Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A bit of Trek

So I haven't posted for a long time. I don't have that much to report. But I did just join a Star Trek sim and this is my first post.



[Logan, Utah]
[Donnelly home]

Always cooler than the rest of the state, it was a beautiful day in high altitude city of Logan, Utah. 26 C was cooler then even Brian Donnelly expected. But it was a pleasant change from the nearly 40 C temperatures that Brian's hometown of Salt Lake City was experiencing today. Brian had stopped at his house to check on things and changed into some civilian clothes before hopping a magtrain to the northern city. He walked up the steps of the suburban home and rang the door
chime. He could hear some scuffling before someone answered the door.

A dark-haired, lanky teenager opened the door. "Hey Brian." Donnelly's nephews had never taken up the habit of calling him `uncle'. Not inviting his uncle in, Shane (npc) left his uncle and
ran back to whatever he was doing.

Brian walked in with a smirk on his face. Teenagers. He closed the door behind him and took a seat on the couch in the living room. He yelled out, "So when do your parents get home?" In response his other nephew Jacob entered the room, "Oh hey Brian. They'll be home in a little bit." The blond teenager was the younger of the two sons, but it seemed he had outgrown his brother. Brian stood, "Hey there bud, give your uncle a hug." Jacob gave his uncle a short but awkward hug. Maybe they were getting too old for that. Kids grow up too fast. And looking at how much they'd already grown, Donnelly wouldn't be surprised if they topped two meters.

Donnelly relaxed, stretching his thick arms across the back of the couch. It was nice to relax in an actual house. He glanced around, typical of such homes there were pictures of the family on the walls. He spotted a pic of him in his cadet dress uniform… graduation. There were others of his parents, his siblings, and his nephews. It only lasted a moment, but it made Donnelly wonder.

A few minutes later the front door opened and Brian's younger brother Paul walked in. Paul didn't notice the visitor at first. Brian shifted in his seat and his brother caught the movement and gave a start. Brian stood and smiled, "Going blind in your old age?" Paul laughed. The two brothers gave each other a brief hug.

"Blind, no… deaf maybe from yelling at these thugs." Paul motioned to his then present sons. "So, are you in town for long?"

Brian shrugged, "No such luck this time. I've just accepted a new position aboard the Arc Angel. And you guessed it, Chief of Security."

The two walked into the kitchen. Paul chuckled and replied, "You always were good at beating up on people." He was referencing their childhood. The two brothers were known for getting in fights with each other. But contrary to the extended family's perception it was only typical of young boys. Now the younger Paul was taller and outweighed his brother. Brian had a hard body from his time in Starfleet, and his brother had the typical husband gut. Paul continued, "Well you can at least stay for dinner. Jade will be home soon and I'm told we're having lasagna."

Brian Donnelly smiled and patted his belly. "I couldn't pass that up!"

==several hours later==

Donnelly was headed to the nearest transportation hub with a full stomach. He was grateful for the time to visit his brother and his family. With the mission of the Arc Angel, Donnelly didn't know when he'd get to visit again. He still needed to contact his parents on New Deridous and let them know about the transfer. His dad would especially laugh that Colonel Furry was the man behind the transfer. The Donnelly men had both served with Furry, but the three had never
been in the same location simultaneously. He'd have to do something about that.

Soon he would be on his new home aboard the Arc Angel.

LT Commander Donnelly
Chief of Security
USS Arc Angel-A

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