Post by jlgalloway99 on Sept 15, 2017 10:30:09 GMT -8
TNU Presents: Space Pirates and Memporia, Part 2
Written by J. L. Galloway
Written on 09/14/2017
Earth, DFS Command
Red Robins Resteraunt
August 24, 4566, 1800 hrs
"For the life of me, I do not understand why you want to dine at this common place" said Paul in a rude and agiatated voice. He did not like eating with the common man, despite the fact his wife liked too.
"I like the food, and you practically forced me to dinner, My Husband" said Sarah in an equally annoyed and agaitated voice. She started to eat the food in front of her plate.
"I did no such thing" said Paul in a defensive manner, he knew he was lying, but he did not want to admit. To do so would mean, he would have to allow her to win this battle. To him, his marriage to Sarah was a constant battle. Their marriage was not one out of love, but out of political power.
The marriage was arranged for political reasons, they still lived separate, but that was suppose to change soon. Sarah was given two years to get her affairs in order and make the move from Earth 2 to Tera Capatha Four Homeworld. It was not a move she was looking forward too, but the move was more political, most of the time the senators lived on Earth. The senate was housed on Earth.
Sarah would still represent Earth 2 as a senator but she would host a dual citizenship. She was not very happy with the idea that she would be actually moving in with her husband, she had done her best to avoid him. Personally she could not stand the guy. And she had given him a big leash for adultry, she rather let his groupies touch him over her touching him.
"You did too, now are you going to tell me, why I am here, why you have summoned upon me" asked Sarah in a sarcastic tone.
"You need to withdrawl your support of the memporian conflict" said Paul, his voice was stern.
"No, I may be your wife, but my people are not terrans we are earthlings, and more importantly than that, I personally brought the Memporians into the Galactic Federation" said Sarah as she stopped eating. She could not believe what Paul had said. The damn nerve of him, she thought.
"One raider is hardly a conflict, we have key areas that need every ship we have to defend them, incase you forgot we are at war, it might be easy for you to forget, sitting in the senate council chambers and eating common food like this, while are troops fight in this war" proclaimed Paul.
"One ship is not going to demenish our forces, your over exxergating again" said Sarah.
"I disagree, it a awaste of resources" called out Paul.
"Should'nt we be talking work and politics at home" asked Sarah.
"This is not a classified matter" proclaimed Paul.
"But it is a sensitive matter" said Sarah.
"Not to me its not, its simply a waste of time and resources, I can not force to withdrawl your support" said Paul who was very annoyed that his wife would not support him.
"Stating the obvious again, next topic" demanded Sarah. Being around him, made her remember why she hated him so much.
"The time has come for you to move into my residence" snarkfully suggested Paul, he had waited over two years for this moment. He found Sarah to be very attractive, and it really bothered him that he was not allowed to concimate their marriage.
"So what, it is, that does not change things between us" demanded Sarah, as she went on to say ""
"Your my wife damit, you have obligations" proclaimed Paul.
"And I meeting them, despite my personal feelings" said Sarah.
"I have needs" demanded Paul.
"And the ladies you meet in private, the ones you seem to think, I do not know about are fulfilling those needs" said Sarah.
"Damit Sarah, your my wife, and you obligations to me" demanded Paul.
"your an arrogrant ass if you think, I am going to have sex with you, simply because your my husband" spoke out Sarah in an agressive tone, she suddenly loss her appite. A few people started to stare at them.
"Mind your own buisness" said Paul as he looked at the people staring. She had embrassed him with that remark, and people where looking at him, like he was some sort of creep.
"I gave you nobility and honor, you owe me" whispered Paul, who was trying to keep his voice lower, he did not want people staring at him again. He was annoyed.
"As a formaility, it was your father's decision not yours, you said and I quote 'She's an uptight bitch', I owe you nothing" softly said Sarah, if she owed anyone anything, she owed his father, but that does not mean she would sleep with him either.
Sarah had married Paul to gain nobility within in the senate, she was referred to as a commoner, and a few of the senators did not like about her, and it was Paul's father who saw her potential, and arranged with the Sanchez family to have Sarah marry Paul for the sake of gaining nobility.
"This is not a one sided arranged marriage, the House of Gillman gets to show they have politically shifted their support away from the House Maximus of Betazed, this arranged marriage also benefits you and your family as well" suggested Sarah.
"You truly do not love me" asked Paul.
"I have not made that clear" asked Sarah.
"No matter, we can be miserable on Tera Capatha Four once a year" suggested Paul.
"Would you really risk ruining what you have, your in descritions of hospitility to your female companions, trying force me to move in with you, will force you to go more public with your extra materal affairs, now tell me a Lord with Tera Capatha Four being reviewed faborably by his fellow peers if his indescreations were made more public" asked Sarah.
"A lot of nobleman have affairs" said Paul.
"But they keep it private, and out of the spotlight" said Sarah.
"You are a wretched soul in personality" said Paul.
"Thank you, My husband" said Sarah with a grin.
"Now that you have won this topic, perhaps you will re think your position in regards to the Memporian Conflict" asked Paul.
She wondered if this was his plan, to make her be on the defensive, make her feel like she won a big battle, and then try to guilt her to withdrawl her support.
"My people would want to help the Memporians, so politically and personally I will not abandon my support for the memporians" said Sarah.
"I still feel its a waste of time and resources" said Paul.
"You have made that very clear, lets finish dinner, I have a few calls to make" said Sarah.
"To who" asked Paul.
"Work related calls, nothing to worry your blond gold lock hairs over" teased Sarah, she was being a little agressive in a teasing manner. She was rubbing it in, that he can not have her.
"All work and no play" said Paul.
"Most of the time" said Sarah.
"No matter, at least I get the pleasure of knowing I get to have physical contact with my associates, while you stay at home playing the good wife, it must kill ya to know, I get to be physically close to others" said Paul in a hurtful tone.
"Not really, better them than me" sarcastically responded Sarah.
"Damit" said Paul as he pounded his fist softly on the table.
Sarah tried not to laugh, "Was that your attempt at intimidation" asked Sarah.
"No, I am frustrated" said Paul.
"I suggest reaching out to your associates to aid you" suggested Sarah. The scene starts to end.
From the story: DFS Phoenix ~ Raiders Among us;
Temporary Quarters, 0600
August 24, 4566 (pending)
Clearance Level: 7
“Computer began personal log, encrypt and clearance level 7” called out Dom. The computer chirped as the channel opened.
Dear Senator Sarah Gillam of Earth 2,
This war has taken so much from me!
My innocence, my hope, my dreams, my needs, I have given it all up to fight in this galactic war. I know it has taken a lot from you as well. The fight with the Faith Services Fleet is not going well as the military would have hoped. It appears the corruption and influence that Darius Maximus has over the galactic federation corps worlds has left us a little defensive.
I cannot believe he commands such a presence in the corps worlds, how do so many worlds align themselves with a dictator like him?
President Hukari Carian is the legitimate leader of the Galactic Federation and people continue to reject and proclaim that Darius should be the appointed leader of the “True Galactic Federation” and they have faith in his fleet.
I believe it’s not faith they have, I believe its fear. I am not sure how you do it, how you can sit in a room with those boneheads and not want to strangle them all.
Thankfully you are the diplomat, and I am the solider.
I am not sure if you heard, but they have given me a command, the Delta Forces Ship called the Phoenix, the same ship that once belonged to that mad man, known as Jim Olend, that goes around prancing around as a Q.
I am real excited to be given the chance to command a starship for the military. I am honestly surprise they gave me a raider style ship to command, but a command is a command. I believe they are testing me, give me a small ship so less lives wasted, in case I am not command material, but I will show them that I am a capable starship captain.
The Phoenix is a good ship, a little small but she is being retrofitted with the new mark vi drone prototypes, the calton initiative is now entering stage 2. Even though this transmission is encrypted, I would prefer not to discuss actual numbers over a communications channel.
I will admit this to you, cause I can never admit this to anyone in the military, it feels strange to command this raider, this was the ship of Jim Olend.
The lunacy that was Doctor Olend, or Doctor Q, or whatever he liked to call himself, is a little overwhelming taking over his old command. Not sure why command wants to reuse this ship, personally I felt maybe it needed to be mothballed and a new ship commissioned with the name.
Command though, knows we are down on ships and they are bringing back as many of the mothball ships as they can. So my choices were limited, either take command or refuse and never get another command opportunity again. So I decided to take the command.
I wanted to take a moment to talk to you and vent a little.
Lt. Commander Dom Martinez
DFS Phoenix, Commanding
Earth, DFS Command
Sarah Gillman's Residence
August 24, 4566, 1852 hrs
Sarah was at her desk in her private quarters when she recieved a pre recorded message from Dom Martinez, she had just listened to the message (See above), she was about to call him. Then she looked at the time, she decided it would be better to schedule time to board the DFS Phoenix and surprise Dom.
She had heard of his promotion to Captain, just a couple of weeks ago, he was still a Lieutenant, and today he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and made a starship captain. She wanted to see him, but she knew he was probably busy getting familiar with his new command, she decided it would be best to show up un announced.
Sarah tapped on the communications tab on her computer terminal. She opened a line to Mishel, her personal aid. It was not un typical of her to call her aid at all hours of the night. "Mishel, schedule me some time in the early evening, I want to visit the DFS Phoenix" said Sarah.
Mishel looked at the calendar in front of her. "Senator I can reschedule your meeting with Trade Partners of Oscilia Corporation" said Mishel.
"Remind me again of the time of that meeting" asked Sarah.
1700 hours, tomorrow" said Mishel.
"Move them to early next week" said Sarah.
"Of course, enjoy your night Mishel" said Sarah.
"Thank you Ma'am" said Mishel.
Sarah closed the channel. "Now thats settled, computer access my playlist, it's time to unwind" said Sarah as the playlist started to play in the background.
She needed to put the bad thoughts of her husband at bay and focus on the good she had done for the day. Today was a victory, there was a lot of people who were like her husband that believed helping the memporians was a waste of time and resources. A lot of the teran worlds only cared about their own self interests or the interests of terans. They had a level of arrogrance to them.
On most days she wanted to smack the terans and force them to see their current belief's is how people like Darius Maximus rose to power, they need to change their old ways. But they were slow to change decades of training and belief, that they are better than everyone else in the universe. The scene starts to fade.
Earth 2 ~ Galactic Federation,
The Senate Floor
August 25, 4566,1000 Hours
Sarah was a little agiated, it seemed like the senator tera nova 2, was dragging out his speech, to what end, was not clear to Sarah. She wondered if he was doing this to be a nusance to her and the rest of the sensate floor?
"Profit margines on the whole for my planet are down 12.9%, Hensfield Incorporated Facility and our lead production company on the homeworld, say inferior technology is halting production" proclaimed the senator of Tera Nova 2.
The podium at the booth of Tera Capatha 4 lit up. Sarah wondered what in the hell was her husband going to say.
"Floor reconizes represenatives of Tera Capatha 4" said Candor.
"Sounds like a ploy on their part to jack up renevenue and force your government to lower the taxes levy against them" suggested the senator of Tera Capatha 4. It was not Paul it was the secondary senator, who was known as Tim McStagen.
Sarah was relieved it was not Paul, she had enough of his political drama last night at dinner.
"That was our conclusion as well, Senator McStagen" said the senator of Tera Nova 2.
Sarah tapped on the button at the podium.
"Floor reconizes represenatives of Earth 2" said Candor.
"Why not upgrade your facilities, force Hensfield Incorporated into a corner, they want to hide behind flawed logic, take that logic away from them" said Sarah.
"Not a bad plan, but with profits already being down, it would force us to take a bigger hit next month" explained the senator.
"Doing nothing, could cost you more, if what the management team at Hensfield Incorporated, are to be trusted" pointed out Sarah as her counter point.
"You see our dilemma" said the senator of Tera Nova 2.
"What are you exactly asking the senate to do" asked Candor. It was unclear to him, and probably most of the senate what the represenatives of tera nova 2, wanted with the senate.
"Place the Hensfield Incorporated in contempt, and impose sanctions" said the senator.
"What evidence do you have to convince the senate, of your proposal" asked Candor.
"Not much, when Darius Maximus had over seen the galactic federation for a short time, they were preforming 12.9% more than they are currently, I doubt production was up, because Darius placed fear into the minors of my homeworld, and the Hensfield Incorporated reasoning of old machinary that needing replacing, does not seem very likely" suggested the senator.
"Sounds like pure speculation" said Senator McSlagen of Tera Capatha 2. His homeworld was personally reaping the benefits of an exploiting empire with the Hensfield Incorporated facilities on their homeworld.
"Perhaps, but the timing does seem convienant" said the Senator of Tera Nova 2.
The debate went on for a while, the senate denied the sanctions request of Tera Nova 2, they did approve to have an review committee make a visit to the Hensfield Incorporated Facility on Tera Nova 2 and review the log books and inspect the machinary. The senator was pleased with the results, it was a temporary solution to be a major crisis.
A crisis in the eyes of Sarah was smaller than the memporian conflict, but it proved her point. Terans only really cared about other terans and not other aliens. This matter could have been contained at the local government, there was no reason to put the pressure of the glactic federation senate on the back of the Hensfield Incorporated.
In the eyes of Sarah, it was a bully tactic to get the Hensfield Incorporated to back off, and realize they were not going to scheming off the back of the old teran empire, which had been desolved for centuries.
The time was getting closer to 1700 and Mishel had reminded Sarah of her visist to the DFS Phoenix, she left the senate floor while in session. Her partner the other senate represenative was still in the booth. She wanted to see Dom. And get him to agree to the favor she was going to ask for.
August 25, 4566, 17:05 Hours
Sarah beamed up to the DFS Phoenix, and made her way up to the bridge area with her personal aid Mishel. "We'' here we are, have you ever been on a military vessel" asked Sarah as she looked Mishel, she did not take Mishel with her last time on the DFS Essex.
"No Ma'am but this is my first time on a ship this small" said Mishel.
"Poor Dom" she said with a grin. She was a senator sadly, so her political influence over military assignments would be no help to him. "But he has the perfect ship to track down a small pirate" said Sarah as she and Mishel waited to be escorted to the bridge.
"The Captain nor the Senior Staff did not say your coming aboard, Ma'am" said the Duty Officer as he looked to Sarah.
"The Captain is a friend of mine, I wanted to drop by and say Hi" said Sarah, she was breaking protocol and loving it.
"I can take you up to the bridge to see him, but he is in a staff meeting" said the duty officer.
"Well lead the way" said Sarah.
August 25, 4566
From the story: DFS Phoenix ~ Raiders Among us;
The intercom went off. "Captain, I am sorry to bother your meeting" called out and enlisted man.
"What is it" asked Dom.
"I have a Senator Gillman, asking to speak with you" said the enlisted man.
Dom thought to himself. Well this is out of the ordinary. "Tell the senator, I will be with her in a few, Martinez out"
"Anyone have any questions" asked Dom, as he refocused his thoughts.
No one spoke up, their mission was pretty straight forward.
"Very well, dismissed, we have a small launch window, all stations report to duty" called out Dom.
"Yes sir" said the senior staff. They all stood up and prepared to leave the conference room.
"XO please remain behind and Miss Audlas, can you escort the Senator into the conference room" ordered Dom.
"Yes Captain" said Audlas as she left the room.
"A senator, what does the senate want with us" asked Miyoko. She thought they had enough on their plate.
"I'm not sure" said Dom. He had not spoken to Sarah in a few weeks, not since the night they danced. He wondered what Sarah wanted. In a few short minutes he would find out.
The conference room doors open up, and Sarah walks in, she is a sight to see, thought Dom. Maybe his opinion is a little biased, but it was his opinion. Dom watched her walk into the room. She was being escorted by Audlas, the chief of security of the Phoenix.
"Senator, may I present to you Captain Martinez and Commander Yarrington" said Audlas, as she pulled out a chair for Sarah.
Sarah took a seat, she politely smiled as she sat down.
"No aids today" asked Dom, it was a little strange not see any aids accompanying her.
"Not this time Dom" said Sarah.
"What do I owe the pleasure of this visit" asked Dom. He could sense she seemed a little on edge. He assumed by her body posture, she was hear on business and not pleasure. What would a senator need with him, he wondered?
"I wanted to see you off personally, but the military said you were about to depart, so I wanted to stop by for an informal tour, it's not every day your friend is offered a starship command" said Sarah with a grin.
Dom could tell that she was
hiding something. He doubted she came by for a tour.
"We are extremely busy, I can offer you a small tour, Madam Senator" said Dom, being all professional like.
Miyoko had the same strange feeling that Dom had, she wondered what Sarah was hiding? She could tell by the body language coming from the Senator, that she was just a fifth wheel. "Captain, I can oversee the refit, if you want to give the Senator a tour of our fine vessel" said Miyoko.
"Thank you XO, I'll take you up on that offer" said Dom.
"Senator, it was good to meet you, I have no doubt that you and the Captain have some catching up to do" said Miyoko.
"It was good to meet you Commander" said Sarah.
Miyoko stood up and left the room. She wondered if Sarah's visit was for more personal reasons, or was their really a mission under all of the cloak and dagger. One thing was clear, she was not going to talk with her there, and there was some things they needed to talk about as well. Miyoko could sense that.
After Miyoko left the room, Dom looked to Sarah. "Okay she is gone, do you mind telling me why a highly decorated senator is overseeing a low ranking co's launch" asked Dom in a sarcastic tone.
"I need a favor" said Sarah.
"A favor" said Dom, his was a little confused. What possibly could a senator need from him? What could Sarah need from him?
"After your mission is complete, report to Head Quarters, I will brief you and your crew when you return, I hope you come back soon, time is of the essence, I know your on a time sensitive mission right now, but my mission is also time sensitive, so please hurry back soon" said Sarah. She felt like she was rambling out that last sentence she told Dom.
The two of them talked for about two hours in the ready room, when Dom and Sarah heard on the intercom. "The bridge module is now complete" said the computer.
"I can not wait to see the new bridge" said Dom, he liked the new layout. He was glad he could share his enthusiasm with Sarah.
"I'll do my best, not to keep you waiting, now about that tour, assuming you do not need me or my ship in any other official capacity" asked Dom.
"Not yet, but soon, I would love that tour now" said Sarah with a smile. She stood up and so did Dom.
Dom and Sarah both left the conference room and began a tour, the diplomatic aids of the senator were waiting on the bridge. The aids joined the tour. Dom wondered what favor she needed, and why the aids were not in on the meeting.
They start to leave the bridge, Dom was talking about the refitted layout of the Phoenix, he preferred the captain's chair in the center of the bridge and not on the side of the bridge. He talked about in great detail the refitting of this temporal raider, and how it now incorporates 46th century technology.
The tour leads them past most of the critical areas of the ship, eventually they make it to the transporter room.
"I' look forward to our next meeting senator" said Dom, he was not sure what to said in front of the diplomatic aids. Since they were not in the room for the favor comment, he preferred to keep that to himself, well at least for the moment.
"As do I" said Sarah as she walked onto the transporter pad. Her aids quickly followed behind her.
"Chief beam the senator down to her office" ordered Dom.
"Yes Captain" said the Chief, one minute Sarah was in front of them, and the next she was gone.
Dom left the transporter room, he was a little said to see her go.
Earth, DFS Command
Sarah Gillman's Residence
August 24, 4566, 1725 hrs
Sarah wanted to tell him of the mission, but she knew that he needed to be focused on his primary mission. Dom needed to make a first good impression. Her day was finally finishing, and she had managed to avoid her husband for the day. What a relief that was. Last night dinner plans, sucked!
"Mishel, thanks for tagging long, I am going to call it a night, your dimissed for the night" said Sarah.
"Yes Ma'am" said Mishel as she left the room.
Sarah plopped herself on the couch and kicked off her shoes. "note to self do not take dress shoes on a tour of a ship". Her feet were a little sore, but that was to be expected after walking the entire length of the DFS Phoenix. It was a cute little temporal raider. At first she felt sorry for Dom, but now she thought he was lucky. It's a pretty vessel.
Dom had told her that he had to deal with a sensative matter which he was not able to discuss, which is why she decided not to ask her favor, til he returned. She had no doubt that Dom would offer to track down the raider, once he was done with his top secret mission. She was a little curious what the mission was, but there was an old saying "curiousity killed the cat".
For the moment, she would have to relinquish in the thought that she was alone and loving it. To much of a senators life is to public, but at home she could unwind and relax. But this was a litte short lived. The intercom button went off. She was a little annoyed. Who and more importantly, why was being bothered.
Sarah did not put back on her shoes. She stood up and called out "Yes, who is it"
The buzzer went off again. She was a little concerned no one responded. "Who is it" asked Sarah, once again.
"Mejia its mommy" said Sarah's mother in spanish.
Sarah was not expecting a visit from her mother. Last she heard, her mom was on Earth 2. So what was she doing on Earth, something did not seem right.
Sarah activated her monitor, "computer activate exterior camera's show me who's outside"
"Camera's online" said the computer. And to her surprise it was her mother.
Sarah opened the door and her mother walked in.
"Mom" said Sarah as she reached over to hug her and then asked "What are you doing here,
Momma" asked Sarah.
Her mother walked over to the couch area and noticed the shores on the floor. "I raised you better than this, pick up your shoes Mejia, don't be slob" demanded her Mother.
"Yes Mamma" said Sarah, she reached down to pick up the shoes, and placed them on a shoe rack.
"Your husband tells me that you are refusing to move in with him" said her mom.
"I am not sure how this is any of your business" asked Sarah.
"Your pappa and I arranged this marriage" said her mother.
"He is an arrogrant fool and I only made this arrangement because of his father's pledge to bring the Sanchez House into Nobility, but its my actions not his that brings us honor and nobility, if anything Paul is an embrassment and ego manic" proclaimed Sarah.
"Probably true, but you were given two years to move in with him" said her Mother.
"My aid is arranging for belongs on Earth 2 to be transported to his residence on Tera Capatha 4, I am honoring that agreement" said Sarah, she was pulling a techinicality.
"But you live hear, and he lives across town" said her Mother.
"Believe me, I wish he lived further away, Momma" said Sarah. She took a breath and went on "I'm sorry he dragged you into this battle, he is only using you to pressure me to withdrawing my support in a senate bill, this is a low blow for him, you don't see me complaining to his father like he did to you" pointed out Sarah.
"He is your Husband, you can not avoid him forever Mejia, either divorce him or move in with him" said her Mother.
"If we divorce it will be a political nightmare in the senate, but I am not going to live with him on Earth, and this is really over a political issue, can't you see Momma, he is using you, to force me to back off my political stance" said Sarah.
"He is your husband, shouldn't you have his back" asked her Mother.
"No Momma, he is wrong, I can not support him" said Sarah.
"Oh hunny, divorce him then, forget nobility, if you truely feel that you can not support him or live with him, don't live like this, you deserve better than this Mejia" said Mom.
"It's not that simple Momma, I wish it was" said Sarah.
"Politics" asked her Mother.
Sarah reached over and gave her mother a hug as the scene fades.
The End of Part 2.