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Space Opera Part 14 – Ice Base

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I hurried back to the bridge, my head throbbing. JJ’s brow furrowed. “Something’s wrong.”

“Get the Tristar back,” I said, sitting in the captain’s chair.”

“Yes sir,” JJ said, making the connection.

“Cyrus, Captain Clarke wants to talk to you.”

“Go ahead,” he said.

“Get off that planet. It’s a trap. I just talked to Vermillion. He didn’t give you that order. Jump to Amberis. He’ll meet us there.”

“Dammit,” Cyrus said. “Where’s Vermillion?”

“He’s on the New Jersey,” I said. “Better get out of there in a hurry.”

“Got it,” Cyrus said. “Thanks.”

The call ended.

“Vermillion is on the New Jersey?” Nolan asked.

“Yep, and guess who else got on board?”

“Uh oh,” Tim said.

“Ensign Daniels,” I said. “They’re going to arrest him and scan the entire ship for transmitters.”

“That ship can’t cloak,” JJ said. “They’re in trouble.”

I smiled, the thought of my ship calming…

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Space Opera Part 13 – Amberis

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I’d been covering the bridge for most of the night into mid-morning, trying to doze in my captain’s chair for short periods. Izzy had been to her state room for several hours, as had Tim. Nolan retired earlier. I was hoping he got plenty of sleep. We were going to need him sharp.

“Anything happen, Captain?” Izzy asked as she walked onto the bridge.

“No. Did you sleep enough?”

“I did about as well as normal,” she said. “It’s rare that I get more than five and a half hours. How about you?”

“Dozed a little up here, but I also slept in my room before I got back.”

Nolan showed up, looking refreshed. “Good morning.”

I nodded at him. “Did you get my request about Valla Cappos?”

“I did, I’m afraid.”

“Uh oh, what’d you find out?”

“Valla Cappos has a very long orbit around it’s star, which is…

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Space Opera Part 12 – News Reports

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We were on the bridge, reading the bulletin from the Central Authority off the big screen.

“Was Vermillion involved in something he shouldn’t have been?” I asked JJ.

“Not that I know of, Captain,” she said. “It’s not like he tells me everything, though. I didn’t know about the holographic COMM unit, for example.”

I laughed. “Well, we’re in the same boat there. I didn’t know about the Tristar’s enhanced weapons and shields. I thought it was mainly just a speedster with cloak capability.”

“Treason’s a pretty stiff charge,” Nolan said. “One that still carries the death penalty.”

“They wouldn’t dare,” JJ said.

“The Central Authority is being controlled by the Overlords,” Nolan said. “That’s why I’m fighting them. I considered Vermillion to be an ally, but I never trusted the Corporation at large.”

“Put the Overlord’s document up there,” I said.

Nolan sent it to the screen. He laughed…

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Space Opera Part 11 – Deep Space

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JJ came back to the bridge after a couple hours. “Let’s run the last phase of the tuning, Nolan.”

Nolan nodded, and JJ took Izzy’s chair again. They ran through the procedure as I watched.

“Sir, still not seeing traffic,” Tim whispered, trying not to disturb Nolan and JJ. “You don’t think there’s some new weapon out there, do you?”

“Who knows? I don’t want to spend much more time here. Ensign Daniels was onboard when we were here before. Whoever he was working for probably knows to watch.”

“Maybe they don’t think we’d dare come back here,” Tim said.

“That’s what I’m counting on, but it might be giving me a false sense of security.”

I watched silently for about fifteen minutes as JJ and Nolan worked their procedure.

“There, done,” JJ said. “This was easier than most of the tests I ran on the Tristar.”

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