Jefferies Tubes

Posted Aug. 21, 2019, 9:56 p.m. by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) (Steve Johnson)

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Jefferies Tubes

Posted by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Jefferies Tubes

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Jefferies Tubes

Posted by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Jefferies Tubes

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Jefferies Tubes

Posted by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Jefferies Tubes


Faye was thoughtful for a moment before she held her hands out in front of her, palms perpendicular to the ground. Then, with her fingers, she began tracing lines on some sort of invisible map that was clearly in her head.

After a minute, she frowned and opened her eyes again. “Well, I set each juncture at key points where data enters the system and then circulates to the computer cores. This is a key juncture and its position is vital. That being said, With a couple minor tweaks, I think we can move it to section 84 just so long as we add components I have to speed up the reaction time. I haven’t had to use them yet, so I’ve got spares.” She gave Darach a weary and lopsided smirk. “Lucky for us. I hate cleaning up other people’s messes. Mine are usually bad enough.”

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

“I’m all for letting them clean up the mess,” he said with a chuckle. “I’ll get a couple of techs down here later today to fix up this mess. Though we should probably make sure to tuck your relays back so that they don’t mess with them when they do the repair work.

“Even more fun is that I will need to swap my parts back out. I can’t leave them in the section. But it’ll take us way less time to remove them than it did to put them in.”

“In the meantime though, let’s try not to make another mess. I don’t think the Chief is going to tolerate another one so quickly.” Walker had a grin on his face. He could only imagine the Commander’s face if they blew up another juntion.

WO Darach - COO

Faye snorted. “Neither would I. And I’m not interested in Burn Unit , Round Two. Trust me, It’s not exactly my idea of fun,” she said as she moved in to one section.

“Can you pass me a hyperspanner? I’m going to disconnect the adjacent parts I had installed to adjust the power flow into my device, and then you can get in there and re-set the receptors for the new manifold.”

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

“Can do.” Walker grabbed a hyperspanner and passed it over. “You know I had an old bunk mate who actually did try to keep getting back to the burn unit. But there was this really cute nurse he was trying to ask out. We tried to convince him that there were better ways to get her attention, some that were definitely less painful,” he said with a chuckle.

Faye paused and stared at Darrach for a moment before shaking her head. “And people think I’m the crazy one. Clearly he never suffered any serious burns. I wouldn’t wish that pain on my enemies, and well, I wished a lot on them over the years.”

While he waited for Faye to disconnect her devices, he picked up a tricorder and started taking a look at the receptors that the new manifold would connect into. It should be a simple recalibration and the team would be able to follow behind them and drop in the new manifold in a couple of hours.

WO Darach - COO

Unhooking various items, Calloway set them carefully in a small crate for safe keeping and scooted out of the COO’s way. “Watch the rate when you re-hook. It was adjusted but it’s lower and I don’t trust the team later to notice. Better to start from default and let them adjust from there.”

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Walker nodded, “Just what I was thinking. Better safe then sorry, and we can always tweak it again after they finish repairs later.” Sliding into place Walker used a spanner to manually readjust the receptors. He kept an eye on his tricorder as he slowly adjusted the settings. Making one final turn, they finally lined up back to what was considered the default settings.

Making one final check of the systems, that everything was back to the way it should be, he snapped the tricorder shut.

“All good?”Faye asked.

“And that should be good for the engineering teams later. We just have to wait for them to do the cleanup.”

He slid the spanner and tricorder back into his kit. “So where to next?”

WO Darach - COO

“Section 84. We can re-jig my set-up there and complete the loop. Once everything is installed there, we can do a test on the rate, and you know, make sure no more explosions happen. I’ll let you handle the power adjustment during the installation. You I think I can trust,” she said idly. But reality was that Faye didn’t easily trust anyone. Darach had sense though and had demonstrated it several times already. He was someone she could work with.

Gathering up her tools and supplies, Faye eased the antigrav cart through the jefferies tubes carefully. The section she needed was next to their current position but on the other side of that line of bulkhead, so they had to get into the parallel tube.

~Faye Calloway, Data Scientist

“I’ll take that as a compliment Lieutenant,” Walker said as he grabbed his kit and followed along. “I’m just here to help, I’ll let you officers figure out what is important or not.” Walker chuckled.

“Plus, explosions tend to ruin my day. Something about the fire and the exploding part.”

Taking a look at the bulkhead numbers, he noted where they were heading. It wasn’t that far to section 84. Really though he was more curious how all of the updates that she had done went together. Because with what information he had so far, he didn’t quite follow.

“So, how many junctions did you have to modify for this little project?”

WO Darach - COO

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