OCEANUS ADVENTURE #19

A Fictional Series by J Quisumbing

Chapter 7 continued

Five hours later, the chopper was landing on Oceanus.

When the rear hatch opened she was greeted by Director Quimby and Admiral Harris. She including Chief O’hare were led inside the bow superstructure to a conference room.

“Chief, it is good to see you.”

“Thank you for asking for me, admiral,” said O’hare. They shook hands. “Jona, this is Chief O’hare, Navy Seal. He’ll be your head of security.”

“Wow! Navy Seal, cool,” said Jona looking pleased. “Welcome to Oceanus.”

“Thank you, Director.”

“Please, call me Jona. We are quite informal here and…”

“Don’t bother, Jona,” chuckled the admiral. “The Chief here is pure navy. I can’t even get him to call me Senator.”

“Sorry, sir. Once an admiral, always an admiral, sir.”

“Okay, special agent Kilikina ʻAookayeee…” Jona was struggling with her Hawaiian name.

“I think Kina might be a lot easier, don’t you think, Jona?”

Two hours later, after the conference, Kina was guided to the residence island. When she entered her assigned quarters, she found her roommate lounging on a couch with a headset on her head absorbed in her tablet. Her dossier says she is Bree Grover from New Mexico, agriculture specialist & teacher.

Kina wasn’t sure which bedroom was hers, so she came a little bit closer and tapped her on her shoulder. Bree looked up and smiled.

“Oh, hi! I was wondering when you would show up. I’m Bree.”

“Kina. Which room is mine?”

“Well, Kina, you’re through that first door to the right. Your stuff was already delivered.”

“How about direct Satelite connection?”

“We have wi-fi here for direct linkage. Just type in your access code. You were given an access code right?”

Kina nodded.

“So, tell me Kina, what’s your job?”

The admiral cautioned her not to reveal that she’s here as an investigator.

“I’m with security.”

“Really!? Would you teach me to shoot?”

“Sure. For now, though, I better unpack.”

Kina went into her room. She opened her big luggage and pulled out her laptop which she put on her desk. When she turned it on, she had to center her face to the built in webcam which scanned her face. Then a NCIS graphic came on display and a request for a password which she typed it in. When she got in, she opened the folder of Oceanus’ personnel files. On the chopper, she read through about twenty or so dossiers. She just have to review about a hundred to go, not including the twenty or so Bajao families who had no paperwork. She’ll have to get a better sense on the Bajao. She got up and went out into the living room.

“Hey Bree, can you introduce me to some of the Bajao?”

“I’m going to the mall, this evening. You can accompany me and meet a lot of them there.”

“The mall?”

“Well, it’s not like the malls you’re used to. We just call it that. Come on, let’s go.”

To be continued…

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Note from the author:
Oceanus Adventure is a fun effort on my part to enter the wonderful world of creative writing. It’s a story of a group of people who launched themselves into the Pacific Ocean on an artificial island to solve the Great Pacific garbage patch. My hopes is that this will end up into a TV series.

Comments and idea suggestions will be most welcomed. I hope you enjoy.

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