<USS Agincourt - Constitution Class Starship - entering Nivel System>
The viewscreen showed the bright blue M Class world of Nivel I as the USS Agincourt dropped out of warp. Forrester slowly turned his seat as he took a good look of the scene in front of him.
A scene of busy activity as freighters and other civilian ships came and went around the several supply dumps dotting the system.
"We have arrived at K4 captain." Lieutenant Commander M'Giia said crisply turning her seat towards him looking cool and collected as always. Even so he knew her better, the frustration of searching space for several weeks for several missing ships had drained his crew. Yet what the USS Wisp had found might turn their fruitless mission completely around for the better.
"Thank you lieutenant commander."
"Standard parking orbit Corin." Forrester said with a thin smile as he turned his attention to his helmsman.
"Aye aye captain." He had quite grown since their days in the academy even so he still had sort of rebelious streak but that was something his command crew had learned to live with.
"Inform me when the Bremen and Wisp arrive, M'Giia you have the bridge... I will be in my quarters."
"Aye sir." The female Andorian said with something which almost looked like a smile as she briskly moved over to the command section and taking over the captain's chair as he made for the turbo elevator.
As he sat down heavilly in his chair he looked at the starfield and the busy traffic outside his viewport. Tapping in his password in the computer screen on his desk he leaned back recalling the struggles and victories they all had achieved in the years they had been together. And he knew, if captain Kirk was still around he would have been pleased to see that they were still together. On their new ship, a new mission and with a purpose. He still recalled the first time he met his bridge crew as they entered the Command Course at Starfleet Academy what was it 9 years ago? How time had flown in the meantime.
He smiled and turned his log on, back to work...
“Captain’s Log: Stardate 35600.01
USS Agincourt, NCC 1601, Captain David Forrester reporting.
Finally a breakthrough! Captain Manos and his crew on the Wisp have, in a touch of luck, has found the latest missing freighter, the SS Starfury adrift.
As I record this the Agincourt is meeting up with the USS Wisp at K4 Station as we continue our mission to find out how the last couple of weeks several freighters have dissapeared.
Commander Manos is now confident that a unknown pirate group is behind this and at first I tended to agree with him as I received his first report of the infected freighters computer core. A highly advanced virus that has taking down of all systems of the Starfury. But why use a virus since normally pirate groups do not use such complicated methods.
Even so Lieutenant commander M'Giia has informed me that the USS Wisp's communications officer will transfer the collected data they have collected from the Starfury computer.
Us being the largest unit in this taskforce our science division is better suited to analyse it and I am quite sure Sturek's people will quickly break the codes and find some useful clues to who or what is behind these attacks.
Yet I can not help but wonder if something bigger is going on, something we are overlooking.
The final version of part 3 of the story I am setting up. I want to thank
for the encouraging words and helpful comments.