Re: Chapter 05: The Battle of the Apertures [ Day 06 | 1005 hrs. ]
Reply #58 –
"Look to my coming, at first light, on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East."
- Gandalf, Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King
[ Ens. Cameron Henshaw | Main Bridge | Deck 01 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy ] Attn: @Auctor Lucan, @Brutus, @Nolan, @Masorin, @FollowTomorrow, @chXinya, @Iron Ferrox, @BZ, @Top Hat, @Numen, @The Ostrich, @Argyros, @Cosmos, @Kinvarus & @Hastata-Nerada
Every now and then Cameron would risk diverting her attentions to the bridge around her. Just to make sure there weren't any new Borg drones showing up. But she was soon absorbed in the events unfolding between the Allegiant, the surviving Klingons, the Cayuga, and all the Lone Wolves out there. And her first cry came when she saw the Reaver jump out of warp. The main sensor station would have registered it sooner, but she still called out, “Captain! It's the Cinsaj. It's dropped out of warp!” She turned to look at her tactical read, and updated, “It's moving to engage the Borg Cube...THEY'RE SHIELDS ARE DOWN! Detecting multiple successful warhead impacts! Vulnerabilities opening up in sections thirteen-through-thirty-five on the cube's western facing.”
The bridge could pick up on Devyrie's communique to them and the fighters, but she was having trouble receiving any replies or response. “Computer, initiate response to the Cinsaj, rotate hailing frequency and boost transmission, update troubleshoot package.” She was going to see if the ship's systems could update and fix the problem with the Reaver's communications system. Having an idea, she darted over to Vivian's station and whispered to the tall woman, “Commander,” she said, “could you try using a burst of radion from the main deflectors to essentially sneak our hailing system through whatever is blocking us from replying to the Cinsaj?”
Once she got her response, she left Vivian to do what she had to do, and the young Yeoman returned to her own station, and began to update the flight pattern for the Wolves, and the Allegiant. She marked out the routes to get to the Borg cube the fastest, having heard Thomas' declaration of intent and his request for help, she spoke as she continued painting the safest and fastest path for them all. Every single ship. “Ops to Razor, acknowledged,” she clipped off succinctly, “adjust your course twenty degrees due north, north, east. Ops to Allegiant and all flights, Cinsaj too if you can hear, recommended flight paths in your Tactical. Engage Attack Pattern Alpha. Angel, divert from your path to vector two-two-mark-four, watch for debris.”
Her eyes shifted to a warning on her tactical, but she continued to guide the Wolves as best as she could, “Salvo, move to vector seven-nine-one-mark-zero, then engage thrust ten kilometers and initiate recommended attack pattern at your leisure. Good hunting, everyone.”
There was a small ship approaching at warp. She couldn't be certain what it was. “We have incoming, unknown vessel.”
And it was at this time her mind went of all things to Silim Parnak. She hoped the Cardassian was all right. There were Borg drones boarding the ship. How much more could their ship take?
The unknown vessel soon dropped out of warp and it was a...a civilian freighter??? It had to be the worst possible place for a ship like that to randomly pop up! Before she could even think of sending a message to the freighter to go to warp and get out of the danger zone, the transponder signal changed to that of a Valkyrie Mk III. Could it be??? Cam felt hope soar through her heart when the fighter reappeared, and she realized it might be a survivor. But who?
That answer came soon enough, when none other than Miles Renard contacted her. “Ops to Renard, acknowledged. Designating you as Wolf-Zero-Zero. Welcome back.” She couldn't quite keep her joy from her tone, “Cayuga is a friendly. Repeat, a friendly. Sending an update package to your tactical feed. Stand by.”
She smiled and turned to give the good news after sending Miles the latest data with a brief summary on the turn of events. “Captain, lieutenant-commander Renard is back, and he's joining the fray.”
Objective 12 stated below a little pre-emptively completed :P