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Marching Orders

Posted on Tue Sep 29th, 2020 @ 10:07pm by Lieutenant Russell Maitland

Mission: Mission 1: The Beginning of the End
Location: Starfleet Command, Earth
Timeline: Mission Day -2, 1200hrs

[Starfleet Command, Earth]

Russell stepped through the doors and approached the reception desk, with his leave coming to an end he had taken the decision to visit Starfleet Command to see if he could get a new posting close to home. “Lieutenant Russell Maitland, I am here for my new assignment” Russell addressed the clerk behind the desk.

“Take a seat Lieutenant” the clerk snapped pointing towards the seating around the room.

Rather than say anything else Russell walked over to one of the vacant seats and sat down. The room had a dozen chairs around the edge of it with three quarters of them occupied by junior officers hoping to be in the right place at the right time for their dream assignment.

Only a moment or two passed before a Captain walked from the administrative offices and called Russell’s name. Standing up Russell couldn’t help but notice more than a few faces scowled are him, they had probably been here for hours in the hope of an assignment. Following the Captain through the door into his office Russell the Captain indicated for Russell to take a seat before sitting down behind the desk.

“Lieutenant Maitland let me introduce myself I am Captain Samson” the Captain smiled at him.

“Nice to meet you sir, I was hoping to get...” Russell started to speak but was cut off before he could finish.

“Let me guess you are here for an assignment” the Captain butted in and before Russell could respond carried on “It seems you have impeccable timing, I have had an assignment come in only a few moments ago which you would be ideally suited to fulfill”.

“I would like you to make your way to the Barzan system immediately and join the USS Repulse as her Executive Officer” Samson sat back “you will have to double hat as Chief of Security and Tactical but I doubt that will be an issue for you” he continued to smile.

Russell knew that if he was going to the Barzan system he was going to the Delta Quadrant, he sighed and looked the Captain in the eye “Sir I was hoping for something a little closer to home”.

The Captain looked Russell in the eye for a moment before responding “I’m going to level with you, I need someone to depart today for this assignment and you are the most qualified available. I have the Revenant leaving in a couple of hours for the Barzan system and I want you aboard” Samson continued to stare at Russell.

Sighing Russell looked away “How long do I have”.

“She is due to depart at twenty one hundred hours” Samson responded with little emotion.

“I better go and pack then Sir” Russell stood up ready to leave and walked from the room when Captain Samson nodded a dismissal.

A mission post by:

Lt Russell Maitland
Currently Unemployed

 

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