmine Somers & Commander Maia Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill & Lieutenant Remington Dodd & Lieutenant Paul Winchester & Lieutenant Cody Parker & Lieutenant JG Nicole Taggert & Lieutenant Lamia ‘Mia’ Arderne & Lieutenant JG Iria Walon & Lieutenant JG Doctor Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D. & Lieutenant JG Serina "Reaper" Donovan & Lieutenant JG John "Sickle" Martinson
S03 Ep 01: Family Of Slaves (Main Story)
Timeline: Mission 1 S3 day 25
Jasmine was in her chair on the bridge watching the star lines which returned to stars and in the distance was Starbase 51, she looked over to Communications where Winchester currently was “Lieutenant get me shipwide” she said referring to communications.
“Copy that Sir,” replied Paul as he tapped a few commands on his console, as he knew that the coms was down to Ops and not Intelligence, but he opened the channel, He finished,” Channel Open,” as he knew that it was good to be back home.
With a return nod =/\= All departments this is the Captain we will soon be docking with the Starbase, prepare all systems for docking with the starbase, bridge out =/\= she said.
She looked at Martinson who was currently at the helm “Lieutenant ready docking protocols and take us in when needed switch to thrusters, you dent my ship you pay for the damages” she said putting a bit of humour in at the end.
“Don’t worry Captain, I won’t put a dent in her. If you don’t kill me my soon to be wife will!” Martinson said laughing.
*She smiled at Martinson* Pressing a surface on her chair arm =/\= Bridge to Engineering =/\= She said after opening the communications channel.
=/\= Taggert here, Captain,=/\= she replied, tapping her commbadge. She looked over the console and viewed the repair list. The ship was functioning, true, but she felt like it was being held together with spit, baling wire, and chewing gum, given her time crunch and resources available.
=/\= Lieutenant prepare systems ready to be transferred over the Starbase, we are almost within the station’s flight control zone and we will switch to starbase internal power when we have docked =/\= Somers responded.
=/\= Understood captain. Systems preparing to switch to umbilical supports,=/\= she replied as she walked to the MSD and tapped the control systems, engaging the spine ports along the twin catamaran hulls. She nodded to Teela, her long blonde ponytail swishing as she did. Teela was reducing warp output since they were in range and preparing for a full warp system shutdown and diagnostic once they were under starbase umbilical supports. =/\= Ready at your command, bridge. =/\=
Nicci smiled as she did so, crossing her arms, managing to get them under her chest, admiring her handiwork as she saw the ship getting into starbase safely. She hadn’t slept in 3 days, but the work got done.
- Fighter Deck -
Serina had left the twins with one of her pilots while she checked out all the fighters. With John flying the ship, she knew they would soon be docking, and she needed to check out each fighter to make sure they were secure. It was times like these that made Serina happy as almost every pilot had a say in taking care of her twins while she was on duty. The twins had been given their proper names finally and they fit perfectly. John named his son, Michale “Haven” Donovan and Serina. Named her daughter, Rina “Hellcat” Donovan. Crossing the fighter deck she contacted the captain, =/\= Serina to Bridge, all fighters and flight deck secured and ready for the stand-down station docking=/\=.
Making the connection her end she was surprised the CAG was up and about, the woman was a Fighter jock after all =/\= Affirmative Lieutenant, now get some rest and ready to disembark =/\= Somers responded.
=/\=Understood Captain=/\= Serina said smiling. Looking around the fighter bay one more time, she finally was glad the whole thing was over, and they were headed to SB51 and rest.
- Various Locations -
Back on the bridge, Jasmine closed the communications and looked around the bridge, half the staff on the bridge were the relief, the rest were actual senior staff. She looked at the viewscreen as the ship dropped to Impulse and quickly approached the mushroom-shaped starbase, as they closed in on docking range.
“Helm slow to thrusters” Somers instructed.
“Understood, home sweet home,” John said as he slowed the USS Tomcat down with the thrusters.
She then moved onto other stations “Lieutenant Winchester notify Starbase Medical we have some injuries and let Flight control know that our pilot will manually dock the ship without aid” she said with a slight smile.
“Copy that,” replied Paul as he relayed the message over to Starbase medical to have them on standby for them to take the injured, he continued,” also notify Flight Control,” as he knew that this was going to be fun and boy was it good to be home.
John nearly fainted! His head spun like a top and looked at Somers. His face was priceless! oO She has got to be kidding… MANUALLY! Don’t mess this up, John. Oo he thought turning back around to his console.
“Commander Sterling confirm that everything below decks is ready to switch over to Starbase internal power,” Somers said.
“Aye Captain” Maia pressed the ship-wide intercom, “All hands prepare for manual ship docking. All departments report when you are ready to switch over to starbase power.”
Maia’s status board started lighting up green.
Turning her chair to face the rear “Lieutenant Taggert ready the ship’s power and engines to be taken over by the Starbase *turns to Parker* Cody secure all ship weapons to safety and put them into a class one diagnostic mode” she said to both Engineer and Security Chief both of which were now on the bridge.
Having gotten up to the bridge, Nicci had taken her station, knowing that everything was as under control as she could make it. She liked being there in person, but delegating is what an officer did. It wasn’t like she was going to scare the ship into not breaking while she was out of engineering, she mused to herself.
“Aye Captain,” Nicci replied, tapping a few controls on the LCARS panel before her. “Power and propulsion ready for transfer at your command.”
“Aye Captain,” Cody said as he began to punch the commands to make all weapons “safe” for the docking manoeuvre. moments later all weapons were set to class one diagnostic mode. “Completed Captain.”
As he finished his portion of the final tasks before docking, Cody was already thinking ahead about finding a good drinking spot.
When she got confirmations from the pair, she faced the front again and pressed a button on her chair arm =/\= Bridge to Medical =/\=
Doctor Cahill went about her normal duties getting sickbay ready for docking and making preparations for those being transferred to the station for further treatment and recovery to be transferred to the station. She heard a call and answered.
=/\= Doctor Cahill here Captain go ahead =/\=
=/\= Doctor Cahill if your patients are able they are to be returned to their quarters so they can pack ready for disembarkation, if they wish to report for the duty then they are to be turned down as we are in the process of docking then it would be pointless =/\= she paused.
=/\= Have already done so Captain, 3 will be transferred to the station for further recovery. I have had their things packed for them and brought to sickbay. Other than that, all is normal in sickbay Captain. =/\=
=/\= Thank you, Commander, is Lieutenant Walon, Dodd, Aldana and others awake? =/\=
Lamia had heard the mention of her name. =/\= Arderne here Captain, I’m awake. =/\=
=/\= Dodd, here captain, I am here and looking forward to moving on. =/\= Dodd replied when he heard Arderne respond to the captain’s question.
Doctor Aldana perked up at the sound of hir name. There’d been too much to get done as soon as s/he got back to have taken a break, let alone find time for sleep. =/\= I’m the last one to sleep on the job when there’s work to be done, captain, =/\= s/he smiled weakly and hoped it had reflected in hir voice – the smile at least, not the weakness of it – S/he had been monitoring the female Edosian as well as the others s/he’d been attending to before their rescue and return to the ship.
=/\= Walon here, Captain.=/\= Iria replied lightly though she was tired but she wasn’t the only one who was. The treatment session for removing the alterations to her body’s hormones and stress of the ordeal was draining.
=/\= Understood, you will all be able to disembark soon, bridge out =/\= She said and closed the line, now she looks at Martinson “remember what I said Lieutenant do not scratch my ship, I will leave the docking to you” Somers said noticing that the ship was half in and half out of the bay doors as the helm officer slowed the ship down with the thrusters.
Without looking back “Lieutenant Taggert when the Starbase’s power cable has attached itself to the ship switch off ships power and transfer to starbase internal power.
"Yes, Captain" Nicci responded dutifully.
*looks over to Sterling and she gave an acknowledging nod to Taggert* “Commander are the lower decks ready?” she asked.
Maia looked at her board the last department just reported ready.
“Captain all departments report ready for power transfer, umbilicals standing by…” Maia reported.
“Excellent,” she said as Martinson treated the ship like it was his child and in record time the ship was moving very slow as the docking bay repulser beam slowed the ship down.
When the ship had come to a halt mechanical arms extended to secure the ship while the power umbilical extended and connected with the ship another umbilical extended, this was for personnel to disembark, as indication came onto the bridge Somers looked back at Taggert “Okay Lieutenant switch to Starbase power and power down the warp core” she said.
Nodding Nicci switched over from internal power to starbase power when the umbilicals were connected.
With that, she pressed a button on her chair arm =/\= ALL HANDS THIS IS THE CAPTAIN, WE HAVE FINALLY DOCKED WITH THE STARBASE AS SOON AS YOUR STATIONS ARE SECURED YOU ARE FREE TO DISEMBARK AND BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE AN AWARDS CEREMONY HELD ON THE STARBASE, YOU WILL ALL BE NOTIFIED, ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CREW, ESPECIALLY DEPARTMENT HEADS AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF =/\= when she was finished she closed the communications channel and looked around the bridge “okay people finish what you have to do and see that your stations and departments have been secured from operational status and I will see you all at the ceremony” she said.
Looking at the captain, “Not a nick or scratch on her, captain,” Martinson said smiling as he stood from the helm station. “Dress whites sir?” he asked before leaving.
“That’s exactly what it means Lieutenant, Dress whites. You know how crew likes to pomp and circumstance.” Maia said
Maia locked down her station collected her logs for the base commander and went to her cabin to change.
Parker reviewed the console once more, verified all weapons were cleared and safe. Next, he reviewed the security systems, monitoring and alerting was set to their lowest functions. With the press of a button, the panel locked. Now only someone from the Senior Staff could unlock the console. With a deep breath, he went to his quarters for some uninterrupted reading, before the awards ceremony.
Having Secured his station, Paul knew that his report to Starfleet intelligence was next on his agenda and then he could relax as of now this being his first venture into Intelligence work over, he knew that something else could be for him, but he knew that he would not have much rest now with him now a spook.
- Serina’s Quarters -
Hearing the announcement made by the captain, oO Okay wonder what that is all about? Promotions too? Wonder who will get promoted. Oo Serina thought. Walking to her closet she pulled out her dress whites and John’s and laid them out. Both of the twins were sleeping thankfully allowing her to get their things packed for departure to SB51. Serina was suddenly overcome by a horrible thought… …she was giving her parents her son and daughter to raise instead of her! Plopping down on the bed she started to cry softly.
John had just walked into their quarters when he heard Serina crying. Rushing to her side, “Honey what’s wrong?”
“I’m not going to see my children after this. My parents will raise them instead of us. We won’t hear them speak their first words or take their first steps!!” Serina cried.
John had a hard time trying not to fall also into tears because Serina was so right. On the Tomcat- children were not permitted, or rather families that had children, so it was either have her parents take the babies or one or both of them, leaving the ship.
“Serina, honey, I am sure that your parents won’t deny you all the things concerning our children. We still will be in contact with them. Whether or not they stay on the base or take to their home, there are subspace communications and we do get shore leave so we can go see the children,” John said softly. “Come on, hun let’s get the clothes and kids ready to leave for the base. I am sure your parents will be waiting for us.”
Drying her eyes and blowing her nose, “Yes, let’s get ready,” Serina said getting up from the bed and began to pack again.
- Counselling offices -
Iria had heard the announcement about the award ceremony and required dress whites along with the rest of the counselling department. Though Tamara, Jorie, Rhett and Samuel had turned in their respective resignations, saying they were going to be returning to civilian life instead of sticking with the ship and crew life.
Iria wished them well on their endeavours whatever they might be. She had no idea who their replacements might be, but she hoped they would be up to dealing with the crew better than the four that left had. She was mostly looking forward to getting to relax and hopefully rekindle good things with Remy.
The outer door to the counselling offices opened and in walked Dodd. He was finally out of sickbay and wanted to see his Imzadi, so he went to see her in her office instead of going to his quarters.
~~ Iria, are you here? ~~ Dodd thought so he could only get Iria’s attention as she was not in the outer office.
Iria walked out of her office, she smiled as she saw Remy, she walked quickly to the reception desk set down the stack of PADD’s from her hand and turned to look up at her fiancé, ~~Hello Remy, did you just get released from sickbay?~~ she wanted nothing more than to jump and hug him tight showering him with kisses as she looked at him, relieved to see him again and relieved that they’d gotten back to the ship away from Orion’s experiments upon them.
~~ I am so happy to be here with you, no matter the location. ~~ Dodd thought to Iria. ~~ You are the reason I am who I am today, and I can’t hide how I feel for you. Tonight, we can finally be together alone before all the therapy sessions we will be required to complete beginners. I have received word that our quarters on the station are secured and we have our room if you know what I mean.~~
Dodd then kissed Walon and started to walk away. ~~ See you soon, my Imzadi. ~~
Dodd then headed to go pack for the station with the hopes that Walon would follow soon after to prepare for debarking for Starbase 51 later that day.
Iria smiled as she watched him leaving the outer office, ~~ See you later, Remy I will be along as soon as I send out these requests for more help in Counseling because Tamara and the others resigned.~~ She sat down at the desk for the receptionist that hadn’t filled yet. She read over the requests and forwarded Tamara, Jorie, Rhett and Samuel’s resignation letters with her brief report the status in counselling department for the Tomcat. Iria was going to pack quickly and then meet up with Remy on the station…
- Aldana’s Quarters –
Much later, Doctor Aldana had finally been forced to go off duty. S/he’d been informed that s/he’d been on duty far too long, and that if s/he was to return to duty without a major medical emergency going on, or before s/he been off for a minimum of 12 hours… Aldana shuttered; s/he didn’t want to think about what might happen.
The doctor and Sombra entered their quarters greeted enthusiastically by Luuna. She bounded into Alpha’s arms, fully trusting she’d be caught, and immediately began lapping at hir face.
The first thing the trio did upon their get ready to go on “walkies.” They soon left, and before long they had returned to the quarters. It wasn’t long before they returned and Doctor Aldana informed hir ‘guyzos’ of what to expect over the next couple of days. ~We’re going to arrive at Starbase 51 pretty soon. We’ll have several days of R&R, and we’ll be able to spend most of it together. I thought I’d book one of their larger, fancier holosuites and we could play “Gynesys” together. We could play some of our other favourite games as well, but we hadn’t done that one in a real way for quite a while, and I thought you two enjoy doing that first.~
Upon hearing the news the two recently altered Thylacinids barked and yipped as they began to prance about and pounce each other playfully in excitement. Aldana smiled from ear-to-ear as s/he took in the show, and soon s/he began to rummage through their things to find their RPG gear and costumes. Soon s/he finally found and pulled out a gnarled old druid’s staff…
Fleet Captain Jasmine Somers
Commander Maia Sterling
First Officer/Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lieutenant Remington Dodd
Lieutenant Paul Winchester
Chief Intelligence Officer
Lt. Jg Iria Walon
Lt. Jg Nicole Taggert
Assistant Chief Engineer
Lt. Jg Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer/Counsellor
Lieutenant JG Serina 'Reaper' Donovan
CAG/Raider 1/Helm Officer
Lieutenant JG Lamia 'Mia' Arderne
Chief Operations Officer
Lieutenant Jg Cody Parker
Lt Jg John 'Sickle' Martinson [P:Donovan]
Pilot, Raider 2