Location: In orbit of Jutus
Speed: Standard Orbit
Shields: Nominal
Hull: Nominal
Systems: All Systems Nominal

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Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD004 1400 hrs

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Department Catch Up

Posted on Tue Feb 12th, 2019 @ 4:21pm by Ensign Dana Wakefield & Lieutenant Paul Michael & Lieutenant Junior Grade Sylvian Fairburn
Edited on on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 @ 4:40am

Mission: Episode 6 - Old Habits Die Hard
Location: Deck 6 - Chief Operations Office
Timeline: MD001 1200 hrs
1101 words - 2 OF Standard Post Measure

Dana had slowly started to read through various reports from across the different departments on the ship, after all, she was responsible for ensuring their needs were met and after the brief shore leave, she wanted to ensure to she was caught up with everything, that's why she had invited Lieutenants Michael and Fairburn to her office.

She had briefly looked at Paul's record, he was going to be her new right-hand man, serving as the assistant chief, but she also wanted an update on the new upgrades and how things had gone while she was off the ship, plus it would also give her the opportunity to get to know Richard better, as she really hadn't made herself that available in her new post.

Dana glanced down at one of her displays, she was checking the ship's chronometer. She shook her head, her crew was already running late, but before she could think the sound of the door chime caught her attention.

"Come in." She yelled

The doors quickly parted and the two young men walked in, she quickly gave them the once over, checking their uniform to ensure it met regulations.

"Gentleman, you're late. I said to report to my office at zero eight hundred hours prompt." She said, trying to keep her face neutral and stern "So when I say zero eight hundred hours prompt, I mean zero eight hundred hours. The ship's chronometer tells me it's zero eight hundred hours and sixteen seconds, be sure to make that time up at the end of your shifts." she said pausing, giving them a serious look "And I will be checking."

Fairburn nodded at the woman then looked over at Michael and then back at her, "um, sorry Lieutenant." He tilted his head, "I'll take responsibility for this one Doctor Ballston wanted me to look at his auditory reader system, must have spent too long with it."

Michael nodded. "I also take responsibility, lieutenant. It won't happen again, and the time will be made up." He stayed at attention standing before her.

Dana burst out laughing, she couldn't keep the charade up, seeing both young men stumble to take the blame, standing at attention was just too much. "I'm sorry, I'm only kidding, it's good to meet you both, and seriously, don't worry about those sixteen seconds. Please take a coffee and a seat" she said gesturing to a pot of hot water a jar of fresh coffee and milk in a little jug.

For some reason, one of the officers seemed remotely familiar, she had seen him before but she couldn't quite figure it out. Picking up a cup of coffee herself, she sat behind her desk. "Lieutenant Michael, I wanted to meet you as your going to be my righthand man. I run a tight department and I don't take any shit. Any problems, concerns or you don't know, you ask, I don't want you winging it, my team knows it's capabilities and it's limitations, so you come me. Understood."

Paul was surprised at the position. He figured he'd be one of the more junior officers on board. "Understood. Thank you, lieutenant, I won't let you down."

Glancing at the other officer, she gave a reassuring smile "Lieutenant Fairburn, I wanted to finally introduce myself and I notice through the logs that while the rest of us was on shore leave, you clocked quite a few hours upgrading the operations systems. I appreciate your dedication, but please, in future ensure you make some time for yourself, I don't want my crew burning out." Dana paused, taking a sip of her coffee "So why don't you update us on those upgrades.

Silvian smiled, "I don't think there's much chance that I'll burn out but there was an issue I felt needed to be addressed." He tilted his head slightly and began again, "I had noticed there were several upgrades that had not been done." "The offensive subsystem needed tuning and was beginning to require a little more energy." "I was able to reduce the load by thirty percent and reduce the response time by twelve percent."

He took a breath and added, "the EPS regulator needed two upgrades which added to the redundancy but I noticed it slowed down the system by ten percent." "I was able to resolve code errors that fixed the issue and actually made the delivery system three percent more efficient."

"Oh, I almost forgot," the operations officer added, "the replicators had an upgrade as well." "Nothing major to report on them."

Paul looked at Silvian and wondered if he was the type always looking to make points with the department heads.

Dana smiled "Well you have certainly been busy, I'm glad we had a chance to implement the updates, I have a feeling that we are going to need them."

Then suddenly the image of Paul popped into her head, he was the one offering massages to the women on the planet. But she thought he was one of the resort staff. Raising an eyebrow she was going to have to keep an eye on him, she didn't want a department of broken heart's after all.

Taking the last sip of her coffee she looked at the young officers, she picked up a PADD and held it out to Lieutenant Fairburn. "A list of things I want you to check today, and as your so efficient, by the end of your shift will suffice," she said smiling as she handed over the PADD.

"Lieutenant Michael, I shall meet you on the bridge, I want you to become intimately familiar with the ops station, I feel like there is no other better way to learn than to actually getting you to carry out tasks, after all your fellow department heads will be depending on you at some point, especially in the heat of battle or in an emergency.

"Understood, lieutenant. I'm looking forward to the chance to prove myself."

"Very well Gentlemen dismissed and keep up the good work."

Paul walked out with Fairburn, then headed to the turbolift to head to the bridge. He was eager to start this chapter in his life story.

A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Dana Wakefield
Chief Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Michael
Assistant Chief Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Junior Grade Sylvian Fairburn
Operations Officer, USS Pioneer


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