Posted by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Three Times in One Day (Lera n Mar #3)
Posted by Lieutenant Auleraine Brison (Engineering Officer) in Three Times in One Day (Lera n Mar #3)
Two hours into third shift, Lera rolled the chair thru the front door of Security. “I need to put this in the Chief’s office and take the old one.” She said to the skeleton crew in the bay.
Lt Auleraine Brison
The Lieutenant watch officer waved her in and said “Work order?” and then whistled at someone behind him. The second officer came forward. The first said “Chief’s new chair, scan it will ya?” and the second one nodded. The first looked at Lera and a small grin crossed his face. “You the one Chief got into it with?” he asked with a hint of of understanding.
She slid the work order up onto the table, realizing it was the drill up here. She stepped back so the chair could be scanned and nodded with a shrug. “Yeah… that’s me.” She watched to be sure the chair would be cleared.
The scan was clear, and the Lieutenant said “You can leave it here if you don’t want to deal with him. I’ll take it in and have the other sent to you guys.”
“I don’t mind,” she frowned slightly. It wasn’t right, to her, to just leave it here. Realizing who was standing there, she took a breath. “I don’t mind taking the other chair now.” She reiterated her statement trying to hold her tongue. Why make it such a big deal? She could roll this one in, roll the other one out and be done with it.
He just nodded and said “Ok.” and gestured to the door. He pressed a button on the console and said “Chief, Engineering here for you.” There was no answer, but the door slid open.
She closed her eyes. of course he was still here. Her heart sank and she opened her eyes and smiled halfheartedly at the security guards. “Thanks…”
Moving to the doorway with the chair, she looked at Mardusk. “Ummmm, Chief… Your requested chair. Sorry it took so long. But I only did get here a couple days ago.” She was half smiling as if she was attempting a joke to explain why the order hadn’t been filled in so long.
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