SPACE DATE 2235.316
The Galactic Union High Command has sent us to the Poriasis Star System to oversee the evacuation of a local colony due to, uh ... I don’t know why, exactly. A plague, supernova ... I’m sure we’ll find out why when we reach orbit, or whenever Powell or Rena tell me. Meanwhile, I’m told that it’s Lieutenant Jayda’s birthday today, and I guess we’re supposed to be throwing him a little party later on. For his birthday present, I’m giving Mr. Jayda a large jar of Callystan mouthwash. I’m hoping he’ll take the hint."
(This blog entry appears in the Voyage Trekkers Novella: Gambit of Chance)