To The Rescue
Location: Conference Room
The Senior Staff had been summoned to the Conference Room.
Brielle wasn't quite sure what was going on. But, a Senior Staff call to the Conference Room meant something was going on. She made her way there and to her normal seat after getting herself some strong coffee from the replicator.
Commander Templar stepped into the room already sipping his coffee and carrying a PADD tucked under one arm. He figured that several people would be gunning for the replicator so he took the initiative and grabbed a cup along the way. He moved around the table and sat next to Jayde. "Good morning, Bri."
"Morning Vox," Brie said with a smile as she sipped her coffee.
Edruj took the liberty of brewing herself a cup of racktijino in her quarters. She keeps a stash of the real stuff for just an occasion. She was a little haggard as she had been working on the cure for the virus for quite some time with little to no sleep. When she walked into the Conference Room she was elated to see it mostly empty. "Morning Commanders..." Edruj said with a nod to the two who were already present as she took her normal seat. A quick few taps on the console that was built into the table brought up all the data that she planned to share with everyone during the meeting.
Edra entered the conference room, surprised she wasn't the last one to show. The morning had not gone well, and she was trying not to bring that mood with her. She grabbed herself a raktajino and sat down in her usual seat, arranging her notes.
Henry entered the room, going directly to his seat at the end of the table. "Well I think after having been here for weeks on end we're due some good news. I just got off a conference call which lasted much longer than it needed to and I am happy to report that we have been given the all clear to end this humanitarian mission. The hard work of this crew not only has saved untold lives but we have found the source and an investigation is underway on that. Thankfully they didn't ask us to head that up as well."
At the sound of the news Edruj let her head droop, her long luxurious curls drooped over her face. She had been burning the candle at both ends as she worked on the team to find a cure for this illness. She raised her head with a broad smile. "Qapla'" she proclaimed exuberantly.
"I'm glad we don't have to stick around for the investigation honestly. But I'm also glad that they realized our hard work." Brie stated after Henry stopped talking. But then she looked over to him. "Why do I have a feeling there is more to that report than just this?"
"Because there usually is," Vox commented softly with a faint smirk to Brie as he steepled his fingers in anticipation. He was a firm believer in a very specific motto in regard to Starfleet Command: expect the unexpected. Experience had proven him right.
"There is. In thanks for your hard work we've been given three weeks of R&R. However we do need to meet up with a rescue mission already underway before that begins."
Henry pushed a button activating a holographic star chart.
"The rescue mission lead by Dr. Crow is headed to the last known coordinates of Banks and Ms. Stepanova. Now that we've been released from our obligations here we're going to head that way."
Edra hid her expression in her mug as she drank from it. She hadn't known about this mission until after Chance was gone. Not until Henry had mentioned Kieran staying with them. And even though they had worked that discussion out, she still wasn't happy about it. She wouldn't be until everyone was back on the ship. The one good part about this was that they were now heading in that direction, abbreviating what ever time it would have taken them to return.
Henry certainly remembered that discussion, her reaction, and the feeling of dread that the conversation would be brought up several times in the future. "So, uh, for now please express my thanks to everyone in your departments and let them know we're on our way within the hour... preferably sooner."
Brie raised an eyebrow hearing what was going on. "Rescue mission? How... how did I not realize they were even gone that long?" She knew not to blame herself, because even as second officer and security chief, she had been busy herself.
"We've all been preoccupied but when it was brought to my attention that this was unusual in the time it was taking, I authorized the mission and borrowed six of your men... I'll brief you on that when this is finished."
Glancing to Henry, Brielle just shook her head slightly, "It's alright, Captain. Sounds like they were needed."
Templar didn't let on that he knew about the secret mission. The hardest part was keeping secrets from the close crew he knew so well but that was part of the job. He remained cautious about Doctor Crow and Millie but he firmly believed in the 'no news is good news' doctrine.
Edruj was glad to be done with this mission. As much as she loved a good scientific challenge. This mission pushed her to her limits. However, thankfully they were able to help and assist a people in curing a disease.
"Alright", Henry said, .."meeting dismissed. Good job everyone."
Captain Henry Crow
Commanding Officer, USS Mercutio
Commander Edra Crow
Executive Officer, USS Mercutio
Lieutenant Commander Brielle Jayde
Second Officer, USS Mercutio
Lieutenant JG Vex Aldrin
Engineering Officer, USS Mercutio
Chief Science Officer, USS Mercutio
Commander Vox Templar
Chief Intelligence Officer, USS Mercutio