Posted by Lieutenant Isabel Delaney (Chief of Security) in Ready Room - Promotion Time
Posted by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) in Ready Room - Promotion Time
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in Ready Room - Promotion Time
Janna’s grass green eyes took in Wallace and after a moment she nodded. “I appreciate your openness. It makes it a great deal easier to offer the support you’re asking for. I’m honoured to be asked and I accept. I… understand this crew, and I know what you’re going through. I took over and had to fill a role that felt impossible at the time. Because the person who had held that role was such a significant person to this crew. And not just on this ship but it’s predecessor too. I’m confident we can navigate this together.”
~Janna Kingston, CNS
“Now that’s a story I’d love to hear sometime,” Jenn said with a wry smile. “Thank you, Janna. I look forward to working with you by my side. Now, where in the world is Isabel?” she wondered aloud.
“I’m sure she’ll be along soon,” Janna said with a smile as she rose to her feet. “And we should set aside some time to chat, both officially and not. And I’ll make sure you get another update on the mental health status of the crew. We’re doing better in terms of caseload after having the extra help and should be able to manage from here on out, but we’re keeping an eye on more than a few people.”
Izzy woke with a start as she was called by the XO… no, new Captain, to the Ready Room. She had fallen asleep on her couch during her musings on the changes coming to the crew. As a result, she had embedded crumbs in her sweater, her hair was a riot of mess, and she had drooled a bit. Apparently, she had needed the nap. She stood and realized there would be no hope for it. She had to change before going to the Captain. She slipped out of her sweater and washed her face. Then she slipped into another of a deeper emerald green her mother had knitted her and set about to taming the curls a bit.
It had taken more time than she would like but it could not be helped. One does not meet the new Captain looking like you just woke up from a nap, disheveled and messy. Swiftly, she made her way to the Bridge and chimed when she got there.
As soon as the Captain allowed her entrance, she stepped in and smiled, giving a respectful nod to Janna, a counselor she had not truly gotten to know yet. In general, Izzy stayed away from counselors. They tended to want to fix her and never looked at her as a human being but a problem to be solved.
Kingston offered the security officer a warm smile. She had only had one really good chat with Isabel but she had the instant impression that there were oceans of depth in the other woman.
Kingston slipped out of the ready room with a pensive expression. Yes, of course she was honoured to have the opportunity, but she was sad Sean was gone already. But such was life in Starfleet.
~Janna Kingston, CNS
“My apologizes Captain. I was napping and figured it would not do for me to show up as is.” She gestured vaguely as her Irish brogue lightened her words. “Congratulations on your command.”
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