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 Post subject: Intrepid Episode #18: Praying for Time
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:49 am 
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Author’s note:

Episode 18…to me, it’s interesting that Battlestar Intrepid should end with the eighteenth episode. Why? I joined Battlestar Libra in the last pages of Episode 18 ‘Martial Law’. Also, at the age of eighteen, you are an adult in most countries.

So, this is like officially seeing my ‘child’ leave the house and going off to college. We all know what happens in the end and that and that does it continue with Libra to this day. Sadly, we also know how it ends for Admiral Thomas Jacobs…

…but we have to get to the end to see this complete story. As we all know from the Libra episode ‘Courage and Glory’, it will not be pretty.

Today starts the ‘graduation ceremony’ for Battlestar Intrepid. I hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

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Battlestar Intrepid Episode #18:
Praying for Time


It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope, when there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much, much too late
So maybe we should all be praying for time.

-George Michael, Praying for Time

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Earth - the streets of London
Circa 2006


The Doctor: You think it'll last forever: people and cars and concrete. But it won't. One day it's all gone. Even the sky. [long pause] My planet's gone. It's dead. It burned, like the Earth. It's just rocks and dust. Before its time.

Rose: What happened?

The Doctor: There was a war, and we lost.

-Doctor Who, End of the World

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Previously on Battlestar Intrepid:

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Lycanthrope - CO's Quarters
Day 85
1442


The leader of the group known as The Pack reached for his coffee cup and took a long sip. His eyes returned to the computer screen and read the two latest thoughts about the jumps. After another drink of coffee and a long look at the DRADIS, he thought of Lycanthrope's old 'Benefactor' for a time...the man who had made the 'acquisition' of this ship possible.

"What was in that box, Kalrk?" Capt. Merton asked aloud to himself.

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Illustrious - Flying close formation with Libra
Day 86
1100


Onboard the Libra, Colonel Vansen stood on the observation deck watching the Illustrious go through her paces. He took a sip of coffee from his mug and smiled. I bet the Commander is having a ball.

Suddenly a flash of light temporarily blinded him. He quickly regained his vision and looked ahead towards the Illustrious.

It was gone.

All that could be heard on the observation deck was the crash of Vansen’s mug on the floor.

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A three-ship Cylon Baseship battle group escorting a Resurrection Ship
Day 86
0955


One heard the sound of footsteps approaching him. Instinctively, he knew who it was. "What are your thoughts, Two?"

"Some streams move closer to convergence, others move further away." Two looked at the Cavil with a raised eyebrow, "Some streams move on their own random will...ignoring the control of fate, or so they think."

"Sometimes when your line talks of 'streams', you make as much sense as the Hybrids...aimless babble. Today, you are very much on the mark." Cavil said in a matter-of-fact-tone. "I don't know who should cause us more concern as a team: Cain and Adama or Jacobs and Rodrigues?"

"When streams form together, they become more powerful and unpredictable." Two said with a slight foreboding tone. "A convergence of any of them should cause you more than just concern, brother."

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Intrepid - Port Hanger Bay
Day 86
1800


The launch was by the book with no problems. Lt. Butler moved ahead of the fleet and then vectored toward the direction of the possible Colonial signals. After a last quick test of systems, it was time to jump. Well, here we go into the unknown...again.

“Intrepid Control, this is the Raptor 12-41. I am vectored and awaiting clearance to jump.”

“Raptor 12-41, this is Intrepid Control. You are cleared to jump on your current vector. Good luck and good scouting, Battlemaster. See you when you get back.”

“Thank you, Control. Raptor 12-41, clear and engaging jump drives in 3…2…1.”

And that is when it all went wrong...horribly wrong.

The jump computer signaled the engines were over-surging. Butler went throw the safeties. As he did, he was thrashed around the cockpit. Sparks flew in the raptor. It sounded as if the ship was going to blow.

Thrusters had kicked into full power, the control stick was not responding. The cockpit was bathed in a red glow from warning lights and the sound of alarms was piecing.

“INTREPID CONTROL, INTREPID CONTROL, THIS IS RAPTOR 12-41! EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY…”

With a sudden green flash, the scout jumped…a blind, out of control jump.

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A Cylon pursuit fleet somewhere between the Intrepid and Libra fleets
Day 88
1755


"We would like to take a sampling from one of the human fleets." the Eight quickly added. "Humans that have not been affected by weapon radiation and fallout."

A Two that had remained silent during the discussions spoke, "And how do you suggest we get this sampling?"

"When we find one of the fleets, we send in boarding parties to capture some of the human ships." Four replied. "The rest can be eliminated."

Cavil sat silent for a moment and thought about what had just been said, "The Ones will agree to that with one very important condition: Once we have your clean samples, all remaining humans are to be wiped out...once and for all. The longer the humans live, the more of an out of control problem they will become. It's time to finish the plan."

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Admiral Jacobs awoke from his dream and sat straight up in his bed. The buzzing from the handset was almost continuous. For some reason, Tom felt a wave of dread roll over him. He grabbed the handset, "CIC, this is the Admiral..."

Day 90
0001

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1539


Thomas Jacobs, slowly and with some struggle opened his eyes. Radiation and the treatments to counteract it had taken their toll on his now frail body. Tom’s breathing had become more labored and painful over the last day. Everything had become a struggle for the now former Colonial Admiral.

As Jacobs slowly moved his head, he noticed someone standing at the foot of his bed. As his eyes focused in, a small smile came across his face.

Thomas addressed the figure in the blue robe that stood before him with almost no emotion, “So, this is how it ends for me, eh…old friend?”

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Eight Days Earlier
Battlestar Intrepid – CIC
Day 90
0011


Before the guard could shout ‘Admiral on the deck’, Tom Jacobs looked at Lt. Amanda Bays while buttoning his jacket. The tone in his voice demanded an immediate answer, “SitRep!”

“FTL control systems are completely offline, Admiral.” She said while handing him a paper report. “Chief says there was some sort of explosion. They’re still digging through it in Engineering. The FTL mainframe controllers appear to be completely out.”

As Maj. Darren Trevors entered the CIC, he heard the last part of Bays report. “If the main FTL computer controllers are out, we have no backups. Those were being rebuilt and…”

“I’m well aware of that. I need answers quicker than what we are getting them from Engineering.” Tom paused and looked back at Lt. Bays, “Go to Engineering, survey the situation. I want a report in fifteen to twenty minutes. I need options yesterday, Amanda. Are we clear on that?”

“Aye, Admiral.” Amanda quickly turned and left the CIC almost at a full running pace.

“XO, Contact Lt. Mangum on the tug. Order her to dock with us and take over navigational control.” Tom noticed a look of pause on Darren’s face. “What?”

“The tug docking to us will take longer than usual because they will have to tether to us.” Major Trevors saw the quizzical look on the Admiral’s face and knew that his boss had forgotten something. “Sir, remember that the physical docking connections have been damaged? Engineering has been dealing with other issues…”

“Oh frak me!” Tom said without thinking in disgust. “That could take hours! Get them on it right now! I had forgotten about that. We have no time to lose.”

“Aye, sir!”

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"XO, Sitrep!" Commander Guynes barked from the hatch leading into CIC.

"No enemy activity at this time. Ranger Scouts are deploying. Ship reports ready for combat, Commander."

William locked eyes with Col. Wilson after arriving at the command table, "Any news from the old man?"

"Nothing other than the initial report. I've ordered Captain Storm to add additional guards to all major system, just in case."

The Commander looked over to the communications specialist, "Specialist Gilmore, get me a secured direct line to Intrepid, stat."

The specialist shook his head in acknowledgement and went to work in establishing contact with Intrepid and the Admiral. Wilson waited a few moments and then looked at Guynes, "Two to three hours to establish the tether lines and take control of the ship. A lot of things could happen before then, Will."

"I know, but leaving them out here could be a death sentence." Guynes paused for a moment and shook his head, "Still, we need to think about getting the civilians out of here in case the Toasters are near."

"Should we get Lycanthrope on the line? Maybe have them jump away with the civilians?"

"Good idea, Dean..." Guynes paused as Specialist Gilmore stood up at his station, "If that is the Admiral, route him to the handset."

After a few moments of looking down and pressing buttons, Gilmore looked up, "The Admiral is waiting on your handset, sir."

William took a deep breath and picked up the handset, "Fleet Actual, this is Taurus Actual. Sir, what is the status over there?"

"I'm still awaiting a definite report from engineering, but it appears we have been the subject of sabotage. Will, you need to increase security around all major systems on the Bull."

"Already done, sir. Tom...we need to get the civilians out of here, just in case."

"Once I have full information, I'll have you jump away with the fleet. We'll join you within a few hours."

"Admiral...Tom," William hung his head for a moment and drew a deep breath. He knew that what he was about to suggest might not go over well. "Thomas, I'm sure Darren and the rest of the crew can take care of things over there. I think you need to consider transferring your flag to Taurus until Intrepid is jump-capable again."

There was a long pause. To William, each second seemed to last forever before Admiral Jacobs finally responded. "I understand the request William, but I am staying with my ship and crew. Both need their commanding officer. Once I get more information, I'll make a decision and go from there. Intrepid Actual out."

"Aye and Taurus actual out." Guynes slowly placed the receiver back into the handset. "Dean, order Major Watkins to deploy her best pilots around the tug and the tethering points on Intrepid. Defend those junctions and the tug at all costs."

"Aye, sir."

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Captain Merton, leader of The Pack, had gone to bed earlier than usual. A dull glow came from the DRADIS monitor that was mounted behind his desk. The small sleeping alcove built into the wall and the thick privacy curtain blocked the light from disturbing Merton.

The one thing that the curtain could not block was the buzzing of the built-in handset, "CIC to Captain."

Merton instantly awoke and shoved the curtain back before picking up the handset, "CIC, this is Merton. What's up, Eyeball?"

"Although we have no enemy on DRADIS, Intrepid and Taurus are deploying fighters. Also, there is something else I've noticed, Boss."

Merton sat up and locked his eyes on the DRAIDS, "The fleet tug looks to be pulling up to Intrepid...or am I seeing things?"

"That's what I was going to point out. Should I set Condition One? We don't have anything official from the Admiral or Commander about raising the alert level."

After a few moments of thinking, Merton answered, "Not yet. Wake up the usual suspects and get them in CIC. Let Sol get some rest...he's had a hell of a last few days. I will be there within ten minutes."

"Understood and CIC out."

Merton turned on the lights to his cabin and grabbed his pants. I hope this is all a drill that they forgot to tell us about...

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Day 90


One looked around the room of tanks and 'lifeless' bodies in near boredom. Oh, what I would give to be on a baseship hunting down the last of humanity. Being stuck here as a body babysitter has to be a job that is unfit for any One. Babysitting is more a job for a Five.

The Cylon stopped at the tank of a Six. He looked at her hair, face and other features and cracked a small smile, Well, if there is one thing to be said about being stuck here, the view can be good and they don't mind you staring at them.

As he turned to walk away, he heard a tone from the tank. Quickly, One spun around to see that the resurrection controls and tank was 'booting' up for operations. His right eyebrow raised in surprise, "So, we have someone coming back. What direction and more importantly, what fleet are you coming from? Yes...what is your story, my lovely little Six?"

One assumed control of the resurrection tank and awaited for the others to arrive and welcome their sister back.

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Day 90


Engineering Chief Dennis Walker had been on the handset with Admiral Jacobs and Maj. Trevors for three minutes giving the heart-wrenching SitRep. Finally, Tom spoke, with a shaking tone in his voice, "Chief, how long will it take to get the jump drives back operational...if you put everyone on the job?"

There was a pause from the other end of the line. Chief Walker knew his answer would not sit well with his superiors, "That explosion took everything out, sir. Two days to put in the basic relays and put in a computer system that could control them...maybe."

“Two days to get FTLs back and that is a maybe?!" Tom paused as he fought to keep his composure. This isn't his fault...don't take it out on him. "Keep your engineers on the job. At least we still have normal propulsion...do the best you can and CIC out.”

Many in CIC heard the Admiral’s side of the discussion and they knew it was bad. Since their first battle on Day 1, they had never had their backs pressed this tightly against the wall. Several crewmen had their eyes locked on the Admiral as he looked at the DRADIS.

"So Tom, what is the next step?" Darren Trevors asked. "Once we get docked with the tug, we're fine. But..."

"But?"

Trevors took a deep breath, but didn't speak. In fact, no words really needed to be said. Both men were thinking the same thing: what do we do if the Cylons show up?

Tom looked around the CIC, making eye contract with several of his crewmen. Many had served with him for several year and on several duty stations. He held some in the same regard as his own children. His crew had handled every command without question. Even in the dark days of the exodus, they did everything he ordered.

Finally, the Admiral looked at his XO, "We do what we have to do...and save as many as we can."

Darren could only lower his head as Jacobs reached for the handset. Lets hope the Toasters show up after we leave...if they have to.

Tom then looked over at the communications specialist, "Put me on throughout the ship."

After a nod, the Admiral picked up the handset, “Attention all personnel, this is the Admiral. We have apparently been the target of a successful attack that has taken out most of the FTL control room. Engineering is working at this time to repair the damage, if possible. Our remaining fleet tug is starting tether-docking procedures. This many take some time to complete, as many of you know. I am therefore ordering a precautionary evacuation of civilians, injured and non-essential personnel. Auxiliary Control will coordinate. All engineers, CIC, Auxiliary Control and DC members are to stay on station. Thank you and may the Gods be with us all. That is all.”

Jacobs put down the handset and then looked at Darren, "Take personal charge of all docking aspects. If it looks like we can't pull it off, let me know ASAP."

"Tom, I can take care of things here. Transfer your flag to Taurus like Will asked earlier."

"Thanks for your thoughts, but if the crew sees me leaving, that sends the wrong message." Tom paused for a moment and then continued, "No, my place is here sorting everything out, XO..."

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Day 90


Note: This was originally written my Sillon for Libra episode #19: Courage and Glory

'"Eyeball, what's the latest?" Merton asked on entering the JumpStar's CIC. He had been getting dressed when the call had come from Eyeball of an explosion aboard the battlestar. An explosion, at such a time, meant one thing to the paranoid leader of The Pack: sabotage. And that meat a skinjob, which meat an imminent attack.

"Jacob's ordering an evacuation." Eyeball told the leader. "Intrepid's jump drives are offline."

"Frak." Merton said. "DRADIS?"

"Nuthin' but us." Glitter replied from her work station.

"For how long?' Merton mutterd under his breath, then, "Sound the alarm. All members to their stations."

Crespo, one of the pilots, was one step ahead of the order. He hung up his receiver. "Sol's on his way, Merton."

"Good. I got a feelin' his flyin' is going to come in real handy soon. No offense, Crespo."

"None taken."

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Day 90
0047


Captain Ibrim Byrum walked into the bridge area after getting a call from the night shift navigator about the deployment of fighter craft. Within moments, he saw Sgt. Terry Warren at the communications station. Ibrim watched the man staying almost silent, intently listening to what ever was being said. After a few moments, he put down the headset and approached the Captain.

"Good morning, sir." Warren said in a business-like tone.

"Good morning and can you tell me what is going on?" Byrum asked. "My night crew said that I might want to get in here. Said something about a lot of activity on DRADIS."

"Yes, I would expect that we will be jumping soon. I also have orders to actively deploy throughout the ship...as a safety precaution."

Ibrim raised an eyebrow as he noticed Bryant Dillon enter the bridge, "Can you tell me what has happened? It sounds like a matter of safety if you are deploying your troops."

"I can't get into that right now. I will need use your aux con."

"Of course, Sargent. I will notify my people to allow you full use, of course."

"Thank you, Captain." Sgt. Warren said. "I will keep you in the loop once I know something."

"That's all I ask and thank you." Capt. Byrum said with a smile. Within moments, he watched the Marine leave the bridge. Dillon walked up to Byrum and awaited the answer to the question he didn't have to say aloud.

"What ever it is, we are not the focus, Warlord. With the Marine deploying his forces around the ship, we can't really get to our...special tools, if we need them."

The PLA Warlord looked at his number two, "If comes down to it and if something bad happens, we will not just stand here and die."

"Just don't jump ahead of yourself," the Captain cautioned. "No need in exposing ourselves."

"Agreed." Warlord Dillon said. "I think I will go to Aux Con and help 'coordinate' with our Marine friend. It would be good for everyone, don't you think?"

"Yes, Warlord. I think that would be a good place for you, in case you are 'needed'..."

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0101


The raider pack had received their orders from 'mother' that some sort of humans had to be near by. 'Find them and report back' was her simple order to her 'wild children'. For the last hour, they had searched the small system in twelve 'paired' groups.

The Pack Leader grew angrier with every passing moment. He had engaged, at various times, every remaining human fleet that was left. Every time the group got away, the Pack Leader grew more and more frustrated. One success is what I want. One human ship to go up in an explosion...

His thoughts were interrupted as the last pair reported back that they had found nothing. If 'It' could scream, it would have howled loud enough that it could be heard at the center of the universe. After a few moments, the Pack Leader regain its composure, "Return to Mother to report and get new coordinates."

Within seconds, the other raiders disappeared in sudden flashes. The Pack Leader engaged all of its 'senses' one more time, desperately looking for any humans.

The prey it looked for was still no where to be found. Moments later, the Pack Leader disappeared in a flash...returning home empty-handed.

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Fleet - In orbit near Fleet Heavy Tug N741A
Day 90


Major Sabrina "Fire Witch" Watkins peered out of her cockpit to look down at the tug. She could also see the front of Intrepid and about a dozen engineers standing on her hull. From the radio traffic, the Major could tell this was not going by the book.

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Engineer 1: This junction point needs repair. We're going to have to have one of the heavy plasma welders.

Engineer 2: We're going to need some additional plate to make the weld hold, sir. Where do you want me to get it from?

Engineer 1: See that damaged armor plate over there?

Engineer 2: Yeah...

Engineer 1: Cut me a frakkin' hunk off that edge that's sticking up...we'll slap a new plate on there after the jump. At this point, metal is metal when it comes to a patch.


Sabrina shook her head, Just hurry up with whatever the frak you are going to do so we can get the hell out of here.

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Day 90
0122


It seemed that every biological Cylon on the ship waited near the resurrection tank of the returning Six. All had the same question on their minds: Where is she coming from?

“How much longer, One?” An inpatient Five asked.

“These things take time and you know that.” He retorted. “We’ll have the trace completed in three minutes though. Then, we go pay a visit to where ever it was she came from.”

“Then we must order the others to be ready to execute their plan.” A Four stated. “Whatever fleet is found, we must be ready to collect the samples and then destroy what remains.”

An Eight looked over at the Four and studied him for a moment. “If it is the destroyer escort and her ships, then we can overwhelm them easy. But…”

Four looked at her with a raised eyebrow, “But?”

“You have three other groups that it can be. Who do you feel that we can defeat with two baseships? Have you fully thought about that? Remember, one capital ship will have to stay behind to protect us.”

One looked up from the tank controller, “That has been taken into consideration by my line and we have a plan that could work.”

The others in the room listened to the One Model as he described their plan. After some back and forth and adjustments, all were satisfied.

“We must ready for the assault then.” The now satisfied Eight said. “Once the trace is done, we can launch the attack”

“Then go and launch it.” One looked up from the resurrection tank controller. “We have them traced.”

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The usual partying in the dome area had stopped. No one was dance or playing slots. All the drinking had slowed to a crawl. Everyone was looking out the huge reinforced overhead windows that looked out to space.

They could see Intrepid and the fleet tug in perfect unison. What caused the biggest concern were the vipers that buzzed around the fleet. Something was wrong and it was plain as day for everyone to see.

Somewhat expected, there was a loud tone that played over the PA system. “Attention all passengers. We will be jumping in the next few minutes. As part of the jump prep, anyone in the domed section of the ship must head to interior rooms now. Thank you for your attention.”

Quietly, 1200 passengers made their ways to the exits. Ship security watched everyone from the view of the overhead catwalks and camera monitor room. Once they though everyone was out, the guards swept the dome one last time.

Satisfied, Security Chief Jeffery Davis grabbed is radio and clicked a button, “Chief to Captain Ryann: Dome is secured. Pulling my teams out of here.”

Very good Chief. Locking down the dome in five minutes. Get out of there.

“Aye, Captain.” Davis switched to another channel on his radio, “This is the Chief to all dome security teams. Get out of the dome and fall back to your assigned location. Clear the dome!”

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Day 90
0201


Col. Dean Wilson watched the data that had transferred in from Ranger Three when he saw something, “Commander, I think you need to take a look at this.”

William Guynes made his way from tactical back to the command table, “What’s up, XO?”

“Ranger Three is showing Cylon signals closing on us…but there is something else.” Dean backed up the data on his tablet pad and stopped, “This has to be an anomaly, Will.”

“Cylons are frakking with us, Dean. No way that can be a legit Colonial signal…none.”

Suddenly, Comms Specialist David Gilmore spoke aloud, “Commander, Fleet Actual on Priority Channel One for you.”

Cmdr. Guynes grabbed the handset, “Fleet Actual, this is Taurus Actual.”

”Will, you saw the same data I did. Spool the fleet and get out of here. That’s an order.”

William stood there fighting a basic instinct: to stay and protect Intrepid and his friends. He struggled with what he should do. Do I go as ordered and possibly leave them to die or…

The voice on the other end shocked him back to reality, “William, did you hear me?”

“Yes, sir. Tom…one last time, please transfer your flag to Taurus

“Not enough time and we’ll be along shortly. Recall your pilots and bug out. Intrepid Actual out.”

“Aye, sir.” William put down his handset and looked at Dean, “XO, recall our vipers and set your jump clock to t-minus five minutes. We’re leaving with the fleet.”

“Yes sir.” Dean said in a low voice. After a few moments, he looked over to Comms, “Specialist Gilmore, recall our craft and distribute final jump coordinates. Navigation, spool the FTLs and set your jump clock to t-minus five minutes…”

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1104


"I'm Captain White and you folks have no idea how happy I am to see you!" he said with a big grin. "I hope you folks can get the old girl running good again."

"Lt. Mike Reid and it's nice to meet you Captain", the young man said as he shook Whites' hand. "Seems like you have a lot going on here, sir."

"Yeah and now the computer on my main sensors are crapping the bed. Did that make on my laundry list of problems?"

"Sure did. I have someone who is also going to look over your jump computer as well." Reid smiled. "I brought a person who knows FTL and DRAIDIS computers rather well."

A beautiful, tall woman with her long, dirty-blond color hair walked up to them. "I'm Specialist Brenda Holliwell, Captain White. I was told you are having FTL and sensor computer problems?"

White tried not make it look like he was ogling the young technician, "Yes ma'am. If you can get them stable again and if Lt. Reid can get my FTLs to where they spin up faster...I'll be much in your debts."

The Six Model smiled, "I think we can take care of all that, Captain."



Pan Galactic 1190
Day 90
0205


Captain Bryan White sat in the pilot’s chair of PG 1190 going through the pre-jump checklist. When he was satisfied all was ready, he looked at his co-pilot, “Mark, we’re go. Plug in those coordinates and insert the key.

“Yes sir…time to bug out.” Mark said. The co-pilot carefully looked over the printout and then keyed in the instructions that were sent from Taurus. After hitting enter, he inserted the key. As the instructions were sent to the jump drive computers, the small box that Brenda ‘Six’ Holliwell installed days earlier became active.

Within moments, an overpowering signal started to transmit from PG1190. DRADIS’ and the sensors that FTLs across the fleet use to compute and lock on to their jump location began to scramble.

Six’s plan worked: The fleet was blind and now emitting an electronic ‘whine’ for the Cylons to find them. Within moments, a pair of Cylon raiders appeared. After a few seconds, they blinked away, unaffected due to their distance away from the fleet.

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