Away Team One

Posted Sept. 11, 2019, 10:17 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Magnús Pétursson (First Officer) (Hjortur Ingi)

Posted by Lieutenant David Michaels (CSO) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Riley Dekker (CNS & 2O) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Chan (Sub-DH Robotics & Cybernetics) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant David Michaels (CSO) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Sage Brennan (CMO) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Riley Dekker (CNS & 2O) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Chan (Sub-DH Robotics & Cybernetics) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Sage Brennan (CMO) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Chan (Sub-DH Robotics & Cybernetics) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant David Michaels (CSO) in Away Team One

Posted by Lieutenant Sage Brennan (CMO) in Away Team One

Chan had been walking behind the away team her hand was now permanently resting on her phaser. She was watching the crowd like a hawk. Noting every look, every movement. Her training as a child had kicked i and her instinct was telling her to just get everyone off the planet and to safety.

She joined the rest of the group looking back every now and then. “If it is as bad as you think. then even the shuttle might be compromised. However seeing as it’s our shuttle we should be able to scan it and find out if that is the case. Personally i think we should scrape this mission” she said simply but it was clear she was on edge.

Lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

“I’ve sensed something I’d describe almost as desperation from them at times, but nothing threatening. I agree, we should return to our shuttle. We can contact the Genesis for further instructions. Our fact finding mission here has left one person dead. That’s reason enough to cut it short.”

Dekker, CNS

David frowned. “I can’t believe I’m the only one saying this,” He said quietly. “But I think we need to stay and find out exactly what is going on here. I know for a fact there is more than what they are telling us.” He looked over at Riley. “I’d really like to get to the bottom of this and uncover the truth. But I will follow your lead.” His hand still interlinked with Riley’s, he gave it another gentle squeeze.

-David Michaels, CSO

Sage took a deep breath and looked around. “And how do you propose we do that? The Powers that Be here on the planet have been very accommodating, but they’re hiding something. If they think its serious enough to be a deal breaker for their application to join the Federation, then it probably is. Our chance to walk among the people and observe ‘normal’ life here, was thwarted by an attack aimed at me,” here Sage looked at Chan, remembering how the Andorian spouted off about the doctor’s general lack of caution and concern. It still left a bad taste in the CMO’s mouth. “How are we going to find out what they’re hiding, when they’re lying and it isn’t safe to go out and talk to the people?”

—Sage

It was a good question, and Riley wanted to know David’s answer, but he also tried to read between the lines of the scientist’s words. If he wanted to uncover the truth, it meant he didn’t already know it. David was uneasy about the Pallasians due to knowledge he had that they didn’t and yet he wasn’t urging them to retreat.

“I’d like to see their reaction to our request to retreat to the shuttle. The threat of our departure without their gaining what they want from us may move them to proffer more information than they planned.”

Dekker, CNS

Chan listened to the group”It will be interesting. I might suggest keeping our phasers a little closer. We’ll also have to come up with an excuse to go to our shuttle, alone. Something that will hold up if they ask a lot of questions about it.” she said offering her thoughts. However she had a feeling getting to the shuttle would not be so easy.

Lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

The security team leader called out from a distance, not wishing to barge in on the private conversation taking place, “Sirs, Mr. Neve is awaiting your decision.”

GM

Sage stepped forward toward the guard. “We’ve seen enough. We’d like to return to our shuttle now.” That was short and sweet. Let the Pallasians make what they wanted from her words. She didn’t want to say anything that would lead their thoughts in any particular direction. However, Mr Neve’s response would tell them a lot.

—Sage

Riley’s dark eyes were unaccusing, but trained on the Neve as he waited his response. He sensed little from him and overall the leader seemed agreeable.

Mr. Neve nodded his head and the away team was transported to their shuttle using the vehicles and the trains that they had been using.

Once at the shuttle, the head of government stood by the shuttle thanking the away team. “I trust that you will put an application for us to be part of the Federation?”

GM

At this, David visibly sighed and rolled his eyes. He bit his tongue, and turned his attention to Riley, who would be far more diplomatic and professional with a reply than the many thoughts that were going through his own head at the moment.

-David Michaels, CSO

Riley smiled at the Pallasian leader, “We thank you for your hospitality and will write a full report of our experiences here for Starfleet command. Any application for membership in the Federation would need to be submitted by your government and that will initiate a far more detailed process than what the Genesis is able to undertake. Our report and that of the other away team will form the foundation of the work to come.”

Dekker, CNS

Neve looked relieved with the answer. “I will get right on to it,” he said.

GM

Chan was happy to finally be leaving. All she wanted to do now was leave file her report and then never comeback. Although she had to admit that she was surprised they didn’t encounter more resistance to them leaving. however she would count her blessing, after all things could still go south.

Lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

Neve’s relief was palpable to Riley. Either he was a master at controlling the emotions he emitted to the Counselor’s empathic receptors, or the leader of the Pallasians believed the first contact was a success. If the Pallasians believed so, Riley was content. The greatest danger in first contact was a misunderstanding that would lead to hostile relations.

“Thank you again for your hospitality and I hope the Genesis has cause to visit your world again.”

With that he reached to the control panel to close the shuttle’s bay door.

Dekker, CNS

As the door closed, Sage felt her body begin to relax. She’d been much more tense than she’d realized. “What just happened out there? Does Neve honestly think all is well? That we don’t have reservations because of the political atmosphere here and the assault in the market place?”

“It doesn’t make sense to me either,” Riley said, taking a seat in the back of the shuttle. “Sometimes hope mixed with desperation can cause a certain amount of delusion and they don’t know just how strict the Federation’s protocol for admittance is, but this wasn’t an ideal beginning.”

He looked over at Chan, “Could you see if we can raise the Genesis on the comms? I’d like to get an idea of their status.”

Chan nodded “Yes Sir. do you want me to take off as well?” she asked as he went over to the com station.

She walked to the small replicator on the wall. =/\=Water, cold.=/\= It appeared in a shimmer of blue sparkles and she drank the entire thing straight down before claiming a chair. “What do you all honestly think is going on?” Her gaze stopped on David. “And you? What do you know that they didn’t share with us?”

—Sage

Riley looked from Sage to David. He wanted an answer to the same question.

Dekker, CNS

=^= Away team one to Genesis do you read us=^= Chan said she she opened a channel. while she waited she half listened to the others. she wanted answers too.

lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

As David pondered what he could or would share with the away team, Riley responded to Chan, “Yes, I think it’s best we depart this planet. It’s time to regroup on the Genesis. I’m very curious to hear what the other away team learned on their mission.”

Dekker, CNS

“They had to have learned more than we did.” Sage looked pointedly at David.

—Sage

“It would be hard for them not to have” Chan said as she began piloting the shuttle up into space. she was glad to be off that rock, but she couldn’t help feel everything wasn’t over yet.

David had been sitting, arms folded across his chest. His face clearly showing his frustration and Riley would be reading the deep conflict within the man.

Finally, once the stares of the other members on his team were upon him, David let out an exasperated sigh.

“I believe these people to be liars and thieves,” he said, choosing his words carefully. “There is more that they want from us than meets the eye. I believe returning to the Genesis is a wise idea.”

-David Michaels, CSO

Chan half listened to the other hike she piloted the shuttle. she thought David’s answer was vague an unhelpful. However she’d keep her mouth shut it had already landed her in hot water. even though she thought the others should be in more trouble than herself.

Lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

Sage sighed and shook her head. “We all believe they’re lying about something, David, but why do you think they’re thieves?” Most of the time, she understood and accepted David’s precarious position of knowing things from their future that he couldn’t tell them. But this time…this time he seemed like the only one who could shed some light on the current situation.

Emerald eyes glanced over at Riley. “Who am I kidding? He isn’t going to tell us anything and you know that as well as I do. Let the Pallasians apply for membership in the UFP. Once we all write up our reports, I doubt they’ll have a snowball’s chance in hell of being accepted.” There was too much being hidden from them for their reports to reflect positively in the planet’s favor. Maybe the other away team had had better luck and would have information to share that would sway the opinions of those in the shuttle, but she doubted it.

—Sage

OOC: just correcting a error in my post. Sorry
Nathan

David’s words had been a confirmation of sorts, even if the reasons behind his claim were still as obfuscated as ever.

“Okay, I think it’s safe to say that our visit didn’t engender any feelings of trust by us for the Pallasians. Some of that, at least for me, is based in David’s initial feelings. I can’t say I landed on that planet with a completely open mind, but that isn’t the only reason for my wariness. There was a desperation to every person at that table. I get the strong impression that their world is facing significant challenges and they hope membership in the Federation will be a panacea. Can we all agree that their chief interest was in our technology and that our attempts to describe the limitations imposed by the Prime Directive fell on deaf ears?”

Dekker, CNS

Sage nodded. “Oh, I think we can all agree on that much.” Their mission hadn’t been a failure technically, but it sure felt that way to her. She breathed in deeply and held it for a moment—a calming gesture she did when feeling anxious—and then let it out. “Whatever happens, I’ll be glad to get back to the Genny. This mission has left me feeling wrong somehow.” She didn’t have the information from David that would most certainly help quell her feelings of unease, and they wouldn’t be coming her way, ever. Something about the Pallasians was bothering her but she just couldn’t identify what it was. Like a word on the tip of your tongue that you can’t call to mind until hours later, the planet below them seemed like only part of a bigger picture.

—Sage

“I think they mean to steal out technology!” David blurted out suddenly. Then he put his face in his hands.

-David Michaels, CSO

Chan’s antenna perked up at that “Oh really. what exactly do you mean by that? have they in your time line stole our technology or have they tried and failed?” she asked “It would make sense, ask us hear then observe what technology we have and how we use it. then pick the tech they want the most and work out a way of getting it. Maybe they where hoping to lure us further away then we had gone so they could take our tech.” Chan said thinking out loud.

Lieut Chan (Sub-DH Robotics)

David looked up, “I can’t give details, but yes,” He said. “They have committed these acts before.”

Riley could sense immediately that David was both telling the truth and felt a sense of shame that he’d let himself place his current crew over the rules that governed his previous life. It had to happen at some point and a part of Riley was glad it had. But he didn’t want to push David to far too fast.

He looked at Chan who was piloting their shuttle, “Open a channel to the Genesis.”

When the channel was opened he spoke, his tone measure, =/\=Away Team One to the Genesis. We are ten minutes out and request clearance for docking. We have credible information that the Pallasians may have ulterior motives aimed at Federation technology. Advise precautions be put in place.=/\=

Once the channel had closed he looked at his team, his eyes finally settling on David, “Is there more you can share?”

Dekker, CNS

Shaking his head. “We need to get back and see what the situation is.” His eyes shifted to Chan and then Sage. “I’m sorry.” He said, almost in a whisper.

-David Michaels, CSO

The fairly unfamiliar voice of the New Executive Officer answered the comm =^=Understood, good job team one, there will be a debriefing in the briefing room in twenty minutes, freshen up and take any notes you want to.=^=

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