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Calm Before The Storm

Posted on Wed Sep 6th, 2017 @ 1:35am by Captain Claudia Ainscow & Lieutenant Emilie Delameilleure & Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant Arkady Sjet Dr

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Location: Corridor near Engineering
Timeline: Mission Day 101; 12:35

Emilie and her team had held position outside of Main Engineering waiting for the instruction to enter and take out the aliens - or for back up. Her team was lightly armed and with the rest of Security and most of the Marines deployed to other critical areas 'just in case' it was going to be a hard battle.

"So what can you tell me about these aliens?" Emilie asked.

"Humanoid, cybernetically enhanced, was able to survive or repair damage from shuttle crash," Arkady said as he twirled the axe in his hand. "Is all need know. Hard to kill, do not shoot to maim. Did not see damage to bodies in line with theory they have embedded energy weapons in body, but do not discount."

Emilie nodded. "Alright...I think we should probably aim for something we know is vulnerable. I haven't seen much of them but what can you tell me about that eyepiece of theirs? That might be connected to something that could take them out."

"Eye piece is merely complex monocle, like night vision gear for Marines. Much more complex," Arkady mused, nodding his head sagely. "Is connected to head. I would wager my fancy Starfleet medical diploma that if you hit head, will be most effective."

"Alright. I think we can aim for the head...although it's a pity they didn't stay dead for a bit longer for you to analyse them a bit more - although I think staying dead permanently would have been preferable" Emilie responded.

"Is why I bring this," Arkady hefted the axe, turning it over in his hands. "After Battle of Sector 001, many wrecks, many hidden Borg's waiting to crawl out and bite like spider. Is simple weapon, from simple time. But is expert at manually defaulting all biological function to non viable state."

Arkady smiled down at the axe in his hands.

"I will call him Sasha. Is good name."

"If you use that thing against them then make sure you keep the eyepiece in one piece. I want to get a look at one of those for myself...although then again there are four of them. Let's just hope they aren't capable of assimilating anyone like the Borg...or have that fancy energy shielding. Where is the other doctor who assisted you?" Emilie responded.

"Lucinda is held main engineering I believe. Either they seek leverage or information from her, so is her who is priority for you Lady Security Officer. If I can will find pretty eye peice as gift of fun times killing new borglings. Will be house warming for you, yes?" Arkady said with a smile.

Emilie was glad to see the arrival of the XO ahead of the other two teams. She was slightly surprised Claudia didn't want to be present on the "front line" but then again perhaps that wasn't such a bad idea.

"Apparently Doctor Ingham didn't make it out of the room with the Lieutenant and Doctor...but her commbadge was found outside the main shuttlebay. I've found her biosigns in Main Engineering so...we're left with the possibility she has willingly helped them or she's a hostage. I'm more willing to believe the latter considering she's a doctor and knows very little if anything about starship operations" Emilie said.

Akiva nodded as he listened to her report. "Have we established contact with the engineers, or have they been taken hostage?"

"Not yet. We haven't been able to find their biosigns although we'll keep scanning. I think it's logical to assume at this stage however they may have been discovered. I think it's better to tactically plan for them to be of no use to us rather than form a plan reliant on them being able to help us" Emilie responded.

=/\="Ainscow to Delameilleure. Can you confirm your location?"=/\= Claudia asked.

=/\="We're outside Engineering. Lieutenant Dreznik is en-route and I can confirm Commander ben-Avram and Lieutenant Sjet are here safely. I have a team that's lightly armed but I'm confident of well be able to hold them off"=/\= Emilie responded.

Claudia didn't want that. She wanted Emilie to wait and to fill Engineering with as many people as possible - even with Emilie's confirmed group of six or seven people it would be difficult to overcome four technologically enhanced aliens.

=/\="Negative. Wait until I give you the order"=/\= Claudia replied.

Emilie sighed. =/\=" do realise the clock is ticking and has probably already hit zero...."=/\=

=/\="I'm aware of that. These aren't four regular opponents - they're technologically enhanced. You don't know that six or seven people will be enough to overcome them. Hold position and wait for back up - that's an order"=/\= Claudia ordered.

Emilie nodded. =/\="Yes Captain"=/\=

"So...we wait" Emilie replied.


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