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Ducks in a Row

Posted on 19 Mar 2020 @ 3:19am by Captain C`Tasi Rssnai

Mission: Season 1 - Into the Deep
Location: USS Alexander
Timeline: MD1 - 1300
600 words - 1.2 OF Standard Post Measure

.:[Deck 33 - Flight Deck, USS Alexander]:.


There were a great many perks of being assigned on an immense carrier-class vessel which was essentially a mobile stardock, but there were certainly negatives as well. Captain C`Tasi Rssnai stood amongst the bustling chaos that was the flight deck, arms folded across her chest and a scowl playing across her muzzle. As she watched, two crewmen ran head-on into each other, spilling the assortment of technical gear they held across the deck; she couldn't tell if they were Fleet, Marines, or a combination of either but a cross looking Warrant Officer stormed up and appeared to give them quite the litany. Meanwhile, another set of crewmen who were closer at hand were trying to figure out how the crate of random Valkyrie parts had ended up having been labeled as Gryphon replacement conduits. As she watched, the catastrophe sorted itself out in time.

With a disgusted snort, the Caitian female shook her head, turned on her heel and stalked towards the area of the deck she was far more comfortable with. The long triple row of ROC gunships took up a fair portion of the flight deck due to their size, and the interchangeable combat pods that could be hot-loaded onto them. She was rather proud of her group pulling together and being far better organized than several of the other groups, including the Valks and Gryphs that were still getting stowed. While she hadn't met with the CAG since coming aboard, she felt whoever that was would be pleased with the results of her carefully choreographed planning. Scuttlebutt had that the CAG hadn't even been appointed yet, but instead, one of the more senior WC's had stepped in to take over to role until told otherwise. C`Tasi's musings were interrupted by a rather loud clang and a spattering of cussing from her own ROC.

C`Tasi grinned toothily as she recognized the dramatic ramblings of her Chief, "Everything alright, Bunny?"

A mussy-haired blonde head poked out from the bottom deck of the ROC in question, followed quickly by a scowling face of a young terran woman that was relatively smeared completely with grease, "Yes, ma'am.. whoever did the last overhaul on the main driveline totally buggered the thing. When will those rookies learn.."

The female felinoid chuckled lightly, her previous gloom forgotten with the antics of her friend hanging upside-down from the frame of her fighter, "I'm fairly confident you're the last person to work on her in the past few months."

"Yeah, well.." the woman scowled at the Marine Captain and quickly pulled herself back into the small vessel, "I should have her purring like a kitten in no time; if you'll excuse the expression."

"Just so. I'm going to see if I can't track down whoever's in charge and report in. Probably something I should have done before we offloaded everything when coming aboard, but.. with so much chaos here, I wanted to get things settled before we couldn't even squeeze into a corner."

"Sounds like a plan, Boss. I'll let you know when I'm finished. Shouldn't be too long."

"Excellent. Dinner at 1900?"

"Wouldn't miss it for the world."

C`Tasi glanced around for a moment longer before turning towards the bank of lifts against the closer bulkhead. She'd need to check-in, as she'd said and the CAG suite would probably be her best bet.






Captain C`Tasi Rssnai
Marine Aerospace Group 32
USS Alexander

 

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