MPT - ST Proximity Alert on the bridge (Augustine Chronicles thread 2)

Posted Feb. 25, 2021, 8:48 p.m. by Joseph Franklin (Anomalous Individual) (Dave Eads)

Existence was fragmented. Only the fragments blended together into an endless blur of shattered moments, pictures, emotions…
The disparate parts of what once was a human mind wondered if this was death? Is this what happens to us? It was so cold now that he’d (They? us?) been…
what, knocked out of his body? Killed?

The cold numbed everything and enhanced the dreamlike quality of perception. The endless cycle of blackness, stars, memories continued.
Time did not exist here. Or if it did, he was unable to be aware of it.

He saw nothing.

He saw himself as a boy, baling hay with his brothers.

He saw the stars.

He saw engine parts strewn over the garage floor as he struggled to repair a vintage manual transmission when he was 19 years old.

He saw Randall and Jack at their consoles on the bridge of the Augustine, the view from his command chair.

He saw blackness that reached infinity.

He saw James’s graduation ceremony, where he’d pinned the Crewman pips on his brother’s uniform himself.

He saw Jenny smile at him in the sunlight, at the lakehouse. He felt her squeeze his hand.

His head impacted the Bulkhead in his quarters on the Augustine, a blinding flash of pain.


Then… Lights, moving toward him. Running lights.

He saw the Baler machine’s innards, stained with oil and rust.

He saw the running lights again, the lines of her prow… Mjolnir class? He couldn’t make out the NCC numbers…

The Blackness again.

Bridge, USS Leviathan, after midnight.

Second watch sounded. All was well. Course and Speed remained as last instructed. Second Watch bridge crew began to relieve the First Watch crew.

Then, Proximity Alarms sounded.

Immediately after that, Emergency Collision Alarms sounded.

The Computer recommended an immediate course change, but scanners showed nothing before or abaft of Leviathan…

(Unsure of how I’m supposed to Sign off here…)
-Dave Eads/Joseph Franklin, Anomalous Individual

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