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A New Assignment

Posted on Sat Jun 15th, 2019 @ 10:31pm by Ensign Mignon Mejia
Edited on on Mon Jun 17th, 2019 @ 8:41pm

Mission: Episode 7 - Home Again
Location: Empok Nor Various
Timeline: MD003 1400 hours
384 words - 1 OF Standard Post Measure

Mignon Mejia sat in a quiet corner of the arboretum on Empok Nor, reading. She enjoyed reading, and she enjoyed the outdoors. This was the next best thing for a Starfleet officer, especially a junior one.

She finished the last page and sighed, closing her eyes to hold on to the satisfaction of a nicely wrapped ending to a well-developed tale. She wanted to linger as long as she could. But finally, reality intruded and she stretched. Time to head to the ship. She didn’t have to report in until the next day, but she wanted to have time to settle in and get familiar with the ship before she got to work.

She slipped her book into a pocket and took another lap through the arboretum before making her way to the ship. She took the long way, mostly out of curiosity, but at last she arrived at the transfer station.

“Where to?” The ensign on duty asked.

“USS Pioneer.”

“Ah,” he said, taking her PADD to scan. “They had a rough go of it on their last assignment.”

“I just arrived last night,” she said, putting the PADD back in a pocket. “I guess that means I’ll be pretty busy.”

“Well, I wish you luck,” he said, turning to help the next person in line.

She wondered what sort of chaos she’d find on board. Lots of repairs, most likely. Did that include science? Well, nothing like jumping in at the deep end. She’d done that a time or two doing field work, and she didn’t mind getting her hands—or the rest of her—dirty.

She verified that her bags had been transported to the ship, then made her way onto the Pioneer.

She went first to the arboretum to have a quick look, poking her head in science along the way. She’d have to talk to the Chief and see what was needed of her, but first, the arboretum. Then the Quartermaster. Then she’d check in with the Chief.

She entered the doors leading to the ship’s arboretum and sighed. Yes, this would do. Not enough cacti, but it would do.

Ensign Mignon Mejia
Alien Archaeologist/Anthropologist, USS Pioneer


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