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Brig - Junior's Arrival

Posted Aug. 13, 2020, 8:40 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Matthew 'Junior' Grimshaw (Shady Character/Doctor) (Jim Watkin)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Peter Sigmundsson (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Brig - Junior’s Arrival

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Matthew ‘Junior’ Grimshaw (Shady Character/Doctor) in Brig - Junior’s Arrival

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Matthew ‘Junior’ Grimshaw (Shady Character/Doctor) in Brig - Junior’s Arrival
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“Nevin’s not Section 31,” Junior scoffed, “He’s too honest. Wears his heart on his sleeve. Yes Section 31 know exactly how to manipulate him and get him to do their work but the section is… How shall I put it? Backwards in some ways. Nevin’s parents are Cardassian, he’ll never be in Section 31 as one of their own. It’s not Nevin that I don’t trust. It’s the puppeteer that cannot be trusted.”

“I think we all know by now that you do not need to be involved with Section 31, or even be aware of their existence, to have your life utterly destroyed by them,” Kara replied, glancing towards Sigmundsson. Was it merely coincidence that, just as they had begun to piece together the shadowy organisation’s involvement in the Viking’s woes, that Grimshaw should turn up on their doorstep? Of course, she found it hard to believe that anything happened by chance any more.

“Nevin left here to take up the XO position on that new colony. He was the one that the natives reached out to it made sense. He is capable of command, but command won’t give him one till he’s proven to them he’s ready.”

Junior sighed heavily, “I get the feeling that you don’t believe me and I don’t blame you based on my record.”

-Junior

“Is my belief in you so important?” she shrugged.

“It is to Nevin,” Junior interjected.

“In the grand tableaux of this battle we face, you are no more than a mere inconvenience, Mr Grimshaw. But I am not opposed to some mutual assistance. If you can perhaps assist us with our current investigations then I see no reason not to help you in return. But it will be wholly on our terms. Do you understand? Even the smallest insect can wreak great damage if they find the opportunity. And I owe it to every soul onboard this vessel to ensure that you do not.”

  • Kara Nakuto (Consultant)

Peter, now standing right behind Junior, made his presence known without uttering a word or giving away a sound. He had made it clear to the man that he held no high regard for his life. Right now it was best if NAkuto would ask the questions.

CIO

“I’m a Starfleet officer. Was a Starfleet officer,” Junior said correcting himself, “One that has made mistakes and trusted the wrong people. Ofcourse this is on your terms. I have no bargaining Chips and have everything to loose.”

“We have all made mistakes, all lowered our defences at the worst possible moment. You are not so unique in that regard, Mr Grimshaw,” the half-Klingon interjected, her tone softening slightly with the threat of distant empathy.

“Last time I dropped in, Mr Sigmundsson threatened to throw me out of the nearest airlock. Something I believe his is capable of and would take great pleasure in doing,” Junior said, “You are capable of providing me with a much more painful end and because I insulted your honour when we last spoke you would be protected from prosecution under Federation law,” Junior offered.

She made no attempt to prevent a grin from seizing her lips at these words, her gaze turning appraisingly towards the CIO. This was the Peter Sigmundsson that she knew and cared for so deeply. His methods might seem questionable to some, but currently there was not another soul in the whole quadrant Kara trusted more than the towering Icelander.

“Mr. MacKenzie, I would imagine would do things by the book. Look at my criminal record, believe it to be accurate then lock me in the brig until I could be transferred back to prison where the Romulans who I allegedly spy for will no doubt locate me and attempt to kill me,” Junior looked at his welcoming committee as he paused for breath, “Each of you could do any of these things at any time of your choosing. Me? I’ve passed the point of no return. I can’t even use a replicator without the request having to be approved by a crew member. How would I even leave the ship?”

-Junior

She had fallen from the highest rung to the lowest gutter in the eyes of this crew, so it was perhaps only natural that the Viking’s former captain appeared to relish this moment. She was needed. Her abilities were acknowledged and required. Irrelevant, in her mind, that it was only those relegated to the same reputational backwaters as she who would call on this failed warrior. In that moment, she felt the courage and the roguishness of her people course through her veins.

Driven by this recalled confidence, Nakuto advanced on their guest until they were only inches apart. Locking onto his gaze with her own, she spoke deliberately and with precision.

“What exactly do you want, Mr Grimshaw? You want me to contact Nevin and tell him we are the best of friends? Confidants? And what will you offer us in return?”

  • Kara Nakuto (Consultant)

“I want you to be honest with Nevin. Tell him what you want if you want to tell him anything at all, ” Junior replied, “I would like you to persuade the captain to give me a chance to be part of the crew. That way, I have a chance to show you I’m telling the truth.

“What can I offer aside from my skills as a doctor and someone that would be willing to be your sparring partner?” Junior asked, “I have an intimate knowledge of what thirty one believes is the cause of this ship’s jinx. I sincerely hope they’re wrong, but if they get a whiff that I am willing to share this information with you we all become targets.”

-Junior

Peter had been quiet, standing behind Junior. He did allow himself a small grin at the comment directed at him. He personally had no quarrels with ending lives that much was true but that wasn’t important, the important part was that his threat worked. He did look at the security chief after Grimshaw finished speaking “For the record, he was holding a former member of the crew hostage and threatening his life. I don’t usually threaten to space people” He looked down at the former Officer “I made an exception for him” A tone of dry humour in his voice “Should we bring the Captain in on this?” He asked the other two.

CIO

“In my defence, the hostage situation was staged,” Junior said, “And given my initial hail was seeking assistance and for Captain’s eyes only, I do rather think I should meet her before she suspects that my welcoming committee is anything other than routine, no?”

-Junior

Kara had lapsed into silence as Sigmundsson and Grimshaw sparred off, the revelation that the man had arrived here seeking employment an outcome she had not been expecting in the least.
“You…seek a position?” she repeated. “On this ship?”

Nakuto could only offer a shrug in Peter’s direction. After all, the Viking had, during her tenure as chief, drawn far more questionable people to it than Junior Grimshaw. And with such a checkered history, there was no denying that he would be right at home amongst this most curious of crews.

“Very well then,” she conceded finally, attempting to ignore the sense that Grimshaw was dismissing her as irrelevant. “Let us go and see the Captain.”

Leading the way out of the docking bay, the half-Klingon trusted the two officers at her back to have sufficient control over their guest as she stepped into the corridor and tapped at her commbadge.
=^= Captain Ravenfall, I request an urgent meeting in your ready room. We have an…unexpected arrival with us. =^=

  • Kara Nakuto (Consultant)

OOC: Bump for the CO

Junior followed taking his place. He would have been lying if he’d said he’d expected not to be on his way to the brig already, but was none the less relieved at the turn of events.

-Junior

OOC: Bump for the CO

OOC: Another bump for the CO

OOC: Another bump for the CO - It’s kinda important that Junior has an IC conversation with the CO, otherwise Kara & Peter’s only IC option is to put him in the brig until such a conversation takes place.

-Jim

OOC: Still waiting for a reply so…to the brig he goes! hehe

IC: There was no reply. Kara knew only too well the terrifying contrast between the distraction of a duty-filled day and the loneliness of an empty night. Even now, with the weight of command no longer hers to bear, the half-Klingon still found it impossible to fall asleep in her quarters. Instead she chose caffeine as her weapon to keep the nightmares at bay. What weapon, she wondered, did Ravenfall wield? Whatever it was, the woman deserved these hours alone, to cope in the manner of her own choosing.

“Looks like our captain is otherwise engaged,” she remarked, turning back to Junior and allowing a taunting smile to spread across her lips. “And I’m afraid I no longer possess the authority to clear you for any kind of duty on this vessel and neither does Peter. Which leaves only one place for you, Mr Grimshaw.”

With a flourish, she indicated to the turbolift ahead and, once the new arrival had stepped inside, Nakuto was quick to follow.

“Brig,” she barked at the computer.

  • Kara Nakuto (Consultant)

“Whilst, I do appreciate your position,” Junior started, “I will be filing a formal complaint against the Captain. Obviously you cannot let me loose on the ship and I’ve not yet provided you with anything to warrent the comfort of confined quarters and it is neither of your fault that the Captain is neglecting her duties and not answering you.”

-Junior

OOC: Sorry - Got interrupted by a fire alarm mid post… Let’s continue.

IC: “I’m sure all of the paperwork will show that I have been fully compliant and that the prisoner medical & psych evaluations will be taken care of swiftly. Please continue to make the Captain aware of my presence,” Junior said as the turbo lift made its way to their new destination.

“I s’pose it is further away from the airlock,” he added as they exited the turbo lift and he looked around the cells.

-Junior

OOC: Here’s a tag for the CO, CNS, Medical and anyone else that wishes to visit Junior in his cell…

“Kidnappers and escaped convicts don’t get the comfort of quarters” Peter said softly “Not until they prove their worth” He continued, he gave a Kara a sly smile “I could of course just put a pillow and a towel in one of our airlocks if that suits your fancy”

CIO

“I did not kidnap John,” Junior objected, “He got me off of the Swift. Admittedly, I was stupid enough to trust the clone.”

Junior stopped after and turned around after entering the cell that would be his temporary home.

“You knew he was a clone? No?” Junior asked, “Section 31 may have covered up the evidence, but you look at the McHarries’ graduation photos and convince me that James, Marcus, and John are all identical.”

-Junior


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