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Nothing like a new ship

Posted Jan. 24, 2021, 4:28 p.m. by Captain Willow Taylor (Commanding Officer) (Calé Reilly)

Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in Nothing like a new ship

Posted by Captain Willow Taylor (Commanding Officer) in Nothing like a new ship

Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in Nothing like a new ship
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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.

“I always wanted a pet,” Dira deadpanned.

Once the exchange had happened Ensign Charlie bounced forward. “Can I offer you a tour of the ship now?”

Willow Taylor
CO

“Please,” Dira said with a lit up grin. “And I know the crew boarding schedules will come through to us, but any area we’ll be waiting on to be staffed, or will we full staffed before our first assignment?” It was not only a brand new crew to her, but they were brand new to each other. Yes a small group knew each other better or even very well, but they would have an entirely new dynamic to work out.

Commander Myqian, XO

Willow smiled at the Ensign and waited to hear her reply.

Charlie grinned as always. “The senior staff check in and boarding will begin after your tour and junior officers after that I have orders to set up a small celebration with refreshments for the junior officers while they wait for check in. New uniforms and commbages will also be distributed. The schedules will be sent to you both For the rest of the crew arriving. We are scheduled to assist with moving staff in and organising for the next 72 hoursrhen you will have her to yourselves.” she tapped away at the PaDD.

“Shedules now sent.” turning to Watt she said. “Sir will you be joining us or will we catch up with you at the senior staff briefing after the tour?”

Willow listened to the exchange quietly still looking at the ship out of the window. She turned her attention away when Ensign Charlie bounced on the balls of her feet in front of Dira holding a blue scanning padd.

“Commander if you would place your hand here please.” she said and waited.

Briefly Willow and Ensign Charlie
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