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Side Sim - Holodeck - Let The Games Begin (Tag Luna)

Posted May 3, 2021, 6:21 p.m. by Chief Warrant Officer Kodek Vonn (RTF Commander) (James Sinclair)

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Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Kodek Vonn (RTF Commander) in Side Sim - Holodeck - Let The Games Begin (Tag Luna)

Posted by Ensign Luna (Security Officer /RTF) in Side Sim - Holodeck - Let The Games Begin (Tag Luna)
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Vonn sent the training notification to Luna and then made their way to the holodeck. In one hand they carried a small black case with a handle.

The doors opened and the voice from the helmet said =/\= Computer, run program Vonn Marksman Training 1-point-zero. =/\= and the computer chirped and scene appeared.

It was a pleasant field surrounded by woods. In the middle was a low stone wall about ten yards from where Vonn stood. On the top of the wall sat a row of rusted steel cans, about a dozen of them. By Vonn’s foot was a large bucket filled with rocks of assorted sizes and shapes. Birds chirped in the trees, and every now and then a grasshopper would jump and fly across the view. The Breen stood and waited in silence.

Vonn, RTF CO

About ten minutes later Luna entered the holodeck. ” Hello in sorry I have to find some one to take Serenity unfortunately she managed to get past the computer lock and deactivated the holographic babysitter” Luna said shaking her head. ” I thought being a parent was sapose to be fun” she joked then focused in on Vonn. ” How are you today should we get started” she asked as she looked at the Saranding area noticing the bucket of rocks wall and cans sitting on it.
Ensign Luna

Vonn didn’t turn or make any move to acknowledge Luna. They stood motionless as Luna talked; and when she finished the Breen simply bent over, took a rock from the bucket, drew their arm back and let the rock fly at one of the cans. There was a loud CLANK as the rock struck the can and knocked it off the wall. The helmet then turned to Luna.

“Knock down all the cans.” and they gestured to the bucket of rocks.

Vonn, RTF CO

” ok” Luna said with I’m about three minutes she had knocked down all the cans she needed a few tries on the first one to get the hand of things otherwise she would have done it much faster. ” why are we throwing rocks” she asked confused.
Ensign Luna

As the last can fell, they suddenly reappeared. The helmet swiveled to face Luna. “Now with your other arm.” and the bucket refilled with rocks.

Vonn

” umm… ok” she said a little confused this time it took her around 4 minutes to knock the cans down she needed a few extra tyrs with her other arm. She looked up at Vonn wondering what throwing rocks had to do with shooting a phaser.
Ensign Luna

Vonn didn’t move or teact to the throws. If they were pleased or not was not knowable. Once again, the cans reappeared. Vonn said “Again. Alternate between arms each throw. Repeat the three cycles until you can do all three with only one missed throw. When you can do that three times in a row - one arm, the other, then alternating… missing only one throw - we will move on to the next phase of your training. Do you understand?”

Vonn, RTF CO

Luna looked at him for a moment she was half tempted to storm out of their let him kick her off the team. This was ridiculous. But she was two stubborn for that. So she did his crazy training it took her two maby three run through before doing the exercise correctly. Flying need some pretty good coronation so the task was not exactly hard.
Ensign Luna

When she finished the drill with only a single miss, the cans did not reappear. Vonn bent over and picked up the bucket and turned and walked twenty feet further away from the wall. They did not look at Luna, nor did they speak.

Setting the bucket down thirty feet away from the wall activated the program and two dozen glass bottles appeared on the wall. But because of the rough nature of the stone, the bottles did not all stand up straight. Some leaned forward, some to the side, some even leaned against another. The helmet swiveled and looked at Luna.

“Same drill. One arm, then the other, then alternate. Three times through, one miss only. You may only knock down one bottle at a time. If more than one falls, you start over. If the glass breaking knocks more than one over, you start over. You have three minutes to complete the entire drill successfully. If time runs out, you start over. Begin.”

Vonn, RTF CO

” would you mind designing ” Luna asked crossing her arms” what he was asking was impossible. Or at lest she thought it was. She was not about to wast time in an impossible task.
Ensign Luna

Vonn didn’t move for several long moments, the helmet remaind fixed on Luna. Finally the Breen bent over and picked up a handful of the smaller rocks from the bucket and turned to the wall. Remaining motionless again, it seemed as if the armored figure had once again become a statue.

Then there was a flurry of movement. Vonn’s arm whipped back and then forward and a bottle shattered. Then another. Then another. Down the line, one by one, the bottles shattered. When they reached the one supporting the leaning one, the hand grasped a larger rock and lt it fly, shattering both at the same time. In under a minute all the glasses lay in pieces, only to dissapear and reappear. Vonn stopped throwing and the helmet faced her.

“Begin.”

Vonn, RTF CO

Ok so it was not impossible. It would take Luna over an hour to get it right. She kept failing for one reason or another. The braking glass would shatwr other glasses or she knocked one of the bottles over. When she finly completed the exercise she looked at Vonn. ” Sir I have a question” Luna said.
Ensign Luna

While she tried, and failed, Vonn didn’t move. The Breen stood motionless as she threw rock after rock after rock.

When she finally completed the exercise and spoke, Vonn replied “Ask your question, Ensign.” and the helmet swiveled to face her.

Vonn, RTF CO

” what dose throwing rocks have to do with firing a phaser” she asked.
Ensign Luna

No response came from the Breen for some time. “What makes you think you will be firing a phaser, Ensign?” was the eventual reply.

Vonn

Luna” is that not star feets standered weapon” Luna said now she was confused.
Ensign Luna

“Is the RTF standard Star Fleet?” the voice asked.

Vonn

” good point but what dose this have to do with hitting a weapon? ” Luna said.
Ensign Luna

Vonn bent at the waist so they were eye to visor with Luna. “Very little. But there is more to being a competent long range specialist than just shooting. You, Ensign, are impatient… easily distracted… and you bore easily. None of these traits are qualities even a mediocre sniper has. So before you learn the art of long distance marksmanship, you have to show me you can do the basics. Repetative. Boring. Monotonous basics. Once I am convinced you can do that?” and Vonn stood up straight and walked down to the wall. They moved behind the wall and picked a very large rifle… almost as long as Vonn was tall. They walked back to Luna and set the butt of the rifle on the ground. “Once I am convinced you can do those things then you will learn how to do this.”

Vonn didn’t move, but the voice said =/\= Computer. Activate Vonn targets at five hundred meters.=/\= The computer chirped and the clearing in the trees immediately stretched away from them. Far away could be seen a mound. Vonn pulled a device form their belt and held it out to Luna. “Look through it. The far end of the field.”

At the Far end was target with the silhouette or a humanoid on it. As Luna watched through the spotter scope, Vonn raised the rifle to their shoulder. There was a pause for three or four heartbeats and the a massive CRACK as the rifle fired a single shot. The target disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Vonn set the rifle back down and then looked at Luna. “There is more to sniping than shooting. Anyone can shoot with the right training, Ensign. But not everyone can lie motionless for days on end peering through a viewer for the perfect shot. That is what you must learn… patience.”

Vonn

Luna startled at the sound nearly dropping the scope. The ringing in her ears drowned out Vonn’s last sentence but she had an idea of what his message was. ” ouch, bird ears” Luna said more to herself then to Vonn. She shook her head and focused back on Vonn. ” I don’t even think I can lift that thing. It’s ironic you know I think iv said the same thing to Cerenity over a hundred times.” Luna add shaking her head.

The trades Vonn were naming were the trades one needed do some of the more fancy flying Luna was so good at. ” when diving or doing a barrel roll one needs to be patient and precise because one second can be the difference between life and death. A crass landing can easily be fatal.” Luna said once again talking more to herself the Vonn. She setped back away from him and stretched her wings and arms.

She then focused back on Vonn as she closed her wings and said. ” Ok what’s next” Luna asked.
Ensign Luna

The computer reset to the wall and rocks and bottles. Vonn’s visor looked at her and the voice said “Now you keep throwing.”

Vonn, RTF CO

Luna shook her head picked up the rocks and throw then at the wall again. Part of her wish she were throwing snowballs at Jeane and Cerenity. But she stay focused on the task.
Ensign Luna

Days.

Luna spent days throwing rocks at bottles. As she grew comfortable and practiced, the distance increased. As she became more accurate, the targets became more difficult, up to and including moving targets hanging from tree limbs. Or targets behind metal plates that moved in unpredictable and random ways to expose her target for a moment before it was covered up again. And all the while, the wordless and motionless Breen simply stood and watched, a statue of silent criticism.

Two weeks had passed since their first day. When Luna came in this day, however, things had changed. Vonn was there in the room of black with a yellow grid. Facing the door, he held out a hand holding a mass of net-like material. As Luna entered, the room shifted to a woodland. They were surrounded by tress and grass and rocks and everything one would expect in a deep wood.

Luna’s eyes went wide at the sight of the what she thought was a net. She dropped to a low conative stance. ” Drop that net” she growled. And she reached for her phaser witch she did not have.

“Camoflauge. A Sniper’s most important tool. Without camouflage, you will not be able to remain hidden. Without being hidden, you will be unable to reach your targets. Without your targets, you have no purpose. Take this. Find natural materials from the environment. Attach them to the mesh. It should cover you from head to toe, allow you to blend seamlessly into your environment, and cover your weapon as well. You should be invisible to anyone looking for you… even if they are standing on top of you. This is your ghillie suit. Begin”

Vonn, RTF CO

” I’m not a child anymore what evey they told you I’m no du.b enough to fall down those tricks.” Luna snaped befor opening her wings shall flapped them once or twice and got up above the tree line landing silently on one of the Denser covered trees. Luna had issues with nets they had been used on her befor by section 31 to get control of her quickly befor they took her to one of the labs.

They had stoped using the nets on her after she had turned 10 and could easily escape them. She watched the Breen silently with out moving from her spot in the tree. She was not going to come down or be reasonable until he dropped the net and stepped away from it.
Ensign Luna

Vonn watched her fly away and settle in the tree. They waited, not moving, for several minutes before simply dropping the net-like fabric and walking out of the door.

“Training is terminated as of now. Good day, Ensign.” the voice said and the door slid closed.

Vonn, RTF CO

Luna dropped down from the tree to looked at the net. Realizing it was not a net she stayed there for a long moment. Trying to figer out what to do with the thing. She grinned her turn to scare him. That was a nasty trick he had played. She left the Net where it was and moved further into the holodeck rolling in some mud and leaves the hide in a large bush. Hood thing this was the holodeck or it would take her weeks to get this out of her fethers. The she sat and waghted for him to return.
Ensign Luna

An hour later, Vonn was in their office when the computer sent a notification that their sim was still active on the holodeck. =/\= Computer, end program. =/\= they said and went back to personnel record review.

On the holodeck, the woods vanished and the room was empty once more.

Vonn, RTF CO

Luna blinked shook her head and headed to Vonn’s office. She rang the chime she was not at all willing to give up but that was a nasty trick he had played on her. She took a deep breath and rang the chime.
Ensign Luna

The door slid open and the RTF Commander was sitting at the desk. “Ensign.” was all the voice said.

Vonn, RTF CO

” Hello I’m not giving up sir. You can teach me or I will learn this on my own. Also why on earth did you feel the need to scare me with that net thing.” She asked. It was very clear she was confused.
Ensign Luna.

Vonn’s visor tilted slightly to the side. “I was not trying to scare you, Ensign. That is a standard tool for all snipers. But as you obviously cannot be bothered to see past your own phobias and have yet again refused to follow direction, I have no further time to waste training you. Feel free to teach yourself. I hope you learn some very valuable lessons in patience, self-control, and mental fortitude. But you will not be utilizing those skills, if in fact you can learn them, with the RTF.” and the door slid open.

“Dismissed, Ensign.”

Vonn, RTF CO


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