Episode 1.1: Sidetracked - Waiting
Posted on Wed Mar 6th, 2013 @ 10:38pm by Ensign Liran Elar
Episode 1.1: Sidetracked
Location: USS Sarragut
Ensign Liran Elar sprawled on her bunk in the dark and waited. She hated waiting.
The USS Sarragut had been en route to rendezvous with the Aeon for what seemed like forever and Liran hadn't been behind the controls of a shuttle once during the entire trip. She missed the Mendocino something fierce. All her old friends, the comfortable camaraderie, the reliable schedule, that was all behind her.
But Tia needed her and she wouldn't abandon her oldest friend.
Nysetia Bell was a minor technician aboard the Aeon and she was, as far as Liran could tell, miserable. She was married, but her husband (a Vulcan of all things) was active in the scientific community and the two somehow made the long-distance relationship work. Recently, however, Tia’s communications had grown shorter and strained and Liran could take it no more. She had pulled every string she could to secure a transfer to the Aeon, she couldn't allow herself second thoughts.
She would be there soon enough. Now, though, all she could do was wait.
With a deep sigh, Liran closed her eyes and waited for sleep to take her.
She hated waiting.