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Tell me about yourself

Posted on Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 @ 5:19pm by Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Junior Grade Jayden Robertson
Edited on on Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 @ 8:29am

Mission: Episode 10 - New Home, Same Pioneers
Location: XO Ready Room
Timeline: MD001 1330 hrs
713 words - 1 OF Standard Post Measure


Quinn was not use to all of this down time. He wanted to get to know some of the crew, he first started by calling in Ensign Jayden Robertson to his ready room. Quinn was reviewing his file, when he heard the intercom go off. "Come." Quinn called out, but thinking to himself. Here we go.

Jayden was nervous when he heard the first officer give him permission to enter. He walked in and over in front of Commander Ó Flannagáin's desk and came to attention. “You wanted to see me, Sir?”

"Yes, please have a seat Ensign." Quinn said, as he stood up for a moment, then motioned for him, to take a seat in front of him. After the motion, he retook his seat.

Jayden sat down, hating the uncomfortable moment where neither of them were talking. Should he say something or just wait. He decided on the latter.

Quinn was a little surprised that Jayden did not say yes sir, or acknowledge the order. That was a little unsual. Quinn brushed his feelings to the side, and asked, wanting to get the interview under way. "How are you settling in on the Pioneer?"

“I am doing well, Sir,” Jayden spoke up. “I am fortunate to have an excellent chief to work under.” He hoped the commander didn’t think he was sucking up, it was the truth. “And the crew in general is friendly and helpful.”

"Glad to hear it, I want to make sure all my officers, are settling in. My door is always open." Quinn said to him, giving him time, to allow what he was saying to him, a chance to sink in.

Jayden took a moment to think about what the commander said. "I really appreciate that, Sir. There have been times when it would have been better served for me to have gone to command rather than let something build. I will do so in the future"

Quinn was surprised by his remark. "Your interested in the command program?" Quinn asked, a little surprised to hear an operations officer, say that. Especially an ensign.

“Sorry Commander,” Jayden replied. “I meant that I should have gone to command with an issue rather than letting it fester.”

"I understand now, and yes you should have. But hey if you ever think about command, just let me know." Quinn said, with a smile, trying to save the fact that he totally miss understood Jayden's intentions.

“I have my eyes on it,” Jayden admitted. “But not for a while, I have a lot to learn, I am still an ensign and have some steps to climb first.”

"You are right on track, and your doing a great job. Don't forget that, you will not always be an Ensign." Quinn pointed out to him.

"I won't Commander," Jayden replied. "I am being given some good opportunities by the chief. She tells me she sees great potential in me."

"She is a good chief." Quinn replied, knowing that they were talking about Ameri. Being his wife was a perk, but he knew deep down, that she was a good officer, and despite her absence from Starfleet, she was still over qualified. She had shadowed under other leaders, for the past decade.

Jayden felt funny they were talking about the commanders wife but he was being honest. “Most everyone in that position on the ship is good to work with.”

"Careful Mister Robertson, if you put them on a pedistool for to long, you may never get your own division on the Pioneer. they may never want to leave, which will allow junior officers like yourself a chance to move up the ladder of command."

Jayden grinned. “I will remember that, one day I would like to be Chief Ops.” He blinked. “Not that I would take your wife’s job from her.”

"By then, she might out rank me and be a Captain." Quinn suggested, with a big grin on his face. The scene starts to fade.

A joint post by;
Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin
Executive Officer, USS Pioneer


Ensign Jayden Robertson

Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

 

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