"Thank you Commander, I hope that none of your people will need to use them. Question for you though, is there anything in the hallway that we could use as an explosive, in case the Borg adapt to the phasers? If not can you replicate some old Earth weapons that shoot protectiles, such as crossbows?" Methos asked.
"In the corridor? No, nothing we can blow up out there without comprising ship's systems. But projectile weapons on the other hand...follow me," Noah said, turning his chair around and wheeling over to the industrial replicator over in the corner of the Engine room.
"Computer, access the replicator files. Heading: projectile weapons; subsection: 21st century semi-automatic assault rifles. Replicate with full ammunition," Noah instructed the replicator controls.
"Access to such replicator protocols is restricted," the computer obligingly spouted back, "Enter security code." Noah entered his security clearance, and it began replicating.
Once again, the ship shook. "Now what?" Noah called out.
"Sensors show we're back in the Alpha quadrant, sir," Woti reported, having returned from the computer core.
"Good," Noah said, then took the completed assault rifle off the replicator and handed it to Methos. "Do be careful with this, Colonel. I don't want further problems due to stray bullets hitting circuitry," he said, then began replicating more for the rest of the Marines present.
The ship drew into the port, the mission finally over. Annabelle was glad it was over and hoped that not all missions were that eventful. It was not everyday that you almost got assimilated by the first officer. She packed her stuff up ready to disembark and found a message from k'ratak. He wanted to see her before she left after the graduation ceremony.
She went through the ceremony glad to have finally graduated. She'd made it. She hung around looking for K'ratak. She had a feeling she knew what this was about. K'ratak had been giving her funny looks ever since she'd reappeared on the bridge of the Hanson during the battle. She'd not told many people about her 'skill' and it was right at the bottom of her file.
She found him eventually. He turned as he saw her approaching. "You wanted to talk to me sir?" she said as soon as she was close enough. <Tag K'ratak>
After a few tense moments outside engineering word came that Colonel Methos' Marines had repulsed the latest incursion of the Borg. While casualty information was not entirely reliable the Borg were finally off the vessel.
Suddenly a huge tremor knocked the crew to the deck. As they scrambled back to their feet word came from the bridge that the ship was now back in the Alpha Quadrant, though it was indicated that the Borg vessel was in pursuit.
Huebner looked to Methos and the both turned to Bates.
" We need a Site to site transport directly to the bridge." Bates replied, After all the help you guys gave me it's as good as done." Turning to a control panel he punched several keys then Huebner and Methos disappeared in a sparkle of the transporter beam.
Back on the bridge Methos instructed Huebner to assist Tactical and monitor the security of the Hanson to prevent or at least manage any further Borg incursions.
Huebner thought to himself, "Though I don't know how I got here I could get used to this. These other officers and cadets worked so well as a team and made me feel welcome. I'm going to miss them when this journey is done. I can only hope that the posting I'm assigned is as great as this. I am looking forward to sharing this story with my son however. I sure miss him along with the rest of my family. Hopefully I'll be able to bring them along to my next posting. It's great to be back in Starfleet!"
"Hailing frequencies open"
Carl Torek: Apologies all for my last absence. I'm reading up and will reply were necessary in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience.
Jun 30, 2022 23:55:57 GMT
Andae Blakus: Hey, apologies, I've been busy with work again.. but should be able to get some posting in later this week. Thanks!
Apr 25, 2022 22:20:05 GMT
Carl Torek: No worries Andae, RL always comes first ... I might be absent for a few days myself in a couple of weeks as I'm going to have a procedure in connection with my tumour. That said, we're moving along at a nice steady pace so no worries
Apr 19, 2022 23:44:07 GMT
Andae Blakus: Hey, sorry I haven't posted yet, hoping to post sometime early in the coming week. Work has been hectic to say the least.
Apr 17, 2022 22:42:22 GMT
Carl Torek: Hmmm, Apparently - ST: Discovery is being shown on Pluto TV ... To say I'm unimpressed would be an astronomical understatement!
Mar 24, 2022 2:11:35 GMT
David Tan: Well, things are quiet, but missions are still progressing steadily ... Great to see ...
Mar 24, 2022 2:08:55 GMT
Gheskori: Hey, I am gone until after Christmas now. Merry Christmas everybody and I'll see you perhaps before the end of the year!
Dec 23, 2021 13:33:40 GMT
Gheskori: Hi all, I'm back from a sort of working holiday, so should be posting more consistently again from now on
Sept 24, 2021 20:17:48 GMT
Nia Lemond: Thanks, Simon, I wasn't expecting anyone to be reading lol, yeh, the Pirates have snatched Lemond and her Adjutant .... ☠️🏴☠️☠️
Aug 4, 2021 21:57:06 GMT
Aeryn Tavik: Quietly peeks in and looks around....
Jun 15, 2021 22:37:00 GMT
Carl Torek: Good to hear Sir
Apr 18, 2021 15:35:51 GMT
Gheskori: hey everyone, sorry i haven't posted for a bit, i've been having a bit of a rough time this week, will look to post possibly tomorrow or if not then in the next week
Apr 17, 2021 19:35:09 GMT
Gheskori: Hey Matt, great to hear from you you're still assigned to the Starbase so you're free to post there if you'd like & when you're ready. Or if you like you could join one of us on a ship mission when we get more of those back up again
Feb 6, 2021 23:34:56 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: Its been a while, but y'all always close and dear to my heart. Was sick for a while and am finally on the mend. If y'all have me I hope to be back in some form soon
Feb 6, 2021 5:01:01 GMT
Carl Torek: Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day 🎄 Best wishes to all for the coming year 🎉
Dec 26, 2020 16:41:14 GMT
Gheskori: Happy Christmas everybody! Hope you've all had a fine day.
Dec 25, 2020 11:23:01 GMT