(Whoo, we're alive, I thought we were dead too, but we can make a comeback, I'll PM Teal and say we're back.)
Casimir clicked her com badge, "I heard it and tell our guests we are ready to beam them on board, tell the transporter room to make sure no weapons are transported with them on board. Serenity to transport room one."
"OK I want you all to figure out how to keep Federation secrets a secret if our first plan doesn't work." She sighed praying the first plan would and went into the turbo minus her CMO who stayed to figure out a memory suppresser.6/22/2010 #61 Report
(Awesome Bear! ^^ We thought the place was gonna die! To paraphrase Tribbles, looks like you had the forum's Katra. *gives a cookie*)
T'Rena blinked as she watched Nat leave the sickbay, while it was a good idea, they would need more time to develop something like that. Oh well. Ren sighed and hopped off of the biobed to get to work. Perhaps something to block it wouldn't be so hard, there were several viruses that could erase memories, by harnessing those properties and putting them into a hypo, she could erase the information from her mind as it became necessary.
She headed off to work on the problem further, (for instance, how to make sure that only memories of the federation were erased) it would take all the time they had. Even then it might not be enough, after all, they'd have what? Ten minutes tops. Then T'Rena would be beamed out of there with a half-made plan and a memory erasing hypo. She just hoped to whatever deity was out there that the transporter would work...6/23/2010 #62 Report
((Thanks. =) *nibbles on the cookie* Does Krys know the forum's back up and running though? o.o She makes up part of the bridge crew so...))
Augustus nodded at the captains orders. "Aye." He looked back up at the screen where the Romulan stood, still looking borderline murderous. "The captain will be down for negotiations shortly, have your captain and anyone else you feel necessary to be there ready to beam aboard shortly." His tone was all business, as if he WASN'T about to let Federation enemies on board the ship with only two officers on the bridge at the moment.
He sure hoped that their stop would mean more crewmembers getting onboard. They were a smidgen understaffed at the moment.6/23/2010 #63 Report
((I guess I can send her a PM))
Nat had to steady herself as she got out of the turbolift and walked into the conference room. Romulans were boarding her ship. Why did it have to be the Starlene, because her CMO. If they survived this in one piece they could survive anything, if not, we would rather not think of it. a quick tap on the com badge, "Commander are our 'guests' here yet?" She walked to the replicator and got some cold water, still trying to be the calm captain she needed to be.6/23/2010 #64 Report
The Commander tapped his com badge. "They'll be there in a few moments. You may want to meet them in the transporter room." He noted that the Romulans had turned off communications at the confirmation. He took this opportunity to confirm his suspicion. with a hushed voice he asked, "Captain, are you alright?" There had been a waver in her voice.6/23/2010 #65 Report
"Yes commander, I'm fine, just a bit dehydrated." Somewhat true at least, the water had calmed her slightly and at least Nat had stopped shaking. "I'm keeping my com badge on. If you hear something going bad send help, but I'm muting your end of the connection starting now." She clicked a small switch to mute.
If the Starlene survived this they could survive anything, if not the entire crew could die or be tortured. And all she could do was put on a poker face and try to stay calm.6/24/2010 #66 Report
The yellow-gold sparkles filled the transporter pad as two Romulans were beamed over, one of which looked a little startled from the loss of his phaser, whilst the other seemed as if he had expected it. Even the newest ensign would be able to tell which was the captain and which was a grunt. The captain stepped off of the pad and turned towards the door, exiting quickly to stumble across Captain Natalie Casimir. "Captain." He greeted curtly.6/28/2010 #67 Report
"Hello captain." Casmir said in a voice that was far more confident. "I was hoping we could have our discussions in conference room two. I trust your fine if we start without T'Rena, there has been a medical emergency she needs to tend to. I assure you she will be ready when the discussions are over."
Did all captains have this in them, the sudden ability to react to danger, to tame your own fear? Well other captains couldn't help her now. She waved off a few security officers, telling the others to wait at the door. "So lets negotiate the terms, safe passage of the Federation starship Starlene. We need to get this all in paper and sent out to the nearet Federation post of course, so if there is a breach on either side we can have it taken care of."
This was going quite well indeed.6/28/2010 #68 Report
The Captain nodded. "But of course, we wouldn't want a misunderstanding happening and war breaking out now would we?" He gave a smile, not quite twisted, not quite friendly. It was a little on the patronizing side, smug even. As if he was assured of his victory then and there. He sat calmly, grunt taking the seat to his left. "Our terms are clear, we wish the transfer of T'Rena to Romulan custody as well as a return trip back to Romulus free from purposeful interference. Failure to comply will be treated as an act of war." He was calm throughout it all of course. Captains were captains, and that was how negotiations were to be done.6/28/2010 #69 Report
(Oh snap! I'm back, I er... hehe... hadn't been on in a while, Sorry!)
Dani's dead snapped up from watching Krys assemble the device, she shot a glance at the Engineer, "Do you need me?"
Krys responded without looking up, "I'm take care of it, you go ahead." Dani nodded and with a small backwards step and a half turn, jogged out of sickbay towards the nearest Turbolift.
Daniella exited the turbolift onto the bridge, the conflict and imminent threat had washed away Dani's original discomfort and replaced it with an efficient Helmsman ready for anything.7/9/2010 #70 Report
[[Well you're here now. ;) So it's fine I guess. Now so long as the negotiations go on smoothly the forum (or at least this thread) should survive!]]
Augustus nodded as Dani came back to the bridge and took her place at the helm, at least now they'd be able to be effective. Navigation and helm spots were occupied and a few nondescript crew members had come in to take over a few of the other control stations. T'Rena didn't seem too bad, and their linguist ('Alena Rone' his mind supplied) had been raised on Vulcan, but the Romulans in the opposite ship were enemies. There was no garuantee that they wouldn't fire, even if there was a commanding officer on board the Starlene. Besides that, sickbay had called in and reported that T'Rena was in sickbay at the moment, but the negotiations had barely started.
That meant Captain Casimir was with the Romulan captain and any cronies that he had decided to bring. There was no word on where Lieutenant Rone was, so she was either in Sickbay or with the captain and if she WASN'T with the captain there was some serious trouble afoot. Augustus could practically smell it.7/9/2010 #71 Report
Dani slid into the Helmsman's position and ran her hands over each one of the keys. Somehow, reenacting one of her oldest habits calmed her and still the roiling in her stomach that was rising now that the adrenaline had worn off.
"Ready, Commander."7/10/2010 #72 Report
(sorry for the lack of updates, I was on vacation)
Casimir sighed and plotted her next move.
"And the second you touch as much as a hair on one of my crew it will be taken as an act of war, that includes stun setting. And T'Rena is my crew until we reach an agreement, don't forget that." It wasn't a bluff, and even after the transpere by Starfleet law T'Rena would still be hers.
"T'Rena", she hit her already running comm badge, "Report."7/25/2010 #73 Report
((OOC: YOU'RE BACK!!! *glomps* Alright, NOW we can get things moving again!^^))
T'Rena tapped her badge in response, given the allotted time not much had been done, and there was perhaps a one in a billion shot at the correct memories being erased with the way the hypo was now. Still, she had been called and thus needed to respond.
"T'Rena here," She began, wondering how she was to phrase this. Looked like it was time for the best 'lying' she could manage. Times like these she hated her Vulcan half. "The emergency has died down somewhat, Captain, my staff should be able to take care of it at the moment. Would you like me to be over at negotiations or to continue my duties as CMO for awhile longer?" Well, at least it was a half-truth instead of the whole thing.7/25/2010 #74 Report
"I believe it will be fine for you to continue your duties until the negotiations require your presence. I think it will be in everyone's best interests if we keep a lock on your COMM badge." A good excuses as any, it meant that she wouldn't be prematurely transported and meant they could keep the low level lock on for transportation.
Nat pressed her badge again as if the connection between her and the bridge wasn't there and said, "Casimir to bridge, keep a lock on T'Rena until further notice", another click to 'close' the link.
"Lets return to our negotiations, all we need is a simple contract with a copy sent to Starfleet and the Romulans." Contracts could take hours, hopefully that would be long enough.
((we're back for real, whoot!))7/25/2010 #75 Report
[Awesome. Welcome back aboard Ent D. =) Sorry for the short post though...]
Augustus nodded. "Aye Captain." And tapped in the correct sequence.7/26/2010 #76 Report
Krys finally snapped the casing shut and and set the tool back down on the bench. One hand went up, slapping her comm-badge, "Palmer to Casimir."7/28/2010 #77 Report
"Yes lieutenant, this better be important." She said with false firmness, "We have a very important conference at the moment." A conference that could go much quicker if Palmer said the magic words, a cover up saying the lock on T'Rena was go and they could continue with their plan. "I'm extremely sorry for the interruptions", she directed at T'Rena's father.7/28/2010 #78 Report
Krys just about slapped herself, Crap! She's still with the Romulans! She gasped and stuttered like some awkward ensign in an attempt to relay her message without raising suspision, "I-I-um...finished the diagnostic you asked for, Ma'am, I'm......sorry, I didn't realize you were in a Conference, please excuse my lapse. Palmer out."
As soon as the channel closed, she sighed, of course she was with Romulans, where else would she be? She slapped her badge again, "Palmer to Augustus." At least she knew where he was....7/28/2010 #79 Report
"Augustus here Lieutenant." He responded. "Is everything alright in the transporter room?" He asked, knowing she would get the hint.7/28/2010 #80 Report
"No harm done, though it is bit strange that your crew would forget something like this." The Romulan Captain mused. "But back to our contract." A basic one would be sufficient, and he didn't want to spend more time than necessary in this room. If he were free to examine the ship it would be another story, but...
T'Rena and her staff were working as fast as they could on creating a virus (non-contagious at this point, though with a high enough dosage that could easily be changed) that would eat the brain tissues that housed memories. It was going rather well, and T'Rena figured that if it was well-concealed then she would be able to wait a fair amount of time and allow the plan to either work or fail before needing to inject herself.
Tense was one way to describe Chance while he manned his position on the bridge. Not that he would show it of course, a show of confidence was always a good way to keep others feeling positive. The plan most certainly would work because they had the best engineer he had ever met, a frakking smart captain, and the determination and passion of every race aboard the ship to help reach the goal. He'd bet his left arm on it.7/28/2010 #81 Report
"Yes back to the contract", Casimir said searching the computers, "there should be a base contract in here, of course Starfleet doesn't normally give hostages so it will take a bit of work to get everything in order."
Lessons on diplomacy didn't help now, Romulans weren't diplomatic. Even with a contract they would shoot, Nat knew their job was to shoot first, but that would mean war with the Romulans. Their only hope was to shoot before the documents were transmitted. That meant their document wouldn't get though, but Starfleet would be bright enough to see this as act of war even without a contract.
Then it hit her, they had to fire the split second the Romulan's shields were down to transport back to the ship. Nat quickly encoded a message to the bridge with her discovery while looking for the file. The only thing was it was a fifty fifty chance T'Rena would die, transporting someone while hey are being transported had never been tried before. It was their only hope though, T'Rena knew the risks of Starfleet, and a captain's first duty is to her crew and ship.7/29/2010 #82 Report
"Yes sir, the proper adjustments are complete. The Captain is still busy with the Romulans, I'd prefer not to discuss how I know," a tinge of embarassment highlight the last statement. "But everything is in order concerning the project."8/1/2010 . Edited 8/3/2010 #83 Report
He chuckled, almost tempted to ask if she had walked in on them to be met with the business end of a Romulan disruptor pistol. Not very likely considering they had made sure not to beam aboard any weapons, but Romulans could be tricky. Any race that had developed a good cloaking device had to be well versed at concealing weapons as well.8/2/2010 #84 Report
"Orders, Sir? What shall I do with the Transponders until the Captain's ready for them?"8/3/2010 #85 Report
"Thank you for your cooperation." Nat shook T'Rena's father's hand. A quick touch to the badge "T'Rena, report now, no exceptions." ((sorry for the super short post))8/11/2010 #86 Report
"Thank you for your cooperation captain." He responded, giving a firm shake in return.
T'Rena sighed and tapped her com badge. "On my way captain." She slipped the untested hypo up her sleeve for easy access when necessary and stepped out of the medical bay, making her way down to the correct room and stepping inside. "T'Rena reporting captain." She said, attempting to mask any and all fear from her father's eyes. She was almost positive that her friend would be able to notice however.8/14/2010 #88 Report