To Boldly Go
Posted on Sat Jul 7th, 2018 @ 6:56am by Captain Henry Crow & Banks & Commander Edra Crow & Lieutenant Commander Brielle Jayde & Lieutenant Commander Caressa Melanick & Lieutenant Constance Stewart & Lieutenant Edruj Daughter of Thrawn & Lieutenant JG Aemilia "Millie" Stepanova & Lieutenant JG Chance Crow
Edited on on Mon Jul 16th, 2018 @ 5:30pm
To Boldly Go
Location: The Bridge
The bridge was business as usual as the Mercutio sped towards Starbase 621. As the chronometer struck 0800 hours the graveshift crew was replaced by the morning shift. The Captain, who'd arrived about an hour before was still in the Ready Room.
As if on cue, Millie rang the chime to the Captain's Ready Room. She had to admit, the fact that she'd been able to set an appointment with him, and without too much of a fuss, was a welcome change from her first arrival on board the ship. She'd spent the past day or so filtering through personnel changes, updating record files, and beginning to set up her 'rounds'. As per protocol, the Captain was at the top of the list. When the door opened she entered.
Brielle stifled a yawn as she relieved the tactical officer and slipped into her seat, sipping a rather large coffee. She still wasn't used to the normal shift after having been on maternity leave. Granted, she'd been back on duty for a while, but it still held true. Her eyes caught sight of Millie going to check on the captain and she smirked.
Caressa popped onto the bridge. It was good to be back. Actually she was happy to be back, it didn't seem like such a chore. Getting things straight with Henry and Edra released a black cloud she had drug around for way to long. She sat in her chair. Rocking back and forth noticing the squeak was gone. "They finally fixed the squeak!" Pushing buttons making the console light up. Seeing Brie at her spot, looking great for just delivering. She made a note to have her bring the baby in for a check. She was much happier these days.
Edruj walked onto the bridge and went right to her station. She was glad to have had a brief time to get to know the crew as she was new, but all the parties that seemed to have occurred while the crew was on shore leave left her longing to get out there. The time had finally come, she tapped the Ensign who manned the science station on the shoulder "You stand relieved, report." she spoke as softly as she could, but it was said that a Klingon always sounded angry. "Aside from two experiments going forward as scheduled in the labs all is ready for departure ma'am" The crewman stood as she spoke. "Excellent, you are dismissed Ensign." Edruj took her station and issued the commands to the console to reconfigure to her liking. She reached behind her head and pulled her long hair into a tighter pony tail. The time had finally come to see what was out there.
Millie stepped out of the Captain's Ready Room. Outwardly, she smiled at the rest of the Bridge crew. Inwardly, she rolled her eyes. Henry was a hard nut to crack...even with as much as he was willing to disclose in the short time she had gotten with him. Progress was progress, she supposed. She had some extra time before she had to head down to her office, so she plunked herself in the seat to the right of center, and gave a quiet sigh.
As Millie sat down the doors at the back of the bridge opened and Edra stepped through. The kids were all where they were supposed to be, the girls in class and Marcus in daycare. Henry had already been up and gone by the time her alarm had gone off. That had been disappointing, but she figured he either got a call, or had decided to start their new voyage on the right foot. So when she stepped into the command pit and was met with the counselor's weary expression, she paused. "Has the Captain been here?"
"да." Millie gestured with her head towards the Ready Room. She gave a soft chuckle. "That obvious, hmm?"
Edra grinned and nodded taking the few steps toward the corner of the Bridge and hit the chime, waiting for the doors to open. Once they parted she stepped through and into the Ready Room. She and the Henry were in there for a few minutes before the Captain's voice sounded from Brie's communicator. "Lieutenant Jayde to the Ready Room."
Raising an eyebrow slightly, Brie nodded to her relief before going over to the Ready Room door, pressing the chime.
The Klingon smiled as the science console changed to the Klingon language. She liked as many reminders of home as she could get. She swung around in her chair expecting to see the Captain in the center chair but instead found it empty. It was then that she realized that she still had much to learn about the differences between Klingon command and Starfleet.
Having watched both Edra and Brielle walk into the Ready Room, Millie let out a sigh and turned to survey the rest of the bridge and the crew members there. She made eye contact with the Klingon. "Good morning, Lieutenant," she said in her thick, Russian accent. "How are you doing?"
"I am doing well Counselor. It is good to get out there, I was getting antsy. As humans would put it." Edruj smiled as met Mille's gaze.
Millie returned the smile. "I can understand. Being in one place for a long time can feel...unsettling. It is good to be 'on the road again'...as humans would say," she joked with a wink.
Brielle stepped out of the Ready Room, trying to hide the smile on her face. Instead of heading over to the tactical console, she sat down in the captain's chair, letting her ears pick back up on what was going on around the bridge again.
"There is honor in the unknown, in discovering what the galaxy has to offer. Now that this crew has had their fun and relaxation it is time to pursue that honor." Edruj replied as she took inventory of the probes at her disposal. When she was done she turned to look at Millie. Her face was poised as any Klingon's would be right before a battle.
Millie grinned. "Understandable. However, there will be plenty of time to engage in relaxation activities while on board the ship. Our hope is for smooth sailing, да? While conflict is sometimes inevitable, it would be nice to have an uneventful journey," she turned to Brielle, "right, Lieutenant?"
“Uneventful? When does that ever happen with this ship?” Brielle pulled her hair back behind her shoulder. Anyone paying any attention would have noticed something extra sitting along her collar.
The counselor chuckled. "I stand corrected...Lieutenant Commander." She reached over and placed a hand on Brielle's arm. "Congratulations."
Smiling, “Thanks. That was the last thing I would have ever thought when I woke up this morning. The captain made me think I was in trouble when I first walked in there.” Brie looked around the bridge. “For now, he just wants us to stay on time. So let’s make sure that’s happens."
"Here's to hoping that there are no unexpected delays, да?" Millie grinned. "But we should all get together for dinner again, once the younger Mr. and Mrs. Crow join back up with us." She looked up over her shoulder to Edruj. "You will have to join us, Lieutenant."
Edruj turned from her station. "It would be my honor. I shall bring the blood wine." She smiled, "Congratulations Commander Q'Pala"
Constance was quiet as she stepped on to the Bridge. she looked around and saw the one new face and the two faces she was glad to see back. She had a cup of black coffee in her hand as she walked over and sat down at her station. She was ready to get back to the Merc. She just hoped everything went smoothly at least for this mission.
Millie grinned. "It is nice, sometimes, to be able to relax in the company of our friends. We do not always get to spend time together because we are in different areas of the ship. But it is good to have some time to relax."
"And to have all of the kids running around. That part is always entertaining." Brielle smirked and sat back a bit.
"да, having so many children around can be entertaining! Though, at the rate that all of the families are growing, we may have to start moving these dinners out of my quarters and into a larger room on the ship!" Millie laughed. "Do you have any other family in Starfleet, Lieutenant?" she asked to Edruj.
"No, I do not have any children as of yet. I have not found a mate that could handle me." Edruj replied to Millie's request with a smirk.
The doors to the Ready Room opened and the Captain emerged. "I trust we're still on course."
Looking over, Brielle stood up and nodded to the Captain. "Still on course, still on schedule, sir."
Edra followed him out of the Ready Room and took her place. "Good morning, everyone."
Before anyone could answer, an incoming hail from Starfleet Command lit up the OPS console.
Getting back to her console, Brie raised an eyebrow. “Captain, we have an incoming hail.” Her eyes looked over at him. “It’s from Command.”
With a nod, Brielle hit the button to put the hail on screen.
Admiral Hale appeared on the screen. "Captain, I'm sorry for being the bearer of bad news but we're going to shift your course a little."
Henry looked concerned. "What's happened?"
"A freighter named the LaRee was attacked reportedly by Tzenkethi raiders. We're cancelling your refit at 621 and want you to head to the scene of the attack and investigate. We've sent you the coordinates."
"Be careful out there."
"Of course." He motioned to Brie to end the feed and when the screen went dark he turned to the crew. "Alright we have our orders and let's be smart about it. Set course for the LaRee, bring us to yellow alert just in case."
Without a word, Brielle cut the transmission and, when instructed, activated yellow alert. “The Kenzethi? Wonder why they would attack a freighter,” she said to no one specifically.