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Dotting I's and Crossing T's

Posted Oct. 18, 2021, 11:34 a.m. by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Alexis Bonner (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) in Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s

Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s

Posted by Lieutenant Alexis Bonner (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) in Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s
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It wasn’t a difficult thing to do, apply for a position. She didn’t have to attach her service record or her educational credentials. They were already part of her file. The only thing she had to upload to it was the transfer approval Kane had signed. She updated her resume with the work she’d been doing in R&D, what she was allowed to share anyway, and then with a breath and a smile she submitted her application for the AMO position. And within moments it would appear along with any other applicants on Myqian’s terminal.

Bonner

About half an hour later, Myqian sent a quick text message that Alexis should drop by her office as soon as was feasible. Nothing more, just the invitation.

Commander Myqian, XO

Alexis looked at the message, sent an acknowledgement, and went back to work. She couldn’t afford for her attention to be split at the moment. 20 minutes later she was finished and put her samples, compounds, mixtures, and notes away in locked cabinets. She locked her lab station down and excited the R&D lab. She was not looking forward to this meeting. She and the XO didn’t get along or see things eye to eye. Alexis was willing to admit that it might have something to do with the XO being part Betazoid. They always seemed to assume that because they could hear her thoughts they understood how her mind worked, and they didn’t. Alexis didn’t have any good experiences with telepaths to temper her gut reaction, but she was going to have to do just that. She took the turbolift from deck 8 to deck 1 and around the outside corridor and pressed the chime to Myqian’s office.

Bonner

Busy reading through departmental reports, Myqian’s gaze flicked up at the presence she felt moments before the chime rang. “Enter,” she said, her voice relaxed, even as her eyes began to skim lines on her screen.

She lifted a padd, eyes sweeping over that before looking back at the door. “Come on in and have a seat,” she said, gesturing to the two chairs in front of her desk. “What can I help you with Lieutenant?”

Commander Myqian, XO

Alexis entered, formal as always, her mind nothing but a jumble of calculations, surgery techniques, current experiments, and…choices for a new dog toy?? Bonner moved over to a chair and sat, posture perfect, hands in lap. She was careful of her inflection. She and Myqian didn’t exactly get along or understand each other. “You asked me to come to your office, Cmdr, but I would assume it has to do with my transfer and application for the Assistant Chief Medical Officer Position.”

Bonner

Right, she had. Inwardly, Dira sighed. She was still not entirely on her game and despite trying to give herself a lot of leeway, it was grating on her nerves bit by bit. But that wasn’t Bonner’s problem, if if the woman’s situation had triggered a slew of events that Dira couldn’t escape from. “Right,” she said, her tone a titch softer. “It does.”

Myqian gazed at Bonner, her dark eyes intense. “I was… surprised to see you request. Why do you want the job again?”

Commander Myqian, XO

Myqian’s slip didn’t really register as anything more than being busy for Alexis. She didn’t consider the mental state of those around her unless she was actually close to them. For all Alexis knew Myqian called her there because of what she and Solomon were up to, or because she wanted to make Alexis talk about ‘all the things she was dealing with but didn’t want to and couldn’t hide from.’ Alexis wanted it to be about the AMO position. So when Myqian confirmed that Alexis felt some slight tension leave her.

Keeping her posture and still mindful of trying not to sound like a know it all or ‘superior’ as others put it. “I never wanted to give up the position, but circumstances were that I was specifically requested for my expertise. I didn’t think the project would keep me away for as long as it did. That project derailed my career and I would like to put it back on track. I am an excellent doctor, and I was learning quite a bit from Dr Walker, and I would like to continue.”

Bonner

As much as they could dance around the topic, they’d have to address it one way or another. She certainly wasn’t out to punish Bonner for things she had no control over, but putting in in the chain of command required things of Alexis that Dira was slightly uncertain she could handle. “And this project, your research. It was rather all consuming. I know before you were splitting your time, but we have a full crew complement now. More will be asked of you as the assistant to Walker. And with the… security breach, I am concerned about how that is going to impact your ability to do your job. Are you truly up for it?” The thing was too, that Alexis couldn’t lie to Dira, and she really did want an honest answer. Not platitudes.

Commander Myqian, XO


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