The commander

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Chapter one, The Assignment

It is my second Earth year of working for the federation, tomorrow is my promotion ceremony. I was recently a Federation RAGE Gunboat commander of 3 men. Tomorrow I am being promoted to the general of a Destroyer for my brave combat against the Auroran threat.

Captains log: 07 21 2300. Our small ship jumped into an uninhabited system into the midst of an Auroran fleet. We dodged most of the attacks on our ship and we managed to destroy two of their ships. We immediately left the system and traveled back to Earth to inform the defense squadron that an attack was approaching. We landed on earth and ordered some repairs on my ship. I sat back and I laid down in my bed.

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz went my antique electric alarm clock. I got up out of my bed and starting getting dressed and I carefully stepped through the airlock of my cabin, I then greeted my co-pilot and my two gunmen. Captain, the ship is now fully docked, oh and a message came through for you on the vis-screen. The co-pilot switched on the vis-screen and the general In charge of promotions was on screen. Commander Steven ismali, I General Gordan have been informed of your remarkable battle with the Aurorans. You and your co-pilot David Dathanial will be promoted to work on the new Destroyer “the Elephona”. You and your crew are to report to the federation headquarters today at 10:00 AM (Earth Time). I retreated into my cabin and I started packing my clothes and my positions, I placed my box on the ground and I reached for my hover cart.. Finally I can make a difference I thought, I will actually have a ship that has enough firepower to eliminate most ships. I lifted the box onto my hover cart and I pushed it into the hallway. I exited the ship, stopping only to lock the ship and power it down. My crew was waiting out side, all packed and ready to go. I said goodbye to my old ship. And we went into the very brightly lit airlock tunnel and we headed to the elevator. 10...9.....8.... Sir, are you exited about our new ship? Yes I am Dave we will own the aurorans and the rebels together! The elevator finally stopped at level 1, ground level. Awaiting us was a shiny black hover car with elegant sidings and low noise hover jets. The driver took my box with my positions and put it into the trunk while we got into the car. The driver got in and started driving to the Federation headquarters.
After about one hour of traffic we reached the headquarters of the federation and I got out, the driver passed us our box and my hover cart. We headed towards the big oak doors of the building, I remembered since 2090 the great fire burned all the trees on earth. Earths climate was turned upside down and forced man to build space vehicles that could bring them to a new safe planet until the Earths problem was fixed. Oak is a very rare wood. I entered and asked the receptionist where our promotion ceremony is. She said it is on the 5th floor. We walked into the elevator and I told the computer the floor we wanted to go to. So Dave are you nervous about being promoted? Yea im scared of large audiences. Ding, the bell rang and the door opened. The high general in charge of promotions greeted me and he told me a little about my new ship and that I would be in charge of 50 crewmembers. He led us into a room and onto a stage in front of the 50-crew members of my new ship. “Hello soldiers, I am the commander of the Federation Destroyer “The Elephona”. I finished my speech and then we were lead to my ship. The ship was located on a landing pad just out side of the room. The ship looked so nice, with its new LR-034D engines. I was handed a small controller from a marine and I pressed the lower elevator button. An elevator slowly came down out of the hull of the ship and it stopped just near the ground. My copilot and I stepped in and I was raised up into the control room and a lutenient was waiting to lead us to our cabins. I walked down the long corridor noticing that there was not one spec of dirt or rust in the inside of the ship. The lutenient told me that my room is here. The lute ant continued walking to show Dave where his cabin is. I walked into my room and looked around I noticed a small computer and I went to it, it had controls for the heating and cooling of my room and it told me a description of my room. “The new 570-DGF cabin is an escape pod, the cabin will automatically eject if the ship is destroyed.”

I saw my box in the corner; someone must have brought it up. I placed the picture of my parents on the desk next to my bed, my parents were killed by an Aurorian attack. I put my clothes in my dresser and then I left my room. Crewmembers were busily scouring about making the final preparations before our maiden voyage. A soldier came up to me and saluted me, “sir we need you on the command deck”. All right I replied. I went through the long corridor that led to the command room. A voice came over the inter come saying “welcome commander, I am Vanessa the ships computer, I am in charge of your safety and the safety of all the 50 crew members. If you have any questions just say. Vanessa Question: and state your question. Thank you commander and have a nice day”.
I took my seat and I issued the order to take off. I felt the ships engines turn on and the ship started to rumble while the heavy boosters where being ignited. I’ve always found the hum of the engines rather soothing. Earth base this is the commander of the Elephona what will our orders be? Sorry, we need immediate back up in the Tichel system from a group of pirates who are planning to kill innocent civilians. We jumped into the tichel system unaware of the trap that was awaiting us. 3 pirate carriers and 6 thunderheads were surprised to see us. Suddenly an alarm was blaring and I shouted everyone to combat positions, this is going to be a though scrape! Shields 80%...shields 50%... shields 30%.... Shields 1%.... Vanessa: Everyone evacuate, evacuate. I started running to my escape pod when suddenly the alarms stopped and Vanessa said: Threat eliminated.... Evacuation canceled. Vanessa question: What the hell was that?!?!? Vanessa tells everyone to try to fix the damage the ship has taken and to return to the command deck. I walked slowly down the long corridor witch now had papers and lots of mess lying about. I sat back in my seat and asked for a damage report. “Sir, we haven’t been damaged much our shields are at 42% and we lost one engine but the other 3 are fine.” Good, I will now report this incident to head quarters. This is commander of the Elephona, over. Static... Repeat.. This is the commander of the Elephona...... More static hmm... Vanessa Question: is the radio damaged? “No sir the radio is 100% operational.” Danm what the hell is this? Why are head quarters not responding?

100 years later...

Sir there is an old Destroyer class vessel over there. Should we take a look? Ok. The small cargo transporter docked with the destroyed ship and boarded. Sir lets go explore. Hey mu-anrada I feel a strange feeling aborted this ship. Yea me too. A shadowy figure slowly approached the two Polaris pilots and said greetings I am the commander of the Elephona are you sent from the federation? To rescue us? Mu-anrada go turn on the light while I talk to the commander. Mu-anrada switched on the emergency lights of the old destroyer. The commander took a step forward and he was transparent. What kind of alien are you? The commander replied, I am human of course. Hey Mu-arnada I think this is a ghost from human legend. How did you die commander? He replied I am certainly not dead I am the commander of this glories ship! Me and my 50-crew members were attacked in the Tichel system by pirates. Our ship was saved somehow and our lives as well. We need company why don’t you stay? Suddenly the light went out and the door hatch locked from the out side mu-arnada what is happening?

Very good, I have to say. Hehe... "My antique electric alarm clock".
Nice work 😉

Do you have any ideas of where the story could go from here? I think I wana make a sequel.