Robotech: Macross Saga

10. Aftermath

Licking the wounds

During the Zentradi Attack

Corporal Kyrano managed to take out 3 Gnerl fighter pods simply by outflying them and would have been commended by her squadron leader had he and most of her squad not been wiped out in the engagement.

Lance Corporal Kirk “Sharky” Lazarus dispatched two Tactical Battle Pods before taking a large hit that set off one of his missiles that was armed and had failed to deploy from the right wing, blowing him “out of the sky”. He was however able to eject safely and was later picked up by Search and Rescue operations after the sortie.

Lance Corporal Dieter “Dusty” DeGroot took out two Tactical Battle Pods and was looking for more to engage when the Zentradi mysteriously retreated.

Aftermath

Nikolai stands in the ER and is suddenly faced with perhaps the worst decision in his life. Stretched out on two gurneys in front of him are his lovely new wife whom he had just married mere hours earlier before the Zentradi attack, and little Brittanny Vorn Shrek, little sister to his squad mate Gabe “Donkey” Vorn Shrek, both of them in life threating conditions. Not knowing what else to do, Nikolai calls for a nurse to get the O.R. prepped for two surgeries, thinking that he’ll just have to operate on both of them.
Thankfully, just as he is about to move them, another young doctor, Content Not Found: joseph-banks comes over to assist him, they both leave for the waiting O.R. after the nurse returns and informs them that it is prepped and ready for them.

Gabe commandeered a car and drove frantically to the hospital after being told that his sister had been badly injured and taken there earlier by paramedics. Once he arrived in the ER he saw his friend Nikolai disappear around a corner, two gurneys in tow and little Brittanny was on one of them. In a stroke of shear desperation to help his little sister Gabe managed to swipe a set of surgical scrubs from a nearby closet and boldly walked into the operating room and moved to assist Nikolai as he worked on Gabes’ sister.

Nikolai desperately wanted to be working to save his wife’s life, but Joseph had reminded him that it was against the Code of Ethics to work on close family members and that he would perform the operation on Niambe. In this case, operating on Brittanny was safer than his wife.

“Doctors should avoid treating family members because both care and relationships can be compromised. Similar caution and professionalism when treating close friends should be exercised.”

After several hours of surgery, both Nikolai and Banks finish and their patients sent to the recovery ward. Nikolai soon learns that while Brittanny is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Niambe is in a coma and barely hanging on to life. After inspecting Niambe’s chart and making some notes on possible treatment he grudingly is herded out of the hospital by Gabe and driven back to Max and Linas’ restaurant. When the duo arrives at Max and Linas’, they find the out of all of the decorations for the reception, only the cake remained standing, untouched, undamaged. The two figures atop the cake a sombre reminder of a perfect moment. Gabe mentions to Minmei that Niambe was in hospital and that Nikolai could do with some cheering up, which she attempts to do in her own way but ultimately she leaves the boys with her Uncle as they start to drown their sorrows. Nikolai eventually passing out after Max brings out a bottle he’d been saving for special occasions.

Duty

During their debrief, Tin-Tin, Dieter and Kirk learn that most of their squad mates perished in the encounter with the Zentradi and that they are being transferred to the 71st VFS “Screaming Eagles”. Transfer would take place the following day and they were to report aboard CVS Prometheus by 0800 to give them time to stow their kit as mission briefing was scheduled for 1000 and deployment at 1100.
Transfers between branches of the Robotech Defence Forces were rare but these were extraordinary circumstances and so, for perhaps the first and maybe last time, pilots of the UN Spacy aboard the SDF-1 were transferred to a UN Navy Squadron aboard the CVS Prometheus.

Nikolai and Gabe report to the Squad room and are introduced to their new squad mates. Deploy for BARCAP.

Alexander “Animal” Foyle MIA – did not return from sortie with Zentradi.
Selena “Jack” Ripper AWOL – Returned but has not reported for duty.
Sgt Mary Contraine “knows” Silas
Nikolai tries to call Selena but no response. Sends txt to Sonja as to why Selena might be AWOL
Shark manages to fleece $550 in a card game during the last round.
Dusty found that most people were negative to them as they were not true Navy pilots.
Shark calls contacts to get bandages and supplies for rec room after asking XO about Logistics Chief position in Squadron

Whilst on BARCAP squad picks up sensor readings from what appears to be a derelict Zentradi scout frigate.

Comments

BeeJay

I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.