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Posted on Sun Sep 30th, 2018 @ 1:52am by Captain Jake Wilkinson

Mission: A Journey to the Stars
Location: Uss Endurance - Ready Room
Timeline: Day 5

"Captains Personal log SD24189.30" Jake began as he paced his ready room "In less then 5 minutes we will be getting underway, Command has instructed us to depart Starbase Horizon 2 days ahead of schedule and proceed to the rendezvous point where we will meet with the Bismark who departed 2 days ago with orders to ensure the area was secure before we arrive."

He paused and sipped his coffee "I have to admit I more then a little concerned about our mission we are testing a drive system for the first time, aside from a few simulated tests in a lab and a runabout retrofitted with a smaller version of the spore drive what we are about to do has never been tried with a ship this size and we have to contend with an experimental navigational array along with the spore drive"

He moved over to his desk and looked at the picture of Clare for a moment "I must admit I am still puzzled as to my assignment to the Endurance, Why would command assign me to the most advanced Starship in the sector, previously they have given me escorts and patrol duties now i'm here on a top of the line exploration ship being sent out further then any other Captain has ever been sent"

He looked at the picture again "I wish you were with me on this one Clare, I could sure use your guidance" A sad smile appeared on his face, it had been almost 6 years since her death and still he missed her, Encarta had several times over the years told him he needed to move on but still he couldn't bring himself to put the photo away and take the final step of acceptance, He felt a single tear forming but he wiped it away "End log" He said adjusting his tunic and composing himself before walking to the door.

The time had come, it was time to step and be the Captain, time to get this show on the road.

Captain Jake Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
Uss Endurance

 

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