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Side Sim - CSO's Office - Now Is The Time (Tag Naim)

Posted Oct. 27, 2020, 8:25 p.m. by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Side Sim - CSO’s Office - Now Is The Time (Tag Naim)

Posted by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Side Sim - CSO’s Office - Now Is The Time (Tag Naim)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Side Sim - CSO’s Office - Now Is The Time (Tag Naim)
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The Captain walked into the Labs and walked directly to the CSO’s office. Tapping a command into the pad, the doors slid open and he went inside without a word, allowing the doors to close behind him.

Petty Officer Guldek was on duty and she stared as the CO entered. As the door remained closed for a minute, she was acutely aware that the man surely should have realized that Lieutenant K’Sang wasn’t in his office. Indeed, the Bolian scientist hadn’t seen him all morning. Just as she was about to go and ask the Caotain if he needed anything, an unfamiliar voice came over the comms. =/\= Lieutenant Junior Grade Naim to the CSO office immediately, please. =/\= Guldek stopped short and turned, wondering what was going on.

Cochrane, CO

Kiama had been deeply immersed in a project when the call came over the comms and startled her. The scalpel in her hand slipped, leaving a tiny cut at the side of the index finger of her other hand. Tapping her combadge with that hand while holding up the bleeding finger, she replied, =/\= I’m on my way. =/\= She then put everything as quickly away as possible while wondering who was calling her and why they wanted to talk to her in the CSO’s office. She wasn’t the CSO after all, but K’Sang had probably been called as well or was already there, she mused. On her way out, she fished a band aid out of small, teal coloured box sitting on the work station closest to the door.

It was only a few minutes later that Kiama arrived in front of the office. After quickly making sure that her uniform and hair were still in order, she pressed the chime and waited to be called inside.

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

The door slid open to reveal the Captain alone in the room. He was placing a small Klingon statuette that had previously sat on the CSO’s desk into a crate. Looking up, he said “Lieutenant JG. Come in, please. Just helping the Lieutenant a bit.” The door slid closed and he pointed at one of the two chairs in front of rhe desk. Taking a seat in the other, his eyes flicked to her finger and he said “Nothing life threatening, I hope?” with a smile.

Cochrane, CO

A hint of confusion played across Kiama’s face as she took in the room and the Captain. Slipping onto the offered chair, her back perfectly straight, she looked briefly down at her own hand as if she had already forgotten what had happened. “Occupational hazard when working with sharp instruments,” she replied with a smile and a soft chuckle. “It’s just a minor cut. I’ll stop by sickbay once my shift is over and have them have a look at it just in case.” Turning more serious again, she continued, “What’s going on Captain? Why are you helping Lieutenant K’sang pack his things? Where is he?”

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

Cochrane replied “The Lieutenant has been called back to the Alpha Quadrant. Nothing detrimental, in fact quite the opposite. But I am not at liberty to discuss it, so we will continue our conversation in a different vein.” and he fixed Naim with a stare and a slight grin.

Kiama nodded silently and waited for the Captain to continue.

“I want you to be the new… permanent… Chief Science Officer of this vessel. I am hoping that you would agree with me that it is time for you to take that step.”

Cochrane, CO

Bowing her head and closing her eyes for a couple of moments as she tried to sort through her thoughts and emotions while trying to keep them off her face as best as possible. This was certainly not what she had expected and she wasn’t sure how to respond. Did she want the position? Sure, yet after what had happened before and how things had happened … well, she was hesitant to say yes and her emotions were all over the place. Of course she knew that it hadn’t really been anybody’s fault and she had only been acting CSO, which was always temporary position. So she probably should be grateful and just accept the offer.

After several moments of silence, Kiama finally looked up again and said softly, “Thank you for the offer, Captain.” It was neither a yes, nor no and she knew that she should say more. Yet with her thoughts and emotions still all over the place, she found herself quite unable to say anything else just now.

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

Cochrane’s head cocked slightly to the side and his eyes narrowed slightly. “You’re welcome… but you do know that I need an answer… right? I mean, if you don’t want the job....” and his voice trailed off slightly.

Cochrane, CO

Kiama nodded and said softly, “I know.” Taking a deep breath and looking the Captain straight in the eyes, she continued, “I do want to job. I just didn’t expect it. Not any time soon. I had only just-” She stopped talking abruptly and shook her head. Instead of finishing that sentence she continued quickly, “Thank you Captain. I’d be honoured to be your new Chief Science Officer.”

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

Cochrane slowly smiled and then said “Good. You had me worried there for a second.” He stood up and went around the desk and retrieved a small blue box. Coming back around, he set the box on the arm of her chair and said “Im really glad to have you in this role… Lieutenant Naim.” He set his hand on her shoulder and said “Congratulations. The office is yours, as is the Department. Your protocols have already been updated. Good luck, and let me know if you need anything… anything at all, all right?” and he removed his hand and made his way towards the door.

Cochrane, CO

Kiama felt her mouth drop slightly open as she looked up at Cochrane. After blinking once or twice, she said, “Thank you Captain. I didn’t expect that at all. The promotion isn’t necessary.” Rising to her feet as well, she continued, “I will, Sir. Thank you.” She taken half a step forward when she stopped herself. She had nearly given him a hug, but for once had managed to keep her impulsiveness in check. After all, it wasn’t exactly appropriate to hug once Commanding Officer. Instead she picked up the small box and held it in her hands without opening it.

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

Cochrane smiled and said “The promotion is necessary, Lieutenant. Because you have earned it.” He looked at her collar and said “You’re out of uniform, Lieutenant. Might want to fix that before you come out of your office. Department overview on the XO’s desk by 1600 hours today, ok?” and before she could answer, he turned and walked through the door.

Cochrane, CO

As the doors closed behind the Captain, Kiama sat back down onto the chair she had just risen from. This was definitely an unexpected turn of events that left her with a number of things to process. For a few minutes she just sat there, lost in thought, before finally opening the small box in her hands. As she switched the hollow pip for the solid one, she couldn’t help but chuckle softly. Not even in her wildest dreams would she have even thought of being promoted to the rank of full Lieutenant so soon after graduating from the Academy. Rising to her feet again, she quickly, but carefully placed the last remaining items of K’sang’s belongings into the box before settling down behind the desk to quickly write the report for Cmdr. Creed, before focusing her attention back on their current mission.

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist


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