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Bridging The Gap
Episode 11 - Family Matters
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Intro to the Sciences

Posted on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 @ 4:14pm by Lieutenant Commander Vaebn tr'Hwersuil
Edited on on Thu May 31st, 2018 @ 11:46am

Mission: Episode 1 - Pioneering Spirit
Location: Astrometrics
Timeline: MD003 0900-1230 hrs
Tags: SD 71367.0900



Zavior Blackthorne was having a very eventful morning, it had started with a chance meeting, an interesting conversation, and the theft of one of his pencils. His just got more interesting from there.

He sat outside the Javawacky Cafe contemplating his future when he looked up and saw his XO standing in front of him.

"Ensign how are you this morning? I hope you are feeling a bit better since our arrival." Hadir smiled at his friend, the smile was a veiled one due the knowledge that Hadir had.

“Hello Hadir,” Zavior said with a smile. “If you are going to insist I call you by your name and not ‘sir’ you when off duty I’m afraid I’m going to have to do the same.”

Zavior looked at the Cardassian and noticed the concern on his face. “I am doing well, thanks for asking. Ready to get back to work.”

"I am indeed, I am being transferred to the USS Firebird to become the Strategic Operations Officer. Which reminds me..." Hadir handed the Ensign a PADD. "You too are being transferred, it looks like to the USS Pioneer as the Assistant Chief Science Officer. Congratulations..." Hadir sat down as he handed him the PADD.

Zavior scanned the PADD and looked up. “I don’t understand sir, he said, forgetting that Hadir didn’t want to be so formal when off duty. “I thought we’d be getting a new ship.”

"As did I Zavior, however, it seems that Starfleet has other plans. Captain Vela is getting a transfer as well. As for the rest of us we are off to serve elsewhere. Some of us such as you and I will be remaining in this sector. So can stay in touch. I do not wish to shoo you away. But the Pioneer is making preparations to leave the station. Your belongings are being transferred as we speak. I think you have a ride to catch, Ensign." Hadir smiled broadly at the man, he knew that the young Ensign would do well.

Zavior stood up from his seat and looked his XO, former CO, in the eyes. “Thank you sir, it’s been a pleasure serving with you.”

The young ensign smiled and turned about and marched off.

"The pleasure was mine Ensign... and good luck." Hadir called as Zavior hurried off.

[Two Hours later]

Vaebn stood at the center console of the impressive astrometrics lab, his gaze lingering on the holographic mapping before him. He had pulled up a familiar sight, the borders of the Romulan Empire, or what was left of it, and all it's surrounding sub-sectors. The imaging was stunning, and the technology built into the systems were light-years ahead of anything he had worked with in the past. Thoughts of what to do in his new position were only secondary as he lost himself in the swirling stars that filled the rear of the room.

The swish of the door announced the entrance of a new person in the lab. Zavior Blackthorne formally of the USS Fearless and now of the USS Pioneer entered. He looked around the room briefly and noticed the Romulan looking into the hologram. He walked up to his new department head and with a stone face stood stiffly.

“Ensign Zavior Blackthorne reporting for duty sir.”

"Oh, I'm sorry Ensign..... I was lost in thought." Vaebn said as he turned to face the young man who walked it and absently smoothed the front of his uniform. "Good morning, I am Vaebn tr'Hwersuil, Chief Science Officer." He let a small smile crest his face for a moment, "You obviously know that, but it's a fairly new thing for me, so please, excuse the introduction." He extended his hand to the young man, "I believe this is the proper greeting for this moment. Welcome aboard."

“Thank you sir,” Zavior said with a smile. The rush of adrenaline that had been surging in him for the past few hours (maybe longer if you count the dialogue with the Ensign Counsolor) was still pushing him along. He found he had to his mind bouncing along the many possibilities that this new ship, new position, and new crew held for him. He had always expected that a career in Starfleet would mean transfers and promotion but this quickly and suddenly? He was not expecting that.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to working with you on this new assignment sir.”

"As do I Ensign." Vaebn straightened his uniform again. "I know you just came aboard, and I'm sure you have a lot to do before we depart in the morning. I have a mission briefing with the senior staff at 0800 hrs, so if you and I could meet after that, 1200 hrs perhaps to go over our mission and staffing, that would be appreciated." He reached down to retrieve his coffee, PADD and a leather-bound book from the console. "I know that I need time to get adjusted so feel free to take your time and get settled. We'll meet here tomorrow to get things running and build our department. It was a pleasure to meet you Ensign Blackthorne."

Zavior nodded, “You as well Lieutenant.” The Ensign turned sharply and walked off.


A Joint Post By:

Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil
Chief Science Officer, USS Pioneer


Ensign Zavior Blackthorne
Assistant Chief Science Officer, USS Pioneer


Lieutenant Commander Hadir Prenar
Chief Strategic Operations Officer, USS Firebird

 

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