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Posted on Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 @ 6:42am by Lieutenant Commander Rook Bartly

Mission: When The Circus Comes To Town
Location: Earth Station
Timeline: 242007.21

It was late. The sun had already set on Earth Station. Darkness wrapped around the entire station as it orbited Earth. It had been several hours since the station's crew changed over to it's night shift. It was during this late hour when a single subspace signal finished it's long slow journey across the galaxy. A older man wearing a gold star fleet uniform sat at communications console. His feet kicked up on the empty seat beside him. He was half asleep when the signal arrived at the station causing his console to beep. Lazily, he sat up and pressed the buttons to open the message. His eye's widened as the picture appeared on his screen. He jumped up grabbing a data padd off the desk and quickly downloaded the message. Once the download was complete he bolted from his station exiting the communications room.

The man, in his late 30's ran down the corridor. He was running as fast as he could. In his left hand contained the data padd which displayed a picture of a strawberry blond woman. His heart raced as his feet pounded the floor decking. His black boots thumping with each and every step. He knew this woman. He knew her well. He knew her well enough to know that she was important to someone. He knew her well enough to know that he needed to tell HIM.

The man came to a halt before a set of heavy doors. He pressed the button next to the door to inform the room's occupant of the visitor. The door slide open to reveal an office with a large man sitting behind the desk. "I hope you have a good reason to be bothering me Star Fleet." The man said with a raspy voice.

The Star Fleet officer stepped in letting the door close behind him. "Sir..... Mr. Cavender.... You.... You need to see this..." He set the data padd on the desk.

The large man picked up the padd and looked at it. As he looked at the image displayed on the screen, his face turned red with anger. The screen of the data padd cracked and crunched in his grip. "Where is she?"

"Mr Cavender, that message is from Cold Station Theta." The Star Fleet officer said.

He tossed the broken data padd to the floor. "So the little wretch is still alive huh. Looks like I'm going to visit Cold Station Theta. Make my ship ready."


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