Posted Sept. 29, 2023, 12:03 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Fraiser Flynn (Security Officer) (Cass Young)
Flynn brushed his uniform down as he stepped out of the assigned room. He’d only stopped long enough to drop his bag off and pause in front of the mirror to make sure not a hair out of place. Once confident he looked every inch the perfect charming officer he wanted to present, he started down the familiar route to the Counselors office.
It didn’t take him long before he spied a pretty young Ensign ahead concentrating on something on her PADD. Carefully he adjusted his gait from one of confidence to one less sure as if he was lost. As the distance closed he pretended to look around as if he was lost, eyeing the Ensign to see if she’d notice or react.
Hearing his footsteps, as he had predicted, she looked up and stopped. “Are you okay?” She asked a slightly musical lilt to her voice.
Flynn flashed her a sheepish smile, and bit back a smirk as she immediately relaxed knowing that his fine features were having the desired disarming affect.”I’m looking for the turbo lift, I’m supposed to be checking in with the Counselor in 15 minutes, but I’m not sure if I’m on the right path or not,”
“New on board?” She smiled, “I can assure you are on the right track, just down the end of the next corridor. ”
“Thank you, Ensign…” Flynn trailed off and raised a quizzical eyebrow.
“Thank you Ensign Harris, I’ll owe you a drink sometime as a sign of gratitude,” he looked down at his PAAD, pretending not to notice her rising blush, “My, look at the time I should be on the way. Thank you once again for the directions,”
He gave her a nod and kept a brisk pace as he walked away, as if he really was late when in reality the interaction had taken less time than he had expected. However, it had done what he’d needed the mental game exercise had left him feeling prepared for his appointment.
As he smoothed his hair and uniform down, one final time. He felt ready for this new Counselor, whatever she may have in store.
Lt. (J.g) Flynn
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