Post by jlgalloway99 on Jul 14, 2017 14:06:26 GMT -8
Temporary Quarters, 0600
August 24, 4566 (pending)
Clearance Level: 7
“Computer began personal log, encrypt and clearance level 7” called out Dom. The computer chirped as the channel opened.
Dear Senator Sarah Gillam of Earth 2,
This war has taken so much from me!
My innocence, my hope, my dreams, my needs, I have given it all up to fight in this galactic war. I know it has taken a lot from you as well. The fight with the Faith Services Fleet is not going well as the military would have hoped. It appears the corruption and influence that Darius Maximus has over the galactic federation corps worlds has left us a little defensive.
I cannot believe he commands such a presence in the corps worlds, how do so many worlds align themselves with a dictator like him?
President Hukari Carian is the legitimate leader of the Galactic Federation and people continue to reject and proclaim that Darius should be the appointed leader of the “True Galactic Federation” and they have faith in his fleet.
I believe it’s not faith they have, I believe its fear. I am not sure how you do it, how you can sit in a room with those boneheads and not want to strangle them all.
Thankfully you are the diplomat, and I am the solider.
I am not sure if you heard, but they have given me a command, the Delta Forces Ship called the Phoenix, the same ship that once belonged to that mad man, known as Jim Olend, that goes around prancing around as a Q.
I am real excited to be given the chance to command a starship for the military. I am honestly surprise they gave me a raider style ship to command, but a command is a command. I believe they are testing me, give me a small ship so less lives wasted, in case I am not command material, but I will show them that I am a capable starship captain.
The Phoenix is a good ship, a little small but she is being retrofitted with the new mark vi drone prototypes, the calton initiative is now entering stage 2. Even though this transmission is encrypted, I would prefer not to discuss actual numbers over a communications channel.
I will admit this to you, cause I can never admit this to anyone in the military, it feels strange to command this raider, this was the ship of Jim Olend.
The lunacy that was Doctor Olend, or Doctor Q, or whatever he liked to call himself, is a little overwhelming taking over his old command. Not sure why command wants to reuse this ship, personally I felt maybe it needed to be mothballed and a new ship commissioned with the name.
Command though, knows we are down on ships and they are bringing back as many of the mothball ships as they can. So my choices were limited, either take command or refuse and never get another command opportunity again. So I decided to take the command.
I wanted to take a moment to talk to you and vent a little.
Lt. Commander Dom Martinez
DFS Phoenix, Commanding
“End log” said Dom.
“Computer save log and transmit a copy to Senator Gillam’s office with same level of encryption” said Dom. He wanted Sarah to know that they had proceeded to phase two of the calton initiative. And to; vent a little to an old friend.
He was not sure how he felt about commanding the ship that once housed that lunatic, Jim Olend, the man had a PH.D. Despite being educated he was still very corrupt. He would have hoped an educated man would have more class than that, but the reality was the more information you have the more power you have and potential for corruption.
He had barely moved into the Lavie, when the quartermaster, called him and wanting to assign him new living quarters on the Phoenix. He tried to give Dom the biggest quarters on the ship, but Dom refused. He wanted to keep those quarters open for VIP’s or dignitaries that may come aboard, he took a smaller standard senior staff quarters.
He was never really a fan of oversized quarters. He preferred his quarters to be functional, not glamorous. He was a solider, and soldiers did not need glamour’s things, they needed functional things.
The Phoenix has had an interesting past 15 years, it was clear that Jim the former commanding officer of the Phoenix, was a little crazy, but he was not always insane or power hungry.
He read a file about the Phoenix going back in time and saving the crew of the USS Intel, and an Admiral Nathaniel Smith. It was a noble thing to do. He went from being a man with honor and class to being a insane Q that a good portion of the galactic federation wanted dead.
Dom wondered how educated men, a Q none the less can become such an arrogant man, like he was. His crew deserved better than that! He had a chance to help people, not hurt them. Dom truly believed if he was ever gifted with the power of the Q, he would use it for the good of the people. Not squander it and abuse the power.
Jim Olend was not the only one to squander his control, his power.
Darius was just as bad, now granted he was not a Q, but he was a man who had the potential to become more than he was, and believed in his own self-worth and wasted his opportunity for greed. People like Darius and Jim are to be pitied, thought Dom.
Jim was now an afterthought, in custody. But Darius, was a still a man at large and wanted by the real galactic federation. Dom wanted to capture that traitor at all cost, he would love to go to Betazed and remove him from his damn thrown and help bring peace to the Galactic Federation.
First thing first, Dom needed to board the Phoenix, he still had meet with Captain Yuka Layton.
It has taken a long to get to this point thought Dom, as he recalled on the past few years. Starting out as a text book pilot, all the way up, to a commanding officer of a starship. It was a not an easy track to say the least. He sacrificed so much, in order to achieve this goal.
Dom started off serving as a fighter pilot, his conceptions of the war prior to enlisting were completely delusional. The people back home, had no idea how bad it was on the front lines, and It was not necessarily the war that made it bad, it was the greed and corruption that made it bad, and senseless deaths that had no value.
Dom discovered early in his career the ugly truth and things needed to change. He knew the DFS needed new ideas, fresh ideas. They needed people like Yuka, Aiden and himself commanding ships, saving lives and showing compassion instead of greed. The old ways needed to end, if progression had any chance.
People needed to change in general. The first change was to clean up the image of the DFS Phoenix, the old crew was either arrested or locked up or re assigned to other ships in the fleet. Dom was happy that a new crew was coming aboard the Phoenix, a new start for a ship with a shady past.
He was very excited to be given this opportunity to command.
[JP with Josh or Brian]