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Something in the Air

Posted on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 @ 2:16pm by Petty Officer 1st Class Tobias Beckett & Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Calhoun & Staff Warrant Officer Mira Jayna & Lieutenant Junior Grade Mira Jayde
Edited on on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 @ 2:15am

Mission: Episode 7 - Home Again
Location: SCIF - Deck 9 - USS Pioneer
Timeline: MD009 1100 hrs

Jayna and Jayde spent the next two days doing research on Enpok Nor and the area, detailing anything that could even hint at what Makeba suspected. It was not the easiest of tasks as much of the information was classified or strangely missing. Jayna found much of the classified data through intelligence or her own sources and Jayde found some through official channels, but both sissters knew they would need help if they were going to unravel this particular mystery.

So they scheduled a meeting with two people who could be of the most help to them.

Beckett was happy to be back to work. He was happier on leave, and this was definitely a leave that he needed. Things for him on the Pioneer had gone from bad to worse and they did so quickly. His hope was now that the Intelligence Division was expanded things may look up. Speaking of the expanded Intel Division, he found the new Warrant Officer and her sister there. "Morning sirs!" He was going to point out that guests were not really permitted in the SCIF, however, he was outranked everywhere he turned so he simply bit his tongue.

"Hello, Petty Officer," Jayna said. "First, I'm not a sir, I work for a living." She smiled to show that she wasn't upset by it, but she also preferred her rank, if not just her name. "This is my sister, Jayde. She and I used to work together so she's helping me with a project. I hope you'll be able to help, as well. I'll explain when the Staff Warrant arrives."

Jenn was called back to the SCIF. She was finally having a bit of relaxation. As the doors to the main room opened for her she walked in. She noticed Beckett standing there with the Warrant officer and the lieutenant. "Warrant officer, Lieutenant." She nodded to the both of them and then turned to Beckett. "Beckett."

"Morning Ma'am" Tobias said by way of greeting to Masters as he set his coffee on his desk in the large circle of desks.

"Thanks for coming," Jayna said, taking the lead because they were in intel. "This is my sister, Jayde. We ran into Makeba Brown and her security escort on Empok Nor the other day." She let that sink in before continuing. "What's significant is what she had to say about the station and how it's changed recently. Jayde and I think there may be something to that." She handed Masters an encrypted PADD with the information they'd discovered so far. "We don't know what's going on, but there's enough here to believe something is building, and we'd like to find out what before it blows up."

"Doesn't Captain Winfield and General Sobel have their own Intelligence Departments? I mean they are most likely working on this very issue. Which begs the question, why do we need to get involved." Tobias was curious about what was on the station. However, he hated doing other people's work.

"If they have intel on this, why haven't we heard about it?" Jayna asked. "Why does no one but an anarchist think there's a problem here? But, to make sure we cover all our bases, why don't you check with their intel departmetns to see if they do have anything?"

"To answer your other question," Jayde said, "Because if something is going on and we do nothing, who else will raise the flag of warning?"

"And to answer yours we have not heard about it because we do not need to know about it. The anarchist always thinks there is a problem. Has that not occurred to you? They think there is a problem in an effort to cause anarchy. If something is going on, something is getting done about. I think the small army of Marines on the station is enough to raise a flag of warning." Tobias interjected a little more forcefully than he should have. He hated the SID people coming in here and throwing weight around. Weight that they don't have, it really burned him up inside.

Jayna glowered at him. "Then we prove there's nothing going on," she said. "Just because Brown is an anarchist doesn't mean that the changes aren't there. Aren't visible to anyone who really looks. I noticed them. I felt them." She was Bajoran. A child of the occupation. To all intents and purposes, she'd been an anarchist before joining Starfleet. She didn't trust Makeba as far as she could throw her, but she'd felt something roiling under the surface. Something waiting to erupt. She could not simply ignore it.

Jayde stepped in, always the calmer of the two. "I am not a Marine, but I am also not an intelligence officer. My sister speaks truth. Perhaps we have relaxed our guard too much, expecting others to protect us, expecting force to keep the peace. Why are you unwilling ot ask questions? To prove or disprove our claim?"

Jenn took the PaDD from Jayna and read it as the others started their bickering. She lowered it and said in a stern tone, "Enough! This is my department I give the orders here. And I was ordered by Captain Malbrooke not to interfere with the affairs of the station. However, in light of this..." She pointed to the PaDD. "Warrant, Lieutenant, I will assign this to you. Get all the information you can get, discretely, speak to no one about this but me, is that understood?"

Jayde bowed.

"Yes, ma'am," Jayna said. "I would like to speak with the Marine CO about changes in personnel and a reduction in the civilian population on the station without letting him know why."

Jenn thought a moment about that question. "Well, I think if you want to talk about changes in civilian population, I wouldn't talk to the Marine CO, I would talk to someone who is in on the ins and outs of the station. Someone who was there before all the marines arrived and never left. I think you know who I am talking about, right?"

Jayna nodded. "I do. I would still like Captain Tremble's viewpoint as the Marines have been part of the changes and he is an astute man.

"That he is," Jenn said and was in thought a moment. "Well, you could always try to invite the man over for dinner. As a marine he doesn't have much time for good food. Make it a casual occasion. Food, drinks, I am sure you can distract him enough for him not to notice." She winked to Jayna and Jayde.

Jayna grinned. Even though she thought the Marine Captain might have some valuable insights, she wanted to see him again for more personal reasons. "Yes, ma'am."

She then turned to Beckett and said, "And you, will not breathe a word about this conversation to anyone, is that understood?"

Beckett simply whistled. "Yes Ma'am not a word. But if you think you are going to get in to see a full star General and ask him why he is doing what he is doing and not tell him why you want to know, I think you have another thing coming." Then he paused as he looked at the data some more and frowned. "Besides talking to Sobel would be barking up the wrong tree. Everyone knows that Sobel and Winfield do not get along to well. Winfield did not want the Marines here. Then the question is who wanted them here, well that would be the Cardassian government of course. My suggestion is skip Sobel and talk with Kalim. Nothing happens on Empok Nor without Kalim knowing and without Cardassia knowing and approving. Just my two cents Warrant Officer."

"Thank you, petty officer," Jayna said. She really didn't want to talk with the Cardassian, but she would if she had to.

"Beckett, if you want to be useful in this, maybe you look up the stations logs and records for the Warrant officer?" Jenn said. "And you better not go over my head and talk to the commander, am I clear?"

"Crystal ma'am" Tobias said as he began to punch up the data as requested. He was shaking his head while he did it. Tobias could not understand why this was a big deal. As far as he was concerned there were people on the station who handled the station business. The Pioneer should simply stay out of it.

The logs would be useful. "Thank you for your time and your assistance with this," Jayna said. "We appreciate it."

Jayde gave a respectful bow. She and her sister had long ago learned to follow their gut instinct, even if the matter appeared trivial. "And I thank you for allowing me here."

Although, technically, Jayna hadn't really asked first. "If there's nothing else, we'll leave you to get back to what you were doing."

Jenn shook her head. "That is all, dismissed!" She walked to her office.

A Joint Post By

Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters
Chief Intelligence Officer, USS Pioneer

Warrant Officer Mira Jayna
Infiltration Specialist, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant JG Mira Jayde
Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer

Petty Officer First Class Tobias Beckett
Intelligence Specialist, USS Pioneer


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