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The USS Kestrel, an aging Miranda class, serving as part of the Border Service has the thankless task of patrolling some of the murkier corners of the Federation. As the seat of Federation power in a dangerous and wild region of space, the Kestrel acts to paraphrase her firebrand captain, Captain Gregory McGregor, as the rule and the law, the line in the sand, the first and last line of defense for the Federation.

"So we can't be calling in the cavalry at the drop of a hat. We are the cavalry. We stand the line, we duke it out, we shout them down, we clean their windscreens, and we set out the welcome mat. It's not all bad you know."

This is the first story featuring the ramshackle, rough and ready crew of the Kestrel. I'd call them an unorthodox crew but hey isn't every crew unorthodox in their own way!

Led by the acerbic, sarcastic, bombastic, over the top, pain-in-the-ass, coarse and unprofessional Captain Gregory McGregor. Just the type of behaviour to get stuff on the border done! There's no time for Jean-Luc's niceties here!

The Border Dogs might be seen as the ‘poor cousins' of the Fleet and the Miranda might be seen as the ‘Ford pick-up of Starfleet' but the Kestrel in the humble opinion of her Captain shows the Fleeters how to do things the proper way.

 


Rated: T
Categories: Expanded Universes Characters: Cartwright, Molly, Ensemble Cast - USS Kestrel, McGregor, Gregory
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Mystery
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: Kestrel
Chapters: 55 Completed: No
Word count: 149473 Read: 120602
Published: 28 Mar 2009 Updated: 14 Apr 2011
Story Notes:

Three freshly minted ensigns from the Academy unwittingly board the Border Patrol vessel the USS Kestrel, as it finishes repairs and refit at Starbase 49, just as a criminal mind plans to exact revenge on the ship's infamous, very un-PC and bombastic CO, Captain Gregory McGregor.
An attack that propels the ensigns into the fray and into life aboard a border patrol cutter ... and into dangerous 'Hunting Grounds'.

1. 'He's an Hawsehole!' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 18] Liked (2282 words)

2. 'But It's a Miranda Class!' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 10] Liked (1566 words)

3. 'Welcome Aboard, My Young Kestrels' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (3263 words)

4. 'Problems in Engineering' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (2784 words)

5. Hanging About by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1683 words)

6. 'Bedding In' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 7] (1096 words)

7. 'A Message Home' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1312 words)

8. 'An Admiring Admiral' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1815 words)

9. 'A VIP Event' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (5128 words)

10. 'A Commanding Presence' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (2989 words)

11. 'Boarding Party' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] Liked (1508 words)

12. 'Party Crashers' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (459 words)

13. 'A Hostile Environment' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1820 words)

14. 'Destructive Behaviour' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] Liked (1957 words)

15. 'VIP - MIA' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1273 words)

16. 'Controlled Chaos' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1812 words)

17. 'Countdown to Oblivion' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (2892 words)

18. 'Into the Maelstrom' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] Liked (2136 words)

19. 'A Let Down' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1452 words)

20. 'Accommodating Commodore' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (748 words)

21. 'Taking Stock of the Heart' [A Frontier Girl] by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (2144 words)

22. 'Taking Stock of the Truth' [A Rogue's Confession] by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (1349 words)

23. 'Taking Stock with Expediency' [A Captain's Prerogative] by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] Liked (1053 words)

24. 'The Kestrel spreads her wings' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (1091 words)

25. 'The C.O.B.' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (2364 words)

26. 'Sleeping With the Enemy' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (1483 words)

27. 'Dirt Side' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (2448 words)

28. 'Not to Dwell on Matters' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (1845 words)

29. 'Second Chances' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 6] (2792 words)

30. 'By the Cat's Whiskers' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (2119 words)

31. 'Trekkie Brekkie - the way to start your day' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (1517 words)

32. 'An Honest Prescription' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 3] (3488 words)

33. 'A Medical History' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] (5656 words)

34. 'Food for Thought' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (5166 words)

35. 'Portents Perceived' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 5] Liked (2615 words)

36. 'A Vulcan Morning to You' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (1892 words)

37. 'The Rear Admiral' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (1328 words)

38. 'The Seed of Discord' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (2583 words)

With thanks to kes7 for reassurances and reading this over and a previous kick up the arse.

39. 'A View to Behold' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] (2660 words)

40. 'Below Par' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (3500 words)

41. 'The Why of Why' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (2697 words)

42. 'Bing Bong' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (3207 words)

43. The Captain's Den by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (3742 words)

44. A Den of Thieves by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (2728 words)

45. Past Lives - Bad Memories by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (3245 words)

46. 'Cogs in the Machine' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (4664 words)

47. 'The Devil's in the Details' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 4] Liked (5929 words)

48. 'Hook, Line and Sinker' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 3] (2143 words)

49. Bodily Complications by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 3] (4787 words)

50. 'Diffusing the Situation' by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (4577 words)

51. Into The Dark by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 3] Liked (5613 words)

Readers be warned that this chapter includes scenes which some may find disturbing.

52. Dissenting Voices by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (4740 words)

53. After Care by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (4427 words)

54. A.A.R. by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (3857 words)

55. Executive Decisions by Miranda Fave [Reviews - 2] (4049 words)