Location: In orbit of Jutus
Speed: Standard Orbit
Shields: Nominal
Hull: Nominal
Systems: All Systems Nominal

Bridging The Gap
Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD005 0900 hrs

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First mission thoughts

Posted on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 5:15pm by Lieutenant Junior Grade Jayden Robertson
Edited on on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 5:18pm

Mission: Episode 11 - Family Matters
Location: Oakley
Timeline: MD002 1550 hrs

Jayden worked silently on the repairs to the Oakley. Once they were finished the ship would be able to reach Warp 8, which they needed for this mission. He reached for a tool and went back to work on the Electro-Asma Regulator, alongside the captain. It wasn’t an easy job to complete but it would work, they just had to get the adjustments to an exact science.

When Jayden had been called to the captain’s office and found out he had been chosen for a secret mission his first reaction had been to wonder, why did he choose him? There were so many qualified engineers to take and he was an operations officer. But then he had mentally kicked himself. Captain Malbrooke always chose mission crews carefully and he was the right one for this one. Jayden was excited that he was a part of this and confident he could do what he needed to keep the Oakley going and to help complete the mission so the team could return home. That was their best case scenario, they did not accept defeat. They had all known what they signed up for and he would have said yes again.

Clarissa shared partly in Jayden’s new found confidence and he could admit that to himself. She was the kind of woman who said it like it was and would bust his balls if he acted like a whiney ass and had done so in the past. She let him know real early in their relationship that she wanted a strong, independent man. That was exactly the kind of man Jayden wanted to be and he was proud that he had changed, for himself and for her. Though, there were times she still gave him a look when she saw the ‘old’ Jayden come through. Jayden knew he had the confidence but there would be times when doubt tried to take over. Everyone experienced it from time to time, it was human nature.

When he thought of Clarissa, he hoped all was going well for her and the crew back on the Pioneer. It was the first time they had been a part this long and though he missed her they both knew that this would happen. It was during these times when the strength of love stood out. She had been supportive of him and respected that he couldn’t talk about where he was going and what they were doing.. Jayden felt like they had known each other forever. He smiled to himself, thinking back to their first meeting. One look at her and he had known Clarissa would be someone special to him. It wasn’t long and Jayden knew he was in love with her. Someday, he planned to marry and have babies. He grinned to himself thinking he should tell her he wanted an even dozen. She would give him that look he loved so much that told him it would be a cold day in hell. Or, she might just smack him upside the head.

Hearing the captain give him orders to finish this up quickly, Jayden confidently informed him that he was almost finished. He kept working steadily and in a few minutes he had the Electro-Adam adjusted. Now, he just needed to get the engines fired up and they should be able to reach wrap eight without a problem. He headed on his way quickly because the captain had stated they were going to have to get out of there in a hurry and he wanted to be ready to go in a heartbeat.

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Lieutenant Junior Grade Jayden Robertson
Operations Officer, USS Pioneer


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