Comp Science Lab 2- Post-Jefferies Tube

Posted April 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m. by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Comp Science Lab 2- Post-Jefferies Tube

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Cochrane looked at her and a mischievous smile crept across his face. “Damn, Calloway. I thought you’d be better at this whole ‘spy’ thing. Look, just tell them something. But throw a bit of truth in it so it checks out. Try…” and he looked around the room for a bit and then snapped his fingers. “Tell them there was a massive power surge and it feedback through the experimental system. The tech is fine for the most part, but anything connected to the network reacted to the spike in power, including the PaDD which simply activated. But thank the stars you are the only one in here. Do you know what would have happened if to Skipper saw that? He’d be on the comms to Admiral Yi in a second. Catch my drift here, L-T? I mean, come on. It’s and experimental system. They can’t know for certain that it wouldn’t do that. And any ship captain worth a damn would be trying to check this out first thing, right?” and he leaned forward again and said “I may just be some schmuck Security officer, Calloway. Or whatever your extended background check showed. But I know a thing or two about subterfuge. And now is the time to practice a bit of it, or we both are screwed.”

Cochrane, CO

There was a war playing out inside her head that would be obvious to anyone watching her. Faye gritted her jaw slightly and didn’t hide her frustration. “I’m not a spy! That’s the point. Even when I did work for S.I. before I snuck myself across borders, sure, but I wasn’t undercover as you know it. And contrary to popular belief, Intelligence work is rarely the cloak-and-dagger sort of stuff that people romanticize. I’m a data specialist, that’s all. But I have a knack for languages and a weird sense of justice on top of my profound loyalty and rebellious history. It suits them.”

She moved away from him, trying to find a way to make him understand. “Just because I’ve kept secrets in the past, doesn’t mean I enjoyed it.” Faye stopped had turned in his direction once more. “Don’t you see? This was supposed to be my fresh start, a new beginning after surviving Hell. The longer I play games here, for either them or you, the farther I get from semblance of life. I will follow your orders, and make it looked damned good, but if you’re going to give them to me, understand that they have a cost you may not see yet.”

Lt. Faye Calloway, CIO

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