Another Voyager

Another Voyager


I will wait until the end of the story to tell you which two stories are involved. I believe if you read them, you will be able to figure it out without a hint.

Patrick and Scott's Quarters ~ 0600

Patrick woke up to find Scott lying beside him. Scott was just staring at him and had a big grin on his face. "What?" Patrick inquired.

"Look around the room, do you notice anything odd?"

Patrick looked and quickly concluded, "We are not in my room! Where are we?"

Scott just nodded his head, "I'm not telling, but look out the window."

Patrick got out of bed and went to the window, "Are we in space?"

"Yeah, we are; I'm guessing on a space ship since the stars seem to be moving."

"You haven't explored yet?" Patrick seemed confused. "Or, are we locked in here by aliens?"

"No, the door opens, but I haven't gone out yet. I've been waiting for you to wake up. I didn't want you to awake in a strange place and wonder where I was."

"What about Dad, Papa and Jake?"

Again, Scott shook his head, "I don't know."

"We need to get dressed, where is the closet?" Patrick asked. Suddenly a wall panel opened revealing purple and dark blue uniforms. "What are these?"

"Uniforms, I guess. At least they're not red shirts," Scott joked.

As they stepped out into the hall, Patrick commented, "I wonder which way the kitchen is."

Senior Officer's Mess ~ 0645

Suddenly, the wall had an arrow running to Patrick's left. He and Scott decided to follow it. As they ate, a young boy came up to Patrick, "Captain Bolt, I hope your breakfast was superb. Randy Jenkins and I did our best."

"Did you just call me Captain?"

"You are the Captain, Sir, and your husband, Commander Bolt, is your First Officer."

"But, I am only twelve, how can I be the captain?"

"Did you hit your head when you were sparring with Commander Blackwell last night?"

"Last night, I was on a ranch is Wyoming," Patrick insisted.

"Oh yes, I remember you telling us about your ancestors living on a ranch. You said some days you have wonderful dreams about it that seem so real."

Suddenly Jake and a little boy romps in. The little boy looked to be about the same age as Jake, six years old. As he tugged on Patrick's sleeve, he announced, "Captain Patrick, Daddy Kyle says that you have an urgent message in your Ready Room."

"Did he say who it was from?"

"He not tell Koji, but I think it was Feet Admiral Bowman."

Patrick and Scott looked at each other and mouthed, "Feet Admiral?"

As Patrick stood up, Jake asked, "Patrick, can I finish your shimmy bacon?"

"You call the Captain by his name?" Koji looked shocked.

Jake nodded, "He is my brother." After Koji helped Jake finish the bacon, Jake suggested, "Let's go back to my room. Patrick will be busy for a few."

Patrick's Ready Room ~ 0730

Patrick and Scott followed the arrows to his Ready Room and got on the comm, as it opened, Patrick read, "Fleet Admiral David Bowman."

"Fleet Admiral Bowman, what can I do for you?"

"Patrick, how many times do I have to tell you, when it is just the two of us, or the two of us and your husband, call me Dave."

"Sorry, Dave, but I was told this call was urgent."

"Yes, the SS Victorious was on its way to Earth for the upgrade and their FTL malfunctioned. They crashed into Uranus."

"In their defense, Dave, when those tighty-whities wrap around the ship, it IS hard to see where you are going."

"I am aware of that, and I am not blaming them, but they do need rescued and you are the closest, not to mention the fastest ship."

"We will rescue them, Dave."

As Patrick stepped onto the Bridge, he recognized almost everyone there… Kyle was sitting in the Conn seat. John Luke was sitting at the Astrogation Table. Juro was at Tactical and Jace was at the IS Station. "He announced, I realize we have just left the solar system, but we need to go back. The SS Victorious crashed into Uranus and needs rescued."

"Was there an FTL malfunction?"

"Yes, Kyle, how'd you know?"

"That was always one of my fears when we had FTL. I'm glad we switched to Hanes Fit."

"I'll be in my Ready Room, resting my eyes. Let me know as soon as we return to the Solar System."

It seemed as though Patrick had just fallen asleep when he heard and felt Scott, "Patrick, wake up."


"Huh?" Scott looked dumb-founded.

"Nothing, I was just testing it out. I had a dream that we were the Captain and First Officer of the Sooloo."

"Fall asleep reading Voyagers by TrueFan, Zarek A Dragon and Douglass DD, did we?"

"It is a wonderful story, and the dream was nice, at least for the most part. You were my husband."

Scott smiled, "Cool, but I'm hungry. Let's go downstairs for breakfast.

End Note:

If you haven't already figured it out, the other story was either Another Chance or  Still Another Chance, written by me. I hope you enjoyed it.