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Side Sim: One by One - R'han

Posted April 19, 2021, 9:31 p.m. by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) (Miriam W)

Posted by Commander Tello Anaar (Executive Officer) in Side Sim: One by One - R’han

Posted by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) in Side Sim: One by One - R’han

Posted by Commander Tello Anaar (Executive Officer) in Side Sim: One by One - R’han
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Jennifer sat behind the desk in Ghu– no. Her office. It was very empty. She hadn’t moved her things from the XO’s office into here yet, and Ghubari had already cleared out. It was weird to think of the woman as gone. Not that Jenn had gotten much time to get used to her being here. But still.

She glanced down at the display on her terminal and let out a sigh. She didn’t feel like doing this. Not really. But it was good to know ones crew. She’d been working with them for a few weeks already, but as XO. Working with these people from the position of CO was probably going to be slightly different. With a new head, the family would change slightly. Konral was gone, so she’d have to find a new Chief of Security. Maybe she should discuss that with the Vulcan CTO. R’han. They’d had an uncomfortable first impression, but hopefully that could turn around.

Pressing the intercom, she paged R’han. =^=Captain to R’han, could I see you in the Ready Room? I have some things I’d like to discuss with you.=^=

Wallace, CO

=/\=Captain Wallace, Ensign Pease here, transporter room. The new XO just arrived and is on her way to your location. Pease out.=/\=

It didn’t take long for the half Betazoid to reach the bridge. Stepping from the turbolift, she took a moment to soak in the atmosphere. A few curious glances in her direction were warranted, the crew had undergone a huge change in losing one CO and being assigned another. Now they would have to get used to a new first officer too.

With a small nod at those her looked her way and an ‘as you were’, the Cmdr made her way to the ready room and palmed the chime.

—Anaar, XO

Wallace’s head snapped up at that message from the Transporter Ensign. She stared at the door, eyes wide. Holy cow. She had a XO. She was still staring at the door when the chime rung. “I don’t even know who my XO is,” she muttered to herself, then spoke loudly - “Enter!”

The ready room was a little bit of a mess, despite there being almost nothing in it other than the desk in the far corner and a wide table in the center. And a few chairs. There were places where the carpet was depressed slightly, or the walls were darker in a square. Dust in places that hadn’t seen light in so long. Signs of a decade of living, packed up and taken away.

All Jenn had moved in so far was a small stack of PaDDs on her desk.

Wallace, CO

The doors parted and Tello’s first look at the Ready Room brought her up short. She entered, dark eyes glancing around at the emptiness of the office. Finally, she focused on the woman behind the desk. “Captain Wallace? I’m Cmdr Tello Anaar, newly assigned to the Athena as her first officer.” Crossing the floor, she held out her hand in Terran fashion.

“I take it the change of command and your promotion happened more recently than I’d first assumed.” Once again her gaze roamed the bare room. “You were the Athena’s first officer, so might I make an assumption that your things are still in that office and those quarters?”

—Anaar, XO

Jennifer stared at the woman for a few moments, a deer-in-headlights expression on her face. Then, with a start, she blinked a few times and stood up, pushing the chair away from her desk and grasped Tello’s hand, giving it a firm shake. “Tello Anaar. Thank you. Welcome to the Athena,” she stammered slightly, stepping away from the woman once the handshake was complete. She clasped her hands together behind her back, having found that to be an effective way to prevent herself from fidgeting.

“You’re right about that. I’ve only just begun to move out. I mean, I only found out I was Captain… 18 hours ago? Last night at some point, I’m not really sure at this point, it’s been a bit of a blur. I’ve cleared my stuff out of my old quarters and into Ghu– into my new ones, so you can move into the XO’s quarters as soon as you like. But the office is a little more… slow moving,” she gave the woman a sheepish smile, then gestured to the chairs. “Please, take a seat. Since you’re here, it’s probably good for the two of us to get to know one another, right?”

Wallace, CO

“Thank you, Captain.” Tello took a seat and crossed her legs. “Command must have cut my orders and sent me on my way as soon as your old CO made her final decision. I honestly didn’t expect to arrive while the Athena was still in such a state of flux.”

“I am happy to be here though and the trip was ample time for me to familiarize myself with the ship and the current situation. From what I was able to read, we are headed to a Fantasy Planet?” Dark brows raised in question.

—Anaar, XO

Jennifer sat down a few seats away. Not close enough to be awkward, but not so far as to be too formal. “No kidding about state of Flux. I didn’t even know you were coming until the ensign on comms said you were heading up here,” she laughed, scratching her nose and pushing her spectacles up her nose. “They must have already had you in mind for a promotion. Maybe they were already planning to put the two of us together here.”

“And yeah. Fantasy Planet or something like that. The Admiral says it’s the newest in Shore Leave miracles, or something. Very exciting,” she didn’t sound particularly excited about it. “You and the crew are bound to have tons of fun exploring while I keep the boat running. To be honest, I’m kinda suspicious. This place is supposed to make all our dreams come true?” She shrugged.

Wallace, CO


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