USS VINDEX - NCC-2474-A
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Get Ready for the Take Over

Posted on Wed Feb 1st, 2017 @ 9:42pm by Lieutenant Kazyah Linn & Captain Claudia Ainscow & Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Commander Tolan & Petty Officer 3rd Class Rebecca Ainscow

Mission: S1E4 - Remnants Of A Lost Cause
Location: Bridge - USS Vindex
Timeline: Mission Day 66; 12:30

"Ready?" Kaz asked, his hand running along the sleek metal body of the Type III phaser rifles that he held in his hands. He stood in the middle of the room, not looking at the Suliban man standing next to him. "I wasn't able to get my hands on the new command codes, so if you happened to get them, that would make this much easier. Either way, we shouldn't have any issues. We have agents on every deck and in all secure areas. Waiting for your signal, sir."

Tolan took one of the rifles from Kazyah and held it against his side.

Tolan nodded. "Ah yes you did mention that. I happen to have them so I wouldn't worry about that Mr Linn. I'm aware that Captain Ainscow and Commander ben-Avram are at a party for the chef - so we will have to get them up to the bridge. I will leave that in your capable hands whilst Mr Andrews and Mr Saalkan find us some more followers. Mr Henley has already secured us a way off the ship...and Commander Bogolyubov is ready to pick us up at the rendezvous point. Let's get going"

Tolan then led the way out of the room they met in and towards the nearest turbolift.

"Should be easy enough," Kaz stated.

As they entered the turbolift, Kaz turned to the side panel and tapped a few controls. "I've set off a ship proximity alarm. The Bridge will think there's a ship off the port bow and ask for the Captain and Commander to the Bridge. They should arrive just a few moments after we do. And by the time they do, we'll have taken control."

Tolan stood and pondered to himself whilst checking his rifle was in the correct setting. He'd already done what he needed to do so the Suliban could now just go with the flow and finally complete his mission once and for all.

Tolan nodded. "You're more useful than I thought. Just make sure you don't kill the XO - we need him alive if I'm to take command of this ship"

Kaz smiled, "I'll do my best," he said.

"Good. If he dies then our chances of taking this ship are greatly reduced - I doubt Commander Himmel will be so forthcoming with the information we need. If I know Captain Ainscow however she will have made a back up plan if such a thing like this were to happen..." Tolan commented.

The lift made its way up to the bridge - with Tolan hoping that the lift containing Claudia and Akiva got to the bridge first.




Claudia stood in the turbolift on the way up to the bridge. She wasn't best pleased that she'd been called away from Paul's party but being the Commanding Officer meant such calls as these required her presence.

"Just as I was starting to enjoy myself..." Claudia commented.

"I'm sure there will be plenty of cake left when we get back," Akiva quipped at her side. "Assuming war hasn't been declared."

When the turbolift arrived on the bridge, Akiva noted there didn't seem to be as much activity as he had expected. In fact, it seemed deathly still. "That's odd."

His instincts warned him something was up, but he chalked them up to whatever the alert was regarding. He followed Claudia toward their central chairs.

Claudia looked around and almost immediately it felt like something wasn't right. Ensign Muniz wasn't in command of the bridge as he had been left to do - in fact he wasn't even on the bridge.

=/\="Ainscow to Muniz. Report"=/\= Claudia said.

Nothing.




The turbolift carrying Tolan and Kazyah arrived on the bridge and as soon as the doors opened Tolan raised his rifle and stunned the on duty Tactical Officer before walking out of the lift and straight towards Claudia. He raised the rifle and pointed straight at the Vindex's commanding officer.

"You're coming with me" Tolan said.

=/\="Security to the bridge"=/\= Claudia said.

Claudia smirked. "Like hell I am"

Tolan simply pulled the trigger of his rifle and watched as Claudia crumpled and fell to the floor. With Claudia out of the way Tolan picked her up from the floor and carried her into the ready room out of the way. Once that was done he then returned to assist his colleague in subduing the first officer.

Akiva's hand went for the phaser on his hip, only to realize it wasn't there. He rolled behind the nearest console as he watched Tolan fire upon Claudia and haul her away.

"So this is how it's going to be, Linn?" Akiva called back from his hiding position. "I knew I had a bad feeling about you." He needed more time to form a plan. He had to think.

Three security officers stormed onto the Bridge and Kaz held up his hand, holding them off. "Secure the rest of the Bridge," he told them before they dispersed, "The XO is mine."

Kaz took a few steps towards the console the XO was hiding behind, his phaser rifle raised and ready to shoot, "It's over, Commander. Just play nice and we promise not to slaughter your entire crew while you watch."

They had already fired upon Claudia. That meant they probably weren't taking prisoners. Akiva was alone, unarmed, without backup coming. At the moment it was just him and Kazyah, though Tolan would likely be back any second. Kazyah somehow navigated while being blind, which meant Akiva would likely not be able to sneak past him. But maybe the seditionist wouldn't spot a death charge until it was too late.

Akiva scampered around the other side of the console on all fours, then leaned into a crouch ready to charge. He took a deep breath, then went for it. Do or die.

Kaz didn't see the attack coming. The Commander plowed into him with impressive force, knocking the two men to the ground and the rifle away. A fist connected with Kaz's jaw, another to his temple, and yet another to his gut. Akiva was going all in, but he wasn't quite fast enough. Kaz ducked to the side as the XO's fist connected with the hard floor, the splintering of bone a sound Kaz knew instantly.

The Intelligence Officer swung his hip around, his leg and foot securing the Commander's waist as he flipped him over. With Akiva against the floor, Kaz let out a volley of punches, each one connecting with impressive force. What he wasn't expecting was the Commander's leg kicking out, connecting squarely with the Lieutenant's genital region.

Akiva took the opportunity to stand, getting himself into an attack position. But before he could launch his assault, Kaz grabbed his rifle by the barrel and swung. The butt of the phaser landed directly against the Commander's temple, splitting his skin as the man fell to the ground, his face contorted in agony.

Kaz took the rifle in the correct position and pointed it at the Commander's head, the muzzle planted directly against his skin. "Stand down, Commander. You can't win."

Akiva tried to speak, but the words came out gibberish. Kazyah was right. He knew he was beaten.

"Take him into the Observation Lounge. I will insert the command codes and assume command of the ship - and do not leave him alone or kill him. Understood?" Tolan ordered.

Kaz nodded and walked into the Observation Lounge as a large man from security carried the Commander behind him.




Wondering where her girlfriend had disappeared to Rebecca decided to head up to the bridge where she knew Claudia to have headed up to with Akiva. After getting there she was surprised to see how deserted it was - before she then spotted Tolan working at a console with a phaser rifle rested on the side of the console.

"Commander? What's going on?" Rebecca asked.

Tolan looked. This wasn't part of the plan and he now had to change it to accommodate Rebecca's surprise appearance. She wasn't his enemy but she had to be silenced before she alerted the rest of the crew. He reached for his rifle and aimed it squarely at Rebecca.

"I'm sorry Petty Officer. I will explain it to you when the time is right" Tolan whispered.

He then pulled the trigger and watched as the beam struck Rebecca square in the chest before she collapsed to the floor.

Once he'd transferred command of the Vindex the Suliban male went into the observation lounge.

"So Mr Linn...has he been useful?" Tolan asked.

"Nothing yet," Kaz said, not looking up from Akiva's face. The man was tied to a chair and his head hung low, blood dripping from his mouth. "I'm sure he'll talk soon, though," Kaz said, an evil smile planted on his face.

"I can tell you to go to hell." Akiva's voice was hoarse. He spat blood at Kazyah's feet. "How's that?"

Kaz turned his nose up in disgust, "Have some manners, Commander." Kaz cracked his knuckles, "Now, be a good boy and tell us what we want to know. How big are Starfleet's forces in this Quadrant?"

"You're the Intel chief, so you tell me." Akiva glared daggers at him.

Without warning, Kaz took a swing, his fist connecting with the man's jaw. "Don't be a fool." Kaz grabbed the man by the hair and yanked his head back so that Akiva was forced to look up at the Lieutenant. "Now, I'll ask you again. Tell me about Starfleet's forces in the Gamma Quadrant."

"All right, all right, I'll tell you," Akiva said with a grunt. "Come closer, and I'll tell you what you want to know." He leaned forward, closer to Kazyah's face and whispered, "Timtzotz li et hazyn b'Azazel!" The battered first officer threw his head back and cackled with maniacal resignation.

Kaz grabbed the man's face and brought it close, "Trust me, under any other circumstances, I'd take you up on that offer," he said before pressing his lips to Akiva's and giving him a kiss. "Now, answer my questions before I kill you."

"Death doesn't give me much incentive, now does it?" Akiva said. He worked up more saliva and spat it onto Kazyah's cheek. "You left that behind."

"That'll do Lieutenant. I think we've found out about as much as we're going to...stun him and let's get this show on the road. I hope those guards of yours remembered to bring the respirators for when we get some more...passengers" Tolan commented.

Kaz wiped the thick saliva from his cheek and flung it to the floor. "With pleasure," he said, taking the phaser that was strapped to his waist and pointed it at the Commander. "Sweet dreams, Akiva," he said as the beam burst forth and landed directly on the man's chest, causing him to slump forward, unconscious.

 

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