Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New Beginning 1005
The lights are dim on the bridge, its inhabitants lounging in their chairs, most of them comfortable and relaxed as they go about their routine. To one side, the youngest member of the crew scans through comms channels, listening to silence.
“Nothing. Every day, absolutely nothing.” He runs his hands through his hair in frustration.
From the engineer’s chair, the short blond woman opens her eyes long enough to give him a glare. “Some would say that’s a good thing, patrol where nothing happens. You’d probably say that too, if you’d lived through one that was exciting.” She raises her left arm slightly then returns it to her lap, her point made.
Ensign Crenshaw blushes a little at the admonition. He doesn’t know where or when she lost her real arm, and is so used to seeing the prosthetic he plain forgot about it.
He is about to apologize when he is struck from behind by Captain Kinkaide's titanium foot.
"Back to work, you shiftless whelp," Kinkaide harrumphs. "And be grateful I didn't break it off in your ass."
Yes, serving on the USS Prosthetica is a trial indeed, Crenshaw thinks, to himself this time.
Opening: Darci Smith.....Continuation: Veronica Rundell