Captain Pike walked into the transporter room, checking his phaser on the belt at his side. The others of the away team were already there.
"Phasers on stun for now, the atmosphere is breathable down there but there may be other dangers we may encounter with this exploratory mission."
"All set, sir," the transporter chief told him. Pike gave him a nod, looking to the other members of the team to make sure they were alright. He always got a nervous feeling before a mission like this. Like this might be the last time he saw this group together. It was an irrational thought probably and one that he pushed down time and again. This instance would be no different.