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Weapons Go Boom! Pt 2

Posted on Fri Jul 2nd, 2021 @ 2:15am by Lieutenant Commander Dean House & Captain Rhenora Kaylen & Lieutenant Bonnie "Bon-Bon" Durnell & Lieutenant JG Avarak

Mission: Gamma Quadrant
Location: Weapons Lab
Timeline: Backlog

Dean pressed the comm button on the console, “Lieutenant Durnell, would you kindly join us in weapons control.”

Avarak nodded in silent agreement. He and Lt Durnell have been working on a separate project of their own and while he found her emotional expressiveness at times distracting, they worked well together.

Looking up from her console and the slew of algorithms she had been working on, she tapped her badge. "Um, did you say weapons control?" Reservations immediately crept into her mind.

"Yeah, okay, sure. I'll be right there." She stepped away, stretched briefly then bounced out of the CORE on her way to weapons control. A minute or so later she found herself in familiar yet unsafe territory.

Everyone was standing around what looked like a torpedo casing that was in the process of an engine change. Parts strewn about the floor, and off to the side a line board drawing with a single line that was drawn between three crudely drawn ships and a final line leading to just the word BOOM. She smiled inwardly as she approached the group. "Hi." She waved.

“ This is not what it appears” Rhenora said cryptically as the computer specialist arrived.

"I don't know, looks like a hurriedly drawn idea to convey a weapon that bounces across multiple targets before finally exploding." Bonnie smiled with goofy reassurance.

“If you want to put it that simply, that’s exactly what it is, Bonnie,” Dean smiled. “Any questions?”

"Oh you have no idea how many questions I have, but…" she paused on the perky upbeat as she leaned against a table and crossed her arms. "What can I do to help?"

Rhenora looked from Dean to Avarak then back to Bonnie “ Apparently it doesn’t go Boom…”

"Well," she shrugged. "You're in luck." She pushed off from the table knocking a cylindrical metal tube over which rolled slowly down the table until it struck a box at the end. The box shifted enough to dump a spanner which was sitting on top. The spanner fell striking a teetering PADD which lobbed a tricorder into the air, finally striking someone in the head behind her.

"¡Qué demonios estás haciendo!" The man muttered.

Embarrassed, she replied, "Sorry Carlos." Before turning back to the silent group standing next to the thankfully unarmed torpedo. “So, where do we start?”

Rhenora glanced over at the junior officer who rubbed his head and went back to work. She had a feeling this wasn’t the first time something like this had happened.

Dean probably could have stopped the series of unfortunate events but he was more intently watching just where it was going and stopping. Giving a purse of his lips when it hit Carlos. “There’s some issue with the tracking and a few other things there.” Pointing to the screen.

The Captain snorted in a most uncaptainlike way - unable to resist the giggle that threatened to escape. Poor Carlos simply shrugged.

Dean gave a glance to Rhenora and the giggling. Smiling as that was a refreshing side of her. Almost chortling himself.

She let her guard down for a while, happy to join in the discussion and light hearted banter that batted around the table, much to poor Carlo’s chagrin. Poor guy, hopefully there wouldn’t be too many more head injuries.



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