PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2050
Just got the word that I’m being transferred to a ship called the Potemkin, maybe that was Potempkin … not sure, should probably check before they pick me up. Turns out that the guy that I stopped from stepping into that turbolift shaft was pretty well connected.
Big things just always seem to work out, even when they don’t seem so big at the time. Like that. I dropped Granpa’s lucky coin, knocked over some officer when I picked it up and saved him from splatting on some lower deck. Oh, gotta remember to check if that would happen or if the gravity’s wonky in a lift and maybe something weird would happen.
Where was I … big things just… Oh yes, I just really wish I didn’t have to pay for them with all the little things – I bet I’ve scrubbed more decks with a toothbrush than any other enlisted man ever.
Anyway, being on a ship will be great, a starbase is fine and all, but it doesn’t GO anywhere.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2052.9
Ha! That officer must have been even better connected than I thought, I’m going to be on the Alpha Shift of the ship. Away missions here I come!
This is great, the premiere shift of one of the biggest ships in the fleet has got to have one of the best commanders. It’ll be nice to be buddies with my CO. Every one I’ve had so far has really been very sour.
There’s apparently a few other people joining at the same time as me. This is going to be great!
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2056
Aw man, phasers really hurt! Krusky’s had us doing all sorts of exercises including shooting each other with phasers. That doesn’t even make sense. Carter was all gung ho and I think Randy was doing well. I don’t know, though – Emily started shooting me and that kinda distracted me. That was a whole bunch more extra duty.
I haven’t even spoken to my roommate yet. He is a big guy though – glad I have the top bunk. I’ve heard that he was in the Olympics. He doesn’t have anything all that interesting in his locker.
Oh yeah! Almost forgot, so tired. First away mission coming up. Everyone seemed a little concerned, but it’ll be fine.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2058
Well, that worked out okay. We got into a bit of a firefight and got to see a town on a different planet. The rock-transmitter thing was placed and it didn’t really matter that Carter let the cat out of the bag :-) when he shot that tiger thing because the captain made friends with the natives.
Krusky seemed to think we’d failed the mission but he’s always so negative. Maybe I should see if Randy can get him some booze or something.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2068
We’ve had some combat exercises with some Andorians. Those guys are wimps if youland a hit on them, but they are damn good fighters.
Carter’s been getting to go and have dinner with his brother (the captain of one of the Federation ships here) but he won’t even bring us back a doggie bag. He is sooooo dour all the time. If we’re not careful he’s going to get all Kruskied.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2071
Haven’t been able to sneak a peek at any of the astronomical survey stuff that they have us guarding. Still haven’t had much free time with all this extra duty – I have cleaned every inch of this ship – twice!
On the up side, I do know it like the back of my hand now.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, Stardate 2071 supplemental
Away mission! Cool abandoned ship. Gotta gear up and go.
PO 3c McAuley’s personal log, supplemental
We’ve been on the ship for a while now. Zero G was fun for a while even though I bounced off a few walls. Gorovsky nearly went out into open space. I told them not to wave at him! The big guy waved with the one hand that was keeping him in the ship. <chuckle> Lucky that Sandy had brought her towel.
I had one of those episodes again. Carter’s suit was shredded by shrapnel from a booby-trap. We had patched it up, but we needed to get him to atmo to patch HIM up properly. That thing where I just stop thinking happened (Ha, good thing Randolph can’t read these) and I just went. We found an airlock and Kerry got it working by stripping the batteries from all her tools.
That woman is a little odd. At first it just seemed like a cute little quirk that she treated machines like they were alive, but I’m now convinced that she really believes it. I don’t know how she made it through the psych eval.
Anyway, Randy’s got us resting up before we check the rest of the ship. It was really strange. I was convinced that I had heard him losing his lunch after we transported, but he was fine. Weird.
So we’re on g… Emily! What the…!