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Tania Branson
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Registration date : 2008-08-31

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PostSubject: Run for your Lives Tears for a Titanic   Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:20 pm

The Tanmesad has become a sombre place in the Beta Quadrant. In total 51 Cardassian Officers have left the ship in light of its being abandoned by the Cardassian Guard. Many did so because of family commitments back in the Cardassian Union. Often it is better to serve an evil master but to still see your family. Those who remained are saddened by the cut off of all Cardassian communications. There will be no more letters from home.

Tania and Christina could feel the darkness on the ship. Christina now serving as counsellor had literally met every single Cardassian officer. She felt her own feelings of loss having lost her son William to the Vulcan occupation. This sombre feel had crept into their quarters. They ate together but rarely spoke often picking at their food. They slept together but rarely touched.

Tania was on the bridge with Valerie. She was her jovial self. She had been re-awakened by Michael Mason. She would gleefully talk about her marine and now with his promotion, however temporarily to Marine commanding officer. She was worse, literally glowing about his marine abdomenals and his physique.

Andrea was on the Helm as they entered the Benzar System. The system is known to the Federation and the Benzar were among the first members from the Beta Quadrant. Tania smiled as word began flowing in from the subspace worlds for an update on the newly 2 year war with the Vulcans.

Finally it was time to bring some good news to the ship. The Federation is being restored, the Phoenix Federation ~ its Beta Quadrant sub-set under the civilian authority of President James Solomon and its military authority under the command of Admiral William Hunt had begun its exploration missions here. The story was one of great victory and great honor. The Benzar diplomatic corps. were ecstatic to hear word of the victories at Outpost 395, known to us as the Phoenix Colony and of the liberation of Vulcan. Tania could provide no word on the Earth. They had not heard as of yet.

Hunter was so busy with these communiques that he spent little time on any other duties. He looked back at Tania puzzled, "Commander I have a garbled message."

"From Benzar Prime?", Tania asked.

"No, Ma'am. From a ship near Benzar III.", Hunter explained.

"On Speaker.", Tania ordered.

"ghagkagjeritha", the words were unrecognizable.

"Val, can you do something with that?", Tania asked.

Valerie worked feverishly at Operations and then replayed the message...

"We're crashing. I repeat. We're crashing.", the terrified voice spoke.

"Lt. Thomson, take us to Benzar III immediately. Maximum Warp.", Tania ordered.

Andrea said, "Aye Commander Branson, taking us to Benzar III immediately, at Maximum Warp."

She sat down in the XO chair, but reached over to the Captain's Chair to take the Tanmesad to red alert.

Vash and Capri came to the bridge together, followed closely by Christina.

Vash looked over at Valerie, "Position?"

He was looking at the auto-update Red Alert system PADD which automatically recorded the voice logs in text format once the ship went to red alert.

Valerie looked down, "Entering high orbit, Benzar III"

Hunter yelled, "There."

He pointed to the main viewer to see a large civilian freighter, a cruise liner heading into the asteroid field."

"Hail them.", Vash ordered.

"Don't you think I have been trying to do that.", Hunter snapped back catching Vash off guard.

The Tanmesad was an informal ship but Hunter rarely even spoke on the bridge.

Vash looked at Tania, "Can we catch them?"

"No chance.", Tania explained.

"Can we drag them?", Vash looked around.

"We are too far away.", Valerie exclaimed.

"What then?", Vash yelled.

Everyone just stood there.

"What then?", Vash yelled again.

Tania looked around, "What about rescuing life pods? Are we capable of that?"

Valerie looked at Tania with a sombre voice, "If there are any?"

Tania looked at her, "huh?"

"These liners don't crash, Commander. Life pods take a lot of space. Space that could be filled by tourists.", Valerie humbly responded.

Vash looked at Capri. He was hoping for a miracle.

Space travel is often not about miracles. Many astronauts across many generations have given their lives for its expansion. Space travel is about the beauty and magnitude of the universe. The experience is humbly, often incredibly beautiful but also often incredibly sorrow-filled.

This was not a time of beauty. The crew watched as the Benzar Cruise Liner pummelled into the asteroid field. There would be no life pods today.

Christina clasped her face and started to cry. Tania walked over and gave her hug. Hunter turned off the communicator. No one wants to hear the explosions amplified on the bridge.

Valerie looked at Vash, "Permission to leave the bridge."

"Granted.", Vash bowed his head.

He looked at Capri, she looked back, "I am sorry I had nothing to offer, Captain."

Vash hated the word but acknowledged her efforts.

"Andrea continue our course through the Benzar System.", Vash ordered.

"Aye Commander Branson, continuing our course through the Benzar System.",
Andrea responded.

"If you require leave, another pilot could be brought to the helm. No one should have to stay on duty after watching that.", Vash replied, filled with sorrow.

"Understood Commander Branson, but I will stay at the helm to pliot the ship through the Benzar System.'' Andrea replied, filled with sorrow.

"Commander Autumn Laree will be up to take the bridge shift shortly. She will be in command if you need anything.", Vash bowed his head.

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Commander Tania Branson
Executive Officer
USS Tanmesad
Phoenix Fleet

Captain Vash Enranet
Commanding Officer
USS Tanmesad
Phoenix Fleet

Lt. Commander Valerie Bell
Operations Commander
USS Tanmesad
Phoenix Fleet

Lt. Andrea Thomson
Flight Commander
USS Tanmesad
Phoenix Fleet
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