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|Lieutenant Lukas Behr, SD|
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I was watching the door because I thought I heard a noise in the hallway beyond. I was wrong, of course, my imagination must have been running away with me. Lieutenant Yancy called me over to ask about a glyph that she’d noticed repeated. I hesitated before going over, just because I didn’t want to not be the first line of defense should the door open.
Yancy and I talked for a few minutes about the frequently appearing symbol. Then the captain called to us, asking why we were studying the symbols. I think if I hadn’t been facing him, my eyes would have rolled out of their sockets. I couldn’t believe that he was suggesting we sit down and just wait for something to happen to us. Yancy left it alone like a good little officer, but I wasn’t going to be idle. Arzie threw one of the pieces of fruit at me and I nearly turned that sucker into a baseball aimed at his head. I was furious. Instead, I tossed it to the doctor and decided I’d better remove myself from the situation by heading back into the bedroom to look for a panel.
As I was walking away, the door opened. I quickly made my way back to stand in between the purple man and the others. Dude had the audacity to ask if we were comfortable and I just shook my head. It’s the captain’s place to speak, I’d be overstepping my bounds if I said anything. They talked for a little bit before my mouth got the better of me.
I questioned their reasons for kidnapping us. Apparently they think we’re squatters- but the outpost has been there for years! I asked them why the sudden interest and he couldn’t answer me. I’m really surprised the captain didn’t admonish me for speaking out of turn, so I just kept going. Seems we’re being taken in front of a judge or something.
See, if the captain had just let me be, I might have been able to figure out the language and reroute control to the room. I could have disabled their engines or communications, long enough that someone could catch up and - verdammt. This ship rivals a Soverign or Anshar class. It’ll be weeks before Phoenix gets enough firepower to help.