There Goes the Neighborhood
Posted on Sun Sep 17th, 2017 @ 6:38am by Colonel Kieran Fredericks
Return of the Cylons
Location: Firestar Kronus, 2 parsecs out of Gemenon
2 PARSECS OUT OF GEMENON
Major Kieran Fredericks stood in CIC, bored. Though he was glad for the experience of being in command of a ship, he wished he'd taken that tour as XO of the Megaera instead. Kronus was old, a relic from the Cylon War. Completed eighteen months before the end of hostilities, she had seen some action and still bore some of the scars, but the fact stood that she was old. Only the Galactica was older, and she was about to be decommissioned.
"Sir. We're receiving a transmission from Fleet HQ on Gemenon. " said Captain Rika Barrington, his XO.
"Let's see it. " he said, holding his hand up to take the printout.
TO ALL COLONIAL FLEET UNITS,
CYLON ATTACK UNDERWAY. ALL FLEET UNITS ORDERED TO SAGITTARON FOR IMMEDIATE COUNTERATTACK.
NAGALA, ADMIRAL, CHIEF OF COLONIAL FLEET OPERATIONS
He looked at her.
"Authenticate this message. " he ordered.
"What's going on, sir? " she asked.
"If that message is valid, we're at war. " he said. She looked at him, her eyes wide. She moved over to the communications console, where Petty Officer Chang stood. He looked at his terminal and typed in a command.
"Sir, the message is authentic. " he said. Fredericks looked around the CIC.
"Okay, you heard it. We're at war. The Cylons have broken the armistice, and now we have a fight on our hands. " he said. No one spoke. Fredericks turned to Barrington.
"Action Stations. " he said. She nodded and suddenly the CIC became a flurry of activity. He turned to Chief Petty Officer Lansky, his NCOIC and acting NAV officer.
"Chief, plot us a course to Sagittaron. " he said.
"We'll have to jump into the Secaris system to recalculate. " said Lansky. Fredericks nodded.
Lansky headed for the NAV terminal and sat down. Ten minutes passed before he turned around.
"Jump calculated, sir. " he said.
"Jump." Fredericks ordered.