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Teething Issues

Posted on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 @ 8:01pm by Captain Ledeya ‘Ed’ Ehestri & Lieutenant Junior Grade Alexander Pierce

Mission: Shipyards
Location: Beta Antares Shipyards
Timeline: MD10 - 02:00

The Captain yanked the hair tie and clips out of her long hair as she stepped out of the turbo lift and started down the corridor. It just made her wish her quarters were closer to where she had been but she stopped and looked around yawning to herself. She let out a sigh as she realised the turbo lift had left her out of the wrong deck. She turned around and started back down the corridor it was all she could do to stay awake for a few more minutes to have a quick shower before she crawled into bed to do it all again in a few hours.

She stopped as she heard a strange noise. “Hello?” She called peering down the corridor. The deck was barely working so who else could be around was unknown.

"Sorry, Captain," came a voice from near the floor of the corridor. Standing up was a rather tall officer with a gold-trimmed uniform, Alex added, "The ship has been going through some growing pains. My people are all over the deck trying to get fix this." He clearly was frustrated with the current situation.

Ledeya looked down as the floor spoke to her and raised an eyebrow. "Hello, Pierce." The woman greeted as she looked down the corridor to see if she could find another more Officers hidden in the gloom. "What kind of growing pains?" Had the shipyard been causing trouble again?

"Fortunately, nothing system wide," Alex tried to reassure the Captain. Indicating with his hands, he started his list, "That turbolift, lighting, a few replicators..." Looking back at the Captain, he decided that telling her what they are doing to fix the problem would be more useful than listing the problems, he added, "We are a running a Level 1 diagnostic and treating the symptoms while we wait."

Ledeya felt the familiar rising worry that had been biting her since she had, had to replace her Operation Chief at short notice. She didn't know this man at all, he came highly recommended but it wasn't her man at all. "So it is just affecting this one deck?" She checked thinking that could have been why the Turbolift had spilt her out on this deck instead of where she had wanted to go - her bed.

“Not isolated to this deck, no,” Alex responded. “This deck has the most going wrong, but we have gotten reports from one deck up and down,” he added. His stomach sank because he had to tell a Captain of a ship in dry dock that her ship was having serious issues. “Unfortunately, we won’t know much until the diagnostics are complete and we sync our data with the station.”

Ledeya let out a small sigh and nodded. It was the only way to do things. "It seems that you have joined us at a sorry time Lieutenant." The woman said not at all happy with the dry docks work so far, it was sloppy and half-hearted. It was nothing short of a miracle that they had gotten this far.

"Job security," Alex replied, trying to laugh instead of get discouraged. "I'm sure it's just a glitch in the system. We just need to catch the bug." He left it implied without saying that if the bug in the system was left unchecked, they were facing a full cascade systems failure.

Ledeya found herself despite her fatigue smirking just a little. "I hope it isn't connected to that glitter virus that I have heard from other ships. I would hate for that to get on our new carpets." She said with a nod, there was no need to imply errors that could happen with bugs left to own devices.

"That would be better than some glitches that I've seen," Alex shook his head. "A replicator in a mess hall on the Rhodes got the create and disintegrate commands backwards. I don't think the smell ever truly went away." Looking back up at the Captain, he realized that he had probably wasted enough of her time.

The woman wrinkled her nose up as if she could almost smell the aforementioned smell but eventually smiled calmly. She was holding him up as much as he was holding her up from getting to her bed or simply anywhere she could sleep. "I believe on that note Lieutenant I will wish you good night," Ledeya said.

"Good night, Captain," Alex replied, taking his cue. "I'll send in my report once the diagnostic is finalized," he added as he began to kneel on the ground to put back in place in the corridor's paneling. As if remembering something he looked back toward the Captain and pointed toward a side branch of the corridor, "Those turbolifts seem to work better."


Captain Ledeya ‘Ed’ Ehestri
Commanding Officer
USS Cosmos / TG 72-B
(PNPC Gregnol)

Lieutenant JG Alexander Pierce
Chief Operations Officer
USS Cosmos
(PNPC Byrne)


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