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Upper Docking Pylon

Posted Aug. 22, 2020, 9:57 a.m. by Petty Officer Benjy Yousefi (Operations) (Jamie Moore)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Nikki Brako (Chief of Operations) in Upper Docking Pylon

Posted by Captain Mathias McGarrett (CO) in Upper Docking Pylon

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Nikki Brako (Chief of Operations) in Upper Docking Pylon
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On the one hand the Iotian didn’t like to be caught short, but on the other he hadn’t any cause to dissemble. “I’ve not been on the Lancer, boss. There are regular teams who rotate onto the wee ship fer maintenance and an emergency crew there just in case.” Indeed that had been a noted scheduling ploy for him to schedule the ‘ladies’ to be working on there and out of his hair. To think that ‘all’ of his residual senior people were all women was surely a scheme from hell to torment him. “I know the ship by what she can. Benjy and i will make sure all is in order.”

McGarrett’s glance at Benjy found him nodding an acknowledgement alongside an energetic nod, his frown totally dispersed.

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Nikki

“Excellent,” said Mathias, who was going to say more. But just then someone ahead of them caught his eye.

Ahead of them in the hallway a large figure came into view walking in their direction. Dressed in his black leather layered armour and with his stapled eye patch standing out on his bald head, Khain noted the trio and raised his hand in a pleasant greeting, nodding at Brako as he walked.

Benjy visibly jolted as he turned to face forward and took in the form of Khain towering over him.

“Greetings Starfleet!” his deep voice rumbled in seeming good humour, while his other hand rested on the belt that held the Kut’luch dagger where a pistol would usually be. It wasn’t an aggressive pose at all, by now most people recognized his stance as casually alert. “Fine day for some exercise, it seems?”

Captain Khain of the I.K.S. Khazad’hea

“Well hello, Captain Khain. And it is indeed. I love a good long walk and there’s nowhere on the Outpost you can take a longer one,” responded Mathias in a pleasant tone. He saw no need to voluntarily answer the implied question. “Funny we should run into you. I was just mentioning your fine vessel to Mr. Yousefi here. He’s never been on a Klingon ship.”

Captain Mathias McGarrett, CO

“Ah she is indeed a fine ship,” Khain spread his arms in agreement, “the Khazad’hea brings honor to the House of Kholl. She is the only ship of her class you know, one of a kind so far!” Khain stepped to one side, to allow the trio to pass if they wished but his grin was wide. “Mr Yousefi would be welcome to join us on a Pirate hunting expedition one day, as long as he is not squeamish about burying his dagger into the belly of a P’takh raider, of course! Sometimes you simply cannot reason with those kinds of people!”

Captain Khain of the Khazad’hea

“Pirates? Hunting! Pirate Hunting?!” Benjy squeaked. “Aha, yes, I would be… honoured Captain.” He rotated slightly to look up at his own captain. “If Starfleet would allow that sort of thing, of course… I’ve never seen a Klingon ship up close, I would love to come and look at yours sometime Captain Khain! Perhaps I could even do some extra repair work for you.” A cheesy grin covered the full length of the lad’s face.

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Nikki was just behind Benjy and couldn’t help hold back a small smile as he watched the interaction between Khain and him. Not that Nikki had been on any kind of pirate hunting expedition, nor did the Iotian think that it was all that ‘messy’ as was being described. But it was good drama. He leaned in. “Watch out for the first officer, lad. She bites.” He winked at Khain as he did so, amused at the idea of ‘reasoning’ with a Klingon.
- Nikki

Benjy swallowed an uncertain reaction to Nikki’s comment. He was far from totally unfamiliar with the banter, and occasional vulgarity, of more worldly folk. He was, however, quite unsure as to how to dicipher such a layered comment. “Sounds like… a fun lady?”

Mathias returned Benjy’s smile with a modest one of his own. The young man’s enthusiasm sure was impressive. “I don’t see why there would be any problem with it. Just don’t do anything that lands you in a prison somewhere and don’t let it interfere with your duties.”

Captain Mathias McGarrett, CO

‘Now he’s just takin all the fun out of it,’ Nikki thought. Sure there was a factor that Iotians were more into ‘white collar’ hits now than the ‘blue collar’ hits of old. But there was a place for everything. And a good old fashioned hit got the blood going. “One can make it a ‘educational cross cultural field experience’ in gettin te know the workins of a Klingon ship.”
- Nikki

“Well, in that case, I would be honoured to join your crew on a… cultural exchange some time, Captain Khain!” Feeling increasingly out of place among the older, more experienced and simply larger men, the lad receded a few steps into a dim shadow. “I don’t suppose I’ll be likely to miss it if and when you call for me.” He looked to his fellow officers. His adventurous self was about worn out; the rest of him was ready to fix a conduate or two.

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