Okay, so I've been caught up reading American Romantic Poets/Poetry and now sculpting, so I've kinda been slacking But I will do my best to get some stuff together this week to break through on my way to the climax of the story [hr] Striding past the entry to the comm center of the Caspian, Commandar Silvas Orian can hear the tremendous burst of static come from speakers of one unit and it draws his attention towards the room. As he gets nearer the door, he can sense the tension building the room, and as he catches sight of the communication crew gathering around a single unit, he knows something grave is happening. ?SHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIISHHHHH This is SHHHHHHHHHHHHh Reques-SSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTIIIIITETETETETE? The ranking officer takes the comm and begins to speak into the microphone as he directs the ensign to isolate the broadcast, ?Unidentified vessel. Please secure your transceiver? We are not receiving you.? Reaching across the terminal to adjust another dial before the next burst of static comes flying over the airwaves. SSHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTEEEEEEEE Caspi-EEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSHHHHHHH Heavy fi-EEEEEEEESSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH Trans-AAAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH Massive Dam-AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Need emer-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Crash ine-SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Having heard and seen enough to know what was going on, Commander Silvas Orian steps forward and begins to order his men, ?Open the outer landing pad, and prepare the emergency crews?? Grabbing the microphone from the Lieutenant, ?Pilot, you have clearance to land on the outer pad, opening now. Repeat? Outer Pad One is ready. Make your landing now? Acknowledge.? There is a brief moment of silence in the room, when the visual display shows the pilot making a wild course correction, putting it on a direct approach for the open pad. As soon as the maneuver is completed the comm comes alive with two distinct clicks over the ambient speakers. The big man?s chest shows the slightest heave of relief and he then turns back to the comm center crew. In his most authoritative, yet soothing voice he instructs the men once more, ?Bring him home, lads. This pilot may have a tale to tell, that we may need to hear.?