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Foam spilled from Ivy's lips, brushing her teeth still half asleep. Waves of ebony locks stuck out in different direction's, when her phone buzzed on the marble Vainty. Blinking ivy turned to the counter and reached for it. Slipping in place she stumbled into the wall somehow Answering the phone in the process,
She slid further down the wall placing the phone to her ear.
"I am here, what's the matter captain?"
"I heard a crash just now are you sure your okay?"
Ivy looked around and yawned closing her eyes for minute. She also could doze.
The voice startled her, ivy shook her head.
"I am awake..sorta the crash was me Falling over."
"I though as much. Well your awake. I need you at T base in 45, you are going to be joining the lambert crew in space"
Ivy blinked looking at the clock on the wall. Then at the disheveled mess she was.
"Why? I haven't eaten properly or sleept-"
"Vasco your going. You literally the only exobiologist in the area. The last one went missing."
Ivy stood as he spoke taking a brush to her hair.
"Where are we going?"
The man on the other side of the phone was silent, taking her hair back into a pony tail her eyebrow rose at the silence.
"You guys are going to a different solar system. Proxima Orithyia, we lost three shuttles and warships out there. You guys are going out there to find out what's happening."
Before anything else was said the captain hung up. Her mouth left a gape she, processing that this will be her first time in Cryo sleep, and her first time in space..funny that a person who study's the space and lives by science has never left earth. Grabbing her phone. She began to file things into a red duffle bag, extra med-kits. Cloths and towels. Her tooth brush phone and charger. Clothing. Several note pads. Along with some woman items...
With that packed, she threw the bag other shoulders with 13 minutes to spare. Shoving on her combat boots. Running out to her hover cycle placing the helmet on her tough noggin she drove off to towards the base
Her boots crunched the red sand under her. Ivy came to a door pulling a holocard from her front pocket reaching it up to a camera above the door standing on her tippy toes grunting with effort before a rasped voice of a older gentlemen erupted from behind her startling her
"Its down today. Someone stabbed the main camera last week"
"Oh i didn't-"
"Of course ya didn't.- oh i mean by the way you were standing on your toes.."
The mans face smiled a smile, that showed he didn't mean to sound aggressive. Maneuvering around her he unlocked the door and let her in she smiled a thank you before entering.. She took a minute and thought of what he said turning to him as he locked the door behind them
"Stabbed the camera?"
"Oh yeah- i guess someone tried to break into the base for what we don't know. We couldn't find the culprit. So now captain Moses has the base on maximum security at night.."
Something about that seemed odd. Who the fuck stabs a camera? She was 5'4 the door was 7'0 the person must of been a giant if anything. The person moved into a room that was labeled security on the door, she went right looking for the medical office standing out side of the office stood captain moses.
"Ah, Vàsco your here."
A rough palm met her shoulder when he leaned into the door and waved too someone
"Dr.Caleb Towser This is Exobiologist Ivy Vàsco, she will be the new edition to your crew today."
The doctor was tall, dark skinned with blue eyes that stared to ivy's Soul.
Holding her hand out he shook it tenderly his hands were soft really soft it put her hands to shame
"Hellp ms.vàsco. i look forward to work together on the A.I.M.S ALTO"
The voice was thick with a Italian accent. And dripped with seduction her face flushed.
"Me too, where are the others?"
"They are already aboard the cruiser after we get your overlays installed and her checkup finished we will get you changed into your skin suit,"
The men chuckled as if it was the most hilarious thing on the planet before bringing themselves back into composer then Dr.towser escorted her into the room. Instructing her to go behind the screen and change. And like a dog she did. Obeying is what she is typically good at. Unless it was challenge the determination rules over listening.
Sitting upon the bed her heels bounced on the drawers that lined the station when the man peered around the corner holding a black device that had two nodes at the top looking like a snail standing on its tail. Her face contorted in disgust
"You look surprised"
"I am- what is that?,"
He leaned behind her soft hands placing at the base of her neck. Forcing her head down the injector was placed on the flesh. A sharp pinch gritted her teeth and her hands tugged on the sheet under her.
"Ms.vàsco meet, paull.ie, our A.I that helps us detect unknown systems, old fossils and pathways maps and helps us contact our crew when away from the shuttle."
"Hello Ivy. It's nice to meet you"
A robotic voice blurted out making ivy jump out of her skin,
"Oh! I- hello paull.ie"
"Please Call me paul"
After a few minutes the robot instructed her how to do commands active things within the overlay. It was pretty neat, new tech.
"I know its probably something that hasn't been truly used since 2031's space crash when jupiter exploded and part of mars.. But this is a new system entirely made by Our tech guy or should i say girl Petra Warren exclusively for this mission,"
"Say...how long are we going to be gone?,"
Silently the man twisted his lips calculating something before the robot responded
"About 28,470 days Ms.vàsco"
The doctor opened his mouth to speak but nodded instead. Standing he came close to Ivy leaning over with a flashlight to examine her eye balls he spoke.
"You see the reason why it might take that long or longer, is we are traveling farther then the last inhabited planet by humans, Zuus-230; Proxima Orithyia reaches farther and that is what the A.i.M wanted to find out. How far, but incidentally some of the ships went missing that is why they called us were the best in the game so people say otherwise we would've lost another and more people, meaning more death reports that read M.I.A then deceased.."
"But most of those years will be spent in Cryo Sleep so when we get out there it will be like waking up the next day..so don't worry"
Ivy frowned thinking of her siblings. Her older sister trisha and her younger brother max.. The doctor snapped his fingers to get her attention then finished the rest of the Examination,
Zipping the back of the suit she was given was a hassle the examination took less time. Then that shoving her head into a helmet she examined it it monitored her suit damage, O^2 intake and her pulse. When a chime interrupted her thoughts spiking her pulse
"Sorry to startle you Ivy, i wanted to tell you about the. Strider your wearing. Each crew mate has their own personally prescribed suit. This suit was made for a small frame like yours, it also is the only one with a damage monitor. So you know how to repair it. Your pulse when it gets high it beeps and releases a anti-stress and anxiety anesthesia to calm you. "
The chime happened again, blinking she picked up the duffle back making her way to the docking bay. Looking out the window at the nearby mountains and lake. She loved earth. But she missed mars sometimes she was born there. Only sent back-
Shaking her head, ivy left wounds alone. Her eyes moved to the draconis that was huge blinking, she looked at the map. She must of gotten it wrong..only nine people were going there.
"hey Vàsco, over here!"
Yep..this was the right place waving his hands was Dr.Towser
Looking at the huge ship once more, she marched along the crated path that dropped off about 49 ft,.
"This is huge!"
"Were gonna need it if there is any survivors"
She didn't think about that, would people still be alive? He opened a latched door and let her inside walking someone with a clip board approached them.
"Hello Dr.towser and misses. I am Trisha Plo i am the co pilot of the ALTO. Alto introduce your self."
"I am Alto i am your guide into Proxima Orithyia 140 astronomical units away from earth. I hope you enjoy your stay"
A deep booming voice blared on the intercom.
Ivys eyes lit up this is new a ship mind?! She had never heard such a thing.
"I am Exobiologist ivy Renee Vàsco, it's a true honor."
Trisha was a tall blonde with beautiful brown eyes.
Trisha looked down at the woman then to Dr.towser
"Does moses think we might encounter other life forms?"
That was rude,
"Uh, yes thats is why i would put on a mission"
Trisha sucked in air through her pearly whites and gestured for them to follow.
"Come one lets get you introduced to everyone else before setting up your cryo tube"
Ivy frowned she knew trisha was going to make things hard for her, dang. Following after the larger frames conversation seemed to be bubbling as she walked. Drifting faintly along the corridor. Laughter also caught her attention.
"Ah plo! There you are we were wondering where ya went,"
"Hey Towser nice to see your still kicking"
Two voices had greeted the two, as Towser sided stepped to reveal ivy.
"Ah new meat welcome to the crew!. I am Trevor Lopez gun guy..,"
Lopez was a ginger, a 5'10 ginger. Not to bad looking but doesn't take any cake comparer to the doctor.
" i am Mariah Lambert the runner of this brute."
A woman that was smaller then other two but still taller then ivy. Mariahs hair was cut to under her chin un like trisha's whose. Hair rested on her neck
A person bounced into ivys view as her hand wad vigorously shook.
"I am Petra warren, your tech gal. If you have problems i am your person well...with tech.."
"Ah i have heard of you"
Stars seemed to glisten in the girls eyes ivy chuckled and nodded.
"Enough warren, let the girl breathe."
Said a long haired male that leaned over anf kissed mariahs cheek.
"Names mason Lambert. I am the guy in charge of cryo. I married Mariah three months ago."
Walking behind him were to rather Large men. Laughing loudly.
"Oh new meat!. Oi i am Walter reins this is my brother Isaac rein we are your able bodies. Basically meat to throw around."
Rolling her eyes mariah hit walters chest and glared as he chuckled loudly; a woman with muscles that made the men look like children and as tall as moses who was 6'4 towered over them her skin darker then towsers she smiled.
"I am Zoe Williams. The head of Combat and Training."
Ivy nodded firmly before clearing her throat her thumbs drumming her thighs. Leaning back on the balls of her feet,
"Ivy Vàsco, I guess i am your guys Exobiologist."
The room said.
"Alright ladies its 0600, i need everyone lining against the cryo tubes and striped to your skivvies ready for rem sleep. Clear?"
Masons voice thundered. Bellowing back people began to file around coffin shaped barriers.
Wearing black lace bra and underwear cool air brushed over ivy's pale skin.
"You know you don't gotta wear nice things to cryo right?"
Chuckled Zoe, ivy blushed deeply
"This was the on-only thing i had others were in the wash.."
Zoe laughed again. Shaking her head, ivy sneaking a glance at the girl; that made her blush. She was ripped and if it wasn't for her breasts. ivy would have thought it was a man quickly mason had helped others into their cryo tubes. Repeating the same spill down the line till he reached her. Holding his hand out shee shook it
"Glad to be here sir."
"Me too Vàsco it's sure going to be fun with you on board"
A friendly smile before he helped her into the tube. Placing a mask over her face
"So its going to act like anesthesia, you are going to count to ten letting the cryo into your lungs so you can sleep. You will not wake up until i wake you up. You will feel sick when the cryo has fully taken over and then you will sleep. See you on the flipside"
Nodding to what he said her pressed a button above her head, shutting the tube. Slowing the serum had filled her lungs counting down a sicknesses rumbling her stomach. Her body went numb and sleep grasped her gently pulling her into a sea of dreams.