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Gadi's Quarters

Posted July 30, 2021, 3:57 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Gadi’s Quarters

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in Gadi’s Quarters

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Gadi’s Quarters
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“Mmm, please. Good coffee by the way,” she said as she held out her mug. “It’s about one of the few things I can make. Too bad you can’t live off of coffee,” she said with a chuckle.

“I wish you could. It would make things so much easier,” Bethany grinned while she ripped off Shara’s cup, and then passed it back. “Thanks, comes from the general store where I grew up. I always by huge amounts whenever I am able to get home.”

“Having had little in the way of resources a lot of my life, I just value any coffee that isn’t sludge,” Shara said with a laugh.

“Well you are welcome to come get some whenever you want.”

“So, what’s your first impression of the crew as a whole so far?” Shara asked.

Commander Calloway, CIO

Bethany sipped the coffee thinking. “I think there is no cohesion. At the staff meeting there were some like you and I who knew exactly what to ask and then wait for the rest. Some who had no idea what to make of it and asked questions but didn’t ask the right ones. Others who new they needed to ask but didn’t because they didn’t know what to ask. We have some that are particularly, and legitimately freaked out. And only a hand full of us have the skill to pull this off. Then we have our ‘handlers’ who can’t tell us anything more so we will be losing valuable time on the way to the nebula.” Bethany shrugged once, “But that is the way it works, can’t do much about it. I think individually the senior staff is composed of good people, but I worry we haven’t had enough time together to make this mission successful.”
Gadi, CoS

She pondered this, bracing the heel of her right foot on the edge of the seat and her arm across her knee as she sipped the coffee. “I’d agree with that assessment. I’m going to have my work cut out for me getting people to where they need to be in order to pull this off, but the hesitation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You and I are used to saying, ‘Okay this is the mission’ and just going with it, but here we have a crew that’s not used to these kinds of stakes and sacrifice. Not that they haven’t had hard missions before, but it’s different. And we can use that to our advantage. They can still be hesitant but use that in their personas and interactions. But… it’s going to take some work and a whole hell of a lot of tough love I think. And I guess we’ll see who has the stamina for it pretty quickly.”

Commander Calloway, CIO

Bethany nodded, “Hesitation isn’t bad. But more the senior staff doesn’t know yet how to work off each other’s strengths and deficiencies. But being a rag tag groups of mutineers that might work in our favor. And not my job, but if you need help getting them in character let me know. I don’t know anyone well enough to know what is true or not. Might be good for them to know how easy it is for a stranger to figure it out.” Another sip, Gadi sat down, cross legged in the chair. “I am sure we’ll find out quickly. I spent a good portion last night reviewing my tactile officers…good but no one with any experience in improvising, making things work that shouldn’t. I know they gave us the choice to stay or go…but I’m not sure if all my officers even have the skill to handle the changes being made to the systems. Training and simulations. I will be hitting those hard.”
Gadi CoS

Sipping her refreshed coffee, Shara was pensive. Her own personal feelings about the mission aside, it was not simple and straightforward, no matter how basic the mission concept was on the surface. The details mattered, perhaps more than other times. The details could make or break the whole damn thing. “We’ll need to do a lot of practice, that’s for sure,” she said quietly.

Commander Calloway, CIO

Bethany watched her over the lid of her cup. “So you can tell me to go jump a cliff if I’m outta line. I can’t say what it is but my gut tells me something is bothering you. I have worn many many hats over the years. So if I can help in any way, with the mission or otherwise, just say so. I know it’s not how we tend to do things, but I don’t think anything on this mission is going to run anything close to typical.”

Gadi CoS


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