In Elder Days Before the Fall - Part Six
Posted on Wed Mar 18th, 2020 @ 3:31pm by Division Admiral Sildra Vaxx-Warfield & Division Admiral Maraad Skyshatter & Division Admiral Thomas Lasky & Commodore Celeste Hobbs-Yamaguchi & Post Captain Harmon 'Hammer' Rabb, Junior. & Post Captain Hannah Mueller & Post Captain Plataea "Phantom" Lasky
Mission 98: Building Our New Home
Location: Various Locations - Starbase Vanguard
Timeline: 1430Hrs - June 25th, 2393
Captain Plataea Lasky reentered her office a short time later, after leaving the security office, she nodded her head to her aide who regarded her. "Captain, I've been screaming your calls, I assume you'd like me to continue?" Turner inquired of his boss.
"Please James, thanks. I'm also expecting a few people over the next while." Lasky explained.
"Of course Captain." Turner watched as Lasky turned and went into her office, followed by Captain Hannah Mueller.
Lasky took a seat behind her desk before the pregnant Halanan ordered something to drink from the replicator. "You want anything?" she inquired of Mueller.
"Nein, mir geht es gut danke " Mueller answered as the tall human female took a seat as the others began to arrive.
Division Admiral Sildra Vaxx-Warfield entered Lasky's office first, she regarded Lasky. "Okay Plataea, I'll admit I like a little conspiracy in the afternoon, right before I'm about to leave. I assume this will be good?" the Bolian inquired.
"I'll do one better. I'll show you, once everyone else gets here." Lasky answered, while her husband and Maraad Skyshatter arrived together. Right behind them was a dark-skinned human female who was quite tall. Captain Celeste Yamaguchi-Hobbs selected a chair for herself as she nodded to the female Lasky. The last person to arrive was Captain Harmon Rabb, he smiled. "Hey guys." he then selected a seat next to Yamaguchi-Hobbs.
"Alright." the female Lasky rose to her feet as she went over to the wall monitor. "Now that we are all here, It has come to my attention that we have a security leak. I, myself only found out about an hour or so ago. I wanted to keep this quiet as to prevent word from leaking back to the fool in the intelligence section who is the mole and the two other Starfleet officers who were receiving goods and services that are borderline unethical at best and downright criminal at worst."
Vaxx-Warfield raised an eyebrow. "Wait, someone on the base has been leaking intel and information?"
"That and they also cracked two officers command codes. One of those was belonging to Admiral Tom Lasky and the other set belongs to Commander Rachael Yamaguchi." she held her silence as she waited for the implications of her revelations to sink in.
"So, wait. whats all of this about... I mean where did all this start?" Celeste Yamaguchi-Hobbs inquired.
"I stuck in the paperwork last year for the bravery of everyone who went with me to save Goranar from that Klingon WMD attack." as Lasky explained. "Everyone on that team got commendations and promotions, two even got commissions, all except one person... the one person who really earned it. Rachael Yamaguchi-Cullen." the Admiral nodded. "Which offends me really."
"Wait, didn't she almost get you killed?" Skyshatter inquired with an odd look at Lasky.
"No, that was my fuck up and not hers." Admiral Lasky answered quietly. "She was denied because apparently, I had stuck a reprimand into her file which blocked her from anything," he commented. "It was made clear by Captain Teval Vakar at that time, that had I done so, the reprimand would have been thrown out."
"It would have made you an excellent scapegoat, had it come out, as it would have angered various people against you. In the confusion and the chaos, these people would have pulled off more stunts using your codes to do it." Rabb explained evenly. "Didn't Captain Dvald-Vaxx threaten you over this very subject.?" he inquired of Lasky.
"She did. Siaxx was most clear on how she felt on the subject." Lasky nodded his head in agreement. "The case would never have held water in any event, but I had to see that fact for myself," he explained.
Rabb nodded. "I'll start a JAG investigation into the matter. But we need to recall the offending officers and I don't think we can rely upon their crews to do this for us, we might have to go get these guys for ourselves."
Lasky raised an eyebrow. "I'll detail the Gaarni and the Ayalam to handle it," he responded. "Ethan Duval has been wanting a challenge so I'll give him one."
Rabb nodded. "We can try recalling the USS John Paul Jones and the USS Simpson. Sildra. Would you mind?"
"Yeah. I'll take care of that, we'll get this sorted out sooner or later." she paused. "What about the reprimand?"
"I will take care of that matter." Rabb answered with a gentle smile, while he sat back in his chair "I'll add Ms. Yamaguchi-Cullen onto my list of officers and personnel who have been shafted by stupid people. I'm about ninety percent done with that task and its been quite rewarding actually." Rabb had a rather satisfied smile on his lips. "What?. I love my work."
Yamaguchi-Hobbs chuckled softly. "That's not what I was thinking."
"Ms. Yamaguchi-Hobbs. I worry about you." Maraad Skyshatter commented in a light tone of voice.
"I don't," Rabb answered. "If this reprimand was falsely placed into Ms. Yamaguchi-Cullens file then she is due to her commission and a promotion to Lieutenant junior grade," he commented. "It won't take me long to look over it either.
Vaxx-Warfield nodded, clearly she was in agreement. "Alright. I'll get started on this recall orders for the Simpson and the John Paul Jones. If this goes south, I'll need someone to go and collect them."
Lasky nodded his head. "I'll send my two ships to arrange it. both the Simpson and the Jay Pee Jay are Akira's anyway, neither one of them is a match for the Gaarni alone, I'll detail the Ayalam to go with and help matter out," he explained. "If worst comes to worst, I'll ask Captain Gilmore to go deal with them, twenty Akira class ships are no match for a Kumari class starship, let alone these two clowns."
Yamaguchi-Hobbs regarded Lasky in silence. "I'll have several areas prepared for our visitors, to separate the criminals from the curious." the middle-aged female then smiled. "How long before we know about the other possibilities for charges?"
Rabb regarded Yamaguchi-Hobbs as she spoke to him. "The insubordination charge, that will take me about twenty minutes as there is the electronic trail to everything, once I get that removed, I can also open a criminal case into the same matter. If I succeed in proving the case, then Ms. Yamaguchi-Cullen will get her commission and her rank of Lieutenant junior grade." he then shrugged. "I'll have that proved by this time tomorrow."
"Alright. Anything else we should discuss?" Yamaguchi-Hobbs inquired.
"Nein," Mueller answered, with a smile. "Ich werde Wachen in kritischen Gebieten stationieren lassen und ich werde dafür sorgen, dass meine Jungs für diese beiden Schiffe bereit sind" before the translator kicked in with the translation. "I'll have guards stationed in critical areas and I'll make sure my guys are ready for these two ships"
"Alright." Vaxx-Warfield smiled. "Is there anything else to discuss?"
There was silence as the Bolian nodded. "Alright, lets head on back to it guys. But let's keep everyone else informed."
There were nods all around as everyone began to depart the office.