Lieutenant j.g. Arlene Drummond sat on the bridge of the USCF Carrier Burlington. There was over 110,000 long tons of ship beneath her and it was one of the most powerful sea-going vessels in the history of the world. There was only one problem; she was alone on the bridge. When she boarded the ship on the first day of her assignment, touring the bridge was part of the orientation. They showed her the Captain's chair and hinted that someday one of them might sit in one like it. Little did they know that she would be the one? Moreover, little did she know, she would be alone in that chair.
What a fucking mess, she thought to herself. Since the virus wiped out almost the entire crew, she was the ranking officer on the carrier. After everything had gone to hell in a hand basket as the saying went, she was in command.
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