The crunch of another apple falling to Morton’s relentless carnage drew Eli’s eyes back to the human. “Did she tell you why she really resigned?”
The human took another bite out of the poor apple shaking his head. “You know she hasn’t spoken to me in months.”
Eli hummed glancing back over the medical grounds. It was a fairly pleasant day, having been used to the artificial atmospheres of ships and stations, the fresh breeze and recently cut grass gave the area a relaxing aura.
“Y’know if she has resigned you should ask her out again.” He smirked as the feeling of daggers coming from Coby’s eyes bounced off his head.
“Eli…” sighed the human.
He turned himself back to face the human. “Look the loss of the station took everyone hard...she lost Kat..Razor, isolating herself away over all this.” He raised a finger pointing to the apple eating male. “Maybe she just needs someone to hold her hand and tell her it’ll all be alright.” His hand dropped. “Even if you don’t believe it yourself.”
“Excuse me sirs.” A young red trimmed Lieutenant had snuck up on them. “If you’ll follow me?” The Lieutenant waited a moment as Coby hopped off the rock he was perched on before turning into the building. “You’ll be transporting to station orbit.”
Eli gave Coby a look. “Sure the message had no other details?” The human just shook his head, hands slipping into his pockets as they both followed the Lieutenant through corridors to a small transporter room. With another look shared, the climbed upon the pad turning to face the lieutenant, who was closer than expected with an arm stretched out toward Coby.
“I’ll need your badge sir...apologies those are my orders.” For his credit, the young lieutenant didn’t look comfortable asking, but he still went for it, Eli smiled as he peered over to the human hesitating a moment before pulling off his Starfleet Delta and handing it to the Lieutenant, who stepped back, as the glow of the pad increased slightly and the familiar sensation of dematerialisation took hold.
The room if it was a room he thought as they rematerialized, was dark, only themselves and two small boxes on a table several feet ahead of them lit, Eli took a step off the pad triggering another set of lights further off to slowly begin turning on, revealing a large stardrive..Nacelles and a more angular saucer section. He moved around the table toward the window eyeing up the vessel.
“Recognise this design Morton? Doesn’t look like any Federation ship i’ve seen...Morton?” He turned to find the human inspecting one of the now open boxes. “What is it?”
The only reply was a head gesture to come closer. Which he did, the item the human was inspecting, looked much like the usual starfleet delta, created with a more onyx metal, inlaid with gold trimmings and interestingly a scarlet red ‘A’ tucked into the center.
“Gentlemen…” A familiar female voice came from one of the shadowed corners, light footsteps echoed on the metal floor as from the shadow emerged a brown haired Trill.
“Neema?” Was the only word expelling from the Human.
She smiled softly at Coby. “I’m here to talk to you about the Avengers initiative.”