"New and Old Friends"
[Previous post: "Full Circle" written by the well talented Dawn.]

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Corridor outside the Observation Lounge
Stardate: 63072.1815

Elliot chased after the CEO after leaving the Observation Lounge, and caught him halfway along the corridor towards the turbo-lift.

"So Lieutenant Fairborn would you like me to report to Engineering for my next shift, as I'm guessing that the Captain would like that delivery system for taking them Imperians down as soon as we can.  After all she does want an effective weapon to use against these things, whether it be for now or later." commented Elliot as they walked further down the corridor towards the turbo-lift.

"OK Ensign, I look forward to your help and input, looks like you and I work well together especially under pressure" the Otharian stated with a smile appearing on his face as the turbo-lift doors opened.

"Excellent, I'll be there at 07:00 hrs and yes I think we'll manage to do this, it may not be easy but I think with both our knowledge we'll have something for the Captain with in the next 48 hours, what do you think, Sir?" Ensign Thomas stated smugly.

"Well Ensign I'm not a betting Oltharian or a man in your case, but a pineapple slices with rasberry ice cream and chocolate fudge dessert says we'll have something for the Captain in 36 hours." the Otharian winked as he replied in a matter of fact tone.

Ensign Thomas shouted through the doors just before they closed tight "You've got yourself a deal, Sir." then chuckled and thought to himself about how much he has connected with the CEO over the past number of hours they have spent working together.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 7, Main Sickbay
Stardate: 63072.1825

ET entered the sickbay and looked around to see if he could find Aki, he knew she had been rescued and he knew he had to find her, so that he could explain about what happened on the USS ANUBIS the last time she had been there, well that was until she had left so suddenly with out a goodbye to himself or the children.  That was the one thing that hurt him the most, he did not get a chance to explain the situation and the kids had felt that she had run out on them.  After looking around he realised that she was not present and desided to look elsewhere, he turned and was about to leave the sickbay when a lady called after him "Excuse me, can I help you with anything?"

ET turned back and replied "I'm actually just looking for someone, hold on, your one of the USS LANCELOT crew you may know I have a friend called Akira Mitshiba do you know where she is?"

"Yes, well not where she is that is, but she was in the group I had been in when we were rescued, but sorry I don't know where she is now." said Ensign Lopez apologetically.

"OK thanks, I'll check elsewhere." Elliot stated sadly.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 16, Black Hole
Stardate: 63072.1835

Elliot walked into the Black Hole and down the steps to the main table, some sat there and others on the levels around the main table that rose up to where the entrance in was, perhaps this is why it was called the Black Hole as it spiralled down two levels to the main centre table.  The Ensign did not see her here either so he got a drink of Iced lemon water and sat down on one of the stools at the centre table to think where she could be.

Craig Mitchell { wmcraigmitchell@gmail.com }
Ensign Elliot Thomas.
Chief Operations Officer.

[The Universe is a huge place, but you always seem to meet someone you know just around the corner.]