Chapter 4: A First Step

Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:10 PM
:::Exits the ready room:: Report…anything new?
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:10 PM
::drops into her usual seat with a sigh::
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:13 PM
*walking out of the TL and heads back to her station frustrated shes looked over the security camera footage and saw nothing. how does this happen Security is supposed to be tight at this school. how does someone just get abducted without any one seeing who abducted her. theirs just to many questions and not enough answers.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:13 PM
Astrometrics reported a few hours ago that one ship was headed to Bajor out of all the ships which were in orbit or on the planet. Part of me says follow the wild goose chase but what if that’s wrong and then we’re REALLY out of position to find her?
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:13 PM
Nothing in her personal logs. Nothing out of place in her quarters.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:14 PM
The problem is the damn Zoanians. Their society believes in privacy since they can all read each other’s minds so they don’t have cameras.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:15 PM
^^^^^*Her eyes opened and the light hurt her eyes, slowly things started coming into focus. She was in what could be called a poshly decorated cave. Someone went to great lengths to make it look elegant, it was acceptable. She tried to get up but she was restrained to a very comfy chair. She was able to move her arms. Her Star Fleet Uniform was removed, and she found herself dressed ornately in formal Bajorian attire. ^^^^
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:16 PM
(For reference, things like ^^^^ are elsewhere and not happening on the ship)
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:16 PM
(Thanks)
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:16 PM
::another sigh:: Can we send inquiries to the other ships? Did anyone see who she may have interacted with?
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:17 PM
” its to bad we dont have someone on this ship cant read minds
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:17 PM
:::swivels her chair from her new station in the back corner of the bridge:: I tried that. Closest I’ve heard is a handsome guy which really narrows it down.
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:18 PM
you dont think it was a bajoian male who kidnapped her
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:19 PM
I don’t even know if it was a male.
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:19 PM
With the available technology to alter appearance, they could have been just about anyone.
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:20 PM
::nods:: Give me a half hour and I could look like anyone.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:20 PM
Ensign Gray “Captain, we have a Priority message from earth on Subspace”::looking up from his console::
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:20 PM
Open channel.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:20 PM
Henry?
::Uncle Mikos appeared on the screen::
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:21 PM
* looking up at the screen*
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:21 PM
:::his stomach dropped:: Hello Mikos. I’m afraid I don’t have anything new at the moment.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:21 PM
He was a stately looking fellow, with dead concern on his face.
“I do.” ::He rubbed his forehead:: “There was an attempt to take the children and myself. “
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:23 PM
What!
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:23 PM
::almost stands from her seat::
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:24 PM
looking concerned
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:24 PM
“It is ok however”” The viewscreen was panned to show the larger room. ” This gentleman ” ::Mikos patting his head::
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:26 PM
::studying what she can see of the man:::
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:26 PM
:: The man squirmed in his seat:: Does he look familiar to you?
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:27 PM
* Studying the man as well*
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:28 PM
::shakes his head::: Not particularly. But there may be more of them. I can arrange for a full security detail from the closest Starfleet installation.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:29 PM
^^^^^She touched her left ear and found her ear ring had been moved to this side. She could not see it, but it felt different. It felt larger and more ornate. It was not unheard of that women wore them on the left, but that was many years ago. She was more confused, and it wasn’t just from being sedated.
She studied her “living quarters” looking for any way out.^^^
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:30 PM
So she was definitely a target. This had to have been planned.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:31 PM
::Uncle Mikos shook his head:: “Understood, I have made sure that his communications to his minions have continued, so whoever took my niece is still unaware of the failed attempt. “
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:31 PM
Where did they take her? ::he was speaking to the would-be kidnapper::
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:32 PM
::Uncle Mikos poked the man:: ” You heard the Captain”
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:33 PM
watched the man
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:33 PM
” You dont understand :He will kill me ” ::The man stuttered, shook ::
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:35 PM
Let me make something clear. You threatened my children. That means I’m gonna hurt you real real bad.
Let me make something else clear.
If you don’t answer…honestly….she ::he points to Patricia:: is going to filet you like a trout.
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:36 PM
::slight nod, the man wasn’t lying:::
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:37 PM
“Most likely everyone here will kill you. Like I tried to explain to you before” :: Mikos turned to the viewer. ” I am going to try and wiggle more information out of him. I have something of more value. :: the viewer moved with Mikos, not before showing the torture the man was already being put through::
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:39 PM
Keep me in the loop if he gets smart and talks.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:39 PM
::Mikos appeared in another room:: “Henry that ship of yours has great tracking ability still right?
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:39 PM
So we know it’s a man….maybe the handsome man.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:40 PM
It does.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:41 PM
” I am sending some information to you on a coded channel. Caressa had always worried something like this would happen. Use the information. If you need assistance let me know.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:41 PM
Thank you.
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:41 PM
Find our girl! Mikos out.
^^^“Don’t bother trying to find a way to escape, there is not one.” A deep booming voice came out of nowhere.
She tried to act like she wasn’t surprised. “ You have me at a disadvantage, you know me, but I have no idea who you are”
The tall man that drove her crazy at the conference, stepped out from behind a vertical screen. She made mental notes of its location. He was about 6’2” dark hair, kept neat and trim, clean shaven. He was currently dressed in bajorian clothing. He has in his earring. She recognized it, from historical records. Thanking the prophets for Uncle Mikos.^^^
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:42 PM
::whistles softly under her breath::
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:44 PM
” I have this nagging feeling”
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:44 PM
Helm> Sir, the information is a trace to the Doctor’s earring.
Where is it?
Helm> The Bajor system.
Set course, maximum warp and then some.
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:46 PM
Thank goodness for Uncle Mikos.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:47 PM
:::he turned to face them:: I ought to apologize for what you just witnessed. It’s unbecoming of an officer, let alone the Captain to behave like that in how I threatened him.
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:48 PM
Threatened? ::turns to the othes:: I didn’t hear anything of the sort.
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:48 PM
“I didnt hear a thing you said sir thought you was inviting him for tea”
Patricia Crow
BOT
— 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
Yea I have tinnitus from too many gunshots.
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
:::chuckle, taking his seat:::
CMDR Caressa Melanick — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
(Find stopping places great stopping point)
Cpt H Crow — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
(I’m good)
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
Whomever has the Doctor, however? I would gladly threaten them on your behalf.
Lt Commander Constance Stewart — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
::paused::
Lt Millie Stepanova, Couns. — 01/17/2023 9:49 PM
…if Trish doesn’t beat me to it.