job isn't just to give orders it is to also
inspire a sense of confidence in the crew.
Leaving the bridge at such a time, albeit a time
you find so mundane, is not appropriate. You
decide to remain on the bridge.
You say to your bridge officer in the best non-bored
voice you can muster, "Can we adjust the
viewscreen settings to enlarge Rhea?"
captain," he replies, "But from this
range and with so much atmospheric disturbance I'm
afraid it won't be more than just a blur."
pressing the various controls on his console
before the viewscreen showed in image of a white
circular blob upon the screen.
best I can do," Mr Smith said.
You stare wide
eyed at the screen faking your excitement.
least we know what we're scanning now," you
say, "It's good to..."
interrupted by a beep upon the communicator built
into your seat. You press it.
here captain," you hear through the
communicator, "We have a problem within the
transporter room. It seems that we may have an
intruder on board."
ship vibrates shaking both you and the rest of
the bridge crew. There's been an explosion.
will you do now?