USS Excalibur

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Posted on Sat Aug 10, 2019 @ 10:08am by Admiral (Ret) Bradley J. Harrison [PNPC - Richardson] & Captain Anthony Richardson
Edited on on Sat Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:27am

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Location: USS Excalibur, Deck 1, Main Bridge
Timeline: Mission Day 4 at 0100

Anthony looked over the bridge, it was finally time to leave. He had given his new conn officer the time off to get himself settled onto the ship and wasn’t expecting him to be on shift until they arrive, so another six hours to go. That was just what he wanted, he wanted many of the new crew to get used to their new assignments.

He looked at the conn officer; “Let’s go back to the crew” as he took his seat

“Sir, Base Control has given us the authorization to depart at our own speed, and course. We have full access, the only ship to depart”

“Great, let’s go, half impulse until we clear the space doors and then maximum warp to Tania Borealis,” he said, with no response. He knew the command had been heard

A voice behind him was then heard; “Sir, I have Admiral Harrison on a secure channel, for you, priority one”

“My ready room, please. Keep the departure going” he asked, as he got up and headed straight to his ready room, this had to be important if it was a priority one.

He turned the computer around and pressed the buttons to open the channel, as the face of Admiral Harrison appeared; “Admiral, what can I do for you?” he asked

“Anthony just wanted to alert you, I’ve had some major developments on the Task Force, I need to depart for home, and I won’t be returning for a while. I know I had some plans to come and visit once your mission to Tania Borealis was completed, but that won’t be able to happen. I’m also resigning my commission for the second time and for good”

“Admiral, while I won’t get into the personal matters, I am sorry you are leaving Starfleet, all I can say is good luck and best wishes. Do we have a new Task Force Commander yet?” he asked

“No, I’ll send through the temporary arrangements, but it should be sorted out soon. Fourth Fleet is pretty quick in getting someone in the role as soon as possible” replied Bradley.

“Well then, we better get back to Tania Borealis and finalize what we have to do there before the Portland. Last report was that it was due in two days after we arrive back tomorrow morning”

“Pretty much what I was told as well, and I’ll leave a report for the new Commander about your assignment”

“Thank You, Admiral. Best of luck, and godspeed. Excalibur out”

He then headed back to the bridge, a few looks, waiting for Anthony to say something about the priority one communication, but there was nothing from Anthony. He just sat down and looked out at the space doors coming closer.

Moments passed… and a few more…

“Sir, clear of the space doors, and we have Starbase 11 on audio”

“Yep”

“Captain, everything was all done, and you have done everything needed to be done. Best of luck in your assignment. We look forward to your visit soon”

“Thanks, Captain. Excalibur out”

“Full speed to Tania Borealis” was all Anthony said, as the warp drive kicked into action and away they went.

 

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