The Maintenance Engineer (Announcement)

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The Maintenance Engineer (Announcement)

Resounded through the ship. The deck rocked and I was thrown against the wash basin. ...I held on as the ship rocked again with another Loud WHAM! "What is happening?" I called out to no one! It must be some kind of attack... I got on the wall mounted intercom&keyed for the Captain. No response! I tried the Exec. No response! "I've got to get to my station on the bridge!"...I moved to the door & disengaged the locking mechanism. It should have come right open. NOTHING! ...I got out my special tool for stubborn doors, my utility hammer, and wrenched off the cover plate to the door electronics... I tripped the door mechanism & the door came open.... Red warning lights flashed at the end of the corridor next to the Personnel lift entry. ...a breach had occurred. I would have to climb if the Gravity liner in the tube was operating. If not, I would need to operate in Zero-G. ...

  I reached the Personnel lift door... I hit the override, the door came open. The tube was empty. ... The tube was dark except for red Emergency lights... I gingerly reached over and took hold of the nearest service way rung. I held tight and stepped onto the service way ladder. I felt the lack of gravity Immediately!

  I calmly sailed through the tube as red Emergency lights passed by slowly... I reached the entry to the Bridge Module.