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Nightmare part 2

Posted on Sat May 17th, 2014 @ 5:43pm by 1st Lieutenant Leo Fox
Edited on on Sat May 17th, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Mission: Pitch Black
Location: The Bridge

"That's a plus," said Ash, grinning. "Now it's your turn to talk," she added as she stood and crossed the bridge to the ops ensign. "It doesn't matter what, just something, so I know you're still conscious."

Leo coughed,jerking his whole body. "Leo...Johnathon...Fox... Earth... Ireland... Dublin........ cookies.... alpha 42 mark 99..." The last few things he said sounded rather faint but still there.

"Stay with me, Leo," she said. "Keep talking." She checked the Ensign over carefully for any bleeding and found none. That was a good sign. So, if he'd hit his head, it had been against something blunt. "Okay," she said. "I'll help you sit up, but if you feel dizzy or woosey, let me know."

"Okay," he said, and then allowed her to help him sit against the science station. "I'm good," he said. "I think he needs more help than I do."

"Let me know if you feel any worse, okay?" she said before heading back to Leo. "How you doing, Fox?" she asked.

"42... 42... 42.. 42..." He grabbed blindly at her,grabbed her arm "computer panel... marine... mark 42 alpha mark 99.." his grip on her softened "it shows medical kits... one should be under.... captain's chair... conn chair... and tactical..."

"Yes, yes," she assured him, worried that he was seriously injured. "I found them, thank you. Now, then. Name, rank, serial number," she ordered.

"Leo.. Johnathon Fox.... 2nd Lieutenant.. 42...425...996...starfleet...marine...task...force.. 2,000 kills.. 2 near deaths.. 450 missions.." his grip on her arm slipped and flopped to the ground. " a lot more concussions.. "

Ash grinned. "Sounds pleasant," she said, checking him over for any more cuts. It was tough because there was so much blood. She had to slide her hands under his clothing and feel around. She came across a lot of scars, but no significant cuts. "Now, what's my name?" she asked him.

He looked up at her,his eyes still kinda glazed over. "Lieutenant.....Ash...Coi.." he barely let out a chuckle "cutie conn officer.."

She grinned at him. "Fresh," she said, unbuttoning and unzipping his trousers to check his legs. "And where are you right now?"

Leo glanced around,the lack of light was not helping. "Deck 4,stellar cartagraphy.. " he reached up and grabbed the panel to help sturdy him. "Please tell me I'm wrong,the crewman there is... insufferable..."

"Yeah, you're wrong," said Ash, reaching as far down one pantleg as she could. "But, I didn't mean specifically. I meant generally- like what station or ship."

Leo looked at her. "Considering you're here.. and it's unlikely whatever happened transported both of us somewhere.. Gladiator" She probably couldn't tell in the lack of light,but his eyes weren't in a glaze anymore,he was finally starting to come around. He looked around a bit more. "Bridge.. "

"Good," she said, checking the other leg. "I wish we had more light. I'd just take these off and LOOK. I can hardly see- oh!" she said, remembering the flashlight, which she had shoved in a pocket. "I am SO out of it. Maybe I should check my own head for injuries." She pulled his pants right off and checked his legs carfuly, but saw nothing. "Ho you feeling?" she asked, attempting to pull his pants back on, but having little luck.

"Here," said the ops officer, who had come up behind her. He took one leg and began working the pants back onto the marine.

"I thought I told you to stay put," she said half-heartedly.

"I'm fine," he insisted. "The room stopped spinning ages ago."

Together, the two of them got the Marine's pants back on. Once done, Ash started laughing.

"What's so funny?" the ops officer asked.

"I just stripped a marine on the bridge," she laughed. "Come on, that's funny!"

Leo smirked. "Gee,and I didn't even have to buy you dinner." He gingerly pulled himself up to a stance,he fixed his belt "Didn't I have a flashlight?"

"Oh, right," said Ash, holding it out to him. "I borrowed it. Sorry."

"Did you try contacting anyone?" asked the ops officer; Ash still couldn't remember his name.

"I didn't," she said, tapping her com-badge, but there wasn't even a failed signal beap. "I think the comm's down," she said.

Leo took the flashlight back and clipped it to his belt,he walked behind the engineering panel and started yanking off pannels and grabbing wires. "Just have to reroute a few power conduits to basically just use the power of what's in the bridge.." After a couple mins power dropped from multiple consoles, the emergency lights came on to full and the ops station became online" he got back up and looked at ops guy "Try that"

"Emergency lighting is in fact at full on the bridge and deck 2... my console is at 85%... and I'm still not getting comms or reports from anyone" Said ops person

Leo sighed and sat down in the security chair "What the hell happened to drop all of our systems like that? Did we hit something?"

"Not that I can tell from here sir,but the ship did jolt,we hit something."

Leo looked at Coi "You were at the Conn, did we hit some sort of EMP field? Some power draining nebula?"

"I had nothing on sensors," said Ash. "Unless sensors were down."

There was a slight pause, and then the ops officer said, "orders, sir?"

Ash looked around to realize he'd been addressing her. "What?" she said.

"You're the ranking officer on the bridge right now," he said.

She blinked. "Oh, you're kidding," she muttered. How had that happened? Oh, right, Elian had been in charge. "See, this is the REAL problem with hologram commanders," she complained. "All right... suggestions?"

Leo stood up by tactical pushing buttons "Getting power will be hard without lights. We should try getting lights on throughout the ship. Best option is to find out what's going on with engineering. I may be able to tweak internal comms to at least have it down from here to deck 4. We'd at least have sickbay."

"I double majored in Engineering at the Academy," said Ash. "Have you got any engineering?" she asked the ops officer.

"Just the extension courses," he said.

"That's okay, it'll help," she said. "Okay, Fox, you get to work on the comms and I'll see if I can't internal sensors back up. And... oh, I'm sorry, I just can't remember your name," she said to the ops officer.

"Ensign Jacob Marley," he replied.

"Jacob Marley," repeated Ash. "You're kidding."

"My parents were Dickens fans," he replied.

"They'd have to be," she said. "All right, then, Marley, you can assist us. Let's get to it."


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