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You Look Lost

Posted on Thu Jul 7th, 2016 @ 1:49am by Captain Calvin Rhodes

Mission: 01-A Prologue of Sorts
Location: Earth Spacedock
Timeline: MD01- Late Afternoon

After an uneventful shuttle ride, Calvin found himself lost in hustle and bustle of Earth Spacedock. With his bag slung over his shoulder, he walked through the throngs of people utterly disoriented.

A young Bolian Ensign noticed the Commander looking around the deck, and made his way over to him. "I'm sorry sir, I couldn't help but notice that you look lost."

Calvin felt a flood of relief wash over him "Was it that obvious?" He asked, an embarassed smile forming on his face.

The jovial Bolian moved in a bit closer, to avoid the oise of the crowded area. "Not at all sir. Stardock can be a bit overwhelming."

Rhodes smiled, "You go that right." He said adjusted the bag on his shoulder. "Could you point me to the USS London, it's at Docking Section Fourteen."

"Let me walk you there." said the Ensign.

Cal nodded, and followed the blue skinned young man.

"New assignment?" Asked the Ensig, as he led Cal through the crowd.

Calvin smiled. "My first Command actually." He adjusted his bag again. He thought about introducing himself, but feared the reprecussions of doing that. the last thing he wanted was to be recognized or hounded, especially here with so many people around.

The Ensign turned down a side hall and Calvin followed. "I've been aboard Stardock for three months now, you meet a lot of people here."

"Is this your first assignment?" Cal asked inquizatively.

The Bolian turned again. " Yes sir, and I don't think I could've asked for anything better."

A large observation deck opened as the pair came out of a hallway. As the made their way into the vast room, the facade of the Ambassador ship filled the window.

"Wow!" said Cal, "I didn't expect it to look like that." He indicated the ship with his free hand.

The Bolian smiled, "The docking access is right around here sir." He pointed to the left.

Following the Ensign the rest of the way Cal felt his stomach lurch as they approached the docking ramp.At the threshold he stopped dead, and took a deep breath.

"Thank you Ensign. I think I have it from here." Cal winked, and extended his hand to the young Bolian, who accepted the firm handshake.

The Ensign smiled, "Congratulations sir. Safe travels." He turned quickly and departed the area.

Taking another deep breath, Cal tuned and stepped down the ramp toward London.

 

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