Posted by Lieutenant Commander Avik (XO) in Bridge - Main Sim
Posted by Captain Johann Dvorak (CO) in Bridge - Main Sim
The bridge was bustling with typical activity, with the junior officers likely a bit more alert than usual. The slightest movement was apparent on the viewscreen, as the impulse engines moved the ship slowly towards the alien homeworld and the space station orbiting it.
Over the comm system speakers, a familar voice could be heard.
=/\= Dvorak to Avik. I’ve been cleared for light duty, and I’ve gotten a brief summary of the situation from Lieutenant Zorell. I’m heading up to you now. You can brief me when I get there, but I think we need to expedite the return of the alien spacecraft, without performing any destructive testing. What’s our current ETA? =/\=
As the comms conversation carried on, NE Keynes at the helm leaned over towards NE Hayek. “So, who won the pool?” he whispered.
“It doesn’t count until he’s actually up here,” the equally quiet reply came from the officer at the Ops station.
– Johann Dvorak, CO
Avik’s brown eyes turned to the Junior officers who had commented on a betting pool. Even when she didn’t say a word, an ice aura shot through both of them. It was clear the casual reaction to a critical situation drew her disapproval. She released her stiff posture to reply to the returning CO, ignoring the two officers for the moment.
=^= Avik to Dvorak, understood. If my calculations are correct, it will take us a day to arrive at the latest.=^= Deep down, Avik hoped Dvorak might understand her intentions for a slower pace. A disorganized and chaotic ship put them all into danger when making contact with unknown variables.
There was a moment of silence before the comms system came back with an answer:
=/\= Understood, plot a new intercept at full impulse power, and engage impulse engines at that speed. Have the rest of the crew prepare to return the alien ship and any remains before we arrive. =/\=
– Johann Dvorak, CO
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