Early July 08
Bismark hung in the sky where she had been these last year, with the budget crisis of 07, and the ensuing economic problems
it had been decided that it would be more feasable to use the Battlestar is lieu of constructing a new space station.
and there she sat, a large majestic piece of orbital death bringing cabability, her drive engines sitting idle where there was space to explore,
Commander Fujisawa sat at the desk that had been installed and scanned the paperwork,
“SSDD” he muttered almost like he wanted to kill something, slowly, , and with little in the way of remorse.
“Mandos Damnit” he said shoving the last of the papers aside.
the tactical officer looked up
“Mandos?” he asked
“Yeah that is todays Diety I think he is from the Tolkein books.”
“but does he qualify?” asked Rin
“may as well he was on the Diety a day calander.”
Rin shrugged and accepted it as he Commander seft his desk to look at some readouts
Commander Fujisawa had been practicing venting his annoyance at his ship sitting idle by using the Diety a Day calander his sister had bought him for the new year in a unconventional manner, his sister a cute girl was concerned with faith and didnt want to upset any of the possible dieties, Masumichi however took a different angle, he was determined to anger them all by blaspheming againts one every day for a year.
He was pondering this diety and creative ways to anger it when the Klaxons started blaring.
“What in the Mandos damned Hell is that.” asked Fujisawa
“priority Red alert message.” shouted Rin
“What how do we have something like that in orbit?”
“It is from Pacifica!”
Battlestar Pacifica : in orbit around Planet RU-186
8 months ago
Glyshals toe claws clicked on the deckplating as he walked to the bridge,
“afternoon Captain” said the cute human ensign he passed
“Afternoon ensign” he intoned “how goes the day?” he asks
"same as usual,
The ships klaxons sounded bringing their conversation to an end as the ship rocked.
“I must go” he said to her and rushed to the bridge
Glyshal burst in
“what the hell happened to my ship?” he asked as he entered
“Commander!” shouted the Tactical officer " something just dropped out of Warp and attacked the aft, engines are down, , "
another explosion rocks the ship the lighting flickered,
the Tactical officer stood back up, “Mercy, the port landing bay is Gone!”
“I dont know precisely but the ships radiation sensors are going off in the nearby decks.”
“Alert viper status?”
“launch all starboard vipers”
Glyshal jumps to the communication terminal
quickly the types in his command code.
“Infinite Loop Space Probe Agency, this is Captain Glyshal of the Battlestar Pacifica, we are under attack by hostile aliens at RU-486
I repeat, , What” he aked turning
“they have stopped the attack?” shouted Hotaru
“Hmm, nichevo” he muttered
“I repeat we are under attack Be prepared, Data will be inbound momentarily”
from the background some one shouts a string of punctuation symbols
the message fades to static as Fujisawa and Rin Watch
“Damn” they intone
“I better call the “office” and let them know”
“do you think they ore ok?” asked Rin
“no that message was sent 8 months ago, they were 5 months out, if anything a Raptor should have arrived a month of more ago.”
Fujisawa dips his head “Glyshal was a good man, , Lizard”
begin Day 1