Shuttle Trip - Part IV
Posted on Friday, 31 December 2021 - 12:22pm by Lieutenant JG Maximus Mackenzie & Lieutenant JG Hayashi Hamura & Lieutenant T'Lanna Vali & Lieutenant JG Kay’la
Operation: Mirror of Madness
Location: Vulcan Space
Previously on Shuttle Trip....
Kay’la stepped alongside Mac, looking towards Soral, her attention turning to the mirror Hamura then back to Mac. “Great! Now what!?”
Mac sighed. Before he could answer he heard footsteps and turned to see Vali coming. He was relieved maybe she could talk them down. Counselors were negotiators right? Maybe she could at least distract Hamura's Mirror.
T’Lanna moved alongside Mac and Kay’la, setting eyes on Soral lying at the mercy of another Hamura. “So definitely the mirror universe, or at least another version of our own universe.” She sighed. “I don’t know what his..” She motioned to Soral. “Duplicate is offering you for this, but in this universe Hamura and Soral are extremely close friends. Whatever your mirror master wants killing our Soral isn’t going to get it.”
and now the continuation...
Hamura looked up and smiled. "He wants Alexandra...and he has her, by the look of your Soral." He looked down. The Vulcan had grown pale at the bond broken.
T’Lanna looked towards Soral in shock, and horror. “No! Why didn’t we see this!? Two Soral’s, both no undoubtedly in love with the same woman in their own universes!” She looked at Mac. “To hell with this!!” She put all her concentration into getting into the other Hamura’s head. All she needed to do was distract, or disable long enough to get to Soral.
The mirror Hamura laughed and wiped blood from their nose. "Same teacher Vali. I can take what you can dish. In my verse he was teacher to us both."
Before they could say anything further the Hamura of this world launched themselves at their mirror counterpart. With a fierce yell and wildly pummeling arms.
Mac took advantage. "Nurse stay here. Lieutenant use your tricorder we have to get to Soral."
T’Lanna shook off the knock back the mirror Hamura had given her, she wasn’t going to lose Soral. He was her friend, her mentor, and she cared a great deal within the confines of friendship. If neither of them had anyone she would have perhaps tried for more but as it was he loved Alex, and she loved Raith. “Alright let’s get him!”
Mac used his tricorder and they both zig zagged through the transporter mine filed. It was difficult and they had to jump, lunge, and run. He looked over at Vali. She too was carefully moving. The Hamura's were fighting like there was no tomorrow. His thought was get Soral to safety and then worry about Hamura but that thought angered him he wanted to help both. He looked at Vali. "Two more jumps. Can you make it?"
T’Lanna nodded. “I can make it!” She caught him up carefully weaving her way towards Soral. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to lose Soral now!”
"Get to him and get a tricorder reading. I'm close. I'll lift and carry."
T’Lanna nodded. Reaching Soral a few moments later she ran a scan. “Not good Mac! Not good at all, he’s barely hanging on!!” She tapped the tricorder. “We have to get him back to the ship ASAP!!”
Mac made his finale leap and skidded to a stop beside him. He knelt down. Okay." He handed Vali the tricorder. "I need you to call out directions."
He hefted Soral over his shoulder.
T’Lanna nodded. “You can count on me” She offered a brief smile before starting their journey back. Guiding Mac through the minefield as carefully as she could, one mistake and they’d all be dead.
Slowly they made their way and as soon as they were clear Mac laid Soral down at the nurses feet. "Can you stabilize him?" He looked over at Hamura. "I'm going to help Hamura."
Kay’la quickly got to work, she could work her magic on physical wounds, but mental trauma of Soral’s kind was outside her realm to heal. She did what she could, but it would only help for so long. “I’ve done all I can Lieutenant” She looked at T’Lanna.
T’Lanna nodded. “Mac! How’s Hamura? We need to get back to the shuttle.”
Mac had just gotten to Hamura and, their mirror counterpart having pushed away and ran. Mac would have loved to go after them but Hamura was on the ground a nasty blade sticking out from his ribs. "Shit." He helped Hamura to the small part and laid them by Soral. "Nurse! Can you help them?"
Kay’la was quick to kneel at Hamura’s side and assess the wounds. “The blade will need to stay in place until we reach the shuttle, I dare not remove it here or Hamura could bleed out before I can stop it! Soral is as stable as I can get him. Once we reach the shuttle I’ll need your help.” She looked at T’Lanna. “The sooner we reach the ship, or a colony the better.”
Mac sighed. "I got Soral, Can you to help Hamura?"
Kay’la nodded. “I don’t suppose you can get the shuttle closer? Too much movement could cause more damage. If not we’ll just have to take it ultra slow.”
He looked to Vali then back at Kay'la. "Can we transport them I could use the shuttles transporters."
“Normally I’d be wary but right now...” Kay’la nodded. “It’ll save valuable time.”
T’Lanna looked to Mac. “Let’s do it, I don’t plan on losing anyone during my first time in charge of an away team.”
He tossed her his phaser. "I can use my hands. I'll be back quick." He turned and hurried.
T’Lanna looked towards Kay’la. “In case I don’t get chance later, I want to say thank you Kay’la you’re doing a brilliant job.
Kay’la nodded and smiled. “Don’t Thank me just yet Lieutenant, we still have to get back to the ship. The sooner we can do that the better.”
T’Lanna nodded. “To be honest I’ll be glad to get back myself, this has been one hell of a tiring day! When Ryan said light duties I don’t think this is what he had in mind, Ohh and I’ve still got to explain why I’m not using my inhibitor.” She rolled her eyes. “Ryan is going to kill me!”
Mac moved quickly, his quick pace was gifted by the fact that the tricorder around his belt was set to scan the area for any company. He was on edge up until his feet hit the shuttle. A quick scan of the ship told him that there was no unpleasant and unwanted visitors there. He'd just closed the door and was about to start the shuttle when a sound drew his attention from outside. He looked up the main window and saw the shuttle he and Hamura had found blasting out back into space. He let out a sigh of relief.
He brought the shuttle online, hovered it off the ground and then went full speed towards Vali, Kay'la and the wounded friends he had to pick up. The trip towards the group was brief. Mac hovered the shuttle above them and hit the coms. "Mackenzie to Lieutenant Vali."
“Vali here, we’re all ready to beam up!” T’Lanna offered a smile to Kay’la. “Get us the hell out of here Mac!”
"Yes ma'am." He steadied the shuttle and activated the transporter as gently as he could. He held his breath until his companions arrived safely and then amped up the shields heading out. He prayed that Hamura's double wasn't laying in wait.