SD242103.08 - Joint Log - CO & AA - "Still scientist after all"
Eliahu was finally arrived at the station. It was late in terms of scheduled arrival time, but different factors had forced him to increase progressively some delay. First of all the critical condition in which the station was currently laying.
For a scientist a black hole was still an as fascinating as terryfing in his obliterating power, even if out of their commons fields of research.
Eliahu was mentally attracted by genetical differences among races, by culture development, in impact of religion on behavior and attitudes. In few words he loves his job of anthropologist.
He moved quickly out of the shuttle docking zone and took a rapid glance all around. Basically he was searching for a superior officer to be oriented.
He saw the most relevant officer, to reporting for duty, the famous as notoriously brilliant General Grey. Eliahu accelerated his walk and reached soon the CO.
He cleared his throat and said: "Aye Sir. I'm lieutenant commander Sacks, science division, Honored to meet you. I'm here for reporting for duty in Station Versailles"
"Good to have you Commander." replied the General. Around them, people ran back and forth as they ferried equipment out of the turbolift, establishing a temporary command post. "You'll have to forgive the mess. Main Ops is slightly on fire, and the smoke extractors are offline. They're venting the air manually now."
"I hope my presence may be in help in this desperate moment." said the Commander. "During the journey I've read the clearenced report and I've realized that we, or better the station, is among a struggle for survive"
"Struggle, yes. That's a good word. We'll be going to warp in the next hour or two. If we're still here by then, or if structural integrity fails, we'll all rest in very, very small pieces." the CO remarked, grimly. "I don't suppose you have an engineering background...?"
"technically my field is anthropology, alien studies, but my basis have common roots in physics and astronomy. Only I diverge in a certain moment to deepening alien culutures and such similar issues"
"Well, we have a lot of species on the station. I expect there's plenty of work for everyone, regardless of their training."
"Very well General. Where can I start, after deployed the suitcase in the quarters?"
"To be honest, right now we really need everyone to help put out the fires. We'll be at warp for a week, so you'll have plenty of time to ply your trade then. Keeping folks calm, liaising between the different tribes and religious sects aboard the station, etc."
Eliahu nodded:" Aye sir. I'm going to give an effort to the fire teams. Can you address me in which section is needed majorly a contribution? "
"You could try the promenade. Shops and businesses mostly, but there's a lot of civilians there. We've got our hands full securing critical systems elsewhere, so the fires on the promenade are being handled by civilians. They could really use a hand."
"Perfect Sir, I will take the path immediately. I presume I have to dress more dedicated suit than this current ordinary uniform, right? Where can I find the fire suit?"
"Ask the quartermaster over there." The General finished, waving a hand towards a Lieutenant a few meters away, while his Yeoman waving a padd in front of him. "Now I have to get back to the crisis. Good to meet you."
"Thank you Sir for the time dedicated to me. I'm going to keep on my duty just now"
"Thanks Commander. Dismissed."
Lt cmdr Eliahu Sacks saluted the superior officer. He felt the impression that something in the way he reported to him wasn't gone in the right way, but taken in accounts the moment, all may be paced in others better moment. Now He was time to live on his first emergency condition aboard a space station.
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Brigadier General Jonathan Grey
Lieutenant Commander Eliahu Sacks