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The First Impression

Posted on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 @ 7:51am by Captain Phoenix Lalor & Lieutenant Casper Thornhill

Mission: Casperia Prime - A lesson in relaxation
Location: Deck 18: Captain's Ready Room

Casper "Mark" Thornhill stood in the Turbo lift of the USS Elysium his new posting and fourth in his Career since leaving the Academy; however this time he was in a different uniform. He had majored as a Marine with a minor in Intelligence but he took a posting in Intelligence on this rotation resulting in him to change to a fleet rank. It didn't bother him at all and while the uniform was still the same cut and fabric it was still some getting used to and the colour change was also something different.

The lift doors opened on Deck 18 of the Bridge. Stepping out Mark was taken slightly aback by the layout of the Bridge, he hadn't seen anything like it but then again he had been on more shore installations then actual Starships. Quickly regaining his composure Mark moved over to the Ready Room and hit the door bell button.

"Come" the voice from within called out.

The five foot six inch tall blonde hair blued eyed officer walked into the Captains Office and moved over to her desk, "Ma'am." Mark said with a nod.

Phoenix Lalor looked up from her desk and studied the Lieutenant before her. "Lieutenant." She greeted him.

"Lieutenant Casper Thornhill Elysium new Assistant Intelligence Officer reporting in," he replied holding out his hand, "It is a pleasure to be posted to your vessel."

She stood and shook his hand. "Welcome to the Elysium Lieutenant. Please have a seat." she waved him to a chair.

"Interesting vessel Elysium," Thornhill stated sitting down, "I am looking forward to working on a first of its class vessel. I am sure that the Engineering Department has had its share of diagnosing interesting defects that the Designers didn't think of."

"Indeed. There is always a report on what needs fixing" Phoenix smiled. "Now, I do not know if you are aware but we are in the midst of crew changes, and the Chief of Intelligence was transferred recently. So for now, you will not have a department chief."

"That's was to my understanding when I took the assignment prior to changing ranks as well," Mark nodded to the Captain, "Is there an expected ETA of the Department Chief?"

"oh yes. A few days to sort out the details and it should be in place and then your new chief will commence duties." Phoenix said.

"Very well Ma'am is there anything you need me to do in the mean time," he replied politely.

"Settle in, get the lay of the land. The Intelligence blister beneath the bridge will be part of your role I am sure, so you should get to know it as well."

"Very well Ma'am. If there is nothing else I would like to get settled in," he replied with a smile.

She stood, smiled and held out her hand to him. "Welcome to the family Lieutenant."

"Glad to be here Captain," Mark rose shaking her hand. With a nod to her he departed.

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