CHAPTER 26 - ARRIVAL
The Shannon arrived at the nebula as Captain Smith walked to the engine room doing his rounds checking things were okay a computer console exploded nearby killing flying shrapnel and debris. The Captain took the full force and was heavily injured.
As Lisa was looking at the scans of ancient ruins her communicator pipped "We've got incoming ships they appear to be Captain Smiths fleet."
Lisa smiled and looked at William "Come on lets meet our new guests."
The Alliance ships hovered in orbit as different shuttles descended onto Oset.
Yet of the ships Lisa looked to one as it landed and she saw John on a stretcher.
"What happened?" she asked.
As he was rushed to the medical bay word came through of them arriving at the new colony. As there was a functioning hospital on the planet the Captain was rushed on a shuttle descending on the planet he briefly saw blurrily through effect of drugs Lisa rushing towards him.
The cause was found to be an accident and the computer had exploded due to the electrical surge of the Trequan nebula.
Hours passed by and John awoke dazed his torso covered in a bandage his blurry focus ending as he saw objects near to him the lights, nearby furniture and a form, a familiar shape.
He looked to see Lisa close by "Hello" she said.
John could see she was relieved and they talked catching up with each others stories.
Lisa was thankful he was alright but needed to see these ruins and had intrigued since they were first mentioned.
John fell asleep and Lisas radio pipped it was William “You've got to see this”.
She left and got her shuttle traveling a few hundred miles whisking past a thick green canopy of tall elegant trees that jutted over three hundred feet in the air.
Soon the trees way to a clearing next to a sandstone ridge the shuttle and Lisa got out and saw Natav waiting for her. Both walked to the cave and where shown inside by an archaeologist.
As they walked in the cave turned to a large cavern hundreds of feet deep and over a half mile wide in it where symbols dotting every surface.
The human archaeologist talked in her in excited tones "It is the most incredible thing."
Lisa was more wary and had seen alien symbols yet she was intrigued "Its interesting."
Natav stood behind her and said "That's not all they discovered."
Intrigued all three walked down a wide tunnel to a small cavern which housed an ancient looking console which constructed of a dense alien metal brown in colour with a thick base with a wide top adorned with large rectangular panels housed in the same language as Lisa had seen in the previous cavern.
Stood in front of the console was a large circular door. Lisa was intrigued but cautious "What is it?"
The human archaeologist looked to her "We're not sure our scans reveal nothing on the other side and we're not sure what these symbols mean."
Lisa however knew from experience of the possibility of traps "I want some military personnel make sure they search for hidden traps."
Natav looked to her "Your thinking of our little expedition to Lizen Four."