Subject: FRONTIER: A call to arms
Angus made his way along deck two to the sickbay, he didn't think he'd
be able to concentrate properly until he knew how his friends were
doing. When he arrived he noticed that Houston as well, was now
occupying one of the beds.
Sampter then walked up to him, "Angus, Keanu's back aboard the ship
now, he was in here a while ago, he's okay and he's back in his
quarters with his lady friend from engineering."
"How are things between you and Sykes?" Angus inquired.
Sampter frowned, "I'm in a good mood at the moment Angus, and I'd like
to stay that way, don't even mention Sykes's name in here."
"I'm sorry, I thought things might have improved between you."
"They haven't," she replied, "Now if you'll excuse me I have work to
do." With that she turned and went into her office.
Angus carried on to the beds where the casualties from the earlier
mission lay. Patrick was still unconscious, he lay immobile on the
bed with his feet dangling over the end, they just hadn't been made
for people of his size. Also, Angus noticed a large scar running from
his forehead to his jaw, obviously a quick brush with the protoplaser
hadn't mended the cut completely.
Louise was in a similar condition by now, all her wounds had
been healed but she would take some time to recover from the damage
they had caused. He turned lastly to Leana, she was awake and in a
sitting position, she was still pale but otherwise she seemed fine.
"Are you feeling any better?" he asked.
She nodded, "I don't get so dizzy when I stand up now."
"Can I get you anything? A drink perhaps?"
She was about to reply when Ramsay's voice came over the comm,
[Murray, report to the bridge immediately, something important has
Angus tapped his communicator, "Acknowledged." he said "I'll be there
in a minute." He then turned to Leana, "We'll have to save that drink
She smiled at him, "It's a date."
Angus then left the sickbay and ran along the corridor towards the
turbolift, he entered and was soon joined by Caroline who had just
left her quarters, when she was in, Angus told the lift to go to the
Almost as soon as they shut the lift doors opened onto the bridge and
Angus saw Ramsay outside the conference room, he and Caroline entered
the room and sat in their places along with some of the others who had
already arrived. A couple of minutes later Sykes walked in followed
by Ramsay who addressed the others without pause.
"Some very grave news has come to light regarding the appearance of a
threat which we had not anticipated. Some of you may be aware of a
parallel dimension which we call the Mirror universe," a few of the
officers nodded slowly, "Lieutenant Maren has just given me
information which suggests that they may be operating in this sector,
if so, then we are in a lot more trouble than we previously thought,
and we must take immediate action, the operation to take-over the
Kzinti base is to be taken forward and we will begin as soon as we
can make preparations."
He hesitated slightly to let all that sink in, "Any questions?" he
asked, no-one offered any, "Then let's get off our arses and stop just
talking about it, Angus assemble all able personnel in the transporter
room and issue weapons, I'll assign a skeleton crew to remain aboard.
Sykes, Sampter, prepare some field med-packs and Caroline, put the
Caroline was momentarily confused.
"I was kidding. Move it people, we haven't got all day."
Angus stood up and went to leave the room but before he could, Ramsay
stopped him, "Make sure you leave me two engineers, someone who can
fly the ship, someone to fire the guns and someone to give them all
orders. And make sure at least one of them is qualified to look
after the injured."
Ramsay then left for the transporter room. Angus remained on the
bridge for a moment, he tapped his comm, "Murray to Leana," he said.
[Leana here, what can I do for you?]
"The ground assault has been moved forward, you're at the tactical
console I'm afraid, there's no-one else suitably qualified or
conscious enough," he replied. He stepped into the turbolift and came
out on deck 3, he activated the open comm circuit, "Red alert, all
crew to the transporter room, repeat, all crew to the transporter
room." At that point Cralk, Ishara and Kzark came down the corridor
from engineering to the 'lift.
"What's up?" Ishara asked.
"Can't explain right now, Ishara. You're at the conn until we get
back. Cralk, take engineering on the bridge. Kzark, stay in Main
The Vulcan and the Bolian entered the turbolift and Angus headed into
the brig. He walked up to the arms cabinet in the wall and keyed in
the security code, the door flipped open to reveal a multitude of
phasers and phaser rifles.
When Angus finally arrived in the transporter room there were twenty
personnel ready to beam down to the planet.
Ramsay hed previously called Anne and informed her of the impending
attack so by the time all the Frontier's crew had arrived on the planet
her people were already prepared.
Within fifteen minutes a plan had been arranged and they had began to
advance towards the base in a dispersed formation.
[Lt.] Angus Murray
"A man who wins renown will always prosper among any people."