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Bigger and Better

Posted on Mon Mar 1st, 2021 @ 5:18pm by Ensign Evelyn Moro

Mission: Knock Knock

Evelyn paced her quarters, walking circles around her work table where the bright blue orb hung in the air. It was about the size of a cantaloupe. She had watched it grow from the miniscule pixel of light which was created upon her first successful test and every eight hours it grew in size. She had run the numbers and in about three weeks it ought to fill her quarters. She hadn't yet figured out how long she had to fix this issue before it engulfed the ship.

Every waking minute when she wasn't working or with Millie was devoted to figuring out the puzzle of how to reverse the growth. Part of her felt like she ought to just find a way to destroy it but she couldn't bring herself to do it. If she was right this was an actual universe and it could have life in it. Could she just wipe out a universe?

Staring at her notes she still couldn't believe it had worked. All she had wanted to do was create a miniture wormhole to allow a signal through, much faster than subspace. If it did as she believed she'd be able to manipulate a holographic representation from sectors away. It could have had far reaching poasitives for the Federation. No matter where an emergency happened, experts of a given field could not only advise the situation they could interact hands on. She didn't think that the little blue ball in front of her would occur though.

Slowly she reached her index finger towards it and upon making contact she felt a static charge and smelled something like burnt ozone. The entire sphere crackled with little electrical charges before she disconnected from it. If her contact created that she could only imagine when it touched the ship's circuits or hull. Conducting that kind of energy could theoretically implode the warp core and that explosion might be enough to supercharge her little friend, causing it to expand instantly.

She had a side thought, wondering if this is how their own universe came into being. Someone meddling and experimenting and then....ta da!

She checked her alarm. It would be another seven hours until the next flare up. Her thoughts were shattered when her door chime rang. She punched a button activating the shield around the sphere making it look like it wasn't even there.

"Coming!" she said as she went to the door. She had time to fix this.....she kept telling herself.

Ensign Evelyn Moro
Computer Systems Specialist, USS Mercutio


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