Pt 2 • Disaster ... and Tenacity ... Feb 25, 2018 21:33:10 GMT
Post by Sato Tetsutaro on Feb 25, 2018 21:33:10 GMT
Admiral Tetsutaro's Office
Command Center ::
The meeting had been going on for some time - Admiral Tetsutaro was chairing as the Section Admiral was delaied but would attend in due course:
"Gentlemen it is quite clear that the distension among the populace is growing with these 'so called' Leaders making more and more public appearances." Sato said to the group.
"I still believe it prudent to detain some of the more aggressive Admiral." the Stations Deputy Chief of Security commented.
"We have gone over this Commander." David Tan, one of the Intelligence Officers present rebuked.
"..... and just how is that investigation going again ?" the man replied, but Tetsutaro held up a hand signifying the conversation was at an end.
"We have, I believe, tightened security around the Dome and the Command Levels .... If we begin plucking every person who disagrees with our running of the Starbase then most of those below will be held at one point or another." Tetsutaro said, walking to the replicator to refresh his beverage before returning to his desk, "No Gentlemen, we should continue our investigations, that is where we will find the leaders of these disruptive factions that are growing in our midst."
"Admiral, with all due respect, there have been no less than 'two' attempts on your life, thankfully thus far they have been unsuccessful, but if those who wish you dead become more reckless then I fail to see how they cannot succeed." Admiral Basirov said.
"Then I shall just need to place my well-being in the hands of those charged with my protection, shall I not." Sato said with a smile, "Now, I believe we were going to discuss the status of our vessels ... With Admiral Torek and Commodore Savot both out, it leaves the USS Enzio in dock. Do we have updated information on the status of the other vessels ?"
"Sir, if I may ...." Captain Villam who was overseeing the reconstruction of two of the damaged vessels said, getting up to activate the large screen on the wall of the office. He put up charts showing work being carried out, work still needing to be completed, and a myriad of other information, "As you can see Sir's ... The USS El Alamein is progressing nicely, we managed to obtain a warp core from one of the scrapped Defiant Class vessels, it will be fitted within the week, the ship will need some other systems refitted but it should not prove too difficult. The Intrepid Class Maracanda is also progressing. I believe the Section Admiral has set aside time to be devoted to another vessel, presumably the least damaged of the remainder. There are only two viable options at this stage, the former Trieste and the California, both are, in our opinion, beyond repair at this stage."
"I am sure the Section Admiral will view that as only a minor setback." Tetsutaro commented, receiving a chorus of smiles and polite laughter, "How long do we estimate for the El Alamein and Maracanda to be space-worthy ?"
"Three and five months respectively, depending on our replication capabilities."
"Good, then if there is nothing else Gentlemen ?"
The group stood in unison before filing out of his office. David Tan had already spoken to Sato's Adjutant, Captain Lemond regarding his need to speak privately with the Admiral. He had also requested that the office be fully scanned for anything that constituted an audio visual relay or recording device. Skeptical, she had nonetheless complied. As they filed out she asked Tan to remain and once the room was empty he sat back down opposite Sato, she confirmed the room was completely secure as it should be:
"Admiral, we have some information you need to know immediately." Tan said immediately, stopping speaking as Nia Lemond approached the desk.
"The Section Admiral is here Sir." she said as the door opened and Gheskori entered. He apologised for this lateness then sat beside David.
"Please, continue Commander." Sato urged.
"Sir's it has come to our attention that several area's of the Starbase, namely the dome and some area's of the Command Levels, but not Operations, are under surveillance by one or more of the dissident factions currently being investigated."
Both Gheskori and Sato involuntarily looked around the room.
"As I said, Operations, and I assume your offices are free from these devices, at least for the moment." Tan said.
"Sorry Commander, but am I in error thinking that access to all the Dome Levels, along with every Level from the eight hundred decompression Level are heavily restricted ?" Sato asked, getting up to roam around his office seemingly deep in thought before returning his attention to his Intelligence Officer, "This information is most disconcerting."
"Can we track and disable them ?" Gheskori asked.
"Once we know what we are looking for it should be easy enough to either remove or disable them, yes ...." Tan said. The other two in the room, realising he had more to say, remained silent, forcing him to continue, "My worry would be that the moment the surveillance is removed, those watching will know that we are aware and could go to more 'extreme measures. Also, whoever they have in their employ will of course be aware and will disappear."
"We need to reassess who has acce ....." Gheskori began, but realised Tan had more to say:
"Admiral, we have information that at least one Flag Officer is being watched and could possibly be of use to the dissident factions." Tan said.
"..... and who would that be ?" Tetsutaro said, eyebrows raised.
"Admiral Barisov, Sir."
"Barisov .... But he's not even part of the Command Structure, at least he wouldn't be had we been at home." Gheskori said, looking at Tetsutaro. All David could do was shrug ..........
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