Reflections #19 - "Somebody's Gotta Do It..."



G'ulf-fey sat and stared at the stars, he could just see the battered hull of the ship he called home. And if the rumors were true he would not call it home for very much longer, assuming he even remained with this part of the Great Star Pack (Star Fleet). As bad as the tales he had learned of the girl he had tried to help were the present rumors were so much worse, and while he enjoyed a fight as much as the next, the things he was hearing were such he wondered if he would be better to stand away form it all and find an other ship and Capt. to serve.

It had not been very bad the first night on base. That evening he had joined several others in the crew as they traveled off ship to various liberty bars and such. But then his ears began to hear things and the things he heard were far from good. Some of it was engineering types talking about the trouble it would be to get parts for the age of ship the Pegasus was. Other talked of how it would be far easier to simply change the transponder to an other museum ship rather than repair the thing. Still others wondered if she was safe to have in dock given the conditions it was in.

Far worse than all that was what he heard about the fate of the crew. It seemed that tales of how they acted and how they were had been spread by someone. The words he heard were more troubling than a ship of gray skins. Things like the Capt. might be facing charges due to the destruction of the other ship. Things like the Security Chief being a places there as a test of the crew, to see how long they survived. Things like the possibility of the entire crew being split up due to what really went on in the mirror universe.

More troubling was thou when they went back to the ship to grab the last of their gear and were met by a flock of security types who told them that access to the ship was not allowed. Something about some admiral putting the hull off limits for further notice. Sha-dar was about to start a bar fight without a bar but Kip stopped her with a chuckle. He simply pointed out to her that given the condition of the ship they could just step outside to the fighters and coast over and not bother these nice men.

G'ulf-fey shook his head at the Hu-mons as they looked at this with shock. Then he stepped up to the leader of the bunch and got his attention.

"Ex-Cuzz, but peRR-happz I did not under-stand" he said bearing his teeth "You arre Zaying that you few, barely double our numbers, would stop us from gaining the things we carried thru the battles. We who flew but three fighters against a force of enemy cruisers. You think you few would stop us. I think it would be far better for you to escort us and then see we got on an off safe and speedily. Would it not?"

it had taken a few minutes and a bit of discussion and they were, in vacuum suits allowed on and off. G'ulf-fey now had the few worldly possession he had brought to the Pegasus as did the others. Fighter pilots as a rule traveled light. Sha-dar now had the batleth she had got a s birthday gift some years back and Kip had his collection of books on optical disks. Now they were placed in a set of temp quarters while their fates as a fighter wing was decided.


Lt. (jg) G'ulf-fey Marine Fighter Leader USS Pegasus

OCC: sorry for the OCC, but the posts featureing Sulan, have (lately) have been fairly unbelivable and rather annoying. That the security cheif is basically a criminal and able to opperate as he choses makes me wonder about remianing in this Sim. I wrote this as I did incase I need to move G'ulf-fey to an other ship within the fleet. I know soem of the posts worked in the mirror univers but here they do not or maybe it is just me. ? comments?