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"Last time on The Special Program"

"Lieutenant Plex For Captain Crusher".

Damm't Wesley thought while putting his glass of champagne down. Now what.

"Crusher here. What can I do for you lieutenant Plex?"

"Sir you asked me to report to you as soon we could reach warp 4. We can sir."

"A very well then. Crusher out. Come on Sean we can get on our way again."

"Yes sir Immediately Sir" Sean said making a Salute to his captain. Then he walked out of the door laughing.

Wesley followed him. As soon as he entered the bridge he gave his orders

"Lieutenant Walt you still have Deep Space 9 as heading?"

"Yes Sir helm standing by."

"Then by all means. Go to warp 4 at my command. Engage."

And now the continuation:

"Captain we have an incoming transmission from Deep Space 9 sir."

"On screen".

The view of the stars disappeared and the friendly face of a Bajoran woman appeared.

"A Colonel Kira. What can I do for you" Wesley asked recognizing the woman.

"Captain Crusher. Pleased to meet you. I heart lot's of good things about you from admiral O'Conner. She told me you would be on your way to receive your new mission orders and to get your new transporter chief."

"Yes indeed. We had a few problems though. We ran into some Jem Hadar fighters and are in need of some repairs."

"I shall order the Chief to replicate some of the materials you will need. I understand he's an old friend of yours."

"The Chief? You Don't mean Miles O'Brien do you?"

"As a matter of fact I do sir. He's looking forward to see you again."

"It will be good to see him again. How's he doing?"

"He's doing well. I'm sure the 2 of you have lot's of old memories to talk about."

"We certainly do Colonel. Could you tell Olsy Daryl that we will arrive at DS9 in about 8 hours."

"I shall tell him but knowing Daryl he's already ready to leave."

"Great. Well I see you in about 8 hours then Colonel."

"I'm looking forward too it. Colonel Kira out."

The face of Colonel Kira disappeared and the view screen showed the stars again. 

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8 hours Wesley thought. That's enough time to get some sleep. It had been a long day so far and he was very tired. They had left Utopia Planetia without any problems but halfway they ran into some Jem Hadar fighters. The U.S.S. Crusher had done well during the battle and now they where on their way to DS9 to make some necessary repairs and to receive their mission orders. Like I said it had been a long day.

"Sean you have the bridge. I'll be in our quarters if you need me" Wesley said leaving the command of the ship in the hands of his 1st commander. He realized it must have been a long day for Sean too but he couldn't give command to his 2nd in command could he? While thinking about that he walked too his ready room next to the bridge. The two glasses of champagne he and Sean where having earlier still stood on the table. He took them and walked to the replicater.

"Recycle" he said and the glasses disappeared into thin air. 

Then he walked to the turbolift.  The ready room contained the only turbolift reaching to his and Sean's quarters one deck higher. That way they could have the most privacy. Their quarters also contained a small transporter pad and an exit to two escape pods level five. That meant it was capable of reaching warp 3 and had an working replicater in it. Unfortunately the escape pod was only able to hold warp 3 for about two hours before their power supplies would have been diminished. Granted the escape pod had two Solar panels witch could reload the escape pod in about seven hours time. 

When Wesley reached his quarters he decided to give Sean some rest too. 

"Crusher to commander O'Conner".

"Sean here".

"Sean I think it's best if you take some rest too. Leave the command of the ship to who ever you think is capable.

"Understood Sir. I think that will be Lieutenant-Commander Grey."

"Then Lieutenant-Commander Grey it is." 

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"...................And then he gave command to me" Grey Matthew finished his story while he was having dinner with his boyfriend Daryl. 

"He gave you what? At your 1st day already? Wow" Daryl said.

"Yeah well. Not that anything happened during that 8 hours I had command. Actually it was kinda boring but that's not the point. You know. I'm glad we are here now. I kinda missed our dinners at Quark's."

"Yeah me too. But I'm sure the U.S.S. Crusher have some excellent restaurant's and bar's too. Not too mention we have our own quarters there. I still can't believe they accepted our request of sharing one."

"Me neither. Specially not 'cause it's located on deck 15. The Senior Officers Deck. And we all know your not an Senior Officer do we."

"Yeah well I'm the best you know" Daryl answered with a grin on his face.

"Come on finish your dinner. I want to see the ship. Not to mention our quarters" he continued.

"Hum that's not everything I want to show you" Matthew said while swallowing his last bite of potatoes he was having.

"Come on let's go."

And they both left Quark's almost knocking Wesley and Sean from their feed. They murmured a quick sorry and where on their way again.

"Look at them. They appear to be so happy" Wesley said.

"Yeah just like us" Sean answered."

"I know babes. But it's my job as their captain to keep them happy. At least partly my Job".

"I'm sure we will manage Wes. How hard can it be to be responsible for 114 teenage boy's. Besides we have a simple mission don't we. Just making some fun aboard our ship" Sean said with a smile on his face.

"You know as well as I do that's just a part of our mission. We still have to test those new weapons and shields. And with the Dominion in the area and the Maquis trying to get their hands on the technology it might not be as easy as we think it is babes."

"I know, Your right. I just can't help myself being very happy. I mean I've got a great ship, A terrific job and not to mention an ever better Captain. Come on now let's have some fun while we are here. We have a mission briefing in about 1 hour."

"I hate it when you talk like that you know. You just sounds like my mom right now" Wesley answered while giving Sean a kiss on the cheek.

"Any way's I bet our mission has something to do with the dominion."

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"A gentlemen. I'm Benjamin Sisko captain of Deep Space 9. Welcome aboard. I understand you already spoke to my 1st officer Colonel Kira Nerys."

"Thank you sir. Yes I already spoke to here. I'm Wesley Crusher and this is my 1st in Command Sean O'Conner."

"Please to meet you."

"Same here Captain. We heart a lot about you at the academy."

"Nothing bad I hope" Ben Sisko said.

"Well actually sir" Sean said with a smile. 

"I thought so. Well if we all have a seat I can tell you your mission but I'm not sure you gonna like it."

"Sir" Wesley asked raising his eyebrows.

"Well I took the liberty to read your action file Captain Crusher. I understand you don't like it to stand aside when something important is going to happen."

"That's right sir, I don't."

"Well you have to this time."

"But Sir" Wesley started to protest.

"I'm sorry captain. There is nothing I can do about it. The U.S.S. Crusher is too important to lose during a battle against the Dominion. That's why I have to order you to go to the Beta Quadrant. There is a lot to be explored there and it will make a great opportunity for you to get familiar with your ship and your crew. Not to mention you can test your new weapons there."

"But sir. A ship like the Crusher is one of the most advanced ship's in the quadrant. Except for the Enterprise ofcoarse. You just need us."

"That's Right. We do need you. We need you to test the new weapons and shields first before going into battle. We do not know how effective they will be. We can't risk losing a ship like the Crusher just because we failed in testing the new systems. You must know how important that is. After all you served aboard the Enterprise for years."

"Yes sir. I know sir. Very well then. When do we leave and how long will we be gone?"

 "You leave at 07:00 tomorrow morning for about 1 month. I strongly suggest you get some rest before that. And if I may give you some advise:  Order your crew to be aboard at 22:00 tonight. They need their rest as much as you do."

"Understood sir. I'll think about it. Given our orders it will be a while before they can entertain themselves with other people for a while. Well If that's all?"

"That's all. You may go now."

"Thank you Sir. Colonel" Wesley said while giving both of them a hand. 

And with that both Wesley and Sean left Captain Sisko's office.

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"What do you think about our orders?"

"I like them as much as you do but I guess Captain Sisko did have a point with what he said."

"Yeah I know. But it's hard to accept when knowing that your friends, your family are risking their lives while you do nothing."

"I wouldn't exactly call it doing nothing Wes. After all if our test are a success Starfleet can equip their ships with better weapons and shields.  That way we have a better chance in defeating the Dominion. We might not be on the frontline but our jobs is as important as theirs."

"Since when are you this wise. But your right ofcoarse." Wesley said with a small grin.

"Come on. Let's go back to the ship. I wonder how far Chief O'Brien is with those repairs."

"Yeah me too. Besides we have to give our crew some orders don't we. And you heard what captain Sisko told is. We have to take some rest before leaving tomorrow. And I have just the right idea of how to spend my evening tonight."

"Hope I'm a part of it" Sean answered. 

And they both started to laugh. 

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That's it for this new installment of The Special Program. Wesley, Sean and the others will be back in Chapter 8 of: The Special Program. Thank you for reading and don't forget to post a message in the guestbook or to send me an e-mail at:

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