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Permission to come aboard - Captains Ready-Room

Posted Feb. 26, 2021, 5:37 a.m. by Crewman Octavia Raain (Medical Student) (J Ridgley)

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Posted by Captain Willow Taylor (Commanding Officer) in Permission to come aboard - Captains Ready-Room

Posted by Crewman Octavia Raain (Medical Student) in Permission to come aboard - Captains Ready-Room
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Octavia had been deliberating her request for a few days, trying to discern her own needs and desires with those surfacing by her previous Host Govan. One was the ever frustratingly battle between liking and not liking Banan Custard and sticky toffee pudding the though both disgusted and thrilled her. Dispelling the though and moving her mind away from pudding she began to psych herself up. “Come on Octavia, you can do this tap your comm Badge” And she did, “Now speak”

=^=Captain Taylor this is Crewman Teg.. Raain, Crewman Raain I was hoping to have a moment of your time if you’re not to busy=^= She let out a long nervous breath while she waited for the Captain’s reply. While she did she paced the corridor outside her quarters going over the plan, Step One - Request to meet the Captain check. Step Two - Meet the Captain, Step Three - Ask the Captain if she can stay on board as a medical Student, finish her studies and become the best engineer, the best doctor she can be - simple right?

=^= Taylor, of course Crewman please report to my ready room.=^= willow’s voice replied.

Impatience laced her strides as she made her way to the ready room, the whole journey she felt as if everyone was watching and saying ‘Wow did she really just request and audience with the Captain’ or simply ‘Shes got some nerve, she isn’t part of the crew’. She kept her head down and moved with impunity until finally, she arrived outside the ready room. ‘Tavia pressed the console next to her door and heard the audible chirp of the doors bell system.

  • Crewman Raain.

Willow looked up from the report she was reading and smiled. “Crewman, please come in. Have a seat.” she indicated the chair across from her. “Can I offer you something from the replicator?”

Willow Taylor
CO

“Banana Milkshake please” She request without thinking ans moving into the room to sit down on one of the seats opposite the Captain. Octavia watched her as she replicated the beverages. She felt way out of her league sitting there on the chair and was starting to second guess herself, what if the Captain denied her request or worst got angry? Was the Captain an angry person? She thought watching her, *She doesn’t seem to be an angry person. *

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

Willow looked mildly confused at the request for a moment. Then she smiled widely. “You know what that’s the best idea I’ve heard all day.” she turned to the computer =^= Galen, one Banana milkshake and one chocolate milkshake. Extra whipped cream and a straw.=^=

Octavia would never get used to the ship’s computer being called Galen, none the less she smiled. After all who didn’t like a milkshake? She waited patiently as the Captain replicated their orders. It was enough time for her stomach to turn and to remember she hated bananas and it was Goven who liked Banana Milkshake, it was his favourite drink.

The computer responded with both drinks and Willow took both back to the desk. She smiled and put the banana one down the resumed her seat, leaning back in it to sipper her drink. “So, how are you Octavia?” she asked giving the teenager a look very reminiscent of the one a mother would give.

Willow Taylor
CO

Octavia eyed the Banan milkshake but left it, for now, she couldn’t be sure who would win the battle of wills Her own dislike for the yellow fruit or Govans love of it. “I am doing better than I was, despite everything Captain” She admitted a little too openly, she should have been more nervous but like some things she had discovered newfound confidence since joining which was a welcome difference to her usual introvert ways.

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

Willow listened watching the young woman before her. “I can’t imagine how confusing this must be for you, is there anything I can do to help?” she turned in chair and standing moved back to the replicator to reorder another chocolate milkshake. “Something slightly sweeter?” she asked setting it down by the banana one.

Willow Taylor
CO

Octavia took the chocolate milkshake, “I dont even like Banana, I didn’t have the same training as Goven and I’m finding it difficult to separate his thoughts to mine. I hate what they did to me.” Sipping she let out a little sigh, chocolate now they both liked chocolate. Taking in a breath she set the glass down, “Actually I came here to ask for something. I’m hoping you’d grant me permission to become a resident student her on the Ogawa. The thought of returning home under the current circumstances makes my head spin and for all the good it’ll do the Ogawa already feels like home. Goven liked it here. If you’ll allow it, Captain, I can earn my keep, I’ll do all the rubbish duties if that what it takes.” She said quickly reeling off a number of possibilities.

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

Willow listened carefully. She turned and entered some commands on her computer terminal while Octavia finished explaining. “Well…i think that it’s a good idea for you to talk with one of the counsellors on board. This is a very doccoult situation for anyone and having their assistance on helping you through what has happened feels like a good plan.” she tapped away for another few seconds.

“I’m already seeing the counsellors on a weekly basis, another reason I want to stay here they’ve helped me a lot and leaving now may put me into remission. I had a couple of episodes when I was first joined, I was unable to decide what were memories and what was actually happening in the room.” She shrugged, difficult was putting it mildly.

“As for staying here on the Ogawa, it’s not the first time we have taken students but not something we do often. I have no doubt however, that you will earn your keep. Of course you are welcome to stay.” she smiled. “If that’s what you want but…” she held up a finger and added not un kindly. “ I do caution you that hiding from things we don’t want to do is not a solution. You will need to go home at some point”

Willow Taylor
CO

“I know” She said looking down at her hands, “I will, but not now” She had planned on speaking to her uncle she’d even consider going to see him but his ship was out of contact. “Thankyou Captain, I’ll make sure this is what I want and speak with the university before putting in a formal application but Im certain that this is the best thing for my and for Raain.” She looked up and smiled, “I do have another request Captain if you’d hear me out?”

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

Bump :)

Willow smiled in return, her expression softening. “Of course. Please…” she indicated for the crewman to continue.

Willow Taylor
CO

No point beating around the bush, “I noticed that on some ships the captain has a captains mate or assistant and I’d love to do that for you, it would give me a purpose on this ship beyond being that medical student and it would let me see what it’s like in the command track of Starfleet incase I ever wanted to one day have a ship of my own. I know its a big aspiration to have but my dad used to say you miss one per cent of the shots you dont take.”

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

[Bump] :)


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