Posted by Lieutenant Commander Maeve Harlow (Chief of Security) in Ensign Matthias reporting for duty
Posted by Ensign Matthias (Security Officer) in Ensign Matthias reporting for duty
Matthias disembarked from the shuttle and headed towards the main part of the Viking. He was excited but nervous at the same time, excited because he was finally aboard a Starfleet vessel and about to head into space. Also nervous because he was potentially one of the oldest trainees on board and wasn’t sure how that would come across. After asking for directions just to make sure of where he was going he finally arrived at Security. Here he was to meet the Department Head, he paused as he remembered the name… ah yes… Lieutenant Commander Harlow.
He reached the door and decided to be old fashioned and knocked at the same time as he called out “Ensign Matthias reporting for duty”
Hering the knock at the door Maeve was a little confused…Door chime must be broken. She thought. I’ll have to get someone from engineering to get that fixed. Getting up from her desk she walked to the door and opened it. “Ah Ensign, yes, I’ve been expecting you.” Maeve gestured greeting him pointing towards some chairs in front of her desk. Once the ensign was through the doors she made her way towards her desk and sat down in the comfortable exiutive chair.
“Congrats on graduating from the academy. Not many people your senior decide to join up. Most people don’t relish the idea of going back to school for 4 years after they have already been in another industry.”
“I have read your academy records, but I would like you to tell me in your own words. What brought you to star fleet and more importantly the security division?”
Lt.Cmdr, Maeve Harlow - COS
Matthias stood at attention while the Commander was talking and then made his way to the indicated chairs. As he sat he nodded in appreciation towards her.
“Thank you Ma’am, it’s great to finally be aboard a starship. I’ve lived and worked on a farm all my life and over a period of time realised that what I was doing wasn’t really giving me the excitement and enjoyment that it used to. I decided that seeing as the majority of my friends were in Starfleet that I should apply and give it a go”.
He paused for a moment as he considered what he had just said. He felt a bit of sadness at leaving the farm, but there was no turning back now.
“As for why I chose Security, well I’ve always been good with a gun and protecting livestock and people from predators on the farm is a good thing, so I thought why not? Security is a way for me to put my weapon skills to good use and also be able to protect those around me when needed....plus I don’t miss that often”.
He hoped that that last statement didn’t sound too cocky.
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