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CSO's Office - DH Check-in

Posted Dec. 7, 2020, 6:29 p.m. by Cadet Henry Rodier (Security Officer) (Gavin Burkhardt)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders (Chief of Security) in CSO’s Office - DH Check-in

Posted by Cadet Henry Rodier (Security Officer) in CSO’s Office - DH Check-in

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders (Chief of Security) in CSO’s Office - DH Check-in
Posted by… suppressed (13) by the Post Ghost! 👻
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I

Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders sat at the desk in his office, a piping hot Raktajino wafting warm smells into the room. Anders was reading one of his new cadet’s personnel files. Henry Rodier, he thought, Hell of a service record, let’s see what he’s made of. He permitted the young cadet entry and smiled after he made his introductions.
“Pleasure to meet you Cadet, at ease before you injure yourself. I’m Lieutenant Anders, I’ll be the one you report to for the length of your stint on the Challenger.” The security chief extended his hand with a welcoming grin on his face.

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

OOC: Thank you! I’ve never really done proper RP, but I’ve done a little dialogue writing before, so hopefully it’s not too different. I’ll do the proper sign-off from now on. Appreciate the explanation!

IC:

Henry eased up, loosening his back slightly, but maintaining something close to the posture he was taught. “A pleasure to meet you as well, sir” he said, reaching out to firmly shake the Lieutenant’s hand. The grin on his superior’s face gave the Cadet what he hoped was some insight into his personality, and he returned a (albeit much slighter) smile.

OOC: You’re more than welcome! (I’ll let you off for that post though ;) )

IC:
Kyle could see that his new cadet was nervous, Reminds me of old times, he thought to himself. He released the young man’s hand and gestured to the chair on the other side of his office, “So, better get the difficult but necessary question out of the way first. Why Starfleet and, more importantly, why the Security division?”

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

The Cadet took a seat, taking in the warm atmosphere of the office and its occupant. “Well, sir, I suppose I’ve always had an eye on Starfleet. It’s the organized embodiment of many of my personal values; teamwork, curiosity, and prepared neutrality, to name a few.” Henry paused for a moment, gathering his thoughts. These were the two questions he had prepared for the most, not rehearsing his responses, but making sure he had an outline of what to say.

“As for the Security division, when I started basic training and research into what Starfleet Officers really get up to, I realized that I’m just not suited for the other divisions. That’s not to say that they’re somehow lesser than this one, but Security just seemed like far and away the best fit for me. If you’ll excuse the personal details, I feel that I have a mind which works well with timing and quick decisions, both of which are cornerstones of a Security Officer.” Henry looked down slightly following his responses, hoping he wasn’t too verbose.

Cadet Henry Rodier - Security

Kyle grinned as he made a few notes on his PADD, “You’re confident, I like that in a Security Officer. So, who have been your main inspirations? The people that made you want to join the Fleet in the first place?”

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

OOC: I’m honestly unfamiliar with a lot of “well-known” ST characters, my catalogue of watched shows/movies is limited to Star Trek (2009) - Present. So, apologies if this isn’t a great response.

IC:
A genuine smile and notes Henry thought. That’s a good sign. Keep up the honesty, regulate the confidence. “You probably hear this quite a bit, but Admiral Picard was one of my inspiring voices. His ability to reconcile duty and accountability with curiosity and his own personal values was remarkable, and something I hope to emulate. To some degree, at least.”

A hesitation, and accompanying glance to the side from the Cadet showed his first obvious signs of tentativeness. “My father also dreamed of joining Starfleet in his youth, he was one of those who actually gazed up at the stars at night, wishing he were out there. He ended up grounded for medical reasons, but I suppose that look of wonder he still manages to maintain drove me, too.”

OOC: Don’t feel like you have to make reference to specific characters. You’ll find that our characters only ever talk about canon Trek characters in passing rather than say, writing an actual encounter with one of them. One more thing before I let Kyle back out of his box, you will notice a lot of the text you have just written has been “snipped”. This is just something we do to make posts easier to read for those catching up. Just delete any overflow text and replace it with the following: <snip>

IC:

He’s so like me, Kyle thought to himself, I remember my interview as if it were yesterday. Anders made a couple more notes on his PADD before rising and moving over to the replicator, “Little beverage break I think, can I get you anything?”

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

“I’d appreciate just some plain old water, thank you.” Henry said, rising as soon as he saw his superior doing so. “Might I also ask, what is that scent? I’m unfamiliar with it.”

Cadet Henry Rodier - Security

Kyle was halfway to the replicator before he turned and cocked an eyebrow, “Cadet, are you telling me you’ve never tried a Raktajino with a dash of Bajoran Kyris fruit juice? Then if I may, I’d like to rectify that mistake. Computer, two Raktajinos, recipe reference Anders 11-Victor, and a glass of water, two degrees farenheit.” The security chief spun on his heel and put the water down next to the Cadet’s Raktajino, “Just in case,” he said with a wink.

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

The Cadet tentatively took a sip of the hot drink placed in front of him, his eyebrows raising slightly upon it reaching his tongue. “Well, sir, I certainly don’t mind it” he said with a smile. “I’m not usually a drinker of hot things, but perhaps the vacuum of space has changed that.”

Cadet Henry Rodier - Security

Kyle smiled and looked down at the glass of water, “Good job you liked the stuff lad,” he said, “Your water is frozen. Anyway, back to business. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

Henry glanced down with a start, a genuine grin spreading across his face. “Sir, I prefer not to speculate. My goals are lofty, I would like to enter into a command position after gaining some experience. If I may be frank, in 5 years I would like to have your job. But a large part of that depends both on my superiors, and on how comfortable I feel with my own abilities.”

~Cadet Henry Rodier - Security

Kyle let out a short laugh, “Y’know,” he began, “That’s exactly what I said to the old Chief Security Officer of this ship.” Anders recalled his interview with Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph Rainns and intended to bring it to an end the same way he did, “I’ll be damned if I don’t get you there Cadet.” He rose and gestured to the door behind the two officers, “Now, if you’d like to join me, we’ll get you kitted out.”

-Lieutenant Junior Grade Kyle Anders: Chief of Security-

Cadet Rodier rose with the Lieutenant, his grin having turned from a look of relief, to one of mixed gratitude and shock, and finally morphed into its current state of excitement. “Thank you so much, sir. I’ll do my absolute best. And please, I’ll be right behind you.” Henry followed Lieutenant Anders out the door.

~ Cadet Henry Rodier - Security

Anders smiled, “I have no doubt you will.” The security chief lead the way out of his office and towards the armory. When they arrived, Kyle gestured to a phaser racck directly in front of them, “Pick your poison my friend, once you’ve got your phaser and tricorder, I’d suggest reporting to Sickbay for your first physical. (OOC: I know you’ve started those threads but I think the canonical assumption is that you’ve reported to me first.)

OOC: Yep, that’s right. Checking in with you, then the Counselor, then Sickbay.

IC:
Henry reached out, running his hands along the rack. He had trained with up to Type IIIc phaser rifles, and now there they were, sitting in front of him. But he knew, despite the fact that he could just reach out and grab one, it would serve little purpose but to make him appear incompetent in front of his direct superior. “Yes, sir” he said, taking a tricorder and traditional Type II phaser. After checking that the phaser was set to power level 2, he placed both in their respective holsters. “Thank you, Lieutenant. I’ll head to my other check-ins now, then. I do look forward to my first assignment.” With that, the Cadet brought his heels together to attention, and departed the Armory, the unfamiliar feeling of his service weapon on his hip giving him a bit of an odd gait.

~ Cadet Henry Rodier - Security


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