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Reporting For Duty

Posted on Sat Jan 14th, 2012 @ 2:17am by Rear Admiral Relau Chlan (Ret.) & Ensign Logan Kane

Mission: Intermission
Location: Ready Room
Timeline: MD 00 0900

"Enter." Relau said, inwardly groaning. Everyone wanted to see him today, and he was tired. In any case, he put on a good face as the door opened.

Ensign Kane approached the door so that it would open. He then walked up to the CO and said "Sir, Ensign Kane reporting for duty, Sir!" He immediately knew that he had overdone it with the extra Sir, and by standing at attention. But he hoped the CO wouldn't make a deal out of it.

"At ease, Ensign." he replied, tapping his claws on the desk in front of him. "I'm Rear Admiral Chlan, pleased to meet you. Tell me, how was your trip here?" He asked, by way of making small talk before getting to the meat of the issue.

"Yes sir" he replied, crossing his arms behind his back. "It is a pleasure to meet you as well Sir. My Trip? Well sir to be honest it was pretty pleasant and uneventful. I'm really glad to be finally aboard a ship of my own"

Relau raised an eyebrow at that, but let it slide. A very human gesture for him, he had picked it up through his years of being here on the Shanghai. "I see. So, tell me a little bit about yourself, where you are from, your specialties, everything like that. I'm interested in knowing a bit more about you."

"May I sit Sir?" he waited for a response and while he did, he thought of what he should tell the CO, that he would find interesting about himself.

"Well with all due respect Sir, I usually like to keep my Private life, and my Work life separate. It helps me stay sane, but of course I suppose it wouldn't hurt to tell you a bit about myself. Most of which is already probably on file. Let's See.....I was born in Ireland on Earth. I lived there until I was 12. About a year after my father was killed. My mother saw memories of my father everywhere she looked so she decided to move the family to the USA. Boston, MA to be specific." He stopped to think. "As for my specialties, I would say my two most prominent skills are Self Defense, and Linguistics." Thinking fast he had an Idea. "tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'a'?" A small smile spread across his face as he waited to see what the reply would be.

"No, I do not speak Klingon." Relau replied. "I leave that to the people that are able to speak it correctly. I can't." He leaned back in his chair, pondering for a moment. "What about your Starfleet service? What can you tell me about that?"

"Well Sir. This is my first actual commission, but I served on the USS Omega for my Cadet Cruise. As for my Starfleet Academy Courses... Well may I just say that I have always been a fast, and eager learner."

"Any family that you're close to or brought aboard?" Relau asked curiously. "I only ask that because we've recently collected a few families on board, and officer's quarters aren't really set up for them at the moment. We have to ask Engineering to help us out on that."

"No Sir. It's just me, but thank you for asking. If that will be all Sir? The Captain is waiting for me in the Mess Hall."

"Hmm." Relau mused. "Wouldn't want to keep the Captain waiting. She can be very spirited at times. Dismissed, Ensign, but this isn't the last talk we will have." He watched the Ensign almost flee out of the door and supressed a smile. He could remember what it was like, being a junior officer.

A Post By

Rear Admiral Relau Chlan
Commanding Officer
USS Shanghai-A

and

Ensign Logan Kane
Chief Tactical/Security Officer
USS Shanghai-A

 

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