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"Stranded in Space" is the third chapter of the first volume of Star Trek: Federation Legacy, written in July 2013 and published on 1 August 2013 by CaptFredricks.

The USS Leviathan comes to the aid of the SS Azura, a Bolian freighter that has fallen under attack by Orion pirates.

Teaser Edit

Captain's log, stardate 83179.9. Since the Borg attack on Vega IX nearly a week ago, we've had to make do without several key personnel. We are en route to Starbase 24 to pick up supplies and several new duty officers. I've been assured by Admiral Quinn that they are the best officers Starfleet can spare.

The USS Leviathan continues on its way to Starbase 24. Charlie Morgan enters the bridge, late for his shift. He informs Jason Fredricks that he didn't sleep well, and Jason replies that he didn't either. Charlie says he hasn't adjusted to the beds on the ship yet, and Lucas Wells agrees that they are "anything but comfortable." Hannah Freeman interrupts them to report a distress call from the SS Azura. After hearing the distress call, Jason orders Ernie Hauser to set a course to rendezvous with the ship.

Act One: Pirates Edit

The Leviathan drops out of warp in an asteroid field and scans the Azura. She has taken heavy damage due to an attack by Orion pirate ships. Jason orders Tala Jones to ready their weapons. The Leviathan moves in on the Orion ships, and the Orions open fire. They manage to destroy one of the ships, leaving three more. The two ships that were attacking the Azura break off and head for the Leviathan. Jason orders Ernie to take the Leviathan into a large nearby asteroid. Lucas warns him that the asteroid's magnetic field will disrupt their shields, but Jason has them continue. They fly to the back side of the asteroid, and shut down the ship's engines. The Orions fly past them, unaware of what is about to happen. The Leviathan opens fire and destroys two of the ships, leaving only one, which flees the system. They return to the Azura's location and Jason says he will take an away team over.

Meanwhile, Vance L'eher briefs the other security officers on the situation. He tells them that anyone who is aiming for the vacant security chief position might want to volunteer for the away mission. He ends up taking Kevin Briggs and Jim O'Donnell with him to the transporter room.

Jason and his team are about to transport onto the Azura when chief engineer Jhael Onika hastily enters the transporter room, volunteering himself for the mission. Jason asks why he wants to come with them, and Jhael tells him that they may need an engineer to repair the damage done to the Azura. Jason concurs, and they beam over.

Upon rematerializing on the Azura, Jhael informs Jason that there are several plasma leaks in the corridor ahead of them. They proceed down the corridor, but Jason stops suddenly, hearing something. He peeks around a corner to find that Orions have beamed forces of their own onto the Azura. Vance then offers a potential means of dealing with the Orions.

Act Two: Vance's Plan Edit

Back on the Leviathan, the lights have gone out, as main power failed. Tala Jones orders the computer to turn on the emergency lights. She asks Morgan what happened, and he responds that several EPS conduits were ruptured by a power surge on Deck 4. They realize it happened in the transporter room, right after the away team transported. She asks if main power can be restored, to which he responds that only after the conduits are repaired. Jones orders repair teams to fix the damage. She turns to the stand-in tactical officer and asks how badly they have been damaged. He tells her that weapons, shields and long-range sensors are all inoperative. She then asks Hannah Freeman if they are still able to talk to the away team. Freeman tells her she thinks they can, but they will not be able to transport them back to the Leviathan.

Act Three: Azura Edit

Log entries Edit

Memorable quotes Edit

"I guess I just haven't gotten used to the damn beds on this ship yet."
"I know. They're anything but comfortable."
"Uncomfortable to the guy who can sleep anywhere?"
"If you're referring to the time I—"

Charlie Morgan, Lucas Wells, and Jason Fredricks

"Muchas gracias."
"De nada."
"When did this become bloody Spanish class?"
"I was just being polite!"

Lucas Wells, a crewman, and Charlie Morgan

"Lucas, would you care to join me?"
"Oh, so now you want me to come on away missions with you?"
"I don't recall ever saying you couldn't come."
"Well, what about last time? You got to get all chummy with—"
"Last time? I went on one away mission without you, and you're complaining that you never get to go? I even left you in command, you ungrateful little bastard."

Jason Fredricks and Lucas Wells

Background and trivia Edit

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