Another "routine" trip through the Gate"
Posted on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 @ 11:33pm by Ensign Madison "Maddy" Chapman
Blast to the Past
Another "routine" trip through the Gate
Adm Fischer and Ens Chapman
Mike looked at an incoming report, and saw that they were due to meet up with the planet of Argos to go over their supply needs. This was a routine mission, and he was going to take Maddy with him to see what medical equipment they may require. Picking up the phone, he called down to the medical bay. “Ensign Chapman, report to my office,” he said, then hung up the phone. They would also be taking one of the quartermaster supply people along, as they would be able to figure out the rest.
Maddy grabbed her glove from her drawer and tossed it in her pocket. Never hurt to take it along. She made her way to the Admiral’s office, he rarely went off world. She rapped on his door quickly.
“Enter,” Mike said. Looking up, he saw Maddy. “Hey. Ready to go off world?” he asked.
“Yep,” Maddy nodded. “Will be nice to go to a quiet, not being attacked planet for once.”
“I know, something of a rarity these days,” he said with a smile to her. “I think Lieutenant Roush is ready to go. She was getting antsy about waiting this long,” Mike told Maddy. “She is always in a rush to get through the gate,’ he added chuckling. He was pretty sure that while she liked the missions, she hated the gate travel part of it.
Maddy smirked. “I’m ready, easy in and out simple mission.” She hoped at least.
“Let’s go then,” he said, standing up, already dressed in an offworld mission uniform. He lead the way to the Gateroom, where the Lieutenant was looking like she was going to explode from the waiting and anticipation. Beside her was Sergeant Kane, one of the logistics NCOs, ready to help. “Ready?”
“More than Admiral,” Lieutenant Roush said.
Mike looked up to the control room and gave the signal for the dialout, and a short moment later, the wormhole activate. “Let’s go,” he said to them, letting the other two go first.
Maddy shook her head, she remembered a time when she was that excited about going off world. Now it just routine, and sometimes annoying. With a quick glance at Mike, she headed through the shimmering pool inside the gate.
Mike followed right behind Maddy, and entered the wormhole. The familiar sensation took hold, but then...something felt off, it felt like he was in the wormhole too long, things were flying too fast. This was not how it was supposed to go.