Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in Nothing like a new ship
Posted by Russell Watt in Nothing like a new ship
Posted by Captain Willow Taylor (Commanding Officer) in Nothing like a new ship
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It hadn’t been more than a few weeks on the starbase but already it felt like months. The unfortunate incident with the fungus and the crown and the jokes and laughter at her expense following had more than began to rub a little too raw. Willow was ready for the next adventure and therefore that meant she needed the new ship to arrive. The ship they had seen the schematics of and the ship that was for the first time in her starfleet career all hers, brand new. She would be the first official Commanding officer to take charge of the ship, the first one to take it off into space and really test it out. Probably the first one to break it. She cringed at the last thought and hoped that wouldn’t happen any time soon.
Willow hugged the mug of coffee in her hands as she stood at the docking area and watched. Like a child waiting for Christmas. Today was the day and she was going to see the new ship as it arrived. She had been waiting three hours.
Just as she began to think it was time to get another refill of her drink the tell tale flash of light announced a ship dropping out if warp. And there it was, shiny, new and gorgeous against the backdrop of space.
“Oh…wow” she breathed out loud and watched as the ship docked. Shortly the announcement sounded that she had been waiting for.
=^= Captain Taylor and Commander Myqian Please report to docking bay three. =^=
=/\=There in five,=/\= Dira’s fluid voice sounded over the comm.
As she approached a few minutes later, the XO could feel the anticipation radiating from Taylor and beamed. It had to be, right? “Is it what I think it is?” she said almost breathlessly.
Commander Myqian, XO
Willow didn’t react to the XO’s appearance, transfixed as she was by the sight of the new ship, “if it isn’t…i say we commandeer her and just run off. I’m sick of this starbase.” she grinned and turned to look at Dira.
Dira laughed. “You and me also.”
“Shall we go look?” she asked
“Yes, but first…” Dira reached out and placed a hand gently on Willow’s arm. The empath searched the captain’s face and she smiled softly. “It’s a new start. Let it be one.” She was pretty sure she didn’t have to expound upon that too much and more than anything she wanted it to mean whatever Taylor needed it to mean.
Commander Myqian, XO
The red haired woman smiled. “Thank you.” she said sincerely then smiled and added. “Now stop being a shrink and come on before I have to pick you up and carry you” she moved towards the docked ship.
Dira just laughed openly.
This was a special moment a moment that she couldn’t ever dream of again. She took a deep breath and walked towards the waiting doors. Skeleton crew who had helped bring the ship here were unloading and an NE in red stood waiting she was pale with bright red cheeks and long platinum blonde hair in a black headband she smiled seeing them both.
“Captain. Commander, I’m Ensign Charlie. I’ve been asked to give you an official tour and answer any questions while we wait for the fleet command to arrive with the admiral. Please if you wouldn’t mind swapping your comm badges for these.” she offered her hand out, two slightly different styled comm badges with a caduceus symbol on them lay in her open palm.
Willow and Charlie
“A pleasure. And thank you, Ensign,” Myqian said taking the new commbdge and swapping it out. Affixed with pride, she couldn’t help but beam. This was going to be great!
An officer in the colours of operations, the pips of a Fleet Captain and the look of wonder on his face approached Willow, Dira and Charlie, a padd in hand. He was in the middle of talking to someone not there.
=^= … run the tests again, Ensign, let’s make sure those transporters work without a hitch at least at the start of the Ogawa’s service, =^= he said, tapping at his padd.
Ensign Charlie would of course know him as Fleet Captain Russell Watt, Assistant Engineering Director and Tribble Enthusiast. Rumour had it he could rabbit on about tribbles for a long time (or should that be tribble on?) He hadn’t met either Willow or Dira before, but judging by their pips he worked out who they were.
“Captain, Commander, Assistant Engineering Director Fleet Captain Russell Watt at your service. I arrived by that ship out there, aint she a beauty? Very pleased to have been able to work with the team involved in its design, and give the final approvals on its production. Sorry about the old McCoy-class, but a new ship for new horizons and brighter futures.”
His combadge chirped, and he said, “excuse me a moment.”
=^= Watt here, =^=
=^= The polishing of the Dental Suite has been completed, Sir. Patients will be able to smile brightly once they have completed their visit to the Dentist on board. =^= Came the voice.
=^= Good work, Ensign. Continue on. =^=
Watt looked to the three ladies, “that ship will shine when you arrive on board, Captain, Commander. Now, can I interest you in neutered tribbles? They do put everyone (with the exception of klingons) at ease just like their unneutered brethren, only they won’t overrun the ship. I have a container of them with me.”
- Fleet Captain Russell JK Watt, AEDir and Tribble Enthusiast
Myqian’s contoured forehead knit slightly and she looked at Taylor. She was entirely passing the decision to her and did so with a slightly amused gleam in her eyes.
Commander Myqian, XO
Willow blinked. “Uhh..yes thank you Fleet Captain Watt, I mean a tribblemwould be lovely.” she looked at Dira and a grin filled her face. “Commander Myqian would love to have one too.” she said looking at her XO.
Once the exchange had happened Ensign Charlie bounced forward. “Can I offer you a tour of the ship now?”
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