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COS' Office - Cadet Seb Petrov reporting for duty

Posted March 22, 2021, 2:47 p.m. by Cadet Seb Petrov (Security Officer) (R Palmer)

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“You as well, Cadet. I’d introduce myself, but I assume you know who I am, otherwise you wouldn’t be here.” Rodier took the junior officer’s right hand in his own, heartily shaking it as a genuine smile spread across his own face. As he released Seb’s hand and shuffled behind the desk to his chair, Henry spoke again. “So, how are you finding the Challenger so far? Did you just arrive, or have you had some time to settle in?”

~ Lt. Jr. Gr. Henry Rodier - Chief of Security

Seb could feel any nerves begin to melt away as they released the handshake, having overcome the first hurdle of his induction on the Challenger with apparent success. He slid into the chair offered to him, leaning back slightly into the seat and crossing his right leg over his left as he would in an informal conversation.

“I’ve just arrived actually and… So far I’ve been focussing on finding my way around; while I spent several years on a space station, I’ve otherwise only been on passenger vessels until today. I’m expecting to be busy, but I’m excited to be here.” He spoke through a smile, pausing for a brief moment to shift in his seat.

“Oh and yes, you were mentioned on my posting details, you must be Lieutenant Kyle Anders, Chief of Security. I hope to learn a great deal from you, Sir.” Seb still smiled, clearly unaware of the mistake on the record.

Cadet Sebastien ‘Seb’ Petrov, Security.

Henry smiled. “Ah, I see the record’s just as slow to update as it was when I graduated. Well, you got the Chief of Security part right, anyway, but Anders moved on, oh, it was only a week or two ago, actually. I was promoted to take his place.” Bowing slightly and with a flourish of his hand, he continued, “Lieutenant Junior Grade Henry Rodier, pleased to meet you.”

Rodier sat down at his desk, taking up a relaxed position similar to the Cadet’s. “As far as learning, we’ll both do plenty of that, I assure you. Is there anything in particular you have in mind, in that regard?”

~ Lt. Jr. Gr. Henry Rodier - Chief of Security

Seb visibly grimaced as Henry explained the mistake, but his horror quickly evaporated as the newly-minted Security Chief took a bow. I’m very glad he took that well.

“Oh, well. Congratulations on your promotion, and likewise, Sir.” Responding with a playful bow of his head and the accompanying hand gesture. He pondered his response to the follow-up question for a moment.

“One of the things that drew me to Security was the wide range of possibilities it could bring. I could be a diplomat, an investigator, a peacekeeper. I suppose my hope from this posting is… By the end of it, I might have a better idea of where I fit on that spectrum. Do you think that’s a reasonable expectation?”

Cadet Sebastien ‘Seb’ Petrov, Security.


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