A Brief Detour
Episode 1: A Lesson in Humility
Location: USS Defiant, En Route to Intercept Site
Timeline: MD 13
The quiet trilling of the sensor pings produced a calming backdrop as Captain Reynolds reviewed some of the reports from her chair. Only the occasional quiet conversation interrupted the quiet. Starfleet had snapped another image of their eventual query. It now appeared that there were actually 2 object, not just one. The second was the much larger one that they'd seen on long range. But it was preceded by a longer, much narrower object. She could only imagine what any of that meant, and the grainy images were only adding to the intrigue.
However, she'd need to express some patience. Their destination was still over a week away. They'd already been traveling about that long, continuously at warp. The idea of an additional wait was making her antsy. She was ready to move on to some new reading material, intelligence reports from along the Klingon border, when her concentration was interrupted by a new interruption.
Thyra was at her station reading off all frequency when a faint signal popped up. She started to calibrate her systems to get it clearer as she said, "Captain, I am detecting a faint signal, I can't tell what it is just yet. I am calibrating right now. Maybe I'd get more if we get closer, ma'am."
Charlotte was intrigued. Their comms channels had been relatively quiet for days, other than the occasional updates "Ensign MacBride, adjust heading to take us a little closer. Let's see if we can't clean the signal up a little."
"Aye Sir" Samaire replied as she brought the Defiant a bit closer.
After a few moments, the captain turned toward the Comms Station. "Anything?"
Thyra was listening, she really wanted to give the captain an answer. She tried to pick up this signal that she had earlier. They were closer. Suddenly she turned around. "Captain, incoming distress call. Would you like me to reply?" She asked.
"It depends what the situation is," Charlotte joked for a moment. "Yes, send a reply. USS Defiant is en route to their position. Helm, take us to warp 7."
Thyra nodded and smirked as she turned around. she pushed some buttons on her console. "This is the USS Defiant to the unidentified vessel. We are responding to your distress call. We are en route to your position now." She waited for a confirmation from the other vessel. At this moment she wasn't sure if they were getting her message.