Out of Time
Posted on Thu Sep 21st, 2017 @ 3:32am by Colonel Kieran Fredericks
Edited on on Thu Sep 21st, 2017 @ 3:33am
Return of the Cylons
Location: Firestar Kronus, 2 parsecs out of Gemenon
Fredericks stood in CIC. He was going over a few things with Chief Lansky when someone yelled "DRADIS contact! Two Two one carom one one seven! They're coming into the wreckage field. "
Fredericks hurried to the DRADIS console and looked up.
"That's big. " said Lansky.
"Go dark! Shut down anything that has an electronic signature, but keep it warm in case we have to run. " said Fredericks. The lights dimmed as the ship powered down, leaving only enough juice to keep life support going.
"Think they spotted us? " asked Lansky.
"Let's pray they didn't. That's gotta be a Basestar out there. We're still busted up from our last encounter with one. " said Fredericks.
"Maybe we'll get lucky and the debris field will hide us. " said Lansky. Fredericks watched the DRADIS console intently, hoping that the enemy ship would pass them by.
No such luck.
"They're launching Raiders. " Lansky said as numerous new signatures appeared on the DRADIS screen.
"Frak! Power us up! Engines to full, defensive grid to maximum! " Fredericks barked.
The ship powered up fast, and turned away from the approaching base star.
"Incoming ordnance! " someone called out. Kronus shook, taking hits from a salvo of long range missiles.
"All ahead flank speed! Get us out of here! " Fredericks yelled.