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Post Number 9 Assistant Security Chief

Posted on Fri Jan 28th, 2022 @ 12:05pm by Captain Mystery Ellis & Commander Jamie O'Connell & Lieutenant Katlyn (Kat) Zebot

Mission: Dispute
Location: Mystery's Ready Room
Timeline: Current


Once the conversation ended with Admiral Haines Mystery knew she needed to bring Commander O'Connell and Lieutenant Zebot up to speed. Tapping her com-badge "Commander O'Connell and Lieutenant Zebot report to my ready room.

{Deck 12 - CT/S Office}

Lieutenant Zebot had just finished up some paperwork in her office when the Captain's call came in. Tapping her Comm "On my way Captain" she stated then grabbed her PADD and headed north.

{Deck 2 - XO's Quarters}

Commander O'Connell had just returned from breakfast and stopped by their place to pick up his PADD which he would need for the day. Hearing Mystery's page "On my way Captain" and Jamie was out the door.

Jamie arrived first, the door was open, so he walked in and smiled "Captain you wanted to see me" he said then took a seat at the round table.

Katlyn was soon behind the XO and entered since the door was open already "Captain what's going on" she asked then saw the XO "Commander" and took a seat at the round table as well.

"Thank you for coming, I just spoke to Admiral Haines. He's assigning his son Jordan to the ship as assistant security chief," Mystery said as she relayed the conversation she'd had with the admiral. "So as you can see we're going to have our hands full with him."

Jamie thought for a moment choosing his words carefully "Regardless of who's Son he is...he will be held to the same standards as the rest of the Crew or reap the consequences. I'm fairly easy going but I can he a hard ass if need be" he stated "Everyone on this Ship gets treated equally."

Katlyn listened to the XO before chiming in "I agree with the Commander and since I'll be working closely with him....he'll be expected to preform like the rest of my men" Kat commented "Hopefully we can get him on board because quite honestly I could use the help."

"You've done an outstanding job, and I agree you need the help. I haven't yet gotten his personal file. He'll not be treated any differently than the rest of my officers and crew," Mystery said "The admiral did stress that we do not make him cut his hair."

"I can only assume that the long hair has some cultural significance. I wouldn't ask a Bajoran to remove their ear adornments or ask a Trill to have their markings removed so I guess this is no different. Maybe not making him cut his hair will make him more at ease and more cooperative" Jamie concluded.

"He's Cheyenne," Mystery said "The length of his hair is the mark of a warrior. To make him cut it would be an insult."

Kat was listening to what was being said "No point of putting Haines on the offensive as soon as he gets aboard" she commented then continued "If he's the warrior type, then I know how to gain his respect and his trust."

"From what Admiral Haines said Jordan will be arriving soon. We're going to have our work cut out for us," Mystery said.

Jamie and Katlyn looked at each other knowing the Captain was probably correct in her assumption when the XO spoke up "Captain I'm sure between us all we can handle Mr. Jordan Haines and form him into a valuable member of the Independence Crew" at least that was Jamie's hope.

"Those are my orders....and now yours as well," Mystery replied "He's not to get any special treatment because his father is an admiral. He screws up he gets the same treatment as anyone else."

Both Officers nodded in agreement each knowing what the Captain expected of them "We'll certainly do our best Ma'am" Katlyn replied.

"Of that I have no doubt, he's going to be a challenge that's for sure," Mystery said "I don't want to let the admiral down and I'm sure Jordan can be turned into the officer his father knows he can be. Once he's aboard we'll need to get underway."



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