Posted Aug. 14, 2020, 2:20 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Clodagh Donnely (Security Officer) (Melissa Aragon)
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Cassidy Abrams (Chief of Security) in Full steam ahead… Clodagh checks in with Security DH
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Clodagh Donnely (Security Officer) in Full steam ahead… Clodagh checks in with Security DH
Cassidy sort of half-shrugged. “I want you to settle in at the pace that makes sense for you. And I like to be as flexible as possible. Ideally, there are no gaps during any shift rotation, but it’s impossible to cover everything all the time. We do our best and I’ll have a better sense of where I need you after a month.”
“As for the skill building, I’m happy to show you a bit about what I know. Krav maga is essentially, at its core, a structure street fighting method. We can work it into some regular training, or I can do a separate class. Whatever people want,” Abrams said.
Clodagh nodded. “I’ll get up to speed, quick as I can, Chief. As to the lessons. I’m flexible either way. I guess it matters more how many you plan to teach and what setting you prefer. One on one gives a better guided lesson format to catch flaws and adjust stances instantly. But class setting allows for partners and the unexpected, which is key to learning as well.”
Abrams tilted to one side and back in sort of a half nod. “There is that. Let me think it over and I’ll let you know how I want to set it up. Until then, I would imagine you have some settling in to do. Oh!”-Cass held up a finger-“if you want to get to know the layout of the ship, I’d advise asking to go on repair rounds with an engineer. People get a little weirded out by unexpected people roaming about the jefferies tubes…” she said, a gleam appearing in her eyes.
Clodagh laughed. “I’m guessing that’s the voice of experience. I’ll keep that in mind. I like to wander the ship. Various directions, variations on locations, et cetera. It helps in a pinch to always know where you are when you can’t ask a computer cause you are on the run.” She laughed. “I do have my quarters to set up. But I hope we can get together soon again. Not just for work, I mean. I’d love to hear more about your experiences and learn what I need to do and work on to head for a Department Head exam in my own future.” She smiled. “On another ship of course. Not your job.” She laughed and shook her head to show she didn’t plan on usurping her own supervisor.
Abrams couldn’t help but laugh aloud. “I won’t take that personally. Besides, if someone’s taking my job, it means I’m moving on to something else, right. Not always a bad thing,” she said with a wink, feeling comfortable enough with how their conversation had gone to let down her guard a bit more and be herself.
“We’re due for a departmental social night, so keep an eye out for that. Otherwise, I’m around,” Cassidy said, gesturing with her arm.
Clodagh smiled. “Sounds like a deal. You get promoted, and I’ll just step in and take over. Smooth as Warp 6 in a slip stream.” She laughed. Rising up, she shook her head. “Oh wow.. not sure how much life I’ll be to a party. But I will do my best.” A small shrug accompanied the comment. “I’m the one who usually volunteers for watches when those things happen. But I promise I won’t volunteer every time.” She smiled. “I’ll go get my quarters squared away and get ready for shift tomorrow, if that’s all right. I’m sure I’ve monopolized you enough today.” She was enjoying her time with the woman, but didn’t want to wear it out in the first meeting.
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