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Bridging The Gap
Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD005 0900 hrs

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Inquiry Denied

Posted on Fri Feb 19th, 2021 @ 1:10am by Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Junior Grade Clarissa Rockwell
Edited on on Fri Feb 19th, 2021 @ 2:14am

Mission: Episode 11 - Family Matters
Location: After 11
Timeline: MD002 2100 hrs

"Where is he Captain?" Clarissa asked, as pulled him to the side. Clarissa was hoping that Quinn would be more forthcoming.

"Last I checked on vacation with Captain Tyler Malbrooke." Quinn said as he took a sip from his drink. He gave her a smile, but deep down he was thinking nice play Clarissa. She knew he would be on the spot, but trying to play it cool.

"So you would have me believe this is a guys only party?" Clarissa asked, with a concerned look on her face.

"I did not say that, I have no idea if its a guys only party. But seeing how both of them have lovely ladies waiting for them on the USS Pioneer, I am going to assume no."

Clarissa was impressed by his response. He did not actual lie to her. "I hope they do not get to rowdy during their vacation." Clarissa suggested to him. She was going to try another way to get him to open up.

"I believe it will be okay." Quinn said, trying to stay on top of this conversation and not allow her to inquire about topics, he can not openly discuss with her. "I have faith that both men, will avoid the temptation of getting rowdy." Quinn said with a warm greeting.

"I trust Jayden, its the Captain you see. I think he has a bit of a wild side." Clarissa said, thinking back in her dealings with him. She had a feeling there was more to the story between him and Elle her good friend, that was now station on Empok Nor.

Clarissa never understood why she left. She could have done her job on the Pioneer, did she really need to go there? She had a hard time believing she went there for work.

Elle did not seem to want to reconcile with her sister, so that could not be it. There was more going onto the story, or her friend was on a deep assignment from the Captain.

The Captain was a mysterious man, with a lovely smile. Which made Clarissa a litte nervous. The one thing she knew about him, was the fact that he was very loyal. Whatever he was upto, had to come a sense loyalty and honor. But that did not exclude the possibilty of them finding danger.

She wondered why Tyler did not ask her to go along. She would have, if he had asked. She knew a direct approach was not going to work, so she decided to be a little more sly with her words. "If there not okay, we will be able to go after them?" Clarissa asked. Thinking maybe she fooled him into relieving something.

Quinn just laughed. "Starfleet can not intervene if the Captain has to much fun on vacation. That will be up to the local authorities. I have faith, he will behave himself." Quinn said, thinking that was a pretty good question.

Clarissa was grateful that Ameri and Enya were able to get Quinn to agree to do a crew party in After 11. She grinned over towards Chloe, but kept her distance. Mainly cause she was trying to pry information out of Quinn. Which was proving to be a little challenging.

Clarissa was feeling a little defeated. She then smiled as she pressed on. He was not going to win this, she said to herself. "Request permission to join them Captain." Clarissa said, in a half serious tone.

"Denied, they already left. You will never catch up to them. But if you need a day or two off, just let me know. It will be hard but we can accomendate it." Quinn said, feeling bad that he had to say that. She was playing a dangerous charade, and they were both laying out their hands.

"I dont need a day off, I just wanted to try to keep my man out of trouble, thats all." Clarissa suggested to him.

"I can appreciate that, hell Ameri kept me out of trouble. Back in the day of course. So I can see where you are coming from. Sadly, they are beyond the point where we can help them. We need to hope they have a smooth vacation, and come home soon." Quinn said to her.

"I can not help the way you feel, all I can offer you is my advice and a friendly ear." Quinn suggested to her. He wanted to be forthcoming but he was under orders.

"I appreciate that Captain, I really do." Clarissa said, trying to show she appreciated his attempt. He could have told to get lost or drop the topic. But he did not. He was willing to hear her out, and talk to her.

"Don't get use to that, just yet. Calling me Captain. You know its temporary." Quinn pointed out to her, with a big grin on his face.

"Will see." Clarissa, thinking to herself. That might have been a low blow. Plus she did not want to wish anything happening to Jayden.

Quinn was about to say something, when Clarissa continued on. "Sorry that was uncalled for Sir, Captain?" She called out, trying to show that she was sorry.

"No need to apologize for speaking how you feel. You have that right." Quinn pointed out to her. "This is a casual meeting. Not a formal one." He pointed out to her.

"That is very hard for a lady like me to do." Clarissa admitted to Quinn. She hated feeling out of control.

"I know how that feels, if it was me. I would be doing the same thing. Trying to get answers, trying to interject where I can." Quinn said, as he went on. "Only advice I can is, be patient and hope they come home soon." Quinn said, as the scene starts to fade.

Clarissa was not happy as she looked to Quinn, and said. "Yes Captain." As the scene fades away, with the two of them talking. She was still worried, but at least she had a friendly ear to talk to her.

A joint post by;

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin
Executive Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Junior Grade Clarissa Rockwell
Assistant Chief Engineering Officer, USS Pioneer


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