"She blinded me with science."-Thomas Dolby
This really is no time to fall in love.
Stuck on a lifeboat with five other people, one of which is a highly attractive brilliant woman with whom you'd probably spend a short but exciting life if you were ever to...
To what? You barely know each other. Sure, you're both into science and you've talked about it a lot, but that doesn't mean she loves you or anything... that shouldn't get in the way of your mission, though. You must remember why you were sent.
You're not really Peter Parker, America's most eligible young bachelor. You're MacGyver, loyal employee of the Pheonix Foundation. The guiding princible of the Pheonix Foundation is to provide help to the underprivelaged, to fight oppression, to save the environment, to promote peace, and to generally do good.
You had several objectives on board the Lusitania II. One was to try to prevent any espionage from occuring. You were almost certain that was a lost cause, since the entire ship was a huge magnet for spies, but at least you could keep the damage to a minimum. You're trying to build a device to fix the hole in the ozone layer. There's so much technology floating around that you're sure you could build it. You're not likely to have another chance. It takes one Phase Transducer, one Radiation Modulator, two red RTIs, two blue RTIs, and two yellow RTIs. You've got some of the parts, but not all of them yet.
You are also here to try to contact a French agent trying to defect from French Intelligence. You know the agent is a woman, hence your current cover as a playboy. The people at the Foundation thought it would be an excellent excuse to mingle with a lot of women and find the French agent. It's been a bit of a problem for you, though. You just aren't used to treating women like that. That's why it was such a relief to meet Diana. She's the attache to the Hungarian Ambassador, who became mysteriously indisposed a few days ago. You went to find her, hoping to get a few details about the Hungarian Ambassador's infirmity and to see if she was the French agent. She gave you no clues to either situation, but for some reason you started chatting about science. She was a brilliant conversationist and had many interesting ideas regarding the greenhouse effect and various security measures possible against computer viruses. You talked for hours, much longer than you should have. You think she might be the French agent you've been sent to contact, but you aren't certain enough to ask her about it. She's clearly more than she first appears, though.
You were investigating a possible bomb in the third deck when the alarms started going off. The ship started tilting soon afterwards, and your first thought was for Diana. You rushed to her room to find her puttering with some machine. When she wouldnt' come right away, you picked her up and carried her out. You put her in the first life boat you saw, one with three men and a woman in it, and you cast off.
And here you are, stuck in the ocean with these strangers. You'd better make sure everyone stays safe and gets rescued. It'd be terrible if anything happened to them.
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