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Four!

Posted on 01 Mar 2019 @ 2:42pm by Captain Akio Tachibana & Ensign Anyi Nila

Mission: Ka Hakaka Maikaʻi - The Good Fight
Location: Captain's Ready Room - Deck 1
Timeline: One Day After the Second Battle of XFY, After "Coming Aboard"

ON:

Akio had summoned the new Ensign to discuss her background and assignment as the Hawaii's latest OPS chief, their fourth since they commissioned just a couple months ago.

"Ah, welcome Ensign," Akio said as he buzzed her in. "How have you settled in?"

Nila was ready for this, she took a deep breath as she stood before the Captain. "I've settled in just fine sir, but I'm sure this is more about my history. I would rather be straight up with you I know I have had issues in the past."

Akio nodded. "I have read the reports of the Yorktown incident. Your former Captain was very explicit in the detail."

"That isn't surprising. I'm sure he said a lot about me." Nila frowned. "Is there anything, in particular, you want to discuss with me about it?"

"What kept you going to disobey an order?" Akio wondered. He had been presented with the same option, with the Wyoming and refused to give up the Hawaii to a senior Captain. Would the Wyoming still be here if he gave up command? Would he even be alive if he did?

"Because if I wasted time listening to someone who didn't know the sensors and computers like I did all data on the ship would have been wiped not just what we had gotten from the scans of the anomaly," Nila answered without hesitation. "I know it was wrong to go against orders to wait and I accepted the responsibility of what would happen once I did it."

"Do not lose that drive," Akio said, coming out of his own existential pondering. "I have read the reports and by all accounts, the Yorktown CO was wrong and was ashamed to admit it. You will find this crew relies on each other's expertise. Discussion is fine yet we are all specialists in our area and I am counting on you to provide your expertise, even as an Ensign. You will be faced with difficult choices, so do not take that as a license to be lazy or cut corners," Akio warned.

Nila was not expecting his response let alone him saying her former CO was wrong. "If I was lazy or cut corners I wouldn't be here sir." Her tone was serious, not being one to ever take things lightly or at face value. For the first time in a while, a slight smile appeared on the Bajoran's face. "I will hold you to that same standard Captain."

"Please do," Akio smirked in return. "I encourage our crew to hold each other accountable, including me. We would not be here today if we did not trust each other," Akio paused as he almost reminisced again about the last battle.

"I will say that the only concern I have is that we are understaffed across many departments, including Operations, hence why we have such a junior chief as yourself. Yet, from my reading of the record, I think you will do just fine. Do you have any questions?" Akio inquired.

"The only question I have I already know the answer too, normally I would like to take the sensors offline and do a complete set of tests and adjustments so I can get a good look at them but under the current circumstances I know that would be impossible." Nila answers.

"Well, the journey will take a few weeks, so if you wish to coordinate with the Science Department, they may allow you to take certain sensors offline along the way, especially since we are traveling as part of a Battle Group," Akio noted.

"I still don't think it is a good idea, at least until we are back. If the battlegroup gets split up in an ambush and we are without some of our sensors it wouldn't go well." Nila's looks away.

"Fair enough. Preliminary assessments do show that the Gorn are likely pooling their resources at Canterra versus trying to pick a fight along the way. Expect a fairly intense battle," Akio warned.

"Things can never be easy, can they sir?" She asked aloud. "I will do what I can."

"Do not expect easy aboard the Hawaii, Ensign. I do not mean to say that the crew will give you a hard time... more about our operations tempo and the dearth of resources. Hopefully you can help with the latter. I look forward to seeing what you can do," Akio smiled, the first time in the meeting.

"Captain I'm a Bajoran, for a lot of us doing things on whatever you can find is what we do best at." Nila answers honestly.

"We will count on that," Akio said before dismissing the Ensign.

OFF:

Akio Tachibana, CAPT, SF
CO

Anyi Nila, ENS, SF
OPS

 

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