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Behind the Command Scene

Posted on Tue Mar 1st, 2022 @ 2:27am by Captain Nimeeh Vixil

Mission: USS Tyche

Nim sat across from the Commanding Officer of the USS Tyche, making notes as Sara spoke.

"Make sure you get engineering to check on the aft thrusters," Sara commented as she scrolled through her own PaDD. "They were a bit sluggish when we were docking. I'd like them double checked before we depart."

The Trill gave a quick nod. "I did mention it to Engineering yesterday but I'll make sure they have it in hand," she replied.

"I want to make sure we get everything handled before we leave the Starbase. We may as well use those resources instead of our own. I don't expect we'll have any trouble with this run, it should be as straight forward as all the others, but I don't want to get caught with out just because we didn't take advantage of the Starbase while we have it." Sara picked up her cup of tea and took a sip as she procrastinated.

Nim laughed. "I'll make sure of it. Did you see the announcement for the botany supplies they want us to carry?" she asked curiously. "Looking at the requirements, it seems that they want us to carry the germplasm in what looks like some kind of cryostasis unit to keep them frozen until they're ready to be used? Something about avoiding the risk of exposure to various elements?" She thumbed her way through the PaDD and pulled up the request. "I will check in with Sciences and see if Lieutenant Chandraskata can handle that. One of the science labs should be sufficient and I'm sure there's one we can live without for this trip."

Sara nodded again. "Make sure that access is restricted, just in case. The germplasms are going to be extremely fragile, we don't want any well meaning individual causing damage to them inadvertently. Maybe check with security and get their take on securing the lab once it's set up? Speaking of which, Lieutenant Ch'cholrel came and saw me yesterday, I didn't get a chance to speak with you after, I think you'd already gone over to the Starbase. With his wife about to have their eighth baby he's requested a transfer. He won't be joining us for this run."

"Eighth baby?!" Nim exclaimed, shaking her head. "Seriously? I knew she was expecting again, but I had no idea... wow..." She laughed. "Have they figured out what's causing it yet? Is it contagious?" she quipped, trying to make light of the situation.

Choking back the tea she nearly spat, Sara shook her head. "Behave yourself Commander," she chastised lightly.

"So are you going to move Lieutenant Weradas into the Chief role for this run?" Nim asked, still smiling.

"Actually, no. Admiral James contacted me this morning, he's got a new Security Chief lined up for us. He should be coming aboard this afternoon. Former XO of the USS Vigilant, not sure why he's being assigned in a Chief position now, but it seems to suit everyone's needs for the moment. When he comes aboard I'll have you meet with him and make sure he has everything he needs before we depart." Sara glanced over the rim of her tea cup at the PaDD on the desk in front of her. "I think that's about it. I don't think there's anything else we need to cover right now, but if nothing crops up in the interim, let's meet again in the morning and see where we're at?"

Nim nodded. "I'll go through this list today and see where that puts us. If I have any problems I'll get back to you." Standing up, she gathered up the set of PaDD's she'd brought in before starting for the ready room doors. "Oh, Captain? Before I forget, I saw Captain Schipper earlier when I was on the starbase. He said to tell you hello."

Before Sara could respond Nim had disappeared through the doors, leaving the Commanding Officer sitting behind her desk, red cheeked but smiling. Maybe it was time to take a walk over to the Starbase after all.


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