Posted Sept. 29, 2023, 6:52 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Peter Sigmundsson (Chief Intelligence Officer) (Hjortur Ingi)
Posted by Civilian Jessa Novar (Child) in The Quiet before the Storm…Chief Intelligence Officer…When the past doesn’t match the future or the present
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Peter Sigmundsson (Chief Intelligence Officer) in The Quiet before the Storm…Chief Intelligence Officer…When the past doesn’t match the future or the present
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While the intelligence department was not massive, Peter did have several people under him on the Atlantis. As with most intelligence officers, they tended to be more introverted and knew what to say and to who without direct orders.
=/\=Sir,=/\= a crisp female tone came over his comm badge. =/\=We have detected a change of venue in holodeck C. They requested a moratorium on beaming which I did grant. Do you want me to monitor it or do you want to take over?=/\= Intelligence officers had a knack for imparting far more information in a single sentence than any other profession. To anyone listening, the comment would sound benign however Peter would read the subtleties in the remark with the first one being the situation involving Jessa. The second informed Peter that the rule of Jessa activating her suit resulting in immediate transport to a secure location had been suspended. The other remark touched on wanting to pass the call to a superior.
Since it had become common knowledge within the ship’s ranks that Section 31 had had a presence in the attack, everyone was looking at any intelligence officer as a possible suspect. The woman on the other end of the comm call knew she had been vetted and cleared by the CIO because she was still in her seat. That did not mean she wanted to meddle in anything she didn’t have to with the situation.
Peter opened the relevant information on his console =^=I’ll take it from here Lieutenant, keep one eye on any changes in any case, I’ll see if I should involve myself personally=^= He read for a moment then activated the holodeck surveillance protocols and watched the child walk around what seemed like Earth with the soldier security officer, something he still found amusing on a ship with marines.
As the CIO settled into his seat he would see the conversation and scene taking place on the screen.
“The city. I need to try and reach Zalá and recall the Beacon of Hope,” Jessa stated confidently. “It will get me home and you will be rewarded for your bravery and honor. So which way do we go or can you just using that beaming thing so we don’t have to walk?” Much like a typical teen, Jessa had little desire to expend energy on things she did not value and right now she valued time. “So what do I do. Just announce, take me to a city,” she looked at Jacen. Jessa had no idea how the device actually worked and could not be as easy as just naming a place.
It was clear that Jessa was willing to take a mile from any inch. She was slowly changing in little ways. That did not mean she had forgotten why she came or had an unstoppable drive to get back home.
OOC: Josh “Jacen Flex” is caught up with real life so we can write this independent of that thread if you want. Feel free to post as you want and I will change it to Jack O’Neill for now so that we can have some fun. ~ Kate
Peter tapped his desk with his index finger as he watched the interactions between Flex and the child, he seemed to have a good head on his shoulders, being able to improvise and adapt to the situation. He might interject soon but he didn’t want to get involved immediately, there had to remain a balance of intelligence gathering against the mental health of the child. He was mildly amused at her religious arguments, he wondered how it would have been to make such arguments with the Elder he’d faced if she were still alive and hadn’t try to fry his brain with mental commands.
“Well there is a little bit more to it than that,” O’Neill stated with a small smirk on his face. Kids were always so impatient.
“Can you take me to the city,” Jessa stated looking up into the sky as if this would somehow that would open up the heavens for it to do her bidding.
“It doesn’t work like that kiddo,” O’Neill stated. “This is just smoke and mirrors. It’s a holographic space. It can be any city you want. It is meant for entertainment. Computer run program Disneyland.” Instantly the place turned from a home in Louisiana to an amusement park.”
Jessa’s face took on a confused expression. “So we are still on a ship,” she stated.
“Yes. Again this is just a program for fun. The only way to get off the ship and onto the planet below is by a shuttle or the transporter beam,” Jack stated. “So how about we try out Thunder Mountain? It’s a lot of fun,” Jack said actually with real enthusiasm.
The concept that there was a planet below them instantly made Jessa fixate on that and nothing else. If there was a planet below them, that meant the ship was moving. If Jessa could get to the surface, she might be able to recall the Beacon of Hope. The trick was trying to find a way to the surface without being discovered long enough to send a message and recall her ship. “Can we do that later,” she asked Jack. “I am actually hungry. Maybe we can get something to eat in that big eating hall?”
Jack eyed her for a second but nodded. “Sure thing but eating and riding a roller coaster generally equals vomiting.”
Jessa sat at a table waiting for Jack to come back. Looking around she was very quiet taking in all the conversations in the room hoping to hear anything about an excursion to the surface. Pellan always said if there was a will there was a way and Jessa was very strong-willed.
Peter entered the mess, followed by a tall Andorian Lieutenant in a yellow uniform. The pair ordered some coffee and sat down two tables up from Jessa, both apparently not noticing the child as they spoke
“You’ll stay on the ship, don’t need two operatives for something so trivial” Peter said, the Andorian nodded at that
“You decide who’s going to go with you?” She asked which made Peter frown
“I don’t need a babysitter Zalle”
The Andorian laughed “Taugus III?” She said simply and Peter frowned even more but allowed a slight smile after a moment
“Cheap shot but fair enough” He huffed for a moment “Fine” Peter pulled out a PaDD from his inner pocket and tapped a few times
“Nash is probably still busy dealing with the aftermath, Trainor has Bridge duty during my scheduled departure” He said as he scrolled
“What, can’t you just pick a junior officer to go with you?” Zalle smiled and took a sip
“I am not spending six hours running around a planet with some twenty-three-year-old who replicates his uniforms with extra stiffeners and can’t hold up a decent conversation to save their life” He said grumbling into his cup.
That got an even bigger laugh from Zalle “Have you looked in a mirror lately boss? You look like you eat gravel for breakfast, not counting the fact that you’re the size of Makra, you know they still use your template during interrogation resistance holotraining at the Manor, you just sitting there staring at them tends to break freshies”
Peter shook his head “They don’t make them like they used to”
“Big, dumb, and ugly?” Zalle asked with a wry smile.
Peter ignored his junior officer and looked back at the PaDD “Talisse’s swamped with Marines and that also rules out Styxx, can’t steal their OIC for a little trip” He scratched his chin thoughtfully “But perhaps I’ll steal Mardusk, been wanting to spend some time with him” He tapped in maybe next to the security Chiefs name “Counselor O’Farrel is also an option” He frowned “I’ve been delaying my check-up so maybe not” He checked her into the negative column
“Ian Bordeaux” He mused aloud “I think he could use a break” He nodded to himself “Not much diplomacy when you don’t have anyone to…” He stopped at a hiss from the Andorian officer, she nodded her head towards Jessa and Peter seemed to notice her for the first time. He gave the child a mild smile then looked back at Zalle “I’ll speak with Commander Bordeaux, you requisition a shuttle for me. I’d like to be planetside by 1400.”
Zalle took a final sip of her coffee and stood up “You got it, boss. Try to bring the shuttle back in one piece this time” She said with a wide grin
“It was one time nearly a decade ago” He called after the cackling woman.
CIO & Zalle
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