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White Noise

Posted on Tue Nov 6th, 2012 @ 11:11pm by Lieutenant Lissan zh'Zarath

Mission: Purgatory's Shadow. Season 2 Episode 7

Jar'Ho had adjusted to the general humming sound of the space station. The white noise persistently in the background. He woke up. Something didn't sound right. The background noise wasn't there anymore. He pulled on his boots. He left his quarters and hurried to engineering. Upon arrival he found an Andorian working. He looked at her, "qaStaH nuq?"

Lissan was lying flat on her back with the front half of her body underneath a panel. She was muttering to herself. She had seen some shoddy work in the past but this beats all. Always have the right tools for the job and who ever repaired this last ought to have his tools taken away from him and led to the nearest airlock. Two hours she had been working on this so far.

As if she didn't have enough to do now someone wanted her attention. "Pass me the triple headed spanner with the phazed inverter. Make it quick I haven't got all day, then I'll talk in a minute or two." Her hand shot up and pointed over to the left.

Jar'Ho looked at the feet sticking out from under the panel. He remembered Haqtaj's order to him to treat these Federation types with respect. "luq." He grabbed the spanner and stuck it in her hand.

"Thanks." she called out. A few minutes later she crawled out and tried the panel once more. This time it came to life and satisfied with a job well done tidied everything up and put her tools back in her case. Only then did she remember the Klingon in front of her.

"Not sure what you are saying could be the UT playing up, its been doing a lot of that lately." Without thinking she took hold of his comm badge and ran a scan over it. "No thats fine." she told him. Obviously the UT."

He wondered at the look she gave him. He realized that the Universal Translator must be offline. He mentally translated to Federation Standard. "Who are you? Why are you here? What's going on?"

"I'm Lt Lissan xh'Zarath, chief ops and who are you?" she asked annoyed at the sudden questions. "Mind if we walk and talk? I have a list of jobs to do and the CO wants them done yesterday."

This Andorian was a pushy sort. He looked at her, "I am Sogh Jar'Ho son of Ri'Ash of the house of TriMar. I am here to facilitate repairs to Klingon vessels that dock here. Given the state of things." He waved around, "I cannot accomplish my mission unless I can get this station in working order."

"Well, it's good to meet you Jar'Ho, just call me Lissan. It seems we're on the same side heading towards an identical goal. Perhaps we can work together?"

Jar'Ho grunted. "Perhaps."

Lissan shrugged "Suit yourself." she replied too busy to care one way or the other as they both headed out of engineering.


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