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Time Away, Part 1

Posted on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 @ 2:24am by Ensign Geoff Martinsen

Mission: Brief Respite
Location: Starbase 221
Timeline: Mission Day 1 at 1330

Although he was surprised that he was given leave, Geoff wasn't going to stray far. Some of his peers were off to visit nearby planets, while he had managed to grab a small room on the starbase for three nights. As he walked through the airlock into the station, he thought about the first time he'd ever been on a Federation Starbase. It was during his third year in the Academy when he was heading off on a training cruise. He had been impressed then at the sheer size of it. And he was still impressed.

He walked through the busy corridors, an overnight bag slung over his right shoulder. He brushed against all manner of people as he explored; Bolians, Andorians, Vulcans, a Tellarite, countless Humans. Having been raised by his mother, he apologized to every since one of them, even if none of them cared.

Eventually, he reached the guest quarters section and found his room. He walked in, dropped his bag on the bed, and looked out the window. He could see the dock where Altai was and, for a brief moment, he missed the ship. He quickly reminded himself that he was going to be back on board in a couple of days, which caused him to chuckle at his own silly sentimentality.

He'd left Altai in his uniform, for some reason. Deciding that he wanted to be a bit less obvious, Geoff stripped off the uniform and slipped into some civilian clothes. A quick check of his hair in the mirror and he headed back out. He knew there was a restaurant in the main commercial sector who's entire menu was food from the Gamma Quadrant. Though he wasn't known for being adventurous in general, he did enjoy new foods.

And so he set off, excited for new food fun.


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