Previous Next


Posted on Tue Aug 1st, 2023 @ 9:43pm by Commodore Tyler Malbrooke & Warrant Officer Mercy Ryan
Edited on on Tue Aug 1st, 2023 @ 10:27pm

1,131 words; about a 6 minute read

Mission: Episode 14 - The Poseidon Adventure
Location: The Throneroom - Command Tier Deck 19 - Poseidon Station
Timeline: MD011 1330 hrs

Mercy walked the corridors of SB 50. She felt a little naked without 'Ruby', but Starbase Security had forced her to hand over her sniper's rifle.

She was making her way to Marine County having heard an old crewmate had earned himself command of and expanded 'Kingsmen' aboard the station.

Approaching the 'Throneroom', Mercy walked up to the guard Corporal and said. "I'm Warrant Officer Mercy Ryan. I'd like to request an audience with his Lordship, Colonel Patton."

"Ma'am?" The Corporal asked confused.

"Is the Old Man in?" She asked.

"Yes, ma'am. I call someone to escort you." He replied.

"No need, Corporal, I'm sure I'll find my way." Mercy said as she entered Marine Country proper."

The wedding had been a blur, one that Jack wished he could keep in focus. He did not want that day to ever fade from his memory. Married life thus far was bliss. However, work did not wait for any married couple and Aer knew that as well. They would honeymoon in due time, however, at the moment Jack was in his office going over some reviews of the men. The door chime brought his gaze up from the PADD and through the glass walls of his office. There stood someone he had not seen in sometime. "Come in Warrant. Have a seat."

"Thank you, Sir." Mercy said taking the offered seat. "I hear congratulations are in order. How's married life treating you?

"It has only been a day but I would say it is pretty good. It helps when you marry your best friend. You? How is everything treating you aboard the USS Pioneer. I have heard about some of your exploits quite the work you all have been doing." Jack replied with a smile.

"I'm happy for you." Mercy said with a genuine smile. "Well you know, stopping Romulans' dastardly schemes is all in a day's work, for the Corps."

"We certainly have come a long way since the Endeavour. How is the CO over there? He treating you well... I will not have anyone doing wrong by a friend of mine." Jack smiled and poured some coffee from the tray on his desk. He motioned for Mercy to help herself.

"He's okay, but we don't interact often." Mercy said. "In our last mission we had help from an unusual place. A biologist helped the rest of the Science team escape. She's a SerNumi, and let's just say I wouldn't want to get on her wrong side."

"It is always the least likely of places. What do you mean you don't interact? Does he not come visit his people and check in? That sort of thing." It was how Jack ran his unit and he could not fathom someone who did not run it the same way. It was what made the most sense as far as he was concerned.

"I interact more with the Marine XO, Captain Merrick, he's my Element Leader." Mercy replied. "He's a good man. There's also a Pathfinder, a Rifleman and a Corpsman in my Element, its a great team."

"Well then it sounds like you have a great unit. Always great when one can move on to a great unit. We have a lot of the usual suspects here and the Kingsmen have grown as I have been promoted. I am now one of the Execs of the station. Just more paperwork to do if you ask me." For the moment it seemed that Jack was wrong about reunions. In his experience when one of his old unit members came looking for him they wanted something.

"So, tell me about the woman that caught the great Blackjack." Mercy said.

"Aer? Simply put she is the galaxy's most perfect woman. Beautiful, educated and plays a mean game of poker. She is El Aurian so she is wiser then she lets on. The wisdom is something that I can benefit from. Aer runs the Intelligence unit on the station. When I boarded the station a few years back I saw her and knew that one day it would happen. Just something I never thought would happen, well most Marines never think that they are going to get married. Yet here we are." Jack smiled he could talk about Aer until the end of the universe. "How about you? Anyone catch your eye?"

"Not, yet." Mercy said. "I need someone who can keep up with me and they seem hard to find.

"Nevertheless I am sure that you will find someone. So, have you been to Aquil? I am wondering what you think of our side of the galaxy. A lot to see and I am sure that you do not have too much time away from the Pioneer. I can only imagine how hard it must be to make a decision." Jack always wondered of other officers were like him and enjoyed being a tourist.

"Not yet. In fact I could use a guide, you could bring the Misses, we could talk shop." Mercy said.

"I would have to see if she is available, but I do not see that as being a bad idea. A lot to see on the station, but even more to see down on Aquil. You should take a dive to their underwater cities. They are quite the sight. Alas, that trip you would have to take on your own. But who knows, you may meet the right person." Jack gave a wink and a smile. He always liked to see his people happy. To him once a Kingsman, always a Kingsman.

"Perhaps, but I'd just love to see the sights." Mercy said.

"Very well I think something like that could be arranged. For the time being I am going to have to get some of these after action reports done. Lets meet up at 1930 at the White Stag." Jack said with a smile it would be fun to get out there and blow off some of the stress from the wedding.

"Sure. I'll do some shopping in the meantime, good to see you again Blackjack." Mercy said.

"Likewise..." Jack replied. As Mercy left the office Jack realized yet another perk of being assigned to a station. The ability for old friends to come and catch up. He did not look forward to all of the reports that he had to go over. But he wanted to get through them as this evening shaped up to be one for the record books.

A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Colonel Jack 'BlackJack' Patton
Commanding Officer, The Kingsmen
Strategic Commander, Poseidon Station

Warrant Officer Mercy 'Shadow' Ryan
Sniper, Team 1, The Cure


Previous Next

RSS Feed RSS Feed