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The Project

Posted on Fri Feb 12th, 2021 @ 5:35pm by Commander Jamie O'Connell

Mission: Resupply and Refit
Location: Independence
Timeline: Current


The next morning Jamie woke up at 0800 hours, showered and had a bite to eat. Then he left his quarters for Engineering.


As Jamie made his way into Engineering he saw T'Sol near the entrance “Good morning T'Sol” he said.

“Good Morning Lieutenant” was the response.

“T'Sol I have a project for you....a personal one” Jamie said as he pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket “These are the specs for a Klingon Bat'leth. I was hoping that you could replicate one for me made out of Titanium and balanced perfectly.”

T'Sol took the specs from him and looked them over “That won't be a problem but it will take some time. I'll make sure that it's balanced perfectly; by the time I'm done it should able to be balanced on one finger.”

“That's hurry and please don't mention this to's a surprise for Ensign Devroe. She did mention that it should be balanced well, so thanks. When it's done just put it in my office and shut the door” were Jamie's instructions.

“No problem....if you don't mind my saying; you seem to have become quite fond of the Ensign” T'Sol stated.

“Your right, I am becoming very fond of her and I think we're past the casual dating stage." was the reply.

T'Sol looked at Jamie rather puzzled "Question....why a Klingon Bat'leth as a gift.....that seems a little odd."

"Actually Heather saw a Bat'leth in a shop and would have purchased it then, but the price was to steep. That's why I wanted to give this to her as a gift” Jamie replied.

“I can't seem to understand the need for Humans to couple; it seems strange to me” T'Sol said.

“I just wanted some female companionship....besides don't Vulcans ever couple” he asked.

“Yes, once every five's known as the Pon-far...then we....” then Jamie cut him off in mid sentence.

“That's ok, I don't really need any details” Jamie retorted “Thanks for doing this....I owe you one” and he made his way out the door.

“One what Lieutenant” T'Sol asked.

Jamie chuckled to himself thinking “There's that Vulcan logic again” and just waved his arm good-bye as he was leaving.

“Humans.....they often never say what they mean” T'Sol thought to himself as he looked the specs over to get started on the Lieutenant's request.


Jamie now had a chance to spend time looking over his new book, but he couldn't seem to concentrate on it because he was waiting for Heather to contact him; hopefully soon. Then his Comm sounded “O'Connell here” he stated.

“Hi it's Ensign Devroe. Would you be too disappointed if we forgo the shopping.....instead I would like to take you out for an early Dinner. There was this place on the Star Base that looked kind of fancy and nice. So what do you think?”

“I think that's a great idea....I would love to spend an evening out with you” Jamie answered.

“Wonderful...let's say sixteen hundred hours....oh yes and it's know shirt, tie, and sports coat, etc.” Heather instructed.

“Yup, I know what you mean....I'll see you at sixteen hundred hours then...O'Connell out. Then he went straight to his closet to see what he could find to fit the occasion.

Later that day he showered once again and dressed appropriately for his upcoming date with Heather. Jamie decided to do a mirror check. He was wearing dark brown pants with a light brown coat and his shirt was tan with a striped brown, tan, and copper tie which he tied perfectly and black shoes. Satisfied with his appearance he started for Heather's Quarters........


OOC: Not so ominous after all.

Lieutenant Jamie O'Connell
Chief Engineering Officer
USS Independence


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