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Secret messages

Posted on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 @ 5:39am by Chief Warrant Officer Akina Jrez

Mission: Wolf In The Fold. Season 2, Episode 1
Location: Commander Jameson's quarters

“Computer, encryption code Jameson alpha-zeta-epsilon.” She paused and counted two breaths. “Caesar-Vespasian-Justinian-Aurelius.” Five breaths this time. “Xerxes-Leonidas-Themistocles-Darius-Alcibiades.” Two more breaths.

“Message to Lieutenant Commander Julie Flynn. Personal. Her ears only.”

There was no Julie Flynn but anyone who managed somehow to crack the code would stumble there. If the correct responses was not input within fifteen seconds, the message would self-delete. It was just another of the failsafes she’d been trained to install but it was the little things that mattered. She remembered lecturer after lecturer repeating the mantra - ‘Get the little things right and the big things will look after themselves.’

“An old Cardassian booby trap has been found aboard DS7. I don’t suspect it’s of major concern – after all, its only an obsolete Cardassian device – but Admiral Devuor is taking it seriously. Lieutenant Commander Mason has been given responsibility for deactivating it though, thankfully, Commander Lam is the one actually in charge of the task. Lieutenant Commander Mason was on her way to Admiral DeVuor’s office at the time that the existence of the device was reported. It is my opinion that she was going to report the ‘assault’ on her person. I know I do not have to request your backing on this matter – I mention this only so that you are appraised of it before the official file crosses your desk.

“Unfortunately, it meant a premature end to the interview with Commander Aerelon. I’m not sure there’s a lot more I can achieve here. These people have closed ranks. I’m sure there’s more to the situation here than...well...than meets the eye.”


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