CRIT Interviews - Attn Kaia

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 10:40 p.m. by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) (Miriam W)

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The corner of the lounge was proving to be an ideal place for Pretha to do the CRIT team interviews. The console was coming in handy with pulling up info and the replicators kept her, and the interviewees, well hydrated. Sipping on her next cup of juice, she awaited the next person. Ensign Kaia was new to her as well. She had seen the crewman around, but hadn’t actually met or spoken to them. Her record spoke volumes, though. She was an excellent engineer and her small size would be an asset as well. She just hoped Kaia wouldn’t feel targeted by her size and think Pretha was merely out to use her. Her skills were just as important as her unique physique. Similar to the Betazoid she hoped would work out, it wasn’t just skills in the ship that would make the team, it was the makeup of the team as well.

Kaia would have gotten a message on her personal console that morning to meet Pretha at 1800 in the Ship’s Lounge. As she waited the woman, she went over the other personnel she had chosen to interview.

Lt Pretha Oberon
CRIT Leader

At 1800, Kaia was distinctly not in the lounge. In fact it took until almost 10 minutes later for the diminutive officer to finally arrive. Running in, Kaia looked rather discheveled, her uniform shirt not quite fitting properly as she made her way over to Pretha. “So sorry I’m late,” she muttered, looking at the floor for a moment as she tugged her shirt down to proper fit.

One of the only things against the young Engineer was a note that she was regularly tardy, and often miscalculated the amount of time it would take to get from one place to another on the ship.

Kaia, Eng

Pretha was aware of the fact the woman was more often late than not, and had been curious how late she would be for this meeting. As the slight woman came in and apologized, Pretha shook her head and motioned to the other seat at the table. “No worries, things happen.” She gave her a moment to settle then got started. “I am sure you have heard rumors and talk of a special group being formed. It’s called CRIT and is a critical response team that will be made up of folks from every department that will learn cross skills so no matter what the ship faces in space or on an away mission, there is a core group capable of working together and solving whatever the main issue is that the Captain deems it worth going after. I chose you because you have a knack for your job, and, I won’t lie, your small size would make you an important part of the team if we need something done in a small space most of us can’t fit in.” She smiled and leaned back.

“My question is, do you feel up to the task of learning more and becoming part of the team? If you did, you would certainly have to work on your lateness. There will be times when that could hurt more than just your level of embarrassment. Now, there is no right or wrong answer to this. I have had people turn me down already for any various and assorted reasons. I’ve also had others tell me yes. So they choice is yours because we won’t make it an order. We need volunteers.” She watched to see the reaction as her words sunk in. Some wanted to be part of the new team, others were quite content in their positions already or just chose not to join.


Kaia listened with a curious interest to the pitch. “I have heard a little, but not much. A few mentions around the ship. It sounds… interesting.”

The complement to her talent make the young officer grin slightly, which then morphed into an expression of embarrassment in regards to the comment about her tardiness. “I’m not sure how much faster I can move, but I could probably try…” she said with a small, nervous chuckle. She didn’t like being late. She didn’t do it intentionally, it just always seemed to happen no matter how early she tried to leave. Today was one of the worse days at ten minutes late. She’d gotten a little lost. And a little distracted.

Kaia, Eng

Pretha nodded. “No worries on moving that much faster. But when you have the time to make an appointment, that is when we need to work on it. I am sure in a crisis you are there when needed.” She smiled to take the sting from her words. She used to be horribly late to nearly every appointment and date she had. Even with D’Vash for a long time. But when the call to duty came, she had her gear on and was off at a run. She was sure that’s how it was with Kaia, or at least if it wasn’t it hadn’t been documented. “So then it just comes down to, do you want to do it? To be the front line ‘on call’ team when things go sideways on this bucket?” She laughed and leaned back slightly in her seat to give the woman a less closed in on feeling.


Kaia stared at her hands for several moments, then finally nodded. “I’d like that, I think.” She liked the idea of being special, but even more so, “I’ve always been kinda curious how the other departments work. It’ll be neat to get some of that cross training you mentioned.”

Kaia, Eng

Pretha smiled. “Great. Well a couple things then. My suggestion would be to use your off time to learn the ship, inside and out. You are small, use it to your advantage. Find short cuts, junction panels, things that would be assets to anyone trying to take control of the ship outside of the usual places like engineering or the bridge.” She leaned forward and her smile grew. “You have the unique ability to get where most of us tall folks can’t. Means you can get some places faster by using alternate routes. Get to know them. It will help you get places on time, and will come in handy if we are ever boarded and need someone to go cause havoc and discontent.” She winked at the idea of letting the woman cause mischief and hoped she saw it the same way.

Sec/CRIT Ldr

Kaia nodded slightly, and grabbed her Padd. “I don’t have access to the more detailed schematics of the ship, it would be nice to have a bit of a roadmap for when I’m stumbling around in there so I don’t end up in anymore people’s personal quarters. Kiama was okay with it but I don’t think most people would be…”

Kaia, Eng

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