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Posted on Tue Aug 10th, 2010 @ 8:24pm by Commander Ti'ana Sullivan-Scott & Crystal Q

Mission: The Rescue

As if it were a whisper of wind, Crystal's voice was heard in Commander Sullivan's mind. ~I've been watching all of you for a few hours now and I'd like to help...~

Ti'ana stirred slightly. She'd been falling asleep. They all were. She knew they shouldn't, but she didn't have the energy to try to wake them. The air was thin, and it was cold. Her hands and feet were numb, and her head didn't even hurt that much anymore. Which, strangely enough, she was grateful for. She started to doze again. Thinking. Too much effort.

~"Commander", Crystal's voice softly continued. "I know you can hear me. You WILL all survive. Right now, I'm acting more like a guardian angel, watching over all of you. You HAVE the strength and will to survive."~

Ti'ana almost laughed. She used up a little of her energy to reply. ~It's not a question of will. Realistically, if we aren't rescued in the next 30 minutes, we'll all freeze to death. I tried. I'm sorry. There are worse ways to die.~
Freezing was actually rather peaceful. Like falling asleep. She was sorry though. They were all young, they didn't deserve this. And she...she would never get to say goodbye to Jarrold. But he knew that she loved him. Still, she would have liked the chance. But he was too far, and she couldn't make contact through this nebula. She suspected the link with Crystal was because of the Q's power, she would never have been able to cut through all that interference.

Appearing as a tiny, sparkling, "fuzzy", ball of white light under the helm chair, Crystal restored power to life support, Watching as air and heat amounts steadly rose.

The crew began to stir, sucking in deep breaths. Ti'ana almost regretted the warmth. Feeling returned to her hands and feet, and her head. And it hurt.

Someone shook her gently. "Commander?"
She looked up and it was Lt. Sison. "Hi." she said.
Everything looked a little fuzzy. She supposed that was the knock on the head and oxygen deprivation speaking.

"Report" she said to no one in particular. She looked around, and saw a hovering sphere of light. ~Ok~ she thought, ~Now I'm hallucinating. Perfect.~

Apparently she wasn't the only one who saw it. "What's that?"

"I think that might be Crystal." Ti'ana answered.


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