CIC was indeed tracking the anomaly. In the following seconds, Commander Tinsley was receiving reports and complaints from some of the new alien ambassadors! The Blue energy beam enveloped the station, at o5:27, earth standard time. The structural damage was minimal, much to the Commanders surprise! A few buckled deck plates and a "diminishing" blueish field, out of which stepped a..'giantess'! She was some 6 meters in height, bluish-green and nude.
"What is this place?" the giantess roared! The comms system finally able to translate the alien womans question.
Commander Tinsley, in his best diplomatic voice said..
"This is Babylon IV, ma'am...Welcome!"
The comms. unit translated the Terran back into a semblance of the aliens speech patterns and she seemed to relaz, a bit.
Comm. Tinsley gestured to a large conference room and asked if the new visitor would like to have some clothes brought to her? Athena had now regained some of her control and thus was again at a 'normal height, of 2 meters+. After translating the words she heard, from this "translator", she said..Y.e.s.s!
"Food?" Athena stated, staring at the alien.
An ensign had brought in some civilian clothes, of varying sizes and awaited his orders.
Athena, grasped the clothing, partially from need and from the concepts she had gleaned from the aliens mind. They were suspicious, but willing to help her. The materials that the cloth was made of was very comfortable to her, but, she was still hungry, almost ravenous and this other alien, called "Ensign", was starting to look tasty! She forced herself ,with a stronger will, to refrain from harming these aliens. They could prove useful, in her continued escape, from the Directorate!
Two more crew, another ensign and a master-sergeant brought in two trays of rations and some painfully garnered fruits, from hydropontics.
"Please Ma'am, be seated and refresh yourself"..the Commander said.
Master-sergeant Tyler, you will remain with our guest and see to her need, understood?"
"Yes Sir", the ten year veteran said. Though busy devouring the strange, but delicious foods, Athena listened and, her mind "listened to the other womans thoughts!
"Ive been in combat situations on two planets and onboard a corvette-sized ship, in action and now Im 'baby-sitting"!!
Athena was quickly learning this rather simplistic language and, her head shot up when she realized what the term "baby-sitting" actually meant.
"Not baby", Athena said! The Sergeant-majors eyes widened and, then the Comms, system crackled to life!
(to be cont.!)