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Feet first into, wait... what?

Posted on Thursday February 20th, 2020 @ 9:54pm by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Rhode

Episode: S1E1 - Not Until Tuesday ...
Location: Bridge to Ready Room
Timeline: Mission Day 1 at 0000


The turbolift doors opened before Cipher to reveal the massive bridge/CIC area of the USS North Carolina. Cipher remembered the schematics and looks of the bridge from holodeck simulations and memorizing the layouts, just in case he needed to lead a team to repatriate or capture (in-anger) this massive hulk or tritanium and other precious materiel.

He steps out of the turbolift, now dressed in the MACO Duty Uniform in the "Alpha" configuration. The uniform was the same as the duty uniform of everyone else on bridge or non-grunt work duty, but this particular setup consisted of his combadge in its proper place. Above his combadge were his Orbital Assault Parachutist Wings, and below his combadge were all of the ribbons signifying the awards he received during his time of being enlisted to currently an officer over his long career.

On his head, he wore the Black beret of Starfleet Special Operations Command with his rank pinned in the middle of the beret flash insignia over his left eye. A beret that very few in Starfleet are authorized to wear, though Cipher is one of the fewer that still wears it proudly.

His trousers were still the same as the MACO duty uniform, but the pant legs were tucked and bloused into his combat boots, a tradition of old Earth "Airborne-qualified" soldiers that continued in both the Starfleet Marines and the MACOs.

Cipher cuts sharply to his left, on a mission to meet his new commanding officer and old friend/mentor. He stands in front of the door of the ready room, presses the chime and waits to be invited into the unknown.


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