Quiet Like the Night - Intro [Engineering]

Posted June 1, 2023, 11:22 p.m. by Captain Iphigenia Henao (Captain) (Mika Jackson)

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<Theoretical snip standby>
The hum of the warp core was constant, and people were shuffling every which way. And then a sound came, most unwelcome. The sound of metal being rent apart, slowly and loudly.


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IC: Spinning towards the sound, the brow of the Chief Engineer crinkled in confusion. An explosion wouldn’t rend metal apart slowly, some kind of anomaly might though and that was what concerned him most.

“Report!” Than yelled as the crew in Main Engineering all seemed to pause and look towards the sound as well. “Check containment fields and conduits, lock down any leaks or breaches. Where is that coming from?” He turned to one of the nearby consoles which displayed the Leviathans schematics to identify which area was highlighted from whatever was going on.

Lt Osedi, CE

“Locking down leaks or breaches, aye, Sir.” Tom repeated the CE’s order and tried to calm himself and put things together. “Insufficient information, Sir. Still locating. Should I run a quick diagnostic?”

Ens Little, Eng

As far as any engineer could tell, there was no breach, there was absolutely nothing wrong. Yet the sound continued, and the hiss of escaping gas joined it.


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“Not yet,” Than paused and looked at the consoles. “We don’t want the system busy with diagnostics if there is a problem. Run another scan with secondary systems, see if they can pinpoint anything the main system is missing.”

Lt Osedi, CE

Secondary checks found nothing as well, as the sound of metal tearing continued, and the hiss became a howl of rapidly moving gas.


“Ensign, run that diagnostic on the systems, find out if they are compromised.” Turning and clipping a tricorder on his belt beside his personal selection of tools, Than began walking. Using the oldest sensors known to living beings, he used his ears to try and track the location the sound was coming from and walk towards it.

Lt Osedi, CE

“Aye, Sir.” Tom replied, “Running diagnostic now.” He beeped a few keys from the console and initiated a quick self-scan sequence.

The diagnostic would come up fine, everything as it should be.

“Done, Sir. It shows all green.” It was another way of saying all clear, but clearly, this wasn’t the result he or the crews around him expected.

Ens Little, Eng

“Keep looking,” Than called back over his shoulder. “That sound has to be coming from somewhere, despite what the computer says. Contact the Bridge and report the sound as well, maybe they have something going on they can see that we can’t.”

“As you said, Sir.” Tom then pushed the comm on his chest and reported the strange situation to the officer in charge. =^= Main Engineering to CIC, we have a problem…=^= He rephrased what happened after a mysterious event and notified that a continued inspection was ongoing. =^= Interrogative, any anomolies? =^= He asked for information or something that could lead to an explanation.

Ens Little, Eng

The voice of the Romulan XO came back. =/\=what’s the situation, engineering?=/\=

=^= Main Engineering reporting, Sir. We had a strange metal sound generated around this area. We did a scan and a quick diagnostic, but nothing was wrong; No leaks, no breaches, no nothing. =^= Tom replied on behalf of the CE, with a confused tone. As a JO, he was trained to trust the instruments in any circumstance. But here, it seemed that wasn’t always the case.

Ens Little, Eng

=/\=Have you done a visual inspection?=/\= Jaieh shot back sarcastically.

=^= Yes, Sir. We’re still looking for the cause of the metal squeaking sound. =^= Tom replied and kept looking from the monitor to the ship’s core. Nothing seemed unusual.

As Than walked around Engineering, he discovered no evidence of any damage, certainly none on a scale to match what he had just heard. As he rounded the final corner, he encountered a child. A human child, a girl between 7-10, with long brown hair and pitch black eyes. The pupils, irises, and sclera of her eyes were completely dark. She looked up at him. “Hello there.”


“Why hello,” Than stopped and smiled at the girl. Surprised at this meeting he absolutely was but, in every horror movie he had ever seen the thing about to eat someone never said ‘hello there’ first. “I’ve never seen you around before, I’m Than,” he introduced himself. “What’s your name? Are you looking for someone?”

Lt Than Osedi

“I’m not looking anymore, I found someone.” The sound of tearing metal stopped as she said that. “Will you be my friend?”


At the cessation of the sound he was looking for, he looked up and paused a moment before looking back down at the girl and smiled. “I can always use more friends, of course I would be. How about we go sit down in my office, where we are now is supposed to be for people who work here only and I don’t want my friends to get hurt by any of my machines. Are you hungry? I know the best cookies.”

Lt Osedi

She looked around at all the machinery. And then simply responded “okay.” And indicated she would follow his lead.





“Lieutenant Osedi!” Tom started to shout. “Where are you, Sir?”

Ens Little, Eng

“Relax Ensign,” Than said as he came around the warp core that had been hiding him from view. “I found a friend,” he said and raised one eyebrow at the Ensign, on the side the little girl couldn’t see, then held out a hand to indicate the girl that he assumed was following him.

She was indeed following him.

“We’re going to go sit down for a bit in my office and have some cookies, Ensign, I’d like you to let the Bridge know that the sounds have stopped, then run some more scans, please. You can send the results to my console.” Than hoped that Little would catch what he was meaning, considering most area’s of the ship were equipped with scanners of varying ability for occasions where something unexpected was loose or met on the ship.

“Just over here, see?” Than pointed to his office and turned to look back at the girl. “What kind of cookies do you like best? Do you have a favourite?”

Than Osedi, CE

She followed him into the office. “I like snickerdoodles! They’re so good and it’s fun to say!” She had a big, broad smile on her face.

“Um… As you said, Sir.” Tom was wondering what was up with the unexpected guest showing up without a reservation at once. But certainly, he would agree to the procedure the Lt just gave, without reporting her existence, for now. Friend? I guess they know each other?

=^= Main Engineering to the CIC. The unknown noise has stopped. We will start to run more scans just in case we’ve missed something. =^=

After patching the comm, he went for another scan at the nearby panel. This time he switched to a time-consuming level of checks that hopefully nothing strange showed up.

Ens Little, Eng

Unfortunately for the hard-working ensign, something strange did show up. Or more accurately, didn’t. The number of humanoid life forms was only equal to the number of engineers on duty. There was a small energy source in the Chief’s office, which hadn’t previously been there.


“That is very strange.” Tom frowned while murmuring after seeing the summary of the scans. If nothing wrong wasn’t strange enough, then he hoped someone or something could tell him the cause of the energy rise at the dept’s secret place. He patched to the CE and said, =^= Little to Lieutenant Osedi, are you in the office? =^=

Ens Little, Eng

A voice came through the comms but it wasn’t who Ensign Little expected it to be, =^= This is Captain Henao. Is that you Ensign Little? Is something wrong? =^=

Henao, CO

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