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Postby TaylorMase » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:05 pm

Oswell still hadn't responded to him when he said that he wanted to talk away from the others. Jarrold turned at the mention of the "Head Counselor". They hadn't mentioned her by name but he knew who they were talking about; afterall, how many head counselors could there be aboard in starship. She had only just left the ship and there was already speculation among the crew about who was going to replace her, they probably didn't realize how cold that sounded.

"Melissa has some personal things to take care of." he said. "I'm sure that whoever gets the job will do a good job but lets not put our carts before our horses."

He was annoyed by this entire thing. Not just the talk about a new "Head Counselor" but everything. They were ferrying some prisoners and a couple of VIPs but after that no one really knew what was in store for the crew of the Zealous. Jarrold did know one thing and that was that he wished they could go on more research missions. It seemed that since the appearance of the Borg, Starfleet had been doing more fighting than researching, this was only punctuated more when war broke out with the Dominion. Well that whole thing was over and in honesty Starfleet was not a military organization, it was one of science and exploration. At least that was what he had seen as a young man and the reason that he worked so hard to get into the academy.

Oh well whatever the brass decided to do with the crew and ship was their decision to make, he would go along and do whatever he was told but he would still wish for the days when he was an explorer and not a soldier.

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Postby Yunisca » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:35 pm

[Blake not wanting to join in or interrupt their conversation just went past them and towards the replicator "Vulcan tea hot, and a small Vulcan Jango Fruit" was all he said, a small Beeping noise later was to find what he ordered perfectly. With that he went back to his lone table but not before being asked if he would like to join in the fun by one of the people crowding the Half Vulcan Half Klingon woman...]

Ensign Yunisca noticed as someone walked past and as one of the people asked him to join. He didn't stay and just kept walking past. Waiting till Spade had answered her as to what he would prefer to be called by she then stated " Who was that that went by ? He didn't seem to keen to join us, wonder if he's got something on his mind. Would any of you want to go invite him to join us again, you could also let him know that if he wants to talk I'd be more than willing to discuss any thing that might be bothering him. That is my job as a counslor after all. " slowly glancing at the group at the table she waited to see if one of them would kindly do as she had asked or if she would need to go do it her self. She hoped that that other one would come back with who ever went since she didn't like the thought of him sitting alone. Although on the other hand she wouldn't have minded some alone time with some of those sitting there with her to get to know them better. Oh well all things in time she slowly thought to her self.


Tag: Murdock, Spade, Jarrold, The rest of the crew at the table, Blake and the rest of the lounge crew


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Postby trikejacob » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:10 pm

["Oh well I wasn't informed that the head councilor had left. I doubt I
would get the job though, I'm sure that there has to be more members of the
crew that have been here longer and logically they should have the job.
Although that might be part of what the Captian has called everyone here
for. Now as for introductions my name is Ensign Yunisca, you may call me
that or just plain Yunisca is fine. No miss is needed since I'm not a human
and there for require no such term, and what may I call you ?"]

"Oh, um, you can just call me Jake." Spade said to Yunisca momentarily at a loss for words when she explained why miss wasn't necessary. 'Trust even a half-Vulcan' he thought. He smiled and said, "You know, I said the very same thing when I was made Assistant Chief Operations Officer of the Zealous. I didn't think I was the right person for the job. And I thought there must other officers who deserve this position more than me."

Just then, Lt. Scott spoke up. "Melissa has some personal things to take care of." he said. "I'm sure that whoever gets the job will do a good job but lets not put our carts before our horses."
Spade thought he sounded a little upset with them. "I agree. And I meant no disrespect to Counciler Richards," he said, "We all will miss her. I was only making conversation and trying to encourage Miss... I mean Ensign Yunisca here."

Just then, he and Yunisca both noticed Ensign Blake walk by. Yunisca asked who he was wanted to invite him over. "Oh, well that's Ensign Blake. He just joined the medical department." he told her. "Ensign, would you like to join us over here?" he called out to Blake.

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Postby Yunisca » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:14 am

["Oh, um, you can just call me Jake." Spade said to Yunisca momentarily at a loss for words when she explained why miss wasn't necessary. 'Trust even a half-Vulcan' he thought. He smiled and said, "You know, I said the very same thing when I was made Assistant Chief Operations Officer of the Zealous. I didn't think I was the right person for the job. And I thought there must other officers who deserve this position more than me." ]

Ensign Yunisca slowly glansed at him as he spoke. "Well Jake seeing as how I just joined the ship logically someone else who has been aboard a much longer time is the ovbious choice, " she responded. About then some one else spoke up.

[Just then, Lt. Scott spoke up. "Melissa has some personal things to take care of." he said. "I'm sure that whoever gets the job will do a good job but lets not put our carts before our horses."]

Ensign Yunisca wasn't sure who the man was but he seemed a bit overly touchy about the situation. Carefully she listened as someone else spoke first.

[Spade thought he sounded a little upset with them. "I agree. And I meant no disrespect to Counciler Richards," he said, "We all will miss her. I was only making conversation and trying to encourage Miss... I mean Ensign Yunisca here." ]

Ensign Yunisca thought Jake had made a pretty good point but she wasn't sure that was enough. Obviously this man had something bothering him about the situation. Carefully she turned to address him, " I'm sorry if the topic offended you sir, but logically any time thier is an empty possition people are going to speculat. As for the former Head Counciler, I'm sure she did a great job, although I, myself never got the chance to meet her or work under her. I must say though you seem to be extreamly touchy on the whole topic. I don't know what if any thing was between you and the former councilor, but if you'd like to talk about it, I'd be more than willing to try and help you proccess what ever emotions you're currently going through. "
As Ensign Yunisca was replying to that one she noticed another bit of conversation.

[Just then, he and Yunisca both noticed Ensign Blake walk by. Yunisca asked who he was wanted to invite him over. "Oh, well that's Ensign Blake. He just joined the medical department." he told her. "Ensign, would you like to join us over here?" he called out to Blake]

[Blake who had already sat back down apperantly did not hear Spades' call to join the party it wasn't until everyone at the table and the entire lounge screamed "Blake" that he heard his name being called "Yes" said Blake from his lone table "how may I be of service" he said ]

Ensign Yunisca couldn't resist she had to make the invite. "I'm sorry Ensign Blake is it. I'm rather new here myself, and although the company here is nice, it would be rather illogical of me to leave you sitting there alone. Unless you have some perticullar reason you wish to be alone, that perhapce you might wish to talk to a councollor about later, thier is no logicall reason for you to be sitting there alone. Now on the other hand if you do have a perticullar reason, then by the same course, the logical choice would be to come over here and talk since I am in the counsling department. Either was to politely put it, would you please come sit over here with the rest of us, if for logical reason's only. "

Having made the invite, Ensign Yunisca couldn't help slightly smiling as she glanced at the group at the table. Relizing what she was doing she once again pushed all her emotions back down and made her face impassive. Slowly she finished her meal as she waited for some one else to speak to her and to see if Ensign Blake would come join the table.

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Postby Lucasausems » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:05 pm

Luke listened to Jaren reply:

"Hello, I'm Jaren, and apparantly I talk too much. I'm not quite sure of my department right now, maybe that will be clarified when the Captain gets here?"

"Well Jaren, we can clear that up right now," Luke said and looked upwards, "Computer, what's Ensign Jaren Greystone's department?"

"Ensign Jaren Greystone is currently listed as an Operations Officer.", the female computervoice replied.

"Isn't she great?", Luke joked. He was getting a bit too tipsy...

<Snip>
His eyes darted over to Oswell. "Can I talk to you at in private for a moment. I think we have a couple of things to talk about." he said.
<Snip>

Luke returned Scott's look. He could guess what it was about. Now that Melissa had returned to the ship...

<Snip>
"Oh," Spade thought for a moment, "Well, I'm afraid our Head Counciler has left the Zealous. I just found out about it. I don't know the details of it. But we currently don't have a Senior Counciler. Perhaps you will be made acting chief counciler miss... I'm sorry. I didn't get your name. My name is Jake Spade by the way."

Ensign Yunisca listened as the statment was made then turned to the speaker.
"Oh well I wasn't informed that the head councilor had left. I doubt I
would get the job though, I'm sure that there has to be more members of the
crew that have been here longer and logically they should have the job.
Although that might be part of what the Captian has called everyone here
for. Now as for introductions my name is Ensign Yunisca, you may call me
that or just plain Yunisca is fine. No miss is needed since I'm not a human
and there for require no such term, and what may I call you ?"

"Melissa has some personal things to take care of." Jarrold said. "I'm sure that whoever gets the job will do a good job but lets not put our carts before our horses."

Spade thought he sounded a little upset with them. "I agree. And I meant no disrespect to Counciler Richards," he said, "We all will miss her. I was only making conversation and trying to encourage Miss... I mean Ensign Yunisca here."

Carefully Yunisca turned to address him, " I'm sorry if the topic
offended you sir, but logically any time thier is an empty possition people
are going to speculat. As for the former Head Counciler, I'm sure she did a
great job, although I, myself never got the chance to meet her or work
under her. I must say though you seem to be extreamly touchy on the whole
topic. I don't know what if any thing was between you and the former
councilor, but if you'd like to talk about it, I'd be more than willing to
try and help you proccess what ever emotions you're currently going through."

<End Snip> (Yes I know... very loooonnnggg snip)

Only then Luke realised the meaning of what the rest was talking about... Melissa had left... again. "Melissa's gone?!", Luke gasped, "But I saw her not 2 days ago on the station, right before we left for the rescue mission".

An empty feeling entered Luke's body and soul...

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Postby TaylorMase » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:46 pm

<snip>
Only then Luke realised the meaning of what the rest was talking about... Melissa had left... again. "Melissa's gone?!", Luke gasped, "But I saw her not 2 days ago on the station, right before we left for the rescue mission".

An empty feeling entered Luke's body and soul...
<snip>

Jarrold could see the lost look in Oswell's eyes. He must have been feeling the same thing that Jarrold himself was feeling, like a huge part of his soul had been ripped out. He didn't have the heart to tell the poor guy that Melissa had been on the Avenger the whole time that they were off on that rescue mission. That they had worked together to free that captain and had given each other a part of themselves in order to survive in there.

Jarrold was truly in love with Melissa but he could see that Oswell cared about her just as much. Reaching into his pocket he pulled out the ring box that he had been carrying around since it's retrieval upon his return to Zealous. He had planned on giving it to Melissa and asking for her hand in marriage, of course that wasn't going to happen now but he knew that one day it would.

Jarrold reached out and picked up his drink. His hand was trembling slightly, probably from the lack of sleep. His body had been at full rest for over a week but his mind had been fully aware and running at full speed the entire time. He realized how much he hated jaunts to the astral plane and vowed that it would be a very long time before he ever did anything like that again.

"So does anyone have any idea what we're doing here?"

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Postby trikejacob » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:50 pm

Spade made a personal note to himself never to try and engage a Vulcan in polite conversation. Even a partial Vulcan. It gave him too much of headache listening to them speaking so logically and with no emotion. He just shook his head and ordered a drink and then tried to relax at his table.

Everyone at the table next to him were all talking and speculating about why the Captain had asked them all to come here. Some of them were thinking the same thing he was: that the Captain would be giving out promotions soon. The thought of it excited Spade greatly. But he kept it down as best he could. It would be great if he were promoted to a 1st Class Lieutenant. But, also, being a 2nd Class Lieutenant wasn't so bad. He would be happy with that. And he would loyally serve and respect the Captain and the rest of the crew no matter how many pips he had on his collar.

Just then, he noticed the Lounge doors hiss open and saw the senator and his party come in. Spade remembered the Captain saying the Senator might be joining them for this. He was glad to see them. And they seemed to be enjoying themselves too, as far as Spade could tell, as they sat around a table across the room near where the Captain and Commander Ducane sat.

"This is quite an honor," he said to no one in particular.

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Postby Yunisca » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:27 pm

[Jarrold reached out and picked up his drink. His hand was trembling slightly, probably from the lack of sleep. His body had been at full rest for over a week but his mind had been fully aware and running at full speed the entire time. He realized how much he hated jaunts to the astral plane and vowed that it would be a very long time before he ever did anything like that again.
"So does anyone have any idea what we're doing here?"]

Ensign Yunisca noticed a slight trembling in Jarrold's hand and slowly leaned over towards him. "Is thier something wrong that you'd like to talk about, I couldn't help notice the trembling. Logically thats either from nerves, stress, or being over worked. Perhapce its something I might be able to help with, " she slightly whispered to him. Just about then Ensign Blake desided to come over.

["As most of you know the captain is back this is obviously a gathering of the crew to welcome the new replacements as well as some promotions at least that is what I think any ways" said Blake to the people at the table
he went on to say "My name is Blake Ensign Blake, I am one of the new doctors around here" he said and then he added something that he thought he might've gotten a kick out of "and just because we are 'talking' at this table does not mean that you will be excused from your monthly physicals and medical checkups" he said with a stern face and voice]

Carefully she glanced at him as she spoke. "Its nice to meet you, although I doubt you've ever had the experiance of doing a physical on a half breed of my kind. Just rember when you do mine to pull up the star fleet acadamy records, you'll find that I have traits of both my family races. Thats just a prewarning so that you don't get any sudden suprises. "

About that time Ensign Yunisca noticed as the doors to the lounge opened.
[Just then, he noticed the Lounge doors hiss open and saw the senator and his party come in. Spade remembered the Captain saying the Senator might be joining them for this. He was glad to see them. And they seemed to be enjoying themselves too, as far as Spade could tell, as they sat around a table across the room near where the Captain and Commander Ducane sat.
"This is quite an honor," he said to no one in particular.]

Glancing towards Spade, she stated "Thats the Senator that was captured on the breen ship is it not. This is an honor. " Then relizing that Murdock hadn't spoken a whole lot she slowly leaned towards him. "I hope thiers nothing wrong, you've been pretty quiet. I would be more than willing to talk to you about them if there is though. Although in all truthe, I wouldn't mind just taking the time to get to know you better," she whispered to him.

Relizing what she had said, Ensign Yunisca very quickly sat straight back up. She hadn't ment to let that slip, emotions weren't her normal thing. Carefully pushing all her emotions back down she hoped that Murdock hadn't taken offence to what she had said. She didn't know what it was about him, but for some reason she knew that she wouldn't mind getting to know him better. Consedering how new she was to the ship though, she told her self it was just a logical reaction that she would have had to any member of the crew really. It was only the logical reaction since she was in a new place with no close friends.

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Postby H M Murdock » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:03 pm

Murdock listened to Yunisca as she said that she wasn't sure what she was going to do after the gathering in the lounge, since she hadn't even officially met her department head or have any orders.

Unfortunately, that's when Jake Spade literally dropped a bomb, which almost felt like a nuke going off in the room with the kind of impact that it had. The head counselor, Melissa, was no longer on board the Zealous. According to Jarrold, she had some personal stuff that came up.

Although he hadn't really had much of a chance to get to know Melissa, from what he had heard, she was a great counselor, friend, and an officer. And, he had heard rumors among the crew that both Luke and Jarrold had been courting the counselor, so that kind of news must have hit both of them pretty hard.

The way Spade mentioned it, and even speculated that Yunisca was going to be made head counselor, wasn't the best way of going about it. It was kind of like rubbing salt in an open wound. He then looked at both Luke and Jarrold, hoping that they'd both know that he wanted to help support them.

He knew what it was like to lose someone he loved. He'd made many friends on the Zealous, and even had some romantic interests, and pretty much all of them had left. It was so bad that, at one time, he had considered himself as a jinx. Loss could be a powerful thing that could sometimes bind people together.

He wanted to say something to Jarrold and Luke, but he wasn't sure how to do it at the moment. Instead, he just sat there, listening as the others talked amongst themselves. One even seemed pretty certain when he speculated that the gathering was for promotions among the crew, although Murdock thought that it was too soon to predict something like that. It could have been anything, even the possibility of the Captain being reassigned, or even resigning from Starfleet. He just didn't know how that one guy could be so certain, when he was very new to the crew . . .

He also didn't like the tone of voice that this guy had also used when he emphasized that he wasn't going to excuse anyone from their monthly physicals or medical checkups.

Yunisca had noticed that he hadn't said anything and whispered to him that she hoped that nothing was wrong. She even said that she didn't mind to take the time to get to know him better.

Murdock wanted to answer Yunisca, but wanted to be kind of discrete about it. He moved his chair over to where he sat right next to her, so she wouldn't have to lean over the table anymore if she wanted to also whisper to him as well.

He leaned close to her and whispered, "I guess that news about the head counselor kind of struck me hard, since there was a rumor going around that both Luke and Jarrold here had dated her. I kinda want to say something to show that I wanna help support them, since I kind of know what they're going through, but I'm not sure how to do that without it comin' out as cold as like how Spade put it."

He thought about something else she had said and then added in a whisper, "And, I wouldn't mind taking the time getting to know you better, too."

Tag: Yunisca, Luke, Jarrold, and the rest of the party

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Postby Yunisca » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:19 am

[He leaned close to her and whispered, "I guess that news about the head counselor kind of struck me hard, since there was a rumor going around that both Luke and Jarrold here had dated her. I kinda want to say something to show that I wanna help support them, since I kind of know what they're going through, but I'm not sure how to do that without it comin' out as cold as like how Spade put it." He thought about something else she had said and then added in a whisper, "And, I wouldn't mind taking the time getting to know you better, too."

Ensign Yunisca listened to Murdock reply. " Now may not be the best time to talk to them, but I'm sure that if you spoke to them afterwords and just explained that you kinda knew what they were going through and the fact that you'd be there to talk to them if they needed to, that both of them would appreciate it, and maybe sometime over the next couple days we can see about arrangeing time to get to know each other a bit better, " she whispered before she slowly smiled at him. Smiling was an unusual thing for her but she found her self doing it alot right now. Carefully she pushed all signs of emotions back down as she noticed someone else approching the table.

[ Then, as if the ship had heard him, the door to the Officer's lounge appeared in front of Ken and he went inside, looking around for a man fitting the picture from Murdock's record. He found a person like that at a table where several other officers sat and talked. Ken stepped near the table and heads turned as he cleared his throat - someone had once told Ken that he "darkened the sky just by appearing" because of his size. "Commander Murdock? May I disturb you?" he asked politely. Murdock beckoned him to speak and Ken said: "Ensign Kendall Freeman reporting in, Sir." Somehow, Ken felt embarrassed...was he looking stupid? Maybe it was just everyone looking at him with interest...]

Noticing that the person speaking seemed rather nervous, Ensign Yunisca slowly faced him and spoke "I'm Ensign Yunisca from Counsling, why don't you pull up a chair and sit with us, seeing as how the Captain has a meeting getting ready to start soon, and then perhapce you and Commander Murdock can talk after the meeting." "Plus this way you have a chance to meet a few of the other crew members, before you get bogged down with orders, " she calmly said as she glanced that the new one. Then carefully she looked over the rest of the table, "None of you mind him pulling up a seat to do you ? "

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Postby trikejacob » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:06 pm

Spade sat at his table sipping water from his glass, and letting his mind wander. He couldn't help but keep thinking back to how Lt. Scott had addressed him a minute ago. He had seemed so cold and angry about something. He thought back to what he had said before that moment. He was telling Yunisca that the Zealous' head councilor Melissa Richards had left. Spade had heard the rumors that everyone else on the ship had about Scott dating Richards. That was probably it. But it didn't explain why Scott had addressed him so coldly.
And that's when it hit him! Spade had told Yunisca that it was possible she could be made a temporary Head Councilor in Melissa's absence! How could he be so careless?! It was true that he, himself, would miss Richard's just like anyone else on the ship who knew her at all. But Scott must be more than a little upset about it. Luke too for that matter. 'They must think I'm cold-hearted' he thought. But he was just trying to make freinds with and encourage Yunisca.
Spade resolved himself to apologize to Scott as soon as possible and straighten things out. But not right now. He didn't want to make some kind of scene. He would wait, to talk to him in private. For now he would just sit at his table and try not to say anything else that might upset someone.

He noticed what must have been a brand new Ensign to the ship walk in and address Murdock. He was obviously a helmsman. Which was probably good. On a ship that can split into three parts, you needed as many pilots as possible. Introductions were made to this new Ensign Freeman and Spade introduced himself as Lt. Jake Spade, Operations officer. He said nothing else, still afraid of upsetting someone again.

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Postby Lucasausems » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:08 am

For a second Luke didn't know what to do. It had been so difficult for him the last few months. Melissa gave him love, though she did not know that herself. It was enough for him to just know she was nearby. When she left it was.... difficult to say the least. The captain gave him guidance, and when she was captured Luke felt despair almost taking him over...

But then, finally he saw Melissa again on FOR 1, and it was as if a burden had been lifted from his shoulders. He had hope again. And when the captain was rescued Luke thought that nothing would ever go wrong anymore.

Untill now... Again Luke had to face the hardships of loss. Not because of death but because of her absence. He looked at Scott wondering if he felt something similar. He guessed so. He could see it in his eyes, the way he had reacted to Lt. Spade.

Luke felt utterly alone now... He wondered if he had any friends left on this ship. He didn't know... He went to the replicator and ordered a glass of water, and then he just stood there. Lost, not in thought, but in love...

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Postby H M Murdock » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:11 am

Murdock listened to the counselor, who suggested that maybe he should talk to Luke and Jarrold at a later time to offer his support and let them know that he understood what they were going through. He hoped that she was right, and they would be willing to listen to him, or even allow him to help them.

He noticed that she smiled again, and she looked pretty cute when she did smile. But, she then quickly changed her expression to hide it.

"Good idea, but I'd like to spend some time with you as well," he noted, hating to rob her of a chance of spending time together. It was kind of sweet that she was willing to give up that time so he could talk to Jarrold and Luke, but she didn't have to make that kind of a sacrifice.

Another crew member came over and asked if it was okay if he could disturb Murdock. He then reported in, which suggested that he maybe joining the helm department. They could always use some extra hands at that station. Yunisca suggested that he sit down, and the Texan chimed, "Pull up a chair and sit a spell."

He watched as Kendall grabbed a chair and joined the group, and then asked if they had orders at the moment. The helm officer shook his head and then noted, "Your guess is as good as mine on that one. Far as I know, we just have to get the senator to where he's gotta go, and then after that I've got no clue."

Murdock looked around the room and saw something that seemed very strange. It was almost like a ghostly apparition that was moving about. He blinked, shook his head, and then took yet another look just to make sure that his eyes weren't playing tricks on him.

"Um, do you guys see what I see? Has the ship just become haunted?" he asked everyone at the table.

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Postby Yunisca » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:58 am

[ "Good idea, but I'd like to spend some time with you as well,"
he noted, hating to rob her of a chance of spending time together. It
was kind of sweet that she was willing to give up that time so he could
talk to Jarrold and Luke, but she didn't have to make that kind of a
sacrifice.
Another crew member came over and asked if it was okay if he
could disturb Murdock. He then reported in, which suggested that he
maybe joining the helm department. They could always use some extra
hands at that station. Yunisca suggested that he sit down, and the
Texan chimed, "Pull up a chair and sit a spell."]

As the new officer pulled up a chair to sit Ensign Yunisca leaned towards Murdock. "I'm not sure what all is going to be going with this meeting, and sometimes one has to put friends first. Although if your serrious maybe we could grab dinner together tomorrow night, " she whispered to him.

[ He watched as Kendall grabbed a chair and joined the group, and
then asked if they had orders at the moment. The helm officer shook
his head and then noted, "Your guess is as good as mine on that one.
Far as I know, we just have to get the senator to where he's gotta go,
and then after that I've got no clue."
Murdock looked around the room and saw something that seemed
very strange. It was almost like a ghostly apparition that was moving
about. He blinked, shook his head, and then took yet another look just
to make sure that his eyes weren't playing tricks on him.
"Um, do you guys see what I see? Has the ship just become
haunted?" he asked everyone at the table.]

Ensign Yunisca had noticed the seeming movement, but her ears had aslo picked up something else. Carefully focussing on the spot it had came from she noticed a faint shape. Thier could be only one explination for it, Q. Carefully making sure no emotions showed through, she whispered to Murdock, " What you see is not a ghost. Ghost's don't make noises when they move. The only race I know to have the abilities to go invisable as that person has is the Q. Consedering she seems to be wearing a starfleet outfit though, logic bares to ask, is she a Q that is under punishment and working for starfleet, or does Starfleet not know that they have a Q, and she's working for the Q. You know the people on this ship, perhapce you should go find out who it is and invite them over. If they are a Q that has been outted from the continum they may need some counsling on how to deal with it, exspecially if they haven't let the Captian of this ship or Starfleet know that they are Q. "

Carefully keeping an eye on the figure she waited for a reply.

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Postby TaylorMase » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:50 am

Thomas dropped his bag down on his bed and looked around his quarters. The Astraea had been assigned to FOR1 for some months and he hadn't been on the ship once. Of course he could have come on at any time. The thing was that it been so busy around that station that he hadn't had the chance. There was also the fact that the ship hadn't had to leave dock in a while and the times that it had left there was no reason for him to be aboard.

Now it was different, there was a mission and as the stations Chief of Security it was his duty to be there. He was just glad that Alex was staying behind, or at least he was fairly certain that she was. If something went wrong she and the baby could be hurt and Taylor would kill him. His brother had placed the protection of Alex and the baby squarely on his shoulders.

He looked back and laughed slightly, his brother was marrying his best friend. He actually found it slightly creepy. The thought of Alex Dixon being his sister-in-law slightly scared him. Of course he was also happy, he couldn't imagine a better person getting the job, despite the fact that she was sometimes a little gruff and could be a little tomboyish at times. There was also the matter of her damned cat. Thomas had never liked the animals. They had a smell the messed with his sensitive sense of smell and every time he was around the little beast he felt like he was going to hack.

Still overall it wasn't that bad. Having Alex in the family was worth the trouble of having to deal with Hannibal. Also she was giving him a nephew or niece depending on what the baby turned out to be, he suddenly realized that he hadn't asked and she hadn't volunteered the information to him. He would have to remember to bring up the subject when Astraea returned to dock.

Picking up a padd, Thomas stepped out of his quarters and started down the corridor. As he moved he looked down at the padd and looked over the ships security arrangements. There were some things that he, as Chief of Security would have to tighten up and clarify but overall things seemed to be close to the way that he liked them.

Thomas suddenly came to the realization that his stomach ached slightly. He hadn't eaten in hours and the last thing that he had put in his mouth had been only a small salad. "Computer show me the crew lounge." he said as he stopped at a terminal on the corridor wall.

The terminal lit up and displayed a map. As Thomas looked at the map arrow appeared on the wall and flashed, pointing him in the direction of the lounge. In a way he felt foolish. He should have at least toured the ship. Sure he had studied her specs and could tell you what conduit led where and the total amount of fire power that she possessed but he wasn't sure of the little nuances. He made a promise to himself to learn everything that there was to learn about Astraea. After all each ship had a different personality and unless you learned what that ships personality was you could never truly know the ship.

The station was a different matter all together. He knew FOR1 like nobody else, probably not even the captain. He had been through every corridor and crawl way on that station. He even had a favorite place on the station. A small, out of the way, hidden place that no one else knew about. He would go there when something was on his mind. It was a place that he hadn't told anyone about, not even Alex, and where he could just relax.

There was something else that Thomas was worried about.. the baby. He wasn't sure if it was such a good idea for Alex to be raising a baby on the station. There were to many unknowns... to many variables to deal with. No it would be much better if she sent the baby to live on Earth with her parents. FOR1 had a propensity for getting into trouble or having trouble come to it. Something that was entirely unacceptable for the well-being of a baby, especially when that baby was the child of his brother.

After following the lighted arrows Thomas found the crew lounge and entered. There were only a few people there but he had no desire to talk to anyone at the moment. Slowly he edged his way to the replicator and ordered a small salad and cup of orange juice before heading to a table in the corner of the room. From there he would be able to observe the people and see their interactions with each other. Though for the most part he pretended not to like anyone he did have an interest in the relationships between people and couldn't help but casually observe them.

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Postby Lucasausems » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:41 am

As Luke just stood there, sipping his glas of water he noticed some sort of shift in his vision as something passed by. He didn't quite know what it was, but given his current state of mind he thought it was just his mind playing tricks on him. But no... the others at the table saw it as well. Strange... Luke didn't trust it completely, and he was just about to walk over there to investigate further when the shimmer spoke.

Odd, was all Luke thought when Crystal Starr announced herself as a Q and an assistent counselor. He'd never seen one before. Let alone one that was transparent. And the fact that she was a counselor... it made him a bit sad, knowing that Melissa's place on the Zealous was no more..

Then an Ensign stepped into the lounge, Luke recognized him as Ensign That Mann. He'd seen his file when he got back on the Zealous. It was a new Tactical Officer. It was only logical and expected of him to introduce himself, he was after all the Chief Tactical Officer.

So he extended his hand and said: "Ensign That Mann, I'm Lt. Commander Luke Osswell. I run the Tactical Department. I pleased to hear that you're a Tactical Officer too."

Tag: Ensign That Mann

Ducane stood up, and coughed lightly. "If I could have everyones attention please." he began.

They listened as Commander Ducane made the announcement that promotions were going to be handed out. It didn't come as a surprise to Luke, he just hadn't told the rest because it would spoil the fun for them of speculating what might be happening. Every promoted Officer clearly deserved the promotion. Jake Spade for one had performed excellent while supervising the repairs on FOR 1. He hadn't met Ensign Hunter yet though.

Then came Ensign Yunisca. She had performed great during the rescue mission. She definately earned her promotion. Even if it meant her becoming Chief Counselor. He wasn't angry at her, no not at all. She deserved it. But it also was a confirmation that Melissa would never ever return again. It felt as if his heart was ripped out by unseen claws. It left an emptiness inside and he wasn't sure if it would ever be healed again...

Commander Ducane finished applauding with the rest of the crew and said, "The next promotion is a special one. As seen from our previous mission, having an able tactical team is very important in this line of work. I'd like Lieutenant Hunt to step forwards please."
"On some ships, the Security and Tactical departments often serve as two separate entities, while on others they are combined into a single department. Unfortunately, we've experienced the loss of several crew members in both the Security and Tactical departments, which have left both with very minimal staff at the moment," the Betazoid explained. "Until we can get enough additional crew to warrant the Tactical and Security departments becoming independent of each other, we feel that it is best to combine these two into a single department under the leadership of Commander Luke Osswell. Lieutenant Hunt, you are hereby assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Security/Tactical department."


Luke was surprised when he heard the announcement. It was true that the Tactical and Security Departments had seen better times, but to merge the two together was a bold plan. Not to mention all the extra paperwork he would have to do now... But then again, it wasn't too bad, now he finally had a staff of some meaning with both Lieutenant Hunt and Ensign Mann under him. Maybe this wasn't going to be so bad after all.

As Lieutenant Hunt stepped away from the CO and the XO, Luke waved him over. "I don't know if congratulations are in order since technically they've taken away your leadership of the Security Department, although I don't think there's a better man for an Assistent Chief of Security/Tactical. Together we'll keep the Zealous safe. And you get to fire the really big guns now", Luke said with a wink.

Tag: Lieutenant Hunt

Then it was Lt. Commander Sullivan's turn. She got offered the position of Second Officer. Quite an offer. He hoped she would take it. Off all the Zealous crewmembers, she'd served the Zealous and Captain Ja'aarda almost the longest. She would make a good Second Officer...

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Postby culmir » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:56 am

Confusion...
The first actual thought that Tatiana had when she just came aboard the grand ship named the Zealous.
Her thoughts, if they resembled anything, were best to be compared with scrambled eggs.
The lithe woman had absolutely no idea where she was and where she had to go!
Her blonde hair tousled and her clothes, that were usually wrinkle free were now in fact wrinkled, as much as it bugged the Venusian she couldn't do anything about it because she had no idea where her quarters were and even worse, where the bridge was so she could report for duty.

Her red eyes wide as she sauntered through the corridors, trying to hide the fact that she needed to get different clothes pretty quick by walking close to the walls, as if she wanted to blend in with the grey tones that donned the corridors.
As impossible as it may sound the blonde wasn't exactly at ease now she was able to walk around freely on a ship in stead of constantly being prodded in her back with a stick indicating that she had to either walk faster or stop.
Lost in her thoughts the blonde wandered on, almost clinging to the wall as she walked on slowly, taking her time for once now she could.

Her thoughtless wandering eventually brought her to the doors of the mess hall.
Too preoccupied to notice the young Venusian walked in when the doors opened with the familiar hiss.
Red eyes widening even more as she came across something she was unprepared for...People...lots of them...talking, standing and sitting everywhere.
Pulling her fingers through her hair quickly Tatiana dove into the nearest shadow she saw, her eyes glowing brightly as she tried to remain out of sight.
Whimpering softly to herself as she blinked, cursing her eyes in silence as she tried to find a darker spot where even her red eyes wouldn't be seen.

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Postby Yunisca » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:40 am

[Making eye contact with Murdock and Yunisca she gave them a quick looking over and smiled back teasing and asking, "What? Have you never seen someone who's transparent before? Come-on, feel free to talk to me. By the way, I am what you think I am, just not you're typical one, Yes I'm a civilian who works for Starfleet, yes they do know me and have reports somewhere that I'm a decent Q and I'm the Zealous, assistant ships councilor, Crystal". With a soft laugh, she continued. "I.... guess my name fits how I currently look. If you think your eyes are deceiving you, go ahead and touch me, your hand might pass right through. I can assure you that's painless".]


Ensign Yunisca glanced at the woman as she spoke. "Crystal, I'm sorry if I came accross as slightly rude, but I've never seen a Q before. I haven't heard of them. I'm pleased to see that you seem well adjusted to your sistuation, Ensign Yunisca stated.

About that time the Captain stood up. It seemed it was time for the announcemnt to begin. Carefull she listened as the crew was congratulated on the last mission, and then as it was stated that promotions would be given out. Carefully she listened as the people were called up one by one. To her shock she heard her name being called after Spade had sat back down.

[Spade returned to his seat, and Commander Ducane continued. "Ensign Yunisca", he began, "Please step forward." The bewildered Ensign approached Ducane, and as she reached him, he said, "I've seen nothing but exemplary work from you this past mission. You've performed above and beyond the call of duty, and it's my pleasure to promote you to the rank of Lieutenant First Class, with all the rights and privileges held within." He smiled and shook her hand. "Don't sit down just yet." he added.

The smile on Captain Ja'arda's face faded somewhat, as what she had to say was pretty serious. "As you may know, it's unfortunate that our Chief Counselor, Melissa Richards, has decided to leave this fine ship and it's crew. She was a tremendous asset to the crew, oversaw the mental well-being of everyone on board, and was a good friend."

Zania paused for a moment, and then continued, "Although no one individual could probably ever fill the huge void that her departure has left us with, the ship is still in need of a Chief Counselor - someone who is willing to oversee the mental well-being and morale of the entire crew."

The Betazoid drew in a breath, taking a glance over at Luke Osswell and Jarrold Scott. She could feel just how much they were in pain without Melissa around, and knew that anyone else being assigned to the position of Chief Counselor would probably only make it worse, but she had no other choice. The ship was in need of someone to serve in that capacity.

Focusing her attention on Yunisca, Azanialix told her, "This decision is one that does not come lightly. Lieutenant Yunisca, you are hereby assigned to the position of Chief Counselor of the Zealous. You've got a tough job ahead of you, but I'm confident that you will fulfill your duties to the best of your ability." ]

Being Promoted to Lt. first class was enough of a shock, but then having the Captain promote her to Chief Counselor was almost to much. Carefully keeping all emotions from showing, she spoke, " Captain being promoted to Lt. First class was plenty. However, since you have chose to place me as the Chief Counselor, I will do my best to fill that position and help this crew. I never had a chance to meet the other one really, and I know I could never take her place in the hearts of this crew. I just hope thier hearts are big enough to accept me and to know that I will be there for all those that need me. "

Slowly she headed back to the table, Carefully keeping all emotions down she glanced over the table. She knew that at least two of the members of the crew would be hurting badly. Carefully she made a mental note to set up a meeting with both of them to talk about thier feelings. Slowly she let her eyes trail over to Murdock. Silently she wondered if he would still wich to get to know her, not every one could handle talking with counselors, let alone a head one. Carefully she made another mental note to set up at least one meeting with every crew member, that way she could get a feel for all of them. Then just as suddenly she scratched that thought, maybe it would just be better to put an anouncemnt over the intercom that for any one wishing to talk to her she would be avalable. Carefully pushing the thoughts down, she figured it was something to ponder over after the meeting. For now thier was the rest of the meeting to get through.


About that time she noticed as the doors opened and someone else came in. She watched as they very quickly slid into a shadowy place, but the person had red eyes that were absolutely glowing. Making yet another metal note to her self, she promised herself to talk to the person soon, since she seemed to have an issue with crowds.


Tag: Murdock, Spade, Crystal, Rest of the table, rest of the lounge, the new Person


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OOC: Thank you so much for the promotion and the appointment. That will definatly take some getting use to when I sign these...... I'll try not to let you all down.
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Postby Robinson » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:22 pm

OOC: This may seem a little out a sink but I got to catch up to where we are now.

IC: Joy felt a little useless during the battle. After helping Captain Ja'arda to the Avenger's bridge things moved quickly and the Avenger's own bridge crew were more than capable of dealing with the Captain's requests. Once all the away teams were back on the Avenger including the rescued officials the Zealous and Avenger returned to FOR1 and that was the end of their joint mission.

There was just one thing Joy had to take care of. Melissa. Her sister was still in the Avenger's brig and she could not leave her there. Before she got the chance to speak to her about it Captain Ja'arda had beamed back to hte Zealous. Joy knew she should have asked first but she also knew that she could not face her parents having left Melissa to an uncertain future on board the Avenger. She headed down to the Avenger's brig. There was just a security ensign on duty there.

"Hello Ensign" Joy said. The young man looked at her for a moment then noticing her rank stood up a bit straighter.

"Can I help you" he asked.

"Yes I need this woman transferred to the Zealous"

The young man again looked confused this obviously seemed a bit odd to him.

"Look Ensign" Joy said a little more testily then she had intended. "Just transport us both to the Zealous"

Joy was beginning to wish she had not started this and that she had just left Melissa here to sort herself out.

She tapped her comm badge.

"Lt Cmdr Robinson to transporter room transport myself and the female prisoner in your brigg to the Zealous brigg"

"Acknowledged" came the reply. Well the Zealous crew were supposed to be returning to the Zealous anyway so the person in the transporter room must have had the sense not to ask questions.

Melissa had not said anything she just glared at Joy as they dematerialised and then rematerialised aboard the Zealous. Ensign Sara McGonagle was on duty in the brig and looking pretty board as Joy and Melissa suddenly materialised.

As soon as they materialised Joy took hold of Melissa's arm as she was about to lunge at Sara.

"Ensign" Joy said "please take care of Ms Robinson until I get back"

Joy started to leave the brig and just as she was going to leave she turned around. Melissa was already in the nearest holding area and Joy walked back for a moment. She just wanted the answer to one question.

"Why did you do it Melissa" she asked.

"Just leave me alone why should I tell you anything" was Melissa's reply.

Joy turned and finally left the brig. She felt hurt and she felt upset.

She was going to head to the bridge to speak to the Captain but as she did so a ship wide announcement from the Captain said that there was to be a meeting in the lounge in one hour.

Joy changed direction and headed for her quarters. She quickly got changed and sat down for a moment to get her thoughts clear in her head. She knew she should probably try and get in touch with her parents but knew she should speak to hte Captain about Melissa first. Telling her parents that she found Melissa working on a True Federatin base was not going to be an easy task.

It was five to two and Joy headed for the lounge.

She went up to the bar and ordered a blood wine. The drink always reminded her of home and her parents resteraunt and although the replicated version was not a patch on the real thing it was the closest she had. Joy was about to walk over and speak to some of her colleagues sat around a table when the assembly was called to order and Alex Ducane began speaking.

Joy listened half heartedly to the speech and clapped at the appropraite moments. She was pleased for her fellow officers who had been promoted, particularly Ti'ana but remained distracted.


OOC Yunisca I think Joy will need to have a long chat with you soon and congratulations to you and all the others recieving promotions.
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Postby Ken_D_HT » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:38 pm

IOFFI

Abit of a back post, will follow up on your post luke after I post this one. :)

IONI

<< Ensgin John West's Quarters, Deck 4, USS Zealous >>

"Define, breaking them, because someone with the First Federation, was a member of this crew and no one found out until it was to late," John replied, "Lieutenant, these are different times and sometime we officer have to do what ever is need to get the job done, if the Security of the Federation is on the line."
"Ensign, that is a metality that if followed, will spell the end of the Federation as we know it!" Daniel stood up, frustrated and angry. turned his back and composed himself.

Without turning around Daniel spoke in a voice that sounded to soft, even to his own ear. " Ensign I am not here to prove if you are guilty or innocent, this is just a primary investigation, if you stand by your actions and you do not have anythign else to say, I will take my leave. "

Daniel walked towards the door and as it opened, looked back at Ensgin West waiting for him to say something, when the Ensign looked the other way, Daniel walked out the door.

As he walked out Daniel signaled, the security officer on duty to lock the door, Daniel was headed for his quarters when an announcement from the Captain blazed through the whole ship.

"Attention all hands. There will be a gathering in the Lounge at 1400 hours. I hope to see as many there as possible. Captain Ja'arda out."

Daniel looked at his chronometer and it was 1340H, he has twenty minutes, he decided to take a quick shower in this quarters, he headed to the turbolift and announced Deck 2.

<<Daniel Hunt Quarters, Senior Officers Area, USS Zealous >>

Daniel entered his quarters and quickly stripped, went into his shower stall and turned on the sonic shower.

18 Minutes Later.

<<Officer's Lounge Deck 9, USS Zealous>>

Daniel Enters the Lounge just as Ducane and Zania went up infront to begin the ceremony.

IOFFI

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Postby Ken_D_HT » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:44 pm

<< Officer's Lounge, Deck 9 USS Zealous>>

Daniel listens and claps at the newly promoted officers, Commander Ducane finished applauding with the rest of the crew and said, "The next promotion is a special one. As seen from our previous mission, having an able tactical team is very important in this line of work. I'd like Lieutenant Hunt to step forwards please." Daniel was surprised that he was being called for a special promotion, he stood up and when to the front of the crowd

"On some ships, the Security and Tactical departments often serve as two separate entities, while on others they are combined into a single department. Unfortunately, we've experienced the loss of several crew members in both the Security and Tactical departments, which have left both with very minimal staff at the moment," the Betazoid explained. "Until we can get enough additional crew to warrant the Tactical and Security departments becoming independent of each other, we feel that it is best to combine these two into a single department under the leadership of Commander Luke Osswell. Lieutenant Hunt, you are hereby assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Security/Tactical department."

Luke was surprised when he heard the announcement. It was true that the Tactical and Security Departments had seen better times, but to merge the two together was a bold plan. Not to mention all the extra paperwork he would have to do now... But then again, it wasn't too bad, now he finally had a staff of some meaning with both Lieutenant Hunt and Ensign Mann under him. Maybe this wasn't going to be so bad after all.

As Lieutenant Hunt stepped away from the CO and the XO, Luke waved him over. "I don't know if congratulations are in order since technically they've taken away your leadership of the Security Department, although I don't think there's a better man for an Assistent Chief of Security/Tactical. Together we'll keep the Zealous safe. And you get to fire the really big guns now", Luke said with a wink.

"Commander, we have both served on this ship a long time, although it pains me to lose full command of Security, I am happy to share the duty with you." Daniel smiled. "It will be an honor to serve under you Commander Osswell" Daniel stuck out his hand, waiting for Osswell to take it "Heck, maybe you'll learn a thing or two... from me!" Daniel said, with a wink and a smile. " Lets think about what we're gonna do later. right now, its time to celebrate!"

IOFFI

Tag Luke.



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Postby TaylorMase » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:56 am

Jarrold sat quietly at the table with the rest of his companions. Captain Ja'arda and Commander Ducane had started promoting people but he was to distracted to really pay attention to what was going on. His mind was on Melissa. They had been getting close and he was on the verge of asking her to marry him when she suddenly left without word. She had left a note in his quarters but hadn't said a word to him. He hadn't had the heart to open the letter yet and didn't know if he would ever be able to. He wanted to much to be with her. It would be a relatively easy thing to find out where she went. He really needed to talk to her, to know why she had left. He loved her and was sure that she loved him too. He could feel it everytime they were near each other.

Then the captain promoted Yunisca and made her chief counselor. Jarrold frowned internally. He was happy for Yunisca but this had confirmed it... Melissa was gone for good and wouldn't be coming back, his heart sank.

There were a few more promotions, mainly something about Lieutenant Commander Sullivan being offered the second officers seat but he was too distracted to really pay attention. He needed to get off of this ship and go find his girl.

Ducane had finished talking, and told the crew about the duty roster for the next week. He gestured towards the Captain to see if she wanted to say anything to round up the meeting.

Azanialix was about to say something when her eyes fell upon Jarrold Scott. She was sensing something from him, which brought about a sense of sadness.

She was determined that, at the end of the promotion ceremony, she would go over and talk to him.

"These were only a few promotions, but all of you have done a wonderful job in the past few weeks, even days, when I was in mortal danger. You are a credit to Starfleet, and you should all be proud of all you have accomplished."

She took a breath and then noted, "We shall be arriving at our destination in an hour. After the Senator is safely on the planet, then we will begin a new mission.

For now, though, this gathering is concluded. Thank you all for coming."

Captain Ja'arda glanced at Alex and suggested, "Can you go talk to Vaskel for a moment? I've got an idea on a change that might help."

"Sure," responded the Commander.

It seemed as though the ceremony was over. That suited Jarrold just fine. He had no great need to be around anyone, in fact it was the exact opposite. He had an overwhelming desire to get out of here and be alone.

Slowly he stood and started walking towards the door, hoping to slip out before anyone noticed.

Zania couldn't help but to notice that Jarrold was starting to leave within moments of when she had announced the end to the promotion ceremony.

"Excuse me, Senator. I have another piece of business I need to take care of," she said, trying to move to catch up with her Science officer before he left the room.

That was a lot easier said than done, especially considering how weak she was. She stumbled several times before deciding to call out to him, "Lieutenant Scott, could I have a word with you?

She clung to a chair, barely, trying to use that to keep her standing up. If she let go, she had no doubt that she'd collapse unceremoniously onto the deck. She also looked over to Alex, trying to see how his discussion with Vaskel was going.

"Lieutenant Vaskel. May I have a word?" Commander Ducane said, as he approached the engineer.

"Certainly, Sir." he replied, in his monotonous Vulcan voice.

"I need to talk to you about the state of the Engineering Department. Perhaps you can help me." said Ducane, a serious tone in his voice.

"Perhaps we should go to my office."

Jarrold stopped and turned as he heard the Captain call out to him. He could tell that she was still weak after her ordeal.

Slowly he turned and moved towards her. "Perhaps you should sit down." he said as he pulled out a seat for her. "What can I do for you ma'am?"

"Thank you," she said, sitting in the chair that he pulled out.

She looked up at him, her face somewhat somber as she started, "Jarrold, you've known me for quite some time now, correct?"

"Ever since I came aboard as ships counselor a few years ago." he said.

Have a seat, Lieutenant." said Commander Ducane, as they sat opposite each other across his desk. "Is there a problem, Sir?" queried Vaskel.

The first officer sighed, and looked across at him. "Lieutenant, it's one of my duties as first officer to take care of personnel, and make sure that everyone is working at their best.

The reason I need to talk to you is that I want to raise some concerns I've had, over the productivity of the Engineering Department."

Her normally gentle face showed signs of just how exhausted she was as she gazed into his eyes. "During the promotion ceremony, I sensed a profound feeling of sadness from you. Does it have something to do with Melissa Richards? You know that you can always talk to me if you have any concerns."

Jarrold let out a sigh... sometimes being around empaths could be a bit of a bother. "Actually Captain I am a little out of it. That whole incident in your head was taxing and now Melissa's gone. I just need some time to get over it." he said. That wasn't the entire truth. He was actually thinking of requesting a transfer after he found out where she went. Of course he wasn't going to tell her that now.

"What sort of concerns?" inquired Vaskel, wondering what the Commander could be talking about.

"To be frank, Vaskel, I'm thinking that repairs to the ship were a bit sluggish, and could have gone a lot smoother."

"Pardon me, Sir. But the repairs are completed, are they not?"

"Yes, they are. But I -"

"Logic dictates that if the -"

"Vaskel! Just listen."

She nodded, and then told him, "Believe me, I didn't know that Melissa was going to transfer off of the Zealous.

It caught me just as much by surprise as anyone, although I do hope that she will consider returning to the ship in time."

Her words were filled with pain, as she had also missed Melissa. The fellow Betazoid had helped in two mental encounters - once within the mind of Jake Sjet, and then within her own mind.

That, plus she probably would need the help of another Betazoid in order to fully come to accept the entity that was now within her.

"Jarrold, I have a bit of a proposition for you, if you're interested in hearing it," Azanialix noted.

Jarrold ears perked up. He was feeling slightly out of sorts but whatever she had to say must have worth at least a listen.

"I'm all ears." he said as he looked on at her.

Ducane paused for a moment, to keep his composure, and looked at Vaskel.

He picked up a PADD, glanced at it, then said calmly, "I think that the repairs could have gone smoother. It's not a question of whether they were completed or not, it's the fact that I'm not satisfied with they way repairs were organised."

He gave it a moment, for what he said to sink in to the now silent Vaskel.

"Lieutenant, it is my opinion that you should take a few days off. When you return to duty, you're going to be the Assistant Chief Engineer."

"You're demoting me?"

"Only in position, not in rank. But I have a strong feeling that the engineering department could benefit from some new leadership."

"May I ask who I'm being demoted under?"

She looked down for a moment, finding this rather hard to talk about. She hated doing something like this to someone who had been in such a position for so long, but sometimes change needed to happen in order for something, even a department on a starship, to take a bold step forward.

"I'm not sure how much you were aware of the situation on the Zealous, but I've come to learn that the repairs to the ship took much longer than expected, and required considerable help from crews from both the Avenger and FOR1," she began to explain.

"I understood that we did take some casualties, but Vaskel should have pulled from other departments as much as possible to speed along the repairs.

That didn't happen, and now we've got a whole outpost that seems to be upset with this crew, which is unacceptable."

She paused for a moment, and then continued, "Vaskel is a fine officer, and has been a fine Chief Engineer for the longest time. I'm not sure what happened that led to this, whether it was the stress of the large scope of the repairs, not having enough hands, or something else, the job that he was entrusted to didn't get done."

Jarrold nodded. He wasn't entirely aware of the situation and really didn't know much about Vaskel but he was sure that the Captain wouldn't be telling him these things unless there was a good reason.

"I'm not entirely sure that you're getting at Captain but I will do whatever I can to help.

I haven't done any counseling for a while but I will talk to Vaskel if that's what you need. Maybe I can get to the bottom of it."

We're offering the position to Lieutenant Scott."

"Pardon me sir, but is he not a science officer? Hardly a logical choice -"

"I've made my decision Vaskel." said Ducane sternly. "There are reasons that I don't want to discuss at this point, as to why I've chosen Scott."

"Yes, sir."

"Lieutenant, take a few days leave, then return to duty, and we'll see where it goes from there."

"Yes, sir."

"Dismissed."

"No, you don't have to do any counseling for Vaskel. He may or may not have gotten over his torture from many months ago.

If he hasn't, then I'm going to recommend that he speaks with Yunisca," she noted.

Zania looked Jarrold in the eyes, her gaze clearly showing that she meant business. "After what happened, both Alex and I feel that a change is needed in the Engineering department.

It needs someone in there, as Chief Engineer, who is going to be a solid and a strong leader, and can get the job done under pressure, no matter how insurmountable the task."

The Betazoid drew in a breath and then asked, "Jarrold Scott, will you be willing to serve as my Chief Engineer?"

Jarrold raised his eyebrow in a distinctively Vulcan manner despite that fact that he was not a Vulcan "Captain if you are doing this because I saved your life on Avenger there is no need. It was my duty and my pleasure. You have no need to reward me."

The Betazoid shook her head, bringing down the hand that she had used to rub her neck. "No, that's not it at all.

Jarrold, I've seen the good work that you've done within the Science department, and I know that you've also got some experience with Engineering as well."

"I did my senior thesis on Warp Propulsion and its effects on Subspace." he said. "I also worked as an Engineer on the USS Trailblazer when my duties in the Department allowed."

He thought for a moment. "If you need me in Engineering I accept... but only if you need me."

"Believe me, I wouldn't ask if we didn't need you, or if I didn't have the confidence that you'd do a superb job," Zania mentioned.

"To go along with the new assignment, I'd also like to promote you to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, with all of the rights and privelages therein."

Jarrold let out a slight chuckle. "Thank you ma'am but of course this means that I'm going to have to get new uniforms. And just when I got this one broken in."

He looked across the room "Looks like I'm going to have to tell Joy that she's going to have break in a new assistant."

<A Joint Post By>
Captain Azanialix Ja'arda
Commanding Officer
USS Zealous NCC-59653

Commander Alex Ducane
Executive Officer
USS Zealous NCC-59653

and

Lieutenant Commander Jarrold Scott
Chief Engineer
USS Zealous NCC-59653
"So Long And Thanks For All The Fish."

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Postby H M Murdock » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:12 pm

Murdock nodded, knowing that Yunisca was right. After this whole thing was done, for whatever reason why the Captain called all of them together, he probably should catch up with Jarrold and Luke to offer his support.

Yunisca didn't have to sacrifice any time with him, just so he could be with Luke and Jarrold. It was a selfless act, kind of like a sacrifice, which really endeared her to him. Not many would probably do the same thing, if they had also faced a similar situation.

"Sounds good to me, and thanks for bein' so understanding 'bout all of this," he mentioned to her with a grin. She really was turning out to be a good friend.

He listened as she talked about the ghostly figure, calling her a Q. He hadn't actually met one before, but he had heard several stories. Unfortunately, they weren't ones that you'd want to go writing home about . . . that's just how bad they were, and this species seemed to be with how they kept causing problems.

This one seemed to be different, since she called herself a civilian, a counseling assistant, and a decent Q. He hadn't heard of a decent Q before, at least until now. "Um, just how did you get to be here on the ship? Were you assigned, like everyone else?" he asked.

Just then, Alex started talking. Apparently, the gathering was meant to promote several members of the crew. He let out a sigh of relief, as he had been afraid that the Captain might have announced that she was leaving after her brush with death. As he continued to watch, he couldn't help but to notice that Yunisca had been called up for a promotion, and then the Captain also made her the chief counselor as well.

Murdock looked to both Luke and Jarrold as Yunisca returned to the table, hoping that they wouldn't take Yunisca's promotion that hard, or even hold it against her.

The ceremony ended and Murdock couldn't help but to notice that Jarrold Scott got up and tried to leave right away. He leaned over to Yunisca and told her, "Hey, congrats on your promotion. I think I'm gonna go talk to Jarrold."

The helm officer got up from his seat and focused on the newest helm officer, Ken Freeman. "I gotta do something for a bit, but I'll be back. You wanna talk when I'm done, or get together another time?"

"When you're done is fine," Ken responded.

"Okay, I'll catch up with you then," Murdock said, starting to move over to Jarrold. He stopped when he saw that he had sat down with the Captain, and stayed a distance away. He wasn't sure what they were talking about, but he didn't want to crowd in until they were done. All he could do was hope that he could catch Jarrold when they were, and that Jarrold would be willing to talk to him.

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Postby trikejacob » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:46 pm

"Um, do you guys see what I see? Has the ship just become haunted?" Commander Murdock asked everyone at the table.
Spade looked over to see what everyone else was looking at. Sure enough, there was something that made his blood turn cold. What appeared to be a ghost of a female figure was sitting just a couple tables away. Yunisca seemed to think it was a Q. Which made him instantly guess that it must be Crystal, a civilion aboard the Zealous. Spade didn't know much about her. But he felt safe with the whole thing for now.
Just then, Commander Ducane spoke up. Finally, the meeting was about to start. Commander Ducane thanked everyone first for their hard work and dedication during the last mission they took. He then welcomed the several newcomers to the ship and made a joke which everyone politely chuckled at (at least Spade did anyway). He also made a toast to the new arrivals and new beginnings which Spade joined everyone else in "here! here!" Finally, Ducane began to anounce the promotions which Spade had been waiting for.
Spade suddenly grew very excited as the promotions were given out. He tried to settle down, for there might be chance he would not recieve a promotion. He politely applauded as Ensign Hunter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. And then his own name was announced...
Spade quickly got up and put on his best smile as walked up to the front and accepted his promotion. He was overjoyed to here what Ducane said about his innovated thinking. He politely smiled and shook hands to both Ducane and Captain Ja'arda.
In a spur-of-the-moment thinking, Spade walked over to where Senator Canetti was seated and shook his hand saying what an honor it was to have him aboard. He then, queitly went back to his own seat and the promotions continued.
He was momentarily angered and shocked when Ensign Yunisca was promoted to the rank of First class Lieutenant. Spade had worked long and hard to get up to that rank. But he quickly pushed those feelings down and continued to smile telling himself that the Captain and Commander Ducane would not have given her the promotion if she did not deserve it.
Then Yunisca was asked to stay standing. Spade knew what was coming and put his head down in shame. He had predicted that Yunisca would be made a chief councilor of the ship of some sort. But he felt shame for the way he had made Lt. Scott and Oswell feel when he had said it aloud.
More promotions were given out and then Ti'ana Sullivan, his department head, was offered the job of Second Officer of the Zealous, which she accepted. Spade was happy for her.
After Commander Ducane closed the meeting, Spade got up and picked up one the PADD taking a look at the new duty roster.

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Postby Yunisca » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:17 pm

[ The ceremony ended and Murdock couldn't help but to notice that
Jarrold Scott got up and tried to leave right away. He leaned over to
Yunisca and told her, "Hey, congrats on your promotion. I think I'm
gonna go talk to Jarrold."]

Lt. First class Yunisca nodded to Murdock as he stated that he was going to talk to Jarrold. After she watched him walk toward Jarrold, she slowly figured she might as well start getting adjusted to her new position. Slowly looking at who was left at the table, she spoke, "Please excuse me, I think I'm going to head to my quarters and go over the assignments."

Slowly she stood up and headed towards the lounge doors. Noticing that Jarrold had got caught up talking to the Captain and that Murdock seemed to be waiting, she slowly smiled at him and gave a little wave as she got closer to the doors.

After stepping out the lounge doors, Lt. First class Yunisca headed towards her quarters. Once reaching her quarters, she quitely slipped inside. "What am I suppose to do now. I don't have any Ideal what to do as a head counsler, " she complained to herself. Slowly taking a deep breath she sat down at her desk. Pushing all feelings down she slowly begain to ponder her situation.


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