Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 8:17 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Magnús Pétursson (First Officer) (Hjortur Ingi)
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Thomas McGregor (COS) in Holosuite - Training
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Magnús Pétursson (First Officer) in Holosuite - Training
Posted by Ensign Ben Wilkinson (Security Officer) in Holosuite - Training
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Magnus responded to the time comment with a chuckle of his own “If I may ask, how did your mother pass?” He asked, he was aware of her passing but he valued privacy too much to look into it.
“Andorian flu,” Thomas said, finishing his warmups and heading for the stair-stepper. “She and Dad were on holiday to P’Jem. She started showing symptoms when they got on the liner home, and she was dead before they reached Earth orbit. I was a sophomore at the Academy.”
Magnus nodded as he finished his own warmups and moved to a nearby bicycle machine “I see, my condolences” He started his program and then returned to his questions “You’ve seen your fair share of battles with the Genny and solved some investigations with the CID, have you ever had reason to use your investigative talents for Ship Service, I had to do so occasionally during my diplomatic work but I’m afraid my skills are more focused on combat and diplomacy, not analytics.”
“No, things have been pretty quiet on the Genny since I got here, on both editions,” Thomas replied, face flushed with exertion as he ‘climbed’ his tenth set of steps. “Nothing more serious than an argument between biologists over which old Earth dinosaur Saurians most-closely resemble that escalated into a shoving match in the Lounge in months.”
“Magnus let out a laugh “Hah, nothing more heated than a disagreement with Scientists” He said before looking back at the door that recently opened.
Ben entered the holosuite to find both the XO and the COS exercising and apparently competing against each other for reps. “Don’t mean to interrupt your workout sirs, but I would like to inform you that Ensign T’Lora and myself are engaged and planning a wedding soon.” He stood back and watched the two sweat soaked officers to see what their reaction would be.
Magnus blinked twice at the officer that had just entered, quietly processing what he’d just been told. It took him a moment to recognize the young officer Ben Wilkinson, junior Security Officer, no immediate family, recent graduate, been with the ship since around the last promotions He thought, He was certain that the young man had been in some of his classes at the academy but he’d have to double-check his records. The other name was familiar enough, he recalled the young Vulcan woman clashing accidentally with her boss during the Pallasian mission “Congratulations, son” He said with a friendly smile, looking to the Security Chief for his reaction.
Thomas was equally stunned. The announcement seemed to come entirely out of left field. In fact, he hadn’t even heard a whisper of the two interacting, much less developing a relationship deep enough to warrant a proposal.
“I’ll echo Commander Petursson, Mr. Wilkinson,” he eventually said. “Congratulations.”
He turned to the XO. “This ship’s turning into The Love Boat.”
Ben grinned, glad that the two officers seemed to receive the news well. “Thank you sirs. Now how do I go about letting the Captain know, and seeing when he’d be available to perform the ceremony ?” Ben looked around a bit. “This is a really nice set up you have in here,… since T’Lora’s a Vulcan I may have to incorporate some strength training into my workouts as well. She said she might want to take up sparring.”
Magnus’ smile turned wry at the Security Chiefs’ comment. He stepped off the bicycle machine and moved to the young man, throwing a small towel across his shoulder”You’ll also want to study Vulcan spiritual exercises such as meditation and the writings of prominent figures such as Surak” He said putting out a hand to shake “How long have you two been seeing each other?” He asked, he usually learned about junior officer relationships either through the grapevine in the mess or from their DH’s.
Ben shook the outstretched hand. “We’ve been seeing each other pretty much from the time I reported aboard, but only seriously after Ltjg Tigress invited both of us to meet her tiger and we stumbled around in the jungle for a while. I plan to learn as much about Vulcan culture and history as possible, even though T’Lora was shunned by her people and raised on Earth. We plan to have an open ceremony with a reception in the lounge. Neither of us have any family to invite, so that shouldn’t be an issue.”
Ben hurried back to find T’Lora and tell her he had informed his DH and the XO. Now all he had to do was inform the Captain and see when he would be available to perform the ceremony.
Just as quickly as he appeared the young security officer had disappeared “Huh” Magnus looked at the security Chief with a perplexed look “Twenty years in the fleet and I can still be surprised” He said rubbing the back of his neck “Wilkinson… He hasn’t been on the ship long has he” He asked McGregor with a half smile.
“Hardly any time,” Thomas confirmed. “I’ll admit, I’m a bit concerned about the speed at which this seems to have come together.”
Magnus nodded “Oh to be young and in love” He said with a tinge of humor in his voice “You ever been engaged Thomas?” He asked.
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