As the crew of the Aurora finishes their work establishing the newest planet of the Federation, the tech in charge of the platform discovers a fault and alerts his commander…
“Declan, the colony is just about finished how goes placing the platform?”
Declan looked up from the platform’s glowing red center with dread pouring visibly from his face. “Brielle, we have a problem.”
Brielle looked from the worried platform technician to the glowing red crystal next to his knees, and she began to take on his concern. “Declan, these platforms don’t have issues.”
Swallowing the lump that formed in his throat, Declan looked up and explained, “There’s only a single reason why the crystal glows red, and we all know what it is.”
“Stay here, Declan,” Brielle commanded as she nodded her head. She abruptly spun away from Declan and raced off towards the captain of the colonization ship.
She raced through the corridors as fast as she could, and she just managed to avoid all of the tight corners and the occasional colonist roaming the halls. She ran until she eventually came to the new colony’s civic center. The captain always worked from there while they established a new world for the Federation.
Once she found the right doors, she paused outside so she could catch her breath. When she was able to breathe naturally, she opened the door, and her eyes immediately found the captain. She walked up to him and reported her dire news. “Captain Quinn, something has happened to the homeworld.”
Confusion settled into the captain’s face with her words prompting him to ask, “Brielle, what are you going on about?”
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