Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

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Post by jesatanus on Thu May 15, 2014 2:08 pm

Comeau thought for a few seconds, and turned to his crew. "I need suggestions. We need to be able to hold that ship without destroying it, until we have cleared this mess up. Also, we need scanners on that ship. Is there any sign of the compound inside? How many people are in there?"
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Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 2:43 pm

The bridge crew sat silent unable to give their commander what he wanted. It seemed like there were only two options. Let the ship pass or blow it out of the sky. At the rate the ship was head a decision would have to be made soon. What complicated matters even more was the ships registry marked it as a ship registered to one of Earth's biggest military contractors.

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Thu May 15, 2014 2:56 pm

Comeau looked at the communications officer. "Send them a message, I don't care how you do it. Tell them to stand down, or we will be forced to fire."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 3:58 pm

The weapons officer fired a barrage across the bow of the ship as the comm officer repeated that they wouldn't hesitate to destroy the shuttle if it neared the atmosphere. The next few seconds were quite tense as no one was sure if they would heed the warning.

Just then the shuttle sharply veered and turned back towards earth.

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Thu May 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Comeau sighed in relief. He really had hoped he would not have to order the ship destroyed. He turned back to his crew. "We are under orders. If they have been informed, and continue to try leaving, they are sealing their own fate. That being said, we will warn any who try to leave before firing."
He turned back to observe the scene.
"Once the away teams are off ship, I want them monitored at all times. Keep them marked on my display, please."
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Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 6:37 pm

"Aye sir." The operations officer answered.

The shuttles had just begun their launch sequence. Their course to the wrecks was a long one. Debris had littered the area and the shuttles would have to fly around the large patches.

In the meantime, the crew ddesperately watched the viewscreen hoping there wouldn't be another launch.

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 7:19 pm

The away mission brought back a wealth of information, none of which Earth's scientists currently understood. One thing everyone knew is that the hostile attackers were alien and had technology far more advanced than anything humanity could think of. Their propulsion drives expended no reaction mass and their power cores used some sort of fuel that humanity hadn't even discovered yet. Suffice to say Earth's scientists had their hands full.

This great discovery was shattered by the fact that Earth was under full quarantine. The gas that had been spread of earth was some sort of biogenetic plague which would eventually wipe out all those it had infected. In other words, everyone on earth would soon be dead.

Earth's orbital defense systems had been turned inwards and we're tasked with eliminating anyone who tried to break the quarantine. Riots had continually been breaking out on the surface. Earth and the colonies had been put under martial law.

Comeau had been called to the United Earth orbital capital for his debriefing and retasking. The ftl fleet had new orders. No longer were they to find new planets for colonization, but they now be looking for a cure.

Admiral Forsythe had asked to see Comeau personally. And now he waited to see him. He didn't have to wait long and the admirals secretary let him in.

The office was bare indicating that he had just moved in.

"Ah, captain Comeau, have a seat." The Admiral had his back to the commander and was looking out a large window down on Earth below. It was a beautiful sight, unfortunately, that beautiful landscape below was now a poisonous paradise. "Are you earth-born?"


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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Thu May 15, 2014 9:21 pm

Comeau took the chair offered, and stared at the earth down below. It was sickening to think that all of the people who were down there are stuck. Even more, they were dying.
"Born and raised in Ontario, sir."
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Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 10:41 pm

"Mmm. I was born in California. Left when I was young though. I can hardly remember it now. Funny, now that I can't return, I want to go back more than ever. I've never even thought about visiting home before." He turned around slowly and sat in the high leather backed chair behind the desk. "But I suppose that's the nature of loss." He took a long slow breath. "I suppose you've heard of the new mission for the ftl fleet? We're tasking every military ftl ship to search for a cure."

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Thu May 15, 2014 10:54 pm

Comeau nodded agreement. "I was raised planetside. I was ready to leave for an extended period, but I believed that I would have a home to return to, eventually. I have heard of our mission, and I am ready and willing to scour the galaxy for an answer, but with respect, sir, where are we supposed to start?"
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Thu May 15, 2014 10:58 pm

"As soon as possible. Are you happy with your crew? You can take on any changes you feel. If you're happy with who you have on board then you can leave as early as today. Hope you've said your goodbyes though. Those you left behind might not be here when you get back. "

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sat May 17, 2014 2:45 pm

Comeau nodded. "So far I have no objections with my crew. I'll tell them to say their own goodbyes. We'll be leaving as soon as my first officer and I have inspected the crew and ship one last time, sir."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Sat May 17, 2014 5:53 pm

Forsythe sighed heavily. "I took a look at your crew manifest. Many of your crew are Earth born. For that reason I will be assigning a psychological officer to your crew. A telepath... I hope that won't be an issue."

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sat May 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Comeau's brow furrowed. "I agree with the idea, but I am mildly skeptical of having a telepath in such close quarters."
He turned to look at the Admiral.
"Still, I am sure we could make good use of telepathy on our trip, sir. I will make sure that it won't be an issue."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Sat May 17, 2014 6:54 pm

"I have every faith you will, captain. I understand the difficulties of having a telepath on board, especially in such close quarters. Frankly, I think she will be very useful in your mission. She's a specialist in psychological trauma... Something that will help greatly in assessing the moral of the crew after.... This." He swiveled his chair around to look out over Earth. "No one can tell how the average person will respond to this. I'm not even sure I understand it all myself. The last thing we need is your crew having an incident out so far from home."

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sat May 17, 2014 7:02 pm

Comeau nodded understanding. "That makes sense, sir. We'll have our cure and make it back safe. Is that all, sir? If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to begin preparations and inform the crew."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Sun May 18, 2014 12:44 am

"Honestly, captain, I had your optimism." He sighed again and turned back to Comeau. "Do you have any questions?"

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sun May 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Comeau nodded. "I would only like some insight into where other ships are headed, so as to avoid too much redundancy."
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Post by Scratch on Sun May 18, 2014 8:44 pm

"Not to worry commander, we've considered that. Unless there's a good reason none of the fleet should be exploring the same territory. This also means that you're on your own and won't likely have much in the way of backup."

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sun May 18, 2014 8:53 pm

The lack of backup had been anticipated. Much of the fleet had been destroyed in the raid, and a cure was needed as soon as possible. "That only make sense. We may need to cover a lot of area. Will we be kept informed of any important information that comes from the technology we recovered, sir?"
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Post by Scratch on Sun May 18, 2014 9:26 pm

"We will do our best to keep everyone in the fleet informed, but as you know our lack of faster than light communication ability limits us to couriers. So don't expect much news from home unless it's important. Hopefully, we can learn something from the alien tech we captured. From what I've heard they're light years ahead of us in many ways. "

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Post by jesatanus on Sun May 18, 2014 9:29 pm

Comeau nodded. It looked like he had his work cut out for him.
"That is fair. If it is all the same, though, I would like to meet our new crew member before I go, as well."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Sun May 18, 2014 9:36 pm

"That can easily be arranged." Forsythe nodded."I'll have her meet you on th E ship, unless you'd rather introduce yourself at another location. "

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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by jesatanus on Sun May 18, 2014 11:22 pm

"I believe the ship will be fine. I'll meet her before we set off, to make sure everything will be well. I have no further questions, sir."
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Re: Episode 1: First Day's are a Bitch

Post by Scratch on Mon May 19, 2014 7:28 pm

Forsythe leaned forward on his desk. "Then I have a question for you..." He took a long pause before he spoke again. "How are you taking all this. You were one of the first to be attacked. This must have affected you in some way."

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