Turning the page...
Posted on Sun Mar 7th, 2021 @ 1:18pm by Commander Charles Gillespie VII
Chuck stood in the Strategic Operations office, considering what should stay and what should go. He had requested his reassignment to Chief Science Officer and the Captain, though somewhat bewildered, approved. The CSO's office was smaller, but also didn't require strategic intelligence materials and resources.
Chuck turned around and saw Ensign Ferron. "Ah, Ensign, come in."
"You wanted to see me, sir?"
"Yes. As you may have heard, I'm taking on a new role on the ship. What you may not know, is you are now the Strategic Operations Officer."
The young woman let out a gasp of shock. "Me, sir?"
"Yes. You are quite capable in the area and an excellent officer." Chuck turned back towards his wall of charts. "I've also submitted your promotion package to the Captain. It's high time you got another pip on your uniform."
Valentina stuttered a bit. "I don't know what to say, sir."
Chuck back towards her, his signature grin beaming. "Yes, you do. 'Yes, sir. Thank you, sir.'" He extended his hand.
She took it and shook it. Then, coming to attention, she said, "Yes, sir! Thank you, sir!"
"As you were, Lieutenant..." Chuck rolled his eyes a bit. "You'll do just fine." He turned back to the charts. "So, what do you want to keep?"