Deck 12 Maintenance Conduits
As Hiroshiko threw the switch all the lights switched over to emergency lighting. Not just where she was, but all over the ship. People stopped what they were doing and looked around. For a heartbeat no one dared to even breath. Then the lights came back on. But not just the lights, the MEGAMI itself seemed to have woken up after it's shocking damage. Communication throughout the ship seemed to be restored, crew were able to sync with the MEGAMI and get faster and more accurate updates. Moral all over the ship seemed to improve.
The MEGAMI's avatar, a hologram projection of a Samurai warrior, appeared before Hiroshiko. "Thank you Itto Hei Hiroshiko. That certainly helped with communication. However, I require further maintenance. I've tracked the damaged area to Deck 8 but it appears to have been breached. You will need an environment suit before you can complete the repairs.
Chusa Thomas Canterbury laid back down resigned. After a long talk with Dr. Fletcher, Thomas gave up. He knew the good doctor had a point. Medical regulations were there for a reason for everyone's safety, but Thomas wasn't happy about it. The Captain was out of commission, Which made him acting Captain. Lying on his back was not the way he had wanted to take command of his ship. Medical Regs be damned, they needed every available man and woman helping if the ship was to survive. He also couldn't help shake the feeling that something was about to happen. Restless he sat up on the bed again and looked around. Setsunu had been there a moment ago. But she seemed to have disappeared. He looked at his leg. It was still strapped to the machine but looked like it would be ready soon.
" Thomas looked up to see Setsunu. She had a knowing smile on her face. "I thought you'd want a change of uniform.
" She nodded at his sliced up pants. Thomas smiled. She knew him so well. "I do. As soon as this confounded machine....
" At that moment the machine started beeping. Valdia came over and pushed some buttons on it and released it from Thomas's leg. "It's finished Sir. We'll need to wait an hour or so before we can run a test to make sure your nerve endings are still in order. We can't do that while there's any anesthesia in your system, even if its just the local we gave you.
" Thomas nodded. "Thank you doctor.
As soon as Valdia had gone Thomas looked over at Setsunu. "Give me those pants.
" Setsunu just smiled. She helped him get into the pants then rolled up the right pant leg up over the knee. "Now I just need my...
" Before he could finish Setsunu was holding out a service belt. But just any service belt, his belt. His two plasma revolvers and Straight Silver knife were attached to it. "You'll get a metal for this you know.
" Thomas said as he hitched the belt around his hips. Thomas wore his holsters lower than standard and reversed. This way he could draw either weapon with either hand. And of course no Canterbury went anywhere with out his silver blade. The weight of his weapons around his hips was a huge comfort to Thomas. Setsunu then held up another holster. This was a double shoulder holster with two type 33 service pistols in them. Thomas looked at the holster questionly. Setsunu ran a hand through her long dark green hair. "I've got that feeling
." She said simply. Thomas knew exactly what 'that feeling' was. He had it himself. He took the shoulder holsters and put them on as well.
It was at that moment that Calandri back came in and announced that she had cleared some room in a nearby lounge. Thomas glanced around the Med bay. It did look like it was overflowing. Getting to his feet... his foot anyway and leaning on Setsunu, Thomas said, "Excelent work Valtok-hei. Doctor Valdia, lets get any walking wounded or any patient that is not in serious danger moved over to the lounge to allow you more room to work.
Those that were not too seriously injured began to get to their feet and help each other move to the lounge. Setsunu helped Thomas over to a gurney table where he could lean against and push it along with just his one leg while ship helped pick up a stretcher and carry them out. While Thomas pushed he caught sight of Rune Seo riding her Drake. Thomas was quite curious about the Drake. The Dragon, a close cousin of the Drake was his family crest after all and was tattooed on his right cheek. "How are you and your drake holding up
?" Thomas asked.
Momosumi was finally having some luck identifying the ship that had attacked them. The computer had taken the captive images from the Mindys on the picket line and the ship's cameras and had come up with a rendering. Adding in details from the weapon that had hit the Wakaba
and comparing damage to other ships in the area, the puzzle was becoming more and more clear. Whatever had attacked them was big. Very big. The computer estimated that it had to be Battleship class or greater. Momosumi's station began to ping with contacts, but the computer couldn't get a clear lock on anything.