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Meeting the Boss

Posted on Sun Jan 1st, 2017 @ 7:16am by Commodore Graham Cantos

Mission: Episode 0: The Prologue
Location: USS Devonshire
Timeline: November 15, 2392 1600h

Leah had finally made it to the Devonshire as she was assigned as her Executive Officer, she had stopped off at Starbase 400 for a few before her arrival to visit her sister Katana who was living on the base. She dropped off her things in her quarters and headed straight for the Bridge and the Commanding Officer's Office. Once she arrived she tapped the door chime and waited, she straightened out her uniform in the mean time.

Graham had just returned to his seat with a cup of iced tea from the replicator. Two boxes sat on the floor waiting. Waiting for him to open and unpack them. He was tired of unpacking however and instead was reading over status reports from the base engineers who had been working on the Devonshire's module swap. If there were glitches in the ships systems, he wanted to know about it before something happened, not during. He looked up at the chime at his door.

"Enter." He called as he set down the Padd with the report and reached for the one with his crew files on it instead.

Leah entered and stood at attention, "Commander Leah reporting for duty sir." She said as she stood their at attention.

"Welcome aboard Commander." Graham smiled as he stood up. "It's good to meet my new XO. Have a seat."

Taking the offered seat she she sat down studying the Commodore she always tend to studied people around her as well as the ones shes working with.

"You're not the first to take a few moments today to study the new boss." Graham observed with a chuckle as he brought her file up on his Padd. "You've got some good letters of recommendation here in your file."

"Its out of habit," she replied as she looked at him. "I see, well I hope I would or I wouldn't be here." Leah replied as she was still socially awkward since intelligence seemed to stick to themselves more of the time. She hoped that things would work out as she really wasn't sure if she was really cut out for this position. Usually Intelligence Officers really don't move forward like she has because of their work.

"So what brought you out of Intel and into the Command track?" Graham asked as he set down his Padd.

"Figured a change would be nice," Mya stated shortly as she didn't really say the real reason why, that she was told that she would never be anything but an Intelligence Officer and that she couldn't do anything else. She was going to prove them wrong that she can do anything she set her mind to.

"Well I can't say as I blame you there. I change careers ever couple decades." Graham agreed with a slight smile. "After a century and a half so far in Starfleet, all I have left to try really is Medical and the Marines."

She just raised an eyebrow, "I see." Is all she really said at the moment. "Is their something else? I really like to get settled." Leah stated as she wasn't into small talk all that much and was running out of things to say. "Oh, it's an honor to be working with you sir." She added with a small smile.

"In a few moments Commander." Graham said with a small, amused smile. "Given the fact that I am the Task Force Executive Officer, there will be times where I have to spend more time than I'd like taking care of administrative matters for the Task Force, going to briefings, and basically being otherwise occupied with things besides the Devonshire. You'll be responsible for more of the activities here during those times than is usual for an Executive Officer. I am always available should anything happen, but that's just the way of things onboard a Flagship."

"Understood," Leah answered looking at him.

She was certainly to the point, almost to the point of being rude, a trait more commonly seen among Betazoids, but to each their own. Graham shrugged and smiled. "Well then I guess that's all I have for you at the moment Commander."

She raised an eyebrow but had an inner smirk, she liked to keep things interesting. She got up nodded to the Commodore and took her leave she had a few things she needed to get done.

Once the doors closed behind his Executive Officer, Graham chuckled and shook his head. He couldn't blame her for being all business at this point. They'd just met for the first time and they both had other things to accomplish. He checked his schedule to see who was next and then went back to unpacking his things and organizing his office.

 

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