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Post # 4-Instruction

Posted on Thu Nov 25th, 2021 @ 11:17am by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Ensign Heather Devroe
Edited on on Thu Nov 25th, 2021 @ 11:39am

Mission: Charcter Development
Location: Independence
Timeline: Current


{Deck 2-XO's Quarters}

It was shortly before zero four hundred when Heather woke up. She sat on the side of the bed trying to wake up when she nudged Jamie "Sweetheart did you want to workout with me this morning" Jamie rubbed the sleep from his eyes then sat up in bed "Yes I want to start learning more in the way of defensive moves" he replied. They both got out of bed and dressed for their workout together which didn't happen quite as often as Jamie would have liked due to his duties.

{Deck 3 - Holodeck}

As Heather and Jamie approached the Holodeck she gave the command "Computer initiate Devroe 701" "Initiating Devroe 701" came the reply and the doors slid open and the couple entered. Once inside they both spent a few minutes warming up before any strenuous activity started.

Once they were warmed up Heather said "The best defense uses your legs as opposed to your hands or arms. So the first thing that you need to master is your balance like this" Heather explained as she stood on one leg and placed her other foot against the calf of the leg she was standing on "When you can hold this without moving or wobbling then I can teach you some kicks and a few different types of 'round houses'.

Jamie nodded and attempted to position his legs in the same fashion as he was shown. His first attempt he almost fell on his face as Heather stood by and watched with a slight giggle. "Try it again and concentrate on what you're doing.....don't think about anything else" Heather instructed, so Jamie tried it once again and was more successful this time " stay still and breath." Heather watched Jamie for a few minutes being quite pleased with his results so far.

Heather walked a few feet away and began her workout, although it didn't start quite as soon as she had planned but she was always happy to teach her future husband something that would help keep him safe. After several minutes Heather looked up and saw Jamie watching her workout. Heather stopped and looking at Jamie "Concentrate!! and never mind what I'm doing" she said rather sternly. Jamie nodded and looked straight ahead.....he didn't want to make his Instructor angry.

About fifteen minutes later Heather stopped and walked over to Jamie and watched his stance " you're getting the hang of it" she stated then gave him a push from behind which knocked him off his stance. He turned and gave her a irritated look.

"When you can hold that position, even when you get shoved, then you'll be ready to start learning more moves" Heather explained with a smile. Jamie looked at her and smiled back realizing that she was only trying to teach him how to be the best that he could be. "Get back into position and hold it until our workout is over....that should help with your balance greatly." Jamie nodded and assumed the position trying to focus on what he was doing and nothing else.

After awhile Heather stopped her workout and walked over to Jamie "Very good" she said as she pushed him once again, only this time he barely moved and managed to keep his balance " can rest for a few moments." Heather walked over and grabbed a padded vest "Here put this on so I can show you something." Jamie did as instructed and put the vest on.

"Now I'm going to punch you in the vest and you'll see that you can stand your ground much better now that your balance is better...ready?" Jamie nodded yes and with that Heather punched him rather hard in the chest several his surprise Jamie didn't budge a bit.

" let's try something else....I'm going to kick you in the same area....ready?" Heather replied and he nodded yes. Heather jumped up and spun around landing a kick right to his chest. Other than knocking the wind out of him a little Jamie was able to stand his ground and didn't budge a bit. "Now your getting it....let's try it one more time then we'll call it a day with training" she stated then kicked him the same way only much harder this time. Jamie was much better able to absorb the blow and stood his ground, although he pretty much figured he would be sore tomorrow.

"I think that's enough for time I'll start showing you some did a great job can remove the vest now" Heather said. Jamie removed the vest and handed it to Heather who put it away.

Heather walked back over to Jamie "You did really good today....I'm impressed....and for doing such a fine job I have a reward for you" she said as she gave Jamie a big kiss "You're the only student that I would do that with" she said with a chuckle. "I would hope so" Jamie replied with a grin.

The couple left the Holodeck to return home for a shower, breakfast, and would dress for their time on duty for that day.



Commander Jamie O'Connell
Executive Officer
USS Independence

Ensign Heather Devroe
Science Officer
USS Independence


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