Nenothtu felt a vibration at his waist that nearly made him jump out of his skin. Snatching off the comm offending comm unit, he wondered just what
would prompt a silent alert in the midst of all this current crop of mayhem. All the explosions and rocking of the ship going on indicated to him that
folks weren't particularly interested in secrecy at the moment.
a RED flashing light on the unit indicated someone in distress aboard ship, the scrolling readout below it indicated the problem area, the bridge. THE
"By the fevered desires of the Goddess's Mother! I'll skin those boys alive if they've let the enemy get past 'em onto the bridge without
alerting me that they were even on board!"
A sergeant in the detail next to neno looked at him quizzically. "I'd have never figured you for a Goddess Worshipper, Boss".
"I ain't. I just don't like cussing the same way twice in one day, and I've already used 'by Odin's stones' today." Neno raised his voice
"ALL OF YOU, ON ME, NOW. PROBLEMS AT THE BRIDGE. I WANT US THERE 10 MINUTES AGO." And he raced off towards the bridge, taking the contingent of
security personnel that were in his immediate vicinity with him.
When they were nearly there, the RED light on his comm unit inexplicably turned GREEN, indicating the all clear. What the Skred? You don't just call
a 'drop everything' alert and then cancel it without reason. They kept running.
Nearing the bridge entryway, neno saw his own men locked in a staring contest with a contingent of the Marines. How's that? Mutiny? That would
explain the unexplained order cancellation.
"STAND DOWN AND REPORT" bellowed neno. His own men immediately dropped the muzzles of their weapons, and about half the Marines did likewise. Half
wasn't good enough.
Neno zeroed in on a sergeant that appeared to be in charge of the Marines at the entryway. The sergeant had not dropped his weapon, and nenothtu,
quick as a cat, surprising even himself, snatched out his sidearm and levelled off on the sergeant's head. "You might not have heard me correctly"
nenothtu said quietly. " I said STAND DOWN!. Son, you drop that weapon, right now, or I'm gonna make your momma cry."
The sergeant looked around at his own men, and reluctantly dropped his muzzle. "Sir, we've been ordered to detain the Captain on the bridge"
Neno snorted. AGAIN with the 'sir'! He reckoned he'd just have to get used to it.
"Tell me true, sergeant, 'zactly WHO has the authority to detain the Captain of a starship ON HIS OWN BOAT? Is this some kind of mutiny? An
insurgency of sorts? I HOPE not, because I'll tell ya this, I've had a dealing or two with insurgencies over the years. It never turns out
Just then, the comm unit chirped at him again, followed by the Captain's voice. Neno was sucessful in NOT jumping out of his kin this time, with a
bit of effort.
Originally posted by mf_luder
Security Chief Neno, this is the Captain. Consider Colonel Studious rogue until further notice. I need you to remove his marines from
the bridge areas, as they and their commander seem to have forgotten they do not police Federation ships, security staff do.
[edit on 23-3-2009 by mf_luder]
"you gents may consider yourselves officially under detention until I get to the bottom of this. I'll not take your weapons, but you WILL give us
the power packs out of them, RIGHT NOW. Sergeant, where is your colonel?"
[edit on 2009/3/23 by nenothtu]