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Jefferies Tubes- Conspirators Unite!

Posted March 4, 2021, 4:20 p.m. by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Jefferies Tubes- Conspirators Unite!

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Jefferies Tubes- Conspirators Unite!

Posted by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Jefferies Tubes- Conspirators Unite!
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“Hey,” Faye said, leaning forward slightly. She was sitting in the crawlspace with her knees up and he toolkit beside her. “Don’t mind me, just… getting accustomed again. Haven’t been in here since a couple weeks ago,” she said quietly.

~Faye Calloway

“Ah,” Walker said setting his own toolkit in the jefferies tube before crawling in himself. Crawling over to where Faye was sitting, he leaned back against the opposite wall.

“Wanna talk about it? I can’t promise that they won’t try to depressurize the tubes on us again, but the chances are way down,” he said with a grin.

WO Darach - COO

Rolling her lips inward, Faye bit down and breathed deeply, quelling the irrational (if understandable) response. Letting it pass, she nodded. “Strange to think that that wasn’t even the most dangerous moment in all of that craziness, and yet it’s weird to think about because I’ve spent so much time in these passage ways. Definitely spent more time in here than I have with people since I was assigned here.”

Turning her head, she rested it against the metal and looked at Walker. “Thank you, for intervening. Outside of my very classified after-action report, no one knows exactly the steps I took to conceal myself and I’m very aware that that could have been the thing that got me killed. There is such a thing as being too clever for your own good.”

~Faye Calloway

“You’re welcome,” said as he adjusted his position in the tube, making himself more comfortable. “I know most of what you do is so far above my pay grade that if you told me, I’d probably be required by some reg to shoot myself for just hearing it. But that doesn’t mean you have to go through all of this yourself. You’ve got friends here you know. And if you get out of these tubes every now and then, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind having you around,” he said with a grin.

Faye smiled at him, suddenly emotional. Then again it had been a rather emotional couple of weeks. “You already know more than most, actually. The rest, well… we’ll see. But to date, only a couple other people on this ship know the information I debriefed you on.”

“I’ve spent more then my fair share of time in these tubes, and they can do a number on you if you let them. I’ve known people who have let themselves go so far that they start imagining that they are seeing things every time they turn a corner, or that something is chasing them in here. Or trying to outguess the next move an opponent is going to make,” he said smiling over at Faye. “It’s the minds way of trying to cope with the isolation.”

He stopped for a moment to take a breath. “That’s my long way of saying if you let me, I’ve got your back.”

WO Darach - COO

At this point, while she was long past getting overly embarrassed about showing her emotions in front of others, she was still a little weirded out but how easily she felt on the edge of tears. Looking down, had nodded. “Thanks,” she said, gazing back at him. “You have no idea how much that means to me right now.”

Gesturing to the network of tubes, Faye grabbed her kit, which was a bag of equipment with a long strap she could sling over her body to her back and made moving about the jefferies tubes easier.

~Faye Calloway

Walker smiled over at Faye as she looked back at him. He caught the look in her eyes and he knew how much what he said meant to her.

As Faye picked up her own bag, Walker grabbed his own toolkit and started moving down the tube. “So what are we working on today?”

WO Darach - COO

“So not unlike that part you helped me with, there is a similar relay system that’s causing me issues. It doesn’t have the device hooked up, but it functions similarly. It was throwing up annoying errors the other day and I’m not getting a steady response from it. So either there is a glitch in the connecting relays or I need to replace that main one. I have the parts, but like I said, I thought it best to have help and I don’t trust anyone else but you to touch the system,” she said, tossing a grin back his way.

~Faye Calloway


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