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Lounge- Security Social

Posted Dec. 24, 2020, 5:14 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Clodagh Donnely (Security Officer) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) in Lounge- Security Social

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Clodagh Donnely (Security Officer) in Lounge- Security Social

Posted by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) in Lounge- Security Social
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Ashlyn watched Clodagh approach the table for a moment before holding up a PaDD for the officer holding the same data she had shared with the rest of the team. “We’re planning a competition with the security team of the USS Return, this is their personnel data and ship specifications, easily retrievable with basic security access. I suggested a ‘security game’ on Risa. It’s up to the boss to convince the Captain.” Ashlyn had turned her attention back to the PaDDs to distract her from unwelcome thoughts. Being slightly more comfortable being anti-social over socially awkward, flirting can be saved for another time.

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

Clodagh hated Risa. It was an over rated vacation spot that had been used so much it was less a vacation and more an attraction. She had been plenty of times growing up and even a couple times since joining the Academy. Being exposed to it had caused a disliking that left a bad taste in her mouth. Despite that, she smiled to Ashlyn before she turned away. “Yeah, sure,” was all she could muster by way of response.

Clodagh
Security

(OOC: Odd, I thought I had replied to this? Maybe I didn’t hit save or something. Either way!)

Ashlyn watched Clodagh’s expression carefully and her comment left a lot to be desired. She lacked the same kind of enthusiasm the others had and Ashlyn wanted to know why. “This is an open forum, if you don’t like the idea feel free to voice your opinion or a counter suggestion. My goal by requesting Risa was to at least get the upper levels to take notice of the idea for consideration. If the idea is shot down immediately, that’s one thing, but if they said ‘we can’t do it on Risa’, that at least leaves the option open to try the idea on another world or starbase. Or is it perhaps that you are not interested in the exercise itself? I was trying to come up with something that would allow the entire team to showcase their skills as we all have things we’re good at and things we’re not as good at.” Ashlyn seems a little flustered at this point, having said more than she planned to. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t hesitate to voice your opinion. Your input could result in a change for the better or an explanation for why we have decided on something.” Ashlyn looked around at the table again for a moment then went back to collecting her PaDDs, “I’m probably overstepping myself here so I’m going to shut up now.”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

Cassidy couldn’t help but grin. “This is also supposed to be a relaxed evening, without work,” she said to Trenton. “Leave the PaDDs for another day, shall we?” It was not a suggestion, despite her casual tone.

“Come on Clodagh, grab something to drink and pull up a chair,” Abrams said cheerily, clearly at ease in the social environment.

Abrams, COS

Ashlyn collected her PaDDs and put them back into her bag with a sheepish expression. She wasn’t really working on anything work related in her opinion, but to anyone else, she probably was. This was another moment of having to be a social person in a way she wasn’t really comfortable with, but there wasn’t much option. Ashlyn pulled out a fresh bottle of water and began carefully nursing it.

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

Clodagh felt bad. She hadn’t meant to ruin the mood. “I’m sorry. Guess I’m still trying to get my feet is all. Risa may not be my favorite spot to vacation, but I’m sure it’s a great place to battle sim.” She smiled a bit for Ashlyn and headed to the bar for a drink before coming back. Settling down at the table, she took a sip and nodded to the others. “Sorry, Chief… what else were you discussing? I didn’t mean to kill the mood and comraderie here. Honest.” She was withdrawing and realized it, herself. She wasn’t one for functions and even this was a bit more than she would have come to on her own in any other situation. But she was new. Alienating the team wasn’t high on her list. They depended on one another in ways most other departments didn’t. If she was seen as a cold, solitary creature, it would affect them in the field. And that was the last thing she wanted.

Clodagh
Security

Ashlyn leans over to gently bump her shoulder against Clodagh’s, “Don’t stress it, I’m more the workaholic than the social butterfly. Though that is something I’m supposed to be working on according to Lieutenant Nox.” Ashlyn took a moment to gauge what she could make out of Clodagh and grins. “You seem the more active type, perhaps I can convince you to join me in the holodeck sometime? I’ve got quite the mean Parkour program.”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

Clodagh smiled slightly. “I’m sorry, too. Just not a fan of Risa. Though I am sure they have a great place to run scenarios.” She murmured under her breath, They have everything else…

When Ashlyn mentioned the holodeck and Parkour, Clodagh smiled. “Never tried it. Seemed a bit strange to me, running around jumping up and over things. We get plenty of that in training. I guess it just never occurred to me to do it for fun.” The young woman nodded, “But sure… sounds good.”

She needed to make friends with these folks. She knew it. They depended on one another for their lives, sometimes. It was just hard, new ship, new people, wondering who you want at your back and whose back you’ll need to cover. She just hoped it wasn’t too hard to sort them out.

Clodagh
Security


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